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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church in the Woods Workshop
You are invited to a seminar, “How to Help the Poor.” Taught by a 70-year-old grandmother, Alice McGee, who has been working with the poor and homeless for more than 35 years. She and her group, Church in the Woods, find, engage and disciple the poorest of the poor, addicts, sex workers, alcoholics, the mentally ill, people living on the streets, in the woods, under bridges and going to wherever “fish” and “lost sheep” can be found. They save lives physically and spiritually.
Please plan to attend one of three workshops:
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Capital Church, located at 1308 US Hwy 70 W in Garner.
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Bob Barker Building, located at 134 North Main St. in Fuquay-Varina.
Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Raleigh Christian Community Church, located at 7000 Destiny Drive in Raleigh.
For more information you may visit our website, www.churchinthewoods.net/workshop.htm. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/106663346032274/. You may bring others. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Substitute Teachers Association
Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County meets on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at Red, Hot and Blue, located at 6615 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Youth Theater Production
STARS Theater will host a children’s youth theater production March 1 at 7 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m. Children will adore this wonderfully imaginative and creative play based on the famous stories of Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli is a jungle boy raised by wolves. He lives in the bush with his good friends Baloo, the bear, Bagheera, the panther and Kaa, the python snake. His mortal enemy is Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger. Shere Khan wants to rule the jungle, and it’s up to Mowgli to defeat him. This is truly a ’participation’ show as your audiences get to portray silly monkeys, helpful elephants, wolves, reptiles, bees and even a tropical storm. Also Contains a small message about the importance of ecology.
Clayton Youth Theater
Clayton Youth Theater follows its highly successful run of “Hairspray” with “The Matchmaker,” a comedy by Thornton Wilder. The play will be performed on Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Clayton Center Auditorium. Featuring a cast and crew of 20 area middle school and high school students, this wonderful farce was the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Hello Dolly!” Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 919-553-1737 or visiting www.claytonyouththeater.com.
Upward Registration and Skill Days
Kennebec Baptist Church in Angier will have registration and skill days for its Upward Soccer league for boys and girls, ages K4-sixth grade. They will be March 2 from 2 to 5 p.m., March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kennebec Baptist Church is located at 9808 Kennebec Church Road in Angier. For more information, call 919-639-4021.
Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club Fashion Show
Join the Fuquay-Varina Women’s Club for an afternoon of fashion March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoppes on Main. Purchase tickets for $10 in advance from club members or Mineral Spring Inn, David Anthony’s or J. Montague’s. Tickets available at the door if space allows. There’s something for everyone. Lunch served.
Barbecue, Chicken, Fish dinner
There will be a plate selling at Holland Chapel A.M.E.Z. Church, 360 Burgess Road, in Apex on March 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may eat in, take out or have it delivered within the local areas.
Menu items include barbecue, chicken and fish plates with sides and dessert. The price for all dinner plates is $7. Sandwiches will be available for $3 each.
Please call the church office at 919-362-7831 to place your order. You may also contact any member of the Trustee Board. Members will be taking orders in advance. Please feel free to place your order now. Kick-start your spring off by joining us in fellowship and fine dining.
Chicken Barbecue Dinner
The American Legion Post 116 Riders will host a barbecue chicken dinner March 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Plates cost $7 each and include chicken, potatoes, string beans and a dinner roll. The event is open to the public and will be held at 6400 Johnson Pond Road. For more information, call 919-557-5990.
Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection
The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. The cost is $16 with free nursery available. The March special feature is “Be Prepared!” Kim Chappell is a Self Defense Instructor in the U.S. Army Reserves. The Inspirational Speaker is Lisa Heidrich from Huntersville, N.C., “The Scars of Life” real healing and hope from the inside out. To reserve a spot by March 14, call 919-556-5440 or write email@example.com.
Fuquay-Varina Area Community Collaborative
The Fuquay-Varina Area Community Collaborative is a community-driven effort supported by a committed group of area residents and service providers working together to enhance the quality of life for citizens living in
Fuquay-Varina and Willow Springs. The goal is to assist individuals and families with developing the ability to connect with and manage resources, have opportunities to enhance life style and quality of life.
The Collaborative will host an event March 14 at Fuquay-Varina Middle School.
Feel free to send more than one representative to this exciting community initiative as doors are opened to those in need.
En Plein Air Contest
Are you an artist that would like to participate in the highly successful En Plein Air Paint-off? High school-age through professionals are encouraged to participate. Each artist must submit an online application and send three images of their original work to director@fuquay-varinadowntown, no later than March 15, 2013. Once accepted, artists will be notified of the details of the contest. www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com. The event date is April 12.
Angier Parks and Recreation Spring Sports
Registration for tee-ball, baseball and softball is open through March 15. Fees are $20 for Angier residents and $40 for others. Find registration forms at the Angier Town Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit www.angier.org/parkrec or call 919-639-6567.
Available leagues are tee-ball for girls and boys (ages 4-6), coach pitch baseball for girls and boys (ages 6-8), midget league baseball for boys (ages 9-10), little league baseball for boys (ages 11-12), junior league baseball for boys (ages 13-14), fast pitch softball for girls (ages 9-15) and senior league baseball for boys (ages 15-17).
Greater Tuna at Stars Theater and Art Center
On March 15 at 7 p.m. and on March 16 at 2 p.m. enjoy “Greater Tuna,” a hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.
The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production, which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.
Harnett County Teens as Parents Fundraiser
The Harnett County Teens as Parents (TAP) is hosting a pancake breakfast, photo with the Easter bunny and bake sale. This will be held March 23 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Coats Community Building. Proceeds from this will benefit the TAP program. The cost is $5 per plate and $1 for a picture with the Easter bunny. To buy advance tickets or for additional information, contact Megan Ray at 910-814-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny hops into town a week early on March 23 at South Park. Grab a basket or bag and plan to bring the kids at 10 a.m. for what has become a wonderful Fuquay-Varina tradition. For more information on other Town of Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation programs, call 919-552-1430.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
A pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held March 23 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Coats Community Building. The cost is $5 per plate. Proceeds will go to benefit TAP (Teens As Parents). For more information, contact Megan Ray at 910-814-6030.
Women’s Priority Associates
The Women’s Priority Associates luncheon will be held on March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bentwinds Country Club. Amy Jones of Raleigh will share her testimony. The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations can be made with Faye Johnson at 919-552-3763 or email@example.com.
Wake Chapel Women’s Fellowship
Our “Feed My Sheep” cookbook is still available, and it includes “tried and true” recipes handed down from our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, etc. You may purchase one from Elliott’s Pharmacy in downtown Fuquay-Varina or telephone 919-552-4300 for more information. The price is $14 and all proceeds benefit the missions of the Women’s Fellowship and of Wake Chapel Christian Church.
Evangel Pentecostal Holiness Church
The Evangel Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 201 Meadow Drive in Fuquay-Varina, has several opportunites for worship during the week. On Sundays, prayer begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and an 11 a.m. worship service. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. the second, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month. Women’s and men’s ministries meet at 6 p.m. the first Suday of the month.
On Wednesdays, adult Bible study begins at 7 p.m. The church also hosts Missionettes for girls of all ages and Royal Rangers for boys of all ages.
Wake County WIC Program
WIC or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care and community resources. The WIC Program is available at five Wake County Human Services locations in Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Zebulon and two in Raleigh. Applicants must be either a pregnant woman; a breastfeeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months; a woman who has had a baby in the last six months; an infant or a child up to the fifth birthday. All applicants must also reside in North Carolina and in the health delivery area of the WIC agency; meet income guidelines (all Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services and Work First recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria) and have an identified nutrition/medical risk factor. For more information about WIC or to make an appointment, please visit any Wake County WIC service location, call 919-250-4720, or visit www.wakegov.com/humanservices/family/wic. You also may call the North Carolina Care Line at 1-800-662-7030. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Aviator Brewing Company tours
Aviator Brewing Company has a bar and restaurant in Fuquay but did you know there is a 10,000-sq. ft. brewery down the road that you can tour Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m.?
Come check out the beers we produce locally in Fuquay and distribute all over North Carolina, parts of South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and soon Florida.
We’ll show you the complete brewing process from turning grain into beer. We cover the fermentation process, wort production, carbonation, packaging (cans and bottles) and kegging beer.
Aviator is on track to become one of the largest microbreweries in the state. We currently produce 12,000bbls (1 barrel=31 gallons) of beer per year. We have an expansion going on that will add 12,000 sq. ft. to our current brewery.
Aviator Brewing Company is located at 209 Technology Park Lane in Fuquay-Varina. For more information, call 919-567-2337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11U South Wake Storm Tryouts
Tryouts for 11U South Wake Storm, a travel baseball team, will be held Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. The tryouts will be held at the SW Storm fields on the corner of Piney Grove-Wilbon and O.C. Hester Road in Fuquay-Varina. Please contact Randy Jackson by e-mail email@example.com or by phone 919-886-0616 if interested in attending.
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group
This MS self-help group brings together people who share a common life experience for support, education and mutual aid. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month (Sept. - May) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gathering Community Church at 501 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina. For more information, contact Mary at 919-552-7680.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
The Town is forming a Parks and Recreation Advisory committee to make recommendations and advise the Town Board of Commissioners in matters of recreation. The members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will consist of town residents and residents of the urban service area of Fuquay-Varina. Members are recommended by the Mayor and approved by the Town Board of Commissioners. Monthly meetings will be held at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center. If you are interested in serving on this advisory board, please contact Woody Harvey at 919-552-1412 for more information. Applicants will need to complete an application available at www.fuquay-varina.org.
Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake
Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to a 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. For more information, visit www.rwcsw.org.
Cribbage Players Wanted
Are you a cribbage player (any level) wanting to play in a fun-filled social setting? Please contact Dale Schleiter at 919-552-5380.
Military Family Support Group
Support and prayer for our troops is part of our ministry! Caring about community and family is part of the purpose of Triangle Baptist Church, located at 9713 Old Stage Road. Please visit TBC’s Sunday school (9:30 a.m.) and/or worship service (10:30 a.m.) every Sunday morning. Military Family Support Group is one of many programs offered to the community. To learn more about TBC’s programs, ministries and family services, please visit www.tribaptist.org or call 919-661-7755.
American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fquuay-Varina, will hold bingo on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Karaoke will be held on Fridays at 7 p.m. It is open tot he public and there is no cover charge.
Boy Scout Troop 444
Boy Scout Troop 444 meets at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road in Fuquay-Varina Monday evenings starting at 7:15 p.m. Boys ages 11-17 are invited to become Prepared. For Life. Contact the Scoutmaster, Matt Price at 919-614-6288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuquay Varina Woman’s Club
Do you want to volunteer to improve your community and enjoy meeting new people? Then please consider visiting the Fuquay Varina Woman’s Club. We meet the second Monday of each month - September through May at our clubhouse located at 602 North Ennis St. Social time is at 7 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Anne Moell, Membership Chairman at 919-557-2435.
Stars Theater fall and winter schedules are now online and the classes are filling fast. Be sure to check out the fall class production of Aladdin - NEW - classes will not have just one instructor - students will rotate through sessions of dance, drama and voice classes. A whole team of amazing instructors will work on this project with the students. Other popular classes include: “Acting Serious,” “Glee,” “Create-a-Play” and several new Preschool classes. There is something for everyone, but if there isn’t please let the staff know. Get five friends and start a session of your own. Also, check out the track out camps online at http://starstheaterandart.com/stars_theater_and_art/TRACKOUT_SUMMER_CAMP.html.
Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
Visit the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club meeting the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 602 North Ennis St. in Fuquay-Varina. Refreshments are served followed by a program designed to educate and inform and a short business meeting. Please call Bev McDougall at 919-744-4274 for more information.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 holds 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 12 games, with 36 chances to win cash prizes up to $1,400. Food and beverages are available. Call 919-557-7718 or 845-797-0830 for additional information.
Food Pantry and Clothes Closet
Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church will have a food pantry and clothes closet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 238 Chalybeate Road in Fuquay-Varina.
MMIA Volunteers Needed
There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone in need of assistance. There are many volunteer opportunities available at Military Missions in Action (MMIA). MMIA is a nonprofit organization with a vision of setting the standard of support for our veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces by engaging neighbors, businesses and organizations. Whether your tool of choice is a stapler or a hammer, whether your work place of choice an office or a residential construction project, the possibilities of a rewarding service-driven volunteer position with MMIA is only as limited as your imagination allows. Join MMIA in their rewarding mission of assisting veterans with disabilities to achieve independent living while continuing to support our troops. Contact Mendy Rausch at 919-552-1603 for more information.
The Southern Wake Quilters
The Southern Wake Quilters meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 309 Ennis St., Randsdell Hall (next-door to Thomas Funeral Home) Fuquay-Varina at 7 p.m. 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 Mary Smith at 919-762-1934.
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 919-577-8102. For information about the meeting and/or Alzheimer’s Disease, please call Frances at 919-363-2484.
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 email@example.com 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you for Helping Us Help Others.
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Evengel Pentecostal Holiness Church offers Sunday worship beginning with a prayer at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m., Women’s Ministries and Men’s Ministries at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. On Wednesday there is a Bible study for all ages. Pastor is Marjorie Teachey. Living by the Word - new location Living by the Word Praise and Worship Center has moved from Johnathan’s House Christian Academy and is now located at 1655 Atkins Road in Fuquay-Varina. Call 919-552-0354 or 919-594-9320 for more information. Services include Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Pleasant Grove Baptist Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina, 1005 Lake Wheeler Road, will hold services Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. For more information call 919-552-4634 or go to pleasantgrovebaptistonline.org.
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 to look forward to rebuilding your life. In addition to the support from others, the weekly DVDs provide solid, reliable teaching from the best experts in the field. GriefShare meets at New Horizons Fellowship, 820 East Williams Street in Apex on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Terri Risdon at New Horizons Fellowship at 919-303-5266 x 200.
Depression Support Group
Wake County Human Services and NAMI (Nation Alliance of Mental Illness) have joined forces in an effort to help people with mild to moderate depression. A free peer support group is available in room #4 St. Bernadette Church at 1005 Wilbon Road in Fuquay-Varina on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms: irritability, exaggerated guilt and self-criticism, different sleep patterns, lack of energy, lack of interest, feelings of hopelessness, lack of appetite or increased appetite or inability to concentrate, 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.
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, 100 South Judd Parkway SE Room 127 at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Contact 919-557-7712 or 919-771-1393 for more information.
Search for American Legion History
The American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina is searching for information on the history of the American Legion in Fuquay-Varina in the last 50 years. If you have any information or documents about the American Legion please contact Verne Beckman at 919-772-1199.
Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection
The Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection meets for a luncheon the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the N.C. State University Club on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Bring a friend and hear an interesting feature and an inspiring speaker. The cost is $16 and there is a free nursery with reservations. Call 919-566-5540 or email email@example.com.
Holly Springs Garden Club
Holly Springs Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bass Lake Park Conference Center, 900 Bass Lake Road. Activities include speakers, plant exchanges, field trips and community gardening projects. Visitors are welcome. Share “green thumb” tips and swap plants with beginning and long-time gardeners. First two meetings are free. For more information contact Stephanie at 919-362-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club meets every Thursday in the large meeting room at the Golden Corral on Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visitors and guests and other Rotarians who have to make up meetings are welcome. The weekly meetings include lunch, a brief club meeting and a speaker.
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 service organization for business and professional leaders, focused 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 the club’s events and activities, visit www.HollySpringsRotary.com/PhotoAlbum.cfm and select the “Rotary Activities” album. For information on becoming a Rotarian, call club President Mark Shank at 919-523-4963 or email email@example.com, or club President Elect Christine Quante at 919-345-6863 or email ChristineQuante@nc.rr.com.
Holly Springs Civitan
Holly Springs Civitan Club invites you to join them each first and third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. For further information, please call Randall Johnson at 919-906-7225.