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This Week in Cary: September 22, 2020

Post Date:09/22/2020 9:00 AM

This Week in Cary

Events, meetings, and alerts will be listed Tuesday through the following Monday. 

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Around Town

Bulk Pickup Resumes
Solid waste crews have resumed curbside bulk collections for items like excess cardboard and appliances. To schedule a pickup, dial 311 anywhere within town limits (or 919-469-4000 outside Cary). Please note: mattresses and box springs are no longer accepted as bulky waste, but can still be dropped off for disposal at the Citizen’s Convenience Center

Census 2020: Time is Running Out!
September is the final month to complete the US Census. With an estimated 79.1% of Cary residents currently reporting, we're above the national average, but we can do better! If you haven't completed yours yet, please do so, and remind your neighbors and friends to do the same.  Learn more at

Chapel Hill Road Project Symposium, Sept. 30 at 5:30 pm
Join us (virtually, of course) to learn more about the Chapel Hill Road Mobility Study and help identify goals and priorities for the corridor. Register here to attend the project symposium. This community engagement event is open to people who live, work and play in Cary. We'll be sharing ideas and polling attendees, so we hope you can join us!

FitCary Month Continues

Free Virtual Events all Month Long 
September is Fit Cary Month and we are celebrating all the ways to get, be, and stay healthy in Cary! Join us for free online activities all month long designed to help you and your family develop and maintain a healthy and enriched lifestyle. Find details of all free events at

Alerts, Closures & Reminders

Hinshaw Greenway and MacDonald Woods Park Trail Closures
Weather permitting, crews will be performing maintenance at MacDonald Woods Park between September 21, 2020 through October 2, 2020. In support of this work, a portion of Hinshaw Greenway and parts of the MacDonald Woods Park Trails will be closed. View a map of affected areas.

Events & Meetings


Cultural Arts Committee
Remote, 6 p.m.
Listening information available on the calendar


Town Council Meeting
Remote, 6:30 p.m.
Streaming information available on the calendar

BEYOND Film Festival Workshop: Lighting for Documentary Interviews
Remote, 1 p.m. | Free| Details

BEYOND Film Festival: Short Films Block I
8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Free to Stream| Details

BEYOND Film Festival: The Best of Zombiepalooza Films
8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Free to Stream| Details


BEYOND Film Festival: Music in Picture: A Film Scoring Workshop
Remote, 1 p.m. | Free| Details

BEYOND Film Festival: Short Films Block II
8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Free to Stream | Details


Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street | Downtown Cary | 8 a.m. to Noon
Celebrate "Man's Best Friend" this weekend! Bring your favorite four-legged family member to the Market for a Doggie Day Special Event. Be sure to enjoy seasonal favorites as you shop locally grown produce, meats, and cheeses from area farmers along with a variety of artisan food and treasures. Check our FB page for more details!

BEYOND Film Festival: Screenwriting Masterclass w/ Joy Goodwin & Ron Thompson
Remote, 10 a.m. | Free | Details

BEYOND Film Festival: Table Read for Screenplay Competition Winner
Remote, 2 p.m. | Free| Details

BEYOND Film Festival: Short Films Block III
8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Free to Stream| Details

BEYOND Film Festival: An Evening w/ Josh & Rebecca Tickell, plus special guest Ian Somerhalder
Remote, 7 p.m. | Free| Details

BEYOND Film Festival Feature Film Screening: Fuel
Remote, 8:15 p.m. | Free| Details


BEYOND Film Festival: Award Winners Announcement
11 a.m. | Facebook Live

BEYOND Film Festival: Short Films Block IV
11:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Free to Stream| Details
7 p.m.: Encore broadcast on WRAL 5.2 (COZI-TV)

Give Help/Get Help

If you're a local business owner dealing with reduced revenue during COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance through the county's WakeForward program

Preventing Homelessness
Wake County has launched a hotline for people in need of affordable or temporary housing. Call 919-443-0096 or email

Financial Assistance for Citizens
Wake residents who need assistance paying rent or utility bills can take advantage of several programs from the county and state. Visit our Help for Citizens page to learn more.

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