In-person classes, events, and programs are canceled until further notice and facilities remain closed to the public. This action follows Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order restricting public gathering sizes, and is taken to encourage social distancing and prioritize the health of Cary's citizens. Full refunds will be issued for any facility reservations and ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19.
We look forward to offering opportunities for you to safely participate in your favorite Town of Cary programs throughout the fall. Visit www.mycary.org to browse and register for a wide variety of virtual programs for all ages! And, be sure to follow the Town of Cary on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for up-to-date information.
September & October Program Highlights
Trivia Tuesdays | Free | Webex & Kahoot | Tue Oct 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 7:30-8 p.m. | Age 10 & up
Bring your A-game and show off your trivia knowledge! This exciting live trivia event will test your knowledge of a variety of trivia categories including general, pop culture, obscure knowledge, sports, and more! These trivia events are a free, online presentation format. Participants will compete virtually in real-time against other registered players.
Cary Esports Halloween Havoc | Free | Virtual | Sat Oct 31 | 1-6 p.m. | Age 13 & up
Join us on Halloween for a 3v3 Rocket League Esports Tournament! Form your team of 3 players and go for the gold. Once you are registered for the tournament, you will be sent a link to the Discord Channel where you can ask questions, learn the tournament rules, and receive additional gaming communications. Members of the winning team will win a trophy to showcase their victory!
Be Aware, Not Scared: Cary’s Common Snakes | Fri Sep 25 | 10-10:15 a.m. | Free | Online | All Ages
In this online video, join the staff of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve as they take you into the world of snakes! Discover common backyard snakes and learn which require caution and the others that are friends of the garden.
This video will be shared on the Cary It Green Facebook Page.
How to Plant Your Fall Garden | Free | Webex | Mon Sep 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Age 11 & up
Learn all the basics for growing a bountiful garden this fall- from colorful flowers to delicious vegetables; we will guide you in the process step-by-step.
Great for gardeners of all backgrounds and levels, this program is adaptable for container gardening, backyard experts, or those just getting started. We will cover concepts such as amending and prepping your soil, crop and seed selection, gardening for wildlife, DIY designs, and local product sourcing. Great for families and gardeners of all ages.
Backyard Composting | Free | Webex | Tue Oct 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Age 11 & up
Are you curious about composting? In this free, online class, you will learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into compost for your lawn or garden. Composting is Mother Nature's oldest form of recycling and this program makes it easy for you to get started with your own home composting operations. We will provide all the tips and techniques required for you to create rich organic soil amendment, reduce your household waste, and utilize the wonders of compost for growing your healthiest lawn and garden ever.
Who’s There? Get to Know Backyard Owls! | Free | CaryItGreen Facebook | Wed Oct 28 | 10-10:15 a.m. | All Ages
Wondering who's there? Discover the owls that call Cary home and the calls they make! In this online video, join the staff of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve as they identify Cary's backyard owls and their calls. They'll also share some tips and ways you can better co-exist with our nocturnal neighbors!
Fall Colors at Hemlock Bluffs | Free | CaryItGreen Facebook | Mon Nov 9 | 10-10:15 a.m. | All ages
Ever wonder why some trees turn red or yellow or orange in the fall? Watch the staff of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve as they explore and identify some common trees and explain the magic of fall leaf color changes in this video.
Marvelous Music ONLINE Family Series | Sat Oct 17 | 10-11 a.m. | Free | Online |Preschool & Youth
Although the Cary Arts Center remains closed and in-person events canceled, “the show must go on-line.” The Cary Arts Center is adapting its Family Series performances this fall to bring you experiences that you can enjoy with your family--from the comfort of your home!
Beyond: The Cary Virtual Film Festival | Sep 24-26 | Free | Online
The Town of Cary becomes a haven for film buffs as The Cary Theater goes "Virtual" and welcomes year three of BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival. Produced by the Cary Theater, BEYOND received a record number of entries and selected 31 films for festival competition. Those 31 films will screen virtually over four days. The festival includes virtual workshops and Q&As with filmmakers, a special virtual table read of the screenwriting competition winner, and more.
This event is free, and we are accepting donations for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. To access program content and registration information for the workshops, please visit the event web page.
Zombiepalooza 2020 | Free | Virtual | Fri Oct 23 | 7-9 p.m. | All Ages
Hand Built Cups Using Templates: Demo | Wed Sep 30 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Free | Online | Age 16 & up
Watch a demo by Cary Arts Center's instructor Valerie McConnell, potter for 30+ years, construct clay cups from easy to use and make templates. This class is online, interactive, and free.
Registered participants will receive a Webex invitation via email prior to the start of the class.
Discover the Artist: Keith Haring | Free | Webex | Thu Oct 8-15 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Age 5-10
Discover American Pop Art artist, Keith Haring. The story of how his art gained recognition will surprise you! Learn how Haring's art brought fun and color to the world as well as some important messages. Linda Simpson has some great projects planned and will give you instructions on how to create them. This class is virtual, free, and interactive.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Students will complete the art projects after the class meets so supplies do not need to be purchased before the class begins.
Halloween Happenings | Free | Webex | Oct 20-27 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | Age 2-6
Fun is the word! Join art instructor Claudia Czap to create simple Halloween themed art projects that are designed to encourage teamwork and enhance your child's art-making skills. This class is virtual, free, and interactive.
Visit our Fit Cary webpage for free weekly offerings all through the month of September!
Balance Your Energetic Body Yoga | Free | Webex | Tue Oct 6 -27 | 6-7 p.m. | Age 16 & up
Feel your tension melt away as you are guided through various slow-paced stretches that relax your ligaments, tendons and fascia. Then enjoy the crystal music of "sound bath" bowls to invite energetic balance, relaxation, healing and deep rest. A yoga mat or large towel is recommended.
Characters Wanted | Free | Webex | Wed Oct 14-28 | 4-5 p.m. | Age 10-14
Did you know that acting is just telling a story while playing a character? Give it a try and meet some new friends as you learn how to create unique, dynamic characters for auditions, performances, and improv - using your own experiences and empathy for others as inspiration.
Intro to Acting | Free | Webex | Mon Oct 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Age 13-18
Ever wanted to take an acting class? Try out improv and scene work in a supportive, collaborative virtual class focused on exploring acting techniques and new ways to tell a story. Applause!’s Samantha Corey instructs. This interactive workshop is free, and space is limited; you must register in advance.
Backyard History: Cary and the Railroad | Free | Webex | Tue Oct 20 | 7-8 p.m. | Age 11 & up
All Aboard! Railroads are an important part of Cary's history and helped shape not only the local community but the state of North Carolina as well. Historic photographs, maps, and documents provide rich visual material to compliment narration by Town historians in this presentation that shares the story of railroads in North Carolina from a Cary perspective.
Let’s Talk- Virtual Social Gatherings | Multiple Dates | Free | WebEx | Age 11 & up
We might have to social distance physically, but that doesn’t mean we have to be socially distant. Let’s get together and chat! These hourly chats will cover various topics like pets, games, music, hobbies, holidays and much more! We will offer multiple sessions to accommodate as many participants as possible. These programs are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Please register for only one session.
Visit our Senior Programs Page to view our array of programs and socialization opportunities for those aged 55 and over!
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