Apex Chamber BAH: Tuesday, July 14 Business after Hours hosted by the Halle Cultural Arts Center and the Apex Chamber, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at 237 N. Salem Street in historic downtown Apex.
Start your night at the Halle Cultural Arts Center with a visual show celebrating “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” an artistic demonstration of the freedom and patriotism unique to us here in the United States of America.
Then, venture over to the Chamber and mingle with members while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and spirits. Free For Chamber members. Prospective members, please call in advance at 362-6456. $10/person for non-Chamber members.
Find out what makes Apex the Peak of Good Living! For more information contact the Apex Chamber at 362-6456 or visit our website at apexchamber.com.
Book signing in Apex
A book signing by author Jenny Han with her new book The Summer I Turned Pretty will be held Monday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Dr, Apex, NC 27502
Quail Ridge Books & Music will be selling her new book at the Eva Perry Library. If you are interested in reserving a copy to buy, please call the Eva Perry Library at 387-2100, Youth Services.
Programs at Eva Perry Library
The following programs are being held at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex.
“Preserving Summer's Bounty" on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. with Carol Mitchell will show you how to choose the right method of preserving your garden's harvest and buys from farmers markets or roadside stands. Ms. Mitchell will talk about canning, freezing, and drying fruits and veggies. Find out which method best suits your needs and the food you want to preserve. Please call 387-2100 to register or stop by the Adult Services desk at the library.
Eva Perry Library's Evareaders meet Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.to discuss Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." This classic of social manners and customs in 19th century England is a joy to read and talk about. Please join us by calling 387-2100 or by signing up at the Adult Services desk, where copies of the selection are available.
Teen events at Eva Perry Library
Teen Summer Contest! June 1-August 15, 2009. Starting June 1, register for our Teen Summer Contest and pick up your kit at Eva Perry Library! You’ll have the chance to earn tickets all summer long that will go into drawings for great prizes! To learn more about the program and prizes, give us a call at 919-387-2100.
Summer Slam Reading Jam, June 24-July 16. Do you love wrestling? Do you love reading? The first 25 people ages 10-18 that check out two books and ask for a poster will receive a chance to win a trip for 2 to L.A. to attend a WWE live wrestling event. To receive your poster, visit the Eva Perry Library. While supplies last. Call 387-2100 for more information.
Teen Murder Mystery, Friday, July 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Help solve a mystery your friends in the Case of the Diva's Demise. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Actors needed! To sign up or play a party, call 387-2100.
Middle School Book Club, Thursday, July 23, 4:30-6 p.m. We are discussing The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Limited copies can be reserved at the library.
nAnime Club, Saturday, July 25, 3-5 p.m. We will watch Black Cat. Ages 13 and up are welcome.
Teen Photography Contest
The West Regional Public Library is hosting a Teen Photography Contest for ages 12-18. Visit the library to pick up your registration packet--entries are due by Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
The photographs will be on display at the library August 10-21 for the public to view and vote for their favorite for the People's Choice Award. Additional prize winners will be selected by local professional photographers, and winners will be announced at a reception on Saturday, August 22 at 2 p.m.
For more information call Helen or Michele at West Regional Library 463-8520.
Free performance in Holly Springs
Local African and Afro-Cuban drumming group Rhythmicity will play at the Holly Springs Cultural Center on Friday, July 10 beginning at 6:15 p.m. The free concert is sponsored by the Town of Holly Springs as a part of Art After Dark 2nd Friday. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show then step inside for more music and a free reception for the opening of this month's art exhibit.
Rhythmicity is a percussion group that taps the vibrant and dynamic rhythms of multiple cultures. The members of the group bring their love and appreciation for West African music to the mix to spread the joys of rhythm. Rhythmicity invites their audiences along for the ride and encourages participation and dancing.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center is located at 300 W. Ballentine Street, call (919) 567-4000 or www.hollyspringsnc.us for more information.
Local art events
Art After Dark is held on the second Friday of each month (July 10, August 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11) in Holly Spring and Fuquay-Varina, various locations. Free. Details 387-9448, www.TheNatureOfAr tFrameShop.com
“Backporch Summer time” Art Show featuring a variety of cool, refreshing local art from various Triangle artists including paintings, stained glass and more. Opening reception Friday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Showing July 1 - 31.
The Nature of Art, Sunset Lake Commons, 5229 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs. (919) 387-9448, www.TheNatureOf ArtFrameShop.com
Veterans stories recorded
Veterans from all the services and their families are again invited to attend a special Open House in their honor during the monthly “Veterans History Day Celebration” at Raleigh Elks Lodge 735. To be held Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m., the event will take place at 5538 Lead Mine Road in Raleigh. Co-sponsored with the National Veterans History Archival Institute (NVHAI), each veteran will be offered the opportunity to record the histories of their military service to our country.
Veteran’s families are also welcome to observe the recording sessions. Four recording studios are available during the day hosted by trained Elk interviewers. Complementary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies of the veterans’ experiences are also most welcome.
Produced and distributed at no cost to the veteran, the recorded DVD's are forwarded to the veterans’ address for family keeping and use. A copy is also forwarded to the Congressional Library of Congress and a copy to the National Veterans History Archival Institute (NVHAI) for permanent historical retention.
To sign up for a specific interview time slot, please email your request to Dmilidonis@aol.com or call (919)449-5440.
Run For Life
The 15th Annual Run For Life to benefit LifeTree, a 501(c)(3) pro-life Christian educational ministry. It will be held at Wake Med Soccer Park (formerly known as SAS Soccer Park) in Cary, NC. on Saturday, August 29, 2009, 1 mile fun run begins at 8:30 am, 5k starts at 9 a.m. Come join the fun and bring the kids, fun for all ages. Call Kathy or Bob Klein at 815-1369 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website for more info at www.raleighrunforlife.org
On October 31 the Fuquay-Varina Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th Annual Day in Downtown in the historic Fuquay downtown business district on South Main Street. The day will consist of an arts and craft fair, chili cook-off, Kids Korner, entertainment, food vendors and more.
The fair runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Call 919-552-4947 for vendor information. An application will be available on line at www.fuquay-varina.com Mid-August, as well as more details.
Apex Leads Group
Apex Leads Group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at Carrabba's Italian Grille located at Haddon Hall, Apex, 27502. Free for all first time visitors and $3 for each visit thereafter. To learn more about building business through local networking, please contact Shelly Lammon at email@example.com or 919.342.5993.
The Apex Leads Group offers a unique, non industry exclusive atmosphere in which to meet local business professionals, share knowledge and information, and build business relationships. Meetings are casual and enjoyable but make no mistake about it, they mean business! To learn more about the Apex Leads Group and its activities in the business community visit www.apexleadsgroup.com
Apex American Legion Post 124
Apex-American Legion Post 124 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, US Hwy. 64 West.
For information contact: Patricia Harris (919) 413-1123 (c), sgtpattycak @aol.com; Mike Sayers (919) 345-3566 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org; Donald Padgett (919) 387-0339 (h), dwpatapex @aol.com. All eligible veterans welcome.
Apex Toastmasters Club: Your Road to Better Speaking and Leadership Skills! Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. Apex Toastmasters meets Tuesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center, 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex. Contact: Carole Hoffman 542-1363 Al Beam 306-5156 or visit www.ApexToast masters. org
The Kiwanis Club of Apex meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Apex Chamber of Commerce. For more information please contact Betty Gentle-Obremski at 859-5810 or email@example.com
Health Education Classes
Join us for free health education classes at the Apex Medical Park every first and third Tuesday of the month. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; a guest speaker presentation is followed by a question and answer session. For a list of scheduled classes go to www.apexchiro.com or call the Chiropractic First office at 919-303-2213. Classes are held in Suite 104 at 1011 W. Williams Street, in the Apex Medical Park.