Move to Learn Classes Shining Stars Pediatric Therapy Is now offering Move to Learn Classes for children ages 2-4 on Mondays from 9:30-11 a.m., starting Sept. 13. Each session will run for 4 weeks at $80 per session. The language based classes are instructed by a Licenced Occupational Therapist and focuses on the principles of sensory integration. There is 6 child maximum, so call today for details and reserve your spot. Shining Stars Pediatric Therapy Services, 557 8305.
Take 2 Kids Consignment Take 2 Kids Consignment public sale will be held from Oct. 1st - Oct. 3rd in Benson at the old Holland Furniture Store off Hwy 301, (603 S. Wall Street, Benson, NC). Consignors and volunteer helpers will be accepted right up until the sale and will get to shop Sept. 30th. Drop off will be Sept. 28th & 29th. SHOP with us for great prices on gently used children’s toys, shoes, books, furniture, strollers, fall/winter clothing and much much more! Visit www.take2kidsconsignment.com for all details or email us at email@example.com or call 919-422-4734 with any questions.
The Southern Wake Quilters The Southern Wake Quilters meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 309 Ennis Street, Randsdell Hall (next-door to Thomas Funeral Home) Fuquay-Varina at 7pm. All levels of quilters are invited and anyone interested in learning to quilt is welcome. You may attend two meetings without becoming a member. For additional information, please call Sandra Strickland at 639-9843.
Tutor Family Reunion The Marshal and Laura Tutor family/friends annual reunion, will be held on Sept. 12, at the Duncan Baptist Fellowship Building, at 1 pm. For inquiries, call (919) 552-6263. We look forward to seeing you there.
GriefShare GriefShare is a friendly and caring group of people who walk with each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to grieve alone. The group is led by someone who wants to help and who understands what you’re going through. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. In addition to the support from others, the weekly videos and workbook provide solid, reliable teaching from the best experts in the field. New Horizons Fellowship, 820 E. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502. Mondays, beginning September 13th, 7p-830p. For additional information, contact Terri Risdon at New Horizons Fellowship, 303-5266 x 200.
International Food Festival International Food Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at St. Ann Church in Clayton featuring foods of fourteen countries, including Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, El Salvador, Hungary, Guatemala, Poland, Honduras, Colombia, Ireland, Philippines, USA and the ever popular International Desserts. International live entertainment will include the Mariachi band Amanecer Tapatio, Barrowburn Celtic band, the Wake & District Pipe Band, the bluegrass band Black River Express, a Filipino dance troupe and more. The festival is open from 11:30 to 6:30 and admission is free! Check out our website www.internationalfoodfestival.net or call 919-934-2084 for more information.
Questell Foundation Carolina Blues Bash Questell Foundation Carolina Blues Bash will be held Saturday,Oct. 2 • 2- 10 p.m., at the American Legion Hall 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Road,Fuquay-Varina. An all ages, Saturday afternoon and evening of family fun, fellowship, food, and fantastic music! The Carolina Crossroads Blues Bash is the Questell Foundation’s (www.questellfoundation.org) inaugural annual fundraiser. Through your kind support, we can increase our efforts and programs for the organizations and individuals that we assist. Our previous recipients have included the USO, the Blues Foundation, the Food Bank of Cent. Those planning to join us for dinner at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 should RSVP with the number in their party to aquestell@ nc.rr.com no later than Saturday, Sept. 25.
Revival and Homecoming Celebration St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church extends an invitation to all to join us in revival and continuing into our 106th Homecoming Celebration. Revival begins Wednesday, Sept. 8 - Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers will be Rev. Dr. Cathy Jones, Parkood Institutional Church, Charlotte, NC and Rev. Anthony F. Eaton, Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church. Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. will be the preacher for the Homecoming Service. St. Augusta is located at 605 Bridge Street, Fuquay-Varina. Contact the church office at 552-3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.staugustabaptist.org
Shaggin’ with Sunrise to benefit Alzheimers 2nd Annual Shaggin’ with Sunrise to benefit Alzheimers North Carolina. 5.3 million people have some type of dementia. It is projected that by the year 2050 the number will rise to about 13.5 million. Did you know that dancing helps maintain your brain? To help combat this disease and raise money to support families going through this journey, please join us for an afternoon of dancing on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2-6 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. Cash or Checks made payable to ALZNC. Loafers Beach Club, 3914 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh, www.loafersbeachclub.com You don’t have to know how to shag. Free Shag Lessons will be given from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Professional shaggers will be in attendance to do a few exhibition dances. Music provided by Shag DJ Gary Gibson. There will be door prizes and hors d’ oeuvres.
Live Art Wednesdays Every other Wednesday at Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar there will be local artist’s demonstrating their work live in the restaurant. This is a great way for artists to gain extra exposure as well as provide another level of entertainment and insight in the world of art for our guests. Our belief is that art is displayed in many forms. Music, sculpture, paintings, dance and food are all ways to convey artistic spirit. As artists create magic on their canvas, our chef creates magic in his kitchen and displays his work through plate presentation. During these demonstrations we will display the artists canvas on one of our high definition flat screen TV’s through live streaming video, this way the entire bar can see what the artist sees as they are painting.
Holly Springs Civitan Club The Holly Springs Civitan Club invites you to join us each first and third Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs. Civitans enjoy fellowship and work to enhance the lives of the developmentally challenged. First time guests will receive a complimentary meal. For more information please call Chip Moore at (919) 816-5165.
Holly Springs Garden Club The Holly Springs Garden Club meets the second Wednesday evening of every month at 7 p.m. at Bass Lake. Our meetings are both fun and educational providing monthly presenters such as Master Gardeners, local nurseries, JC Raulston Arboretum and many others. Our club encourages environmental improvements and civic projects such as the Restoration and Beautification of Bass Lake Park and Retreat Center and our Memory Garden. Call Stephanie Bertsche at 362-0030.
Senior Gaming First Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and third Fridays of the month from 3 to 5 p.m., invite your friends to enjoy refreshments, games, and the company and conversation with other Seniors, Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, 557-9602. Free!
Community Band The Holly Springs Community Band practices every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs. The Community Band welcomes new members, no tryouts are necessary. Please join us! For more information visit www.hollyspringsband.net
2010 North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival The 69th annual N.C. Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival will be on Sept. 11-12 at the Holshouser Building (aka, Village of Yesteryear) at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. You can get information about growing, cleaning, and crafting gourds. Winners will be declared in contests for gourd growing (largest, smallest, most unusual), gourd crafting, and creations by gourd artists from across the state. Vendors will be selling dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, crafting supplies, books and gourd art. There will be a gourd crafting table for children and gourd workshops. Check it out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 12 to 17, and free for under 12. Learn more at www.ncgourdsociety.org or call (919) 696-0744.
Grape Stomp A Grape Stomp will be held on Sept. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Adams Vineyard in Willow Spring off Hwy 42. Raffle tickets will be sold for the adult stomp. Prizes will be awarded for the winner. There will be food and craft vendors. Got to be NC shopping cart will be here. Local music will include: 11a.m. - 1p.m. - Local Barber Shop Quartet (Never Home 4 Quartet); 1 - 2 p.m. - various music; 2 - 4 p.m. - Local Band still being decided. Bring a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy the event on the Adams Vineyard Lawn. Wine will be sold by the glass only for the event. Bottles available for you to take home and enjoy.
Collector Car Cruise-In Piney Grove Baptist Church will host a Collector Car Cruise-In on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 5 – 8 p.m. In lieu of an entry fee or admission fee, please bring canned or boxed food items as donations for the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry. Concessions will be sold at a nominal cost in the “Cruise-In Diner” located in the church fellowship hall. Also, display your red, white and blue as we remember 9/11. Call the church office at 919-552-3522.
Dog Training Classes Puppy & Dog Training Classes at Holly Springs Community Center. Three classes, $75 - Sept. 13, 20, 27, at 6:30 p.m. Puppy Head Start; Socialization, House-breaking, Prevention, Fun and Games. 6 classes, $150.00 - Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 18, 25, at 7:45 p.m. Basic Obedience & Manners; Learn Basic commands and manners like jumping, stealing, chewing, digging, begging, and what to do about behavior problems. Taught by Best Paw Forward Dog Education. Visit “www.bestpawonline.com” for registration, or call 557-2853. Join us on Facebook!
Bass Lake Shag Club The Bass Lake Shag Club invites you to our social on Sunday Aug. 22 at 5:30 at the Fuquay Varina Sports Bar. Lots of shagging and fellowship for all. 5$ for guests, 3$ members. basslakeshagclub.com Bible Study The in-Depth Bible Study, taught by Margaret Fish, will begin a new season on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church in the worship center, and also on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Childcare provided. Please call Mrs. Fish at 552-5340 to RSVP. This year’s study will be “The Spiritual LIfe” the Epistles of Paul - 1st and 2nd Corintians, Galations, Philippians and Colossians.
Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs The Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. General Manager, Don Briscar, will be guest speaker providing insight into Holly Springs’ center for arts, entertainment and special events as well as a preview of the 2010-11 Performing Arts Series. All interested are welcome. 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 tutoring for at risk children. Contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487 or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/.
St. Bernadette Annual Holiday Bazaar St. Bernadette Annual Holiday Bazaar is moved up to Friday, Sept. 10 and Saurday, Sept. 11 from 10 am – 6 pm. We will have our usually goodies, tea room, bake sale, raffle baskets, plenty of homemade crafts. For more information call: Carol 557-8126
YLS Fall Lacrosse For Boys Registration is open and filling for the 2010 YLS Fall Champions Lacrosse League held in Holly Springs. Boys in Grades 1-12 should go to www.YLSlacrosse.com for Information and Registration about all 5 age divisions. Spaces will fill quickly. Registration deadline is August 27. Contact YLS at Directors@YLSlacrosse.com
YLS Fall Lacrosse For Girls Registration is open and filling for the 2010 YLS Fall Girls Lacrosse League held in Holly Springs. Girls in Grades 3-8 should go to www.YLSlacrosse.com for Information and Registration. Registration deadline is Aug. 27. Contact YLS at Directors@YLSlacrosse.com.
Holly Springs Food Cupboard Holly Springs Food Cupboard has incorporated as a NC non-profit and has signed an umbrella agreement with Apex’s Western Wake Crisis Ministry to provide food and resources for those in need in Holly Springs. It is the hope of the volunteers organizing this service that all of Holly Springs will join in the effort to take care of our own. Volunteers will collect, organize and distribute nonperishable food items in September along with supplemental resources from Western Wake Crisis Ministry. Interested organizations are encouraged to have their own collection and arrange for them to be picked up from your organization’s site. Donations in the form of checks made out to Western Wake Crisis Ministry with Holly Springs Food Cupboard on the memo line may be sent to Holly Springs Food Cupboard, PO Box 268, Holly Springs, NC, 27540. For information visit www.hsfoodcupboard.org or contact Pat Haggard 662-0892 or Carol Moran 557-7503.
Solid Rock Ministries Solid Rock Ministries invites you to come and join Sinai Baptist Church / Iglesia Bautista Sinai, as they hold services on Sundays, from 3 - 5 p.m. and on Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. at 340 East Wimberly Street, Angier, 919-639-2013. Solid Rock Ministries invites you to join them each Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible Classes and 11 a.m. for Worship Service. We meet each Sunday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. with classes for all ages. SRM is an inter-racial, non-denominational worship center, 340 East Wimberly Street, Angier, 919-639-2013.
Spanish Church Service Solid Rock Ministries invites you to come and join Sinai Baptist Church / Iglesia Bautista Sinai, as they hold services on Sundays, from 3 - 5 pm and on Thursdays, at 7:30 pm., 340 East Wimberly Street, Angier, 919-639-2013. Spanish Translation: Ministerio de Roca Solida. Te invita a venir y unirta a la Iglesia Bautista Sinai los Horarios de Serivicios son Domingos 3 a 5pm y Jueves a 7:30pm. Direccion 340 East Wimberly Street Angier (919) 639-2013.
WIC Program The WIC Program provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and community resources. Services are available in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest, and Brentwood. Those eligible must *be a pregnant or postpartum woman, infant, or child under age 5, *live in NC, and *have a gross annual income under 185% of the Federal poverty guidelines. For appointment, please call (919)250-4720. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Holly Springs Farmers Market We’re cooking up a good time at the Holly Springs Farmers Market. Chef Jenny the Cary Dinner Fairy demonstrates how to use farm fresh ingredients to prepare easy to make, delicious meals. Cooking demonstrations at 9 and 11 a.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. The Farmers Market, Downtown Holly Springs, May – October, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.HSFarmersMarket.com or 919-567-4010.
Single Christians Believers Community is open to all single Christians. We average 36 single Christians from 18 different churches. Join us the second Friday each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Matt Nealy of New Bethel Church of Clayton will be our speaker. Our #1 rule is we respect an individual’s membership in their church. We meet at the Raleigh Christian Community Church (7000 Destiny Dr., Raleigh 27604 in Room 200 in the Worship Center). For more information, call 919-266-7000 or visit singleheartministry.org. After the event we will go to Applebee’s at 6609 Knightdale Blvd. in Knightdale from 9:45 to 11 p.m. Ask for Believers Community. To contact Applebee’s in Knightdale, call 919-266-5939.
Veterans Reunion Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, please contact Alien R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505 Home: (260) 486-2221 - 8AM - 5PM Eastern Time Fax: 260-492-9771 email: - email@example.com USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 Reunion Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2010 at Best Western Albany Airport Inn. Please contact Alien R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505 Home: (260) 486-2221 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Fax: 260-492-9771 email: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 1975 The Fuquay-Varina High School Class of 1975 plans to hold its 35-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Bentwinds Golf and Country Club and is looking for classmates. A reunion committee has created a website (www.classcreator.com) where people may register and read their classmates’ profiles. The committee will primarily use the website and e-mail to provide details concerning the reunion. Classmates without Internet access may call Beth Ragan at 781-2527 and leave their name and mailing address. The class of ‘75 was the last class to graduate from the old Fuquay-Varina High School (now Fuquay-Varina Middle).
Yoga in the Park Yoga in the Park is back for its third year at the Mineral Springs Park on South Main Street. The weekly free outdoor yoga classes will begin Sunday, May 2, 8-9 a.m. and run every Sunday through Sunday, Sept. 26. This free class is taught by volunteer yoga teachers from the surrounding area. You do not need to make a reservation to attend. Simply show up a bit before 8 a.m. when the class starts. Any yoga teacher interested in teaching a class may contact Charlotte Ranz, owner of Red Elephant Yoga, at 577-6623. Red Elephant Yoga sponsors this annual opportunity for the community.
Newcomers & Friends Club The Holly Springs Newcomers & Friends Club is a non profit, tax exempt, social organization. Our purpose is to make friends, learn about our community and find ways to give back to our community through outreach and volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome regardless of how long you have lived in the area. For more information, please contact Linda Perna 552-4830.
Senior Bingo 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.
Kiwanis Club call for Members and Volunteers Are you searching for a way to give back, a rewarding experience? Join our Kiwanis Club of fellow Holly Spring citizens on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. – it just takes a few hours of your time to make an extraordinary difference in our community. 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 tutoring for at risk children. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487, or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/.
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 am to 12 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. Any time you give will mean so much to those in need. If you can help us, please call 552-5825 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Meals on Wheels available Meals on Wheels is looking for people 60 years old and up to join us for a hot meal, fellowship and activities. We meet weekdays at Pine Acres Community Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon. We are located at 402 McLean Street in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Transportation to and from Pine Acres is available. If you have any questions or need transportation, please call 552-5825.
Needmore Ruritan Club The Needmore Ruritan Club holds its monthly dinner meeting the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1812 Bass Lake Road. Join us as we work to build a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service. Call club President, Bruce Church, 919-422-8520.
Holly Springs Lacrosse Club The Holly Springs Lacrosse Club will be starting a spring girl’s lacrosse program for both new and experienced girls in grades 3-5. Information and registration can be found online at www.YLSLacrosse.com, and any questions can be sent to Directors@YLSLacrosse.com.
Enrich Your Life! Are you searching for a rewarding experience, a venture that gives further meaning to life, another way to make a difference in the world? Join our Kiwanis Club of fellow Holly Spring citizens –it just takes a few hours of your time to realize the life-changing return. 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 tutoring for at risk children. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487 or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/.
Amedisys Hospice Sharing Our Stories, a grief support group sponsored jointly by Resources for Seniors and Amedisys Hospice meets biweekly, first and third Mondays of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road. Those who have experienced loss are invited to join anytime. For further information, contact Ann Ritter at 773-4865 or email@example.com or Janet Harrison at 661-6894.
Overeaters Anonymous Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the OA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. There are no dues, fees, weigh-ins. Meetings are held at the Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 1005 S. Judd Pkwy. SE Room 122 at 1 PM on Wednesdays. Contact 557-7712 or 771-1393 for more information.
Jordan Lake Sudbury School Jordan Lake Sudbury School (JLSS) is a participatory democracy for students from kindergarten through high school. Operating in Cary but planning a move to the 64 corridor in the near future, this private school provides a vibrant community of mixed-age learners who initiate and pursue their own course of study in a way most appropriate for them. Enrollment is open and students are accepted year-round. For more information and information session dates, please visit www.jordanlakesudbury. org.
GFWC of Holly Springs Do you enjoy arts, promoting education, and conservation projects? The General Federation Women’s Club of Holly Springs is the place to be! The GFWC of Holly Springs is part of an international service organization. Our motto is “Enriching our community through volunteerism”. We are inviting women of all ages to join us in this endeavor. Please call Lois at 552-3687 for complete details.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group The Fuquay-Varina Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Eastern North Carolina Chapter meets the second Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Fuquay Varina Baptist Church in the church parlor at 301 N. Woodard St. in Fuquay Varina. For details, please call Mary at 919-552-7680 or the National MS Society Eastern North Carolina Chapter, at 1-800-FIGHT MS.
Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection The Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection is joining the Raleigh CWC and will now meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch at the NC State University Club on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Bring a friend and hear an interesting feature and an inspiring speaker. The cost is $15 and there is a free nursery with reservations. Please call Essie at 761-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mothering Matters! Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets at Kennebec Baptist Church in Angier the second and fourth Monday of each month from 9:30-11:30am. MOPS is open to all mothers of children birth to age 5. Meetings are designed to encourage and equip mothers of young children. Childcare is provided. Email email@example.com or call the church office at 639-4021 to register or find out more.
Southern Regional GAP (Grandparents as Parents) Kincare Support Group The mission of the Southern Regional GAP is to provide ongoing support not only to grandparents but all family members caring for other family members. GAP meets once a month on the third Friday night of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church at 310 N. Ennis St.; Fuquay-Varina (Downstairs meeting room/back entrance). Bring a dish for a potluck dinner and join our group for a chance to gather useful information and talk with other family member just like you. Childcare provided. Contact Ruth Cole at 919-567-1017 or Debi Sikes at 919-341-2914
Community Band The Holly Springs Community Band meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Holly Spring