Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina

Community Events Newsletter

EVENTS


Candidates Forum
Sunday April 6, 2014 - 1 pm
First Baptist Church, 105 N. West Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC
All candidates in the upcoming primary election have been invited to attend and participate. There will be a Q & A session with the public. This will serve as an opportunity for you to meet, speak and query those on the slate. You can submit your questions in advance (advisable). There will be a limited open mic during the Q & A. We encourage individuals, community groups, businesses and organizations to attend this important event. The offices on the slate are:  US House & Senate, NC House & Senate, District Attorney, Board of Commissioners, Clerk of Superior Court, Sheriff, Supreme Court Chief Justice, Supreme Court Associate Justice, and Court of Appeals & District Court Judge.

If you have a question that you would like to submit in advance please email them to the church .  For more information, call (919) 552-9150  

En Plein Air Paint-off
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Friday, April 11, 2:30 – 7 pm
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
The En Plein Air paint-off is an exciting outdoor event to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets.  Our area’s most talented painters will compete in the open air!
On June 7, 2014 at 2:00pm on Vance Street a public auction will be held where landscape enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures.

Visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com for more information.  

Spring into the Arts
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
Friday, April 11, 5-9 pm
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina -“Spring for the Arts” is coming to downtown Fuquay-Varina on Friday, April 11th from 5-9pm. Local artists, organizations, and businesses will join together to provide a variety of creative, family friendly events and activities to showcase the arts. Events will include an artist and crafter’s market, kids’ creative activities, live local music, the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Associations Award Winning “ En-Plein Air Paint Off, an all new Kid’s En Plein Air Paint off, a glow in the dark dance party, student performances, museum tours, Rickshaw Rides, Open Mic, artist receptions, and more. The events will take place at a variety of locations throughout the downtown area, with the hub of the event on Raleigh St. between Main and S. Fuquay Avenue. Admission is free.

This very special event, organized by the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council, will kick-off the 2014 season of their 2nd Fridays “Art after Dark” Art Walk.  Visit www.FVartscouncil.org for more information and a full schedule of events.
 
Holly Springs Community Band Spring Concert
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC
Come welcome spring by listening to the sounds of the Holly Springs Community Band.  Admission is free but reservations are recommended.  Call 919-567-4000 for tickets. All ages welcome.  Donations to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard are appreciated.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, April 12, 10 am
South Park, 900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC
The Easter Bunny hops into town a week early on Saturday, April 12 bringing thousands of candy and toy filled eggs to South Park in Fuquay-Varina for the Town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Grab a basket or bag and plan to bring the kids for what has become a wonderful Fuquay-Varina tradition.  This free event begins at 10:00 am.

Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate.  The Fuquay-Varina Easter Egg Hunt features three hunt areas on the lower ball fields, each for a different age group.  

The Easter Bunny is eager to pose with kids, so make sure to bring a camera.  www.fuquay-varina.org.

Candy Hop
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Saturday, April 12, 11 am – 2 pm
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
This is a free, family event held following the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The Candy Hop is much like the traditional Trick or Treat in Downtown. The merchants on and around historic Main and Broad Streets supply candy and goodies while parents take children shop to shop with baskets to collect the treats. www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com  

Savor Fuquay-Varina
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, April 12, 3:00-7:30 pm
Aviator Brewery, 209 Technology Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Savor Fuquay-Varina showcases the local food scene. Fresh local food prepared by Fuquay-Varina’s finest restaurants, taverns and food producers will be on hand to provide a tasting portion of some of Fuquay-Varina’s most culinary curious individuals.  There will be food tasting, a beer garden, wine tasting, a large silent auction, great entertainment, and a $5,000 reverse raffle.  Tickets at $20 per person.  Buy tickets at www.fuquay-varina.com or by calling 919-552-4947.

Community Theater Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 7:00pm
Stars Theater & Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina
Please join us for this meeting to gauge interest in starting a community theater group in Fuquay-Varina For more information, call 919-557-8271.  

The Greatest Love
Sponosred by: Bazzel Creek Missionary Church
Saturday, April 19, 5 pm
Bazzel Creek Missionary Church, 1228 Wilbon Road Fuquay Varina
The Bazzel Creek Missionary Baptist Church presents the highly acclaimed “The Greatest Love” on April 19th at 5:00 p.m. at 1228 Wilbon Road Fuquay Varina.  Call 919-552-6723 or 919-552-2513 for more info.  

Arbor Day Tree Dedication
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
Friday, April 25, 2 pm
Fuquay-Varina Museums, 131 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Please join us for an Arbor Day tree dedication honoring Frances Ashworth Senter.

Murder Mystery Party: Murder at the Juice Joint
Hosted by Brean & Anna Campbell
Saturday, April 26, 6-8 pm
Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina, NC
Open to women only!  Free community event, 35 tickets available, reservations are required.  More information visit www.ballentinespencehouse.com‎ or call Anna Campbell 925-399-1629 or .

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 1, 12 noon
Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road
Please join us for this national observance at Town Hall on Thursday, May 1 at noon.

Relay for Life BBQ Fundraiser
Sponsored by:  Team Fuquay-Varina
Friday, May 2, 10:30 am – 2: 30 pm
Town Hall parking lot, (near drive thru window)
401 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Last year, you helped us raise more than $4,750 for cancer research!  Won’t you help us again?  There are three ways to enjoy Johnny Jones’ famous BBQ!  Pre-order 10 or more plates and we’ll deliver!  Pre-order BBQ by the pound or drop by Town Hall from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and enjoy a plate at a picnic area we will have set-up or use the convenient BBQ drive-thru!  Enjoy by the plate or the pound for $8.00 each.  Plates include BBQ, coleslaw, potatoes, bread and a choice of water and tea.  Please contact Teresa for pre-orders at or 919-567-3907.  You’ll eat great on May 10 and you’ll support a great cause!

Teen Day Fuquay
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Organized by:  Fuquay-Varina Police
Saturday, May 10, 11 am – 4 pm
South Park (near the Community Center), 900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC  
Teen Day Fuquay, an alcohol and distracted driving awareness program, offers young people the opportunity to experience the realities of mixing alcohol and texting with driving in a controlled situation and see the impact of drunk driving on real families by watching a simulated rescue.  The goal is for pre-teens and teens to gain hands-on experience and learn the facts on May 10 that will help them make wiser choices about driving and keep their lives full of endless possibilities.  

Over the past three years, the program has garnered rave reviews from parents, educators and students.  Every year, the event gets bigger!  In 2013, more than 1000 teens attended Teen Day Fuquay!  The event is free!  Pizza will be served at 1 pm.  Lots of prizes!  The first 300 teens to complete the Drive Wise Course will received a free t-shirt!  www.teendayfuquay.com  

South Wake Relay for Life
Friday, May 16 (5pm) to Saturday, May 17 (10 am)
South Park, 900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC
The South Wake Relay for Life will be held at South Park in Fuquay-Varina on May 16 beginning at 5 pm and end on Saturday, May 17 around 10 am.  If you are interested in participating in this team organized, overnight community walk, please visit www.relayforlife.org.  If you would like to donate to Team Fuquay-Varina, visit our Team Fuquay-Varina Page and make a donation!  Donations are tax deductible and will go to fund cancer research.

Murder Mystery Party: Murder at the Juice Joint
Hosted by Brean & Anna Campbell
Saturday, May 17, 5:45-8 pm
Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina, NC
Free community event, 35 tickets available, reservations are required.  More information visit www.ballentinespencehouse.com‎ or call Anna Campbell 925-399-1629 or mrsannacampbell@gmail.com

PUBLIC MEETINGS IN APRIL


Date

 Meeting

Where

 

Thurs., April 3, 7:45 am

Law & Finance Meeting

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

Mon., April 7, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

Mon., April 14, 7pm

Parks & Rec. Advisory Board

Community Center, 820 S. Main Street

 

Mon., April 14, 7 pm

Board of Adjustment

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

Mon., April 21, 7pm

Planning Board

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

Mon., April 21, 7 pm

Planning Board Public Hearing

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

Tues., April 22, 7pm

Town Board of Commissoners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY


Teen Intern Program Offered This Summer at Town Hall
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
June 16-July 3
Applications Due:  April 25, 2014 at 5 pm
The Town of Fuquay-Varina is offering a three-week summer civic internship program to rising junior and senior high school students to expand their knowledge of local government and gain hands-on experience by working directly with a variety of Town departments.   Selected individuals will work from 8 am – 1 pm daily during the program which runs from June 16-July 3.  Interns will also attend a Town meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 pm.  The internships are unpaid.
 
The students will work with a variety of Town department to gain leadership skills while learning how government affects our daily lives and the impact citizens have in government.  Interns will gain work experience, a greater understanding of how they can become involved in local government and the multitude of career opportunities available within municipal government.
 
Applications are due on April 25.  Download an intern application.
 
Teen Photo Contest
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Photos must be submitted by May 9 at 5 pm
The Town is hosting a photo contest for digital/electronic, high resolution photos that celebrate life in Fuquay-Varina from the perspective of a teen.  The Fuquay-Varina High School photography club and digital media classes are participating, but the contest is open to all Fuquay-Varina High School students and home schooled high school students living in Fuquay-Varina.

Images must be taken in Fuquay-Varina and may show anything locally from natural beauty, history, landscapes, wildlife, events, community, downtown, celebrations, facilities, parks & recreation, businesses, architecture or people living, working, shopping or playing in Town.  
There are awards and prizes and the winners will be featured at the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival.  Download an application.

Fuquay-Varina Library
133 S. Fuquay Avenue
M-F open 10 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Visit your Fuquay-Varina Library!  Learn more about programming for the month of April!

Arts Programming in Fuquay-Varina
There’s a new source for art programming in Fuquay-Varina.  Learn about concerts, performances and more by clicking here!

Operation Coming Home

Are you interested in helping with the next Operation Coming Home project?  This home is being built for a disabled veteran and his family to live right here in Fuquay-Varina!  The house will be handed over in April, so there is lots of work to be done!   Major sponsors of the project include the Raleigh-Wake County Home Builders Association, Preston Development Company, M/I Homes, United States Veterans Corp., and South Lakes.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina has waived all permit fees.  

If you are interested in donating time, talent or resources or know of a group that would like to do so, please contact Carrie Merendino () or 919-828-1106.  From photography to appliances and everything in between, we need your help!