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! Now through 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. 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. Anime Club, Saturday, July 25, 3-5 p.m. We will watch Black Cat. Ages 13 and up are welcome.
Watkins Performs With Honor Choir
Seth Watkins of Apex was one of 61 high school students from 19 states to gather at Harding University in Arkansas this week to study the many facets of choral music. The Summer Honor Choirs intensive musical study culminates in a free concert July 17 at the school. During the camp students experience a week of college life as they lodge in Harding residence halls and participate in devotionals and recreational activities.
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.
Olive Chapel Elementary School
The first Early Release Day will be Wednesday, July 22. Students will be released at 1:15 p.m. to allow teachers to attend staff development training. Open House for students on Tracks 1 and 2, will be held on Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Families are invited to visit classrooms from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and there will be a General Meeting of the PTA from 6:45 to 7 p.m. Classroom presentations will be repeated from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Open House for students on Tracks 3 and 4, will be held on Tuesday, August 18. Friday August 7, will be spirit day at Olive Chapel. All students and staff are encouraged to wear their spirit wear or school colors of blue and white. Interims and Progress Update reports will go home with all students on Tracks 1 and 2, in grades 2-5 on Friday, August 7. Keep up with everything that is happening at Olive Chapel Elementary by visiting the school website at www.olivechapeles.wcpss.net.
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 prizewinners 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.
Apex High School
WCPSS high schools are offering freshman camps to help ninth graders begin their journey as the Class of 2013. While the camps serve some of the same purposes of orientation sessions held in the past, high school faculties have focused on relationship and team building exercises that are part of the school system's efforts to meet the needs of each student. Apex High School’s camps are:
August 12, 9-11 a.m. - students with last names beginning with A-F
August 12, 12-2 p.m. - students with last names beginning with G-L
August 13, 9-11 a.m. - students with last names beginning with M-R
August 13, 12-2 p.m. - students with last names beginning with S-Z
Local Art Events
Art After Dark is held on the second Friday of each month (August 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11) in Holly Spring and Fuquay-Varina, various locations. Free. Details 387-9448, www.TheNatureOfArtFrameShop.com.
Southern Wake Montessori School
Open House: The next open houses are scheduled for Sunday, August 16 from 2 - 4 p.m., and Thursday, August 20, from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Please call SWMS at 577-0081 for more information and to reserve a space. Reservations are encouraged, but not mandatory.
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 Oct. 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.
Mothers And More
Mothers & More Southwest Wake Chapter meets every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the New Horizons Annex on N.C.55 in Apex (826 E. Williams St. 27502). For more information, call Karla G. at 380-8133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
If you have daytime hours on your hands and like to drive, be a hero to someone in your community! The Center for Volunteer Caregiving urgently needs active volunteers to provide daytime transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities in southern Wake County, primarily for medical appointments.
No fixed assignment; respond to requests you want. Volunteer uses own car (no trucks or SUVs). Background checks performed. Please visit our website (www.volunteercaregiving.org) or call Dorothy Tom 460-0567.
Apex Rotary Club
Apex Rotary Club meets 12:30 p.m., Thursdays at Carrabas, Haddon Hall Dr. Apex. The Rotary Club is a civic organization that sponsors both community and international projects. If you would like more information call President Cat Kearns 919-274-2281 or email: email@example.com.
SAFEchild Seeks Bilingual Volunteers
SAFEchild, a nonprofit child abuse prevention agency in Wake County, needs volunteers who speak English and/or Spanish to work two to three hours per week to volunteer. All volunteers receive support and training from the agency’s professional staff. For more information please call SAFEchild at 232-5661 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apex Lions Club
The Apex Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the C.C. Jones Building, Holleman Street, Apex. Call 362-5876 for more information.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
The group meets first Thursday monthly at New Horizons Fellowship, Hwy. 55, Apex (1-4 p.m.) For more information call: 362-3902 or 269-2053 or visit www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com
Magic Club Meets
Triangle magicians and hobbyists meet at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday and third Thursday of the month at New Horizon Fellowship, 820 E. Williams St, Apex (on Route 55 -One mile North of Rt. 1 intersection with Rt. 55 - In the mall behind Fidelity Bank).
Our group is for youths (over 13) and adults with varying degrees of skill from amateur hobbyist to full professional. “Enjoyable Magic” is our goal. See our website for more information: www.magician.org/member/raleigh or call 468-5486.
Cancer support group
Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC) will hold regular support group meetings for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and members of their support system. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, at CCNC's facility at 4101 Macon Pond Road, off of Blue Ridge Road in west Raleigh. For more information, please call (919) 781-7070, or visit www.cancer centersofnc.com.
Apex Newcomers and Friends Club
Apex Newcomers and Friends Club is open to all individuals in Apex and its surrounding communities. Meet new people, get involved in your community and enjoy many fun activities. Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the C.C. Jones Building on Holleman St. Child care is available. Call 577-6774.
Hospice Needs Volunteers
Community Hospice, serving Wake County as well as Durham and Chapel Hill, needs volunteers to visit terminally ill patients, provide respite for caregivers or help with office tasks. Flexible schedules, training and appreciation provided. Contact Sue Humphries at 233-1100 or email@example.com.
AL-ANON meetings in Apex
AL-ANON meeting “Easy Does It” on Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30 at New Horizons Fellowship Church, 820 E. Williams St (HWY 55), Apex. For more information visit www.alanonwakenc.org or call 919-787-1653.
Crohn’s/Colitis Support Group
Crohn's & Colitis Support Group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Shalom (5713 Yates Mill Pond Rd./Raleigh, NC 27606). Call Laura Bradford at 835-2762 for more information.
Business Networking Group
Triangle Business Exchange: business networking, leads and referrals. Meetings are 1st and 3rd Wednesday noon at the Daniels Italian Restaurant in Apex and another group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday for lunch 12 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Fuquay-Varina. Info and RSVP at www.TriangleBusinessExchange.com or 577-6364
Red Hat Society
Over 50? Join Red Hatters for fun! “The Glitzy Day-Time Dollies” has openings at present...day group for fun and frivolity for monthly (or other outings). Contact Lynn at 362-3902 or visit glitzydaytimedollies.org or redhatsociety.com
Triangle Business And Professional Women
The Triangle Business and Professional Women's organization meets the second Thursday of each month at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on S. Miami Blvd in RTP. Networking and regisration begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, contact Arlene McKay at 361-4653.
Southwest Wake Christian Women
The Southwest Wake Christian Women's Connection invites you to a continental breakfast featuring an interesting special feature and inspiring speaker every second Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 am at Devil's Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs. The cost is $12 and a nursery is provided. Please call Nancy at 469-0035 to make reservations.
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church at the corner of Kildaire Farm and Maynard Road. Call 406-9300 or visit www.triangleoa.org for more info.