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Let Cary Guide You Into Fun and Adventure This Fall

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ Fall 2017 Program Guide now available

Post Date:07/25/2017 8:31 AM
  • Fall programs, classes and special events are now available to view in Cary’s Program Guide.
  • New programming includes Bollywood Fitness, Parent/Child Jedi Engineering with LEGO®, Absolute Beginning Ballet, seniors’ fall-themed cooking classes, and Downtown Park’s Cary LIVE and Playtime in the Park.
  • Registration opens for residents August 7; all others on August 21.




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Cary, N.C. – Looking for something interesting and fun to do this fall? “Leaf” it to us! The Town of Cary’s Fall 2017 Program Guide is now available. This 188-page guide is your go-to source for Cary arts, entertainment, recreation, learning, and special events. New courses being offered include Mono Silkscreen Painting, Tap Dance, Bollywood Fitness and Parent/Child Jedi Engineering with LEGO®. Fall events include Cary LIVE and Playtime in the Park, both held in the new Downtown Park, and returning favorites Koka Booth’s Pickin’ in the Pines & Bluegrass Series and the Marvelous Music Mainstage Series.

“As always, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programs are a great way for families to enjoy time together playing, learning, and laughing,” said Jennifer Warner, Marketing Specialist. “A huge part of being a Gold Medal community is our striving to give citizens a wide variety of enjoyable and cost-effective recreation, sports, historical, environmental and cultural arts services and programs for all.”

Find the Town’s Program Guide at the public libraries in Cary, grocery stores, the Cary Chamber of Commerce and any Town-staffed facility, including community centers and Town Hall. It is also available online at Registration opens August 7 for Cary residents and August 21 for all others.

Fall offerings include arts, culinary, nature education, outdoor and indoor recreation, sports, specialized recreation, special interest courses, and track-out camps for kids. The Bands, Bites & Boats at Bond Park, Fall Sertoma Concert Series, Live at Lunch, Marvelous Music Family Series, Friends of the Page-Walker House Concert and Koka Booth’s Pickin’ in the Pines & Bluegrass Series all return with exciting lineups. Details about seasonal events are also included, such as Howlin’ Good Halloween and Heart of the Holidays. The Chinese Lantern Festival returns from November through January. Sporting events include the Cary Tennis Championships, and NC Football Club and NC Courage professional soccer.

There are a plethora of new courses being offered in visual arts (Digital Collage, Glass Blowing, and more), performing arts (Tippy Toe Tappers, Absolute Beginning Ballet), culinary arts (Warming Up to Fall with Soups, Sandwiches & Salads; Simple Meals, Big Taste), fitness (Zumba® for Teens, Foundations of Hooping and Hoop Dance, Meditation 101, and more), sports (Nike® Marathon Kids Run Club, Youth Futsal Skills & Games Clinic, Cross Country Clinic, and Ultimate Day of Play), and special interests (Babysitter & Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification, STEM for Tots – Motion Commotion!, NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers, and more).

There are three easy ways to register:

  • going online to, search “Program Guide”;
  • walk-in by visiting any Town of Cary staffed facility during normal business hours;
  • mail-in completed registration form, along with payment to Town of Cary, PRCR Dept.; P.O. Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512.

Several events and programs are free of charge, and those with fees vary according to the program. It is in keeping with Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s philosophy to ensure that all citizens receive equal opportunity to participate in recreation. The Town of Cary provides the opportunity for Cary residents to apply for scholarships and/or reduction of fees for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ programs. The Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund is administered through Dorcas Ministries; citizens may print an application form at and continue the application process with Dorcas Ministries by calling (919) 469-9861.

For more, go to Recreation and Enjoyment at or call (919) 460-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at


Primary Contacts

Jennifer Warner, Marketing Specialist, (919) 462-3960

Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240



Fall 2017 Program Guide 

Relief for Recreation 

Recreation and Enjoyment in Cary 


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