Deadlines Thursday by 5 p.m. (7 days prior to publication date) is the deadline for submission of items to be submitted for the following week’s paper, and they can be faxed to 919-552-7564. E-mailed submissions go to email@example.com.
Christmas in July
On Saturday, July 14, Christmas comes to Niche Wine Lounge in Holly Springs and even Summer Santa will be there for the afternoon! Come join us for fun and food as we collect Toys for Tots. Everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Santa to collect. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. There will a carnival atmosphere in the front area with hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream. There will be a bounce house for the kids and cornhole for the adults. The fun and festivities start at 12 p.m. and go through 4 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts Jackpot Bingo every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church located on 1005 Wilbon Road in Fuquay-Varina. Doors open at 6 p.m., so come join the fun. There is an entrance fee of $15 to play twelve (12) games, with 36 chances to win cash prizes up to $1400. Food and beverages are available. Call 919-557-7718 or 845-797-0830 for additional information.
Movies in the Park
Every Friday this July plan to spend a relaxing Friday evening watching a free, family-friendly, movie at Falcon Park! Movies will begin at dusk and free popcorn and drinks will be served. This summer time series, now in its 6th season, is sponsored by Cornerstone Family Church and organized by the Town’s P&R Department.
Here’s the schedule:
July 13 — Rio
July 20 — Mr. Popper’s Penguins
July 27 — Marmaduke
The Holly Springs Cultural Center is recruiting volunteers to assist at performances and this includes being ushers, ticket takers, greeters, handing out programs and working in Will Call. Interested persons, 16 years of age and older should apply in person at the Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street in Holly Springs.
Cleveland Angels 02 Tryouts
The Cleveland Angels 02 Travel Softball Team is looking for a few dedicated, highly motivated, team-first players and parents for the fall season. Our team has placed no lower than third in every tournament this spring, including first place in the USSSA State Tournament. We have a solid core group of young ladies, and are looking to add impact players. All positions are being considered, but pitching is a priority. If you are interested in playing for a top-notch organization focused on the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, dedication, discipline, and leadership, please contact Brad Faulkner ASAP at 919-696-7921 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tryouts are going on now. All tryouts are confidential.
Ladies Bible Study
A study of Beth Moore’s James, Mercy Triumphs will be held at Woodhaven Baptist Church at 4000 Kildaire Church Road on Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., July 10 through August 28. Be inspired to put your faith into action in practical ways as you get to know both the man and book of James. We will explore concepts of joy, hardship, faith, wisdom, single-mindedness, the tongue, humility, prayer and more. As we study the book of James together will we not only apply the wisdom of James to our lives but we will actively serve our communities, loving our neighbors as ourselves as we put our faith into action. I hope you will join us. You can purchase the study workbook from your local Christian bookstore or from Amazon. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com or calling the church at 919-362-0127.
Southern Wake Quilters
Southern Wake Quilters are breaking for the summer. We hope the members/guests enjoyed our third year. We look forward to meeting again in the Ransdell Hall on 309 N. Ennis St. in Fuquay-Varina on the third Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 18. Happy sewing!
U13 girls soccer
Holly Springs based U13 Classic Travel girls soccer team is looking for competitve U12/13 players for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 seasons. Contact R. Greg Pierce at (919)418-7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Holly Springs High School lacrosse
Any rising 9th-12th grader, regardless of skill ability and experience that plans to be a part of the Holly Springs High School Boys Lacrosse program should register online at www.goldenhawksclub.com by clicking on the Lacrosse tab and filling out the 2013 Holly Springs H.S. Boys Lacrosse registration form as soon as possible. Contact Coach Greenberg at email@example.com for additional questions.
Active Tracks Camp
A new camp is open in Holly Springs called Active Tracks. It is geared towards year round schedules but the camp does offer summer and spring break camp for students on the traditional calendar. The focus of Active Tracks is to keep the kids active during the day through sports and active games. In the afternoon, they will be focusing on learning through art, literature, and science. Active Tracks is located off Main Street/Old Hwy. 55 in Holly Springs. For more information call 919-346-4696 or visit the website at www.activetrackscamp.com.
Any new or experienced boys and girls rising into grades K-8 who are interested in being a part of local lacrosse clinics, camps, and leagues should go to www.YLSLacrosse.com to register now for the YLS Summer 70 Lacrosse Camps hosted at the South Wake Lacrosse Park. Find out why residents of Holly Springs, Fuquay, and the Middle Creek area consider YLS their favorite lacrosse teaching program. Contact directors@YLSlacrosse.com for questions.
Holly Springs Food Cupboard
The Holly Springs Food Cupboard provides food to those in need in our community. The Cupboard is an all-volunteer organization and is a 501(c)(3) so donations are tax deductible. You can help by donating healthy non-perishable food items such as broth, powdered milk, peanut butter, oatmeal/cereal, canned vegetables, dried beans, rice, canned meats, canned fruits, mac and cheese, personal hygiene products and toilet paper. Your donation can be dropped off at any of the drop off location listed on our webpage firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment at the Food Cupboard by calling 919-577-2210. If you would like to setup a Food Drive in your neighborhood or with your organization please email email@example.com. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you for Helping Us Help Others.
Holly Springs Community Band is looking for new members. We practice Wednesday nights 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. All adult woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, bass and guitar musicians are invited to attend. You must be able to read music. Some positions are available for aspiring, talented and mature Jr/Sr-level high school musicians. For more info about membership and upcoming concert dates, visit www.hollyspringsband.net.
The Holly Springs High School PTSA Nominating Committee is in the process of nominating enthusiastic individuals to serve on the 2012-2013 PTSA Board. If you are interested in making a difference at HSHS by serving on the PTSA Board, please email HSHSVolunteer@aol.com.
The International Civitan Club of Holly Springs’ cause is to work with and assist special needs kids. We adults meet at the United Methodist Church on 108 Avent Ferry Road just behind Town Hall the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Our meetings usually last for approximately 1 hour. Please consider attending. We are welcoming new members and if you are interested in hearing more, please call 919-621-9906.
Holly Springs Garden Club
The Holly Springs Garden Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bass Lake. Come and share gardening tips and information. For more information you can contact Stephanie Bertsche at (919)362-0030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holly Springs Kiwanis sponsors youth clubs and events that touch all facets of our community’s kids, such as High School Key Clubs, Kid’s Appreciation Day, Happy Holly Days Parade and the Wake County Kiwanis Literacy Project. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487 or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/.
Holly Springs Rotary Club
The Holly Springs Rotary Club meets each Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Devils Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs. The meeting includes a buffet breakfast and a speaker discussing subjects of interest to our members. Rotary is a community service organization for business and professional leaders. Our focus is on local community suppport as well as on large projects combining the efforts of thousands of clubs to have a global impact. A major Rotary International project has been our Polio Plus campaign with the goal of eliminating the scourge of polio from the planet. For more information on our club events and activities, visit our web site at www.HollySpringsRotary.com/PhotoAlbum.cfm and select the “Rotary Activities” album. For information on becoming a Rotarian, call club President Christine Quante at (919) 345-6863 (email: ChristineQuante@nc.rr.com).
Food pantry and clothes closet
The Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church will sponsor a food pantry and clothes closet the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church is located at 238 Chalybeate Road, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to our regular business lunch/meeting at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on the first Thursday of each month. Social begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon/program at noon. The cost is $15 for the buffet. RSVP to Lisa at 919-303-8870. Visit our web site for more information www.rwcsw.org
Summer Rowing Camps Triangle Rowing Club’s Summer Rowing Academy camp is designed for both novice (brand new) and experienced rowers. Dates: SESSION #3: July 30-August 3 Email: email@example.com for registration forms and more information. We include sweep and sculling instruction, and maintain a one boat per coach ratio. All of these programs will meet at Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. A typical week is Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and a snack is provided for the campers each day. Cost: $180
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group
The self-help group brings together people who share a common life experience, for support, education and mutual aid. They meet the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church in the church parlor at 301 N. Woodard Street, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. For more information contact Mary at 919-552-7680.
Senior Bingo is now being played on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 South Main Street at 1 p.m. Cards are $1 per card and is good for all of the games on that day. Please bring dollar bills. Where else can you have two hours of fun for only one dollar? Volunteers in the community are making this possible. For additional information, please contact Diann Nelson at 567-2746.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
The Fuquay-Varina Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Windsor Point, and the third Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Carillon Assisted Living. This is an informal, open discussion meeting and everyone is invited to attend. We especially welcome those who are caregivers for persons having Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. For directions please call Becky Hicks at Windsor Point at 552-4580, Kim Mayer at Carillon at 577-8102. For information about the meeting and/or Alzheimer’s Disease, please call Frances at 363-2484.
American Legion Post 116 Bingo
Bingo is back! Hard Card Cash Bingo Open to the Public every Wednesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game time is at 7 p.m., 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina. Come out and enjoy yourself and support your Veterans.
Homes for Exchange students
Homes urgently needed for French and German high school students. Caring families (with or without children) as well as single people are needed to provide food, a bed and a loving home for high school students from France and Germany. EMF high school students are between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, have medical insurance, spending money for their personal expenses and expect to share their host family’s daily life including household responsibilities. They speak English, are well-screened and eager to experience life in America. Their stay here is sponsored and supervised by EMF (Educational Merit Foundation), a non-profit, educational exchange organization. Interested host families are encouraged to contact EMF immediately, it is not too late to apply. For more information on EMF students, please call Marie-Claude Dijoud at 1-800-467-8363 or visit our web site at www.emfusa.org
Peer Support Group
Wake County Human Services and NAMI (Nation Alliance of Mental Illness) have joined forces in an effort to help people with mild - moderate depression. St. Bernadette Church at 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina N.C. is allowing us to offer a free peer support group in room #4 on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms:
* Exaggerated guilt and self-criticism
* Different sleep patterns
* Lack of energy
* Lack of interest
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Lack of appetite or increased appetite
* Inability to concentrate
If so, you could be experiencing stress or mild depression.
Most people have short periods in their lives when they feel depressed, have setbacks or feel uninspired. NAMI Wake County and Wake County Human Services are offering FREE peer support groups where people facing difficulties have a safe place to voice their concerns and explore options for making positive changes in their lives with others who have similar experiences.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
Meals on Wheels is currently seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly and homebound in the Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs area. Meal delivery is done Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and takes about an hour. You may volunteer once a week or once a month. We are also in need of volunteers to lead activities or spend social time with our seniors. Call 552-5825 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.