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Selected as an “NCAA Championship City”, the Town of Cary is designated as one of six premier collegiate athletics host communities!
1. Play Foosball & Table Tennis at the Herbert C. Young Community Center.
2. Play on the bowl and lawn mounds at Sears Farm Road Park.
3. Play hide and seek while trying to seek the softballs in the pavement at Thomas Brooks Park or Ritter Park.
4. Run the cross-country course at WakeMed Soccer Park.
5. Ride your horse on the American Tobacco Trail.
6. Ride your bike from Cary through Umstead State Park to the North Carolina Museum of Art.
7. Sit and relax on the deck of the Boathouse at Bond Park.
8. Take a walk or bike ride on over 36 miles of greenways.
9. Hunt for all the public art pieces throughout Cary, these make good photo ops.
10. Play basketball under the lights at Thomas Brooks, Godbold, or newly lighted courts at North Cary Park.
11. Play tennis at Annie Jones, Dunham, Godbold Park or Middle Creek School Park.
12. Catch a big fish! Fishing at Bond Lake is available year round from the shore. For more, call (919) 469-4100.
13. Play a round of disc golf on the area’s newest 18-hole course at Middle Creek Park!
14. Learn to rock climb at the North Cary Park’s boulder.
15. Participate in Wildflower Watching at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. For more, call (919) 387-5980.
16. Play at one of the 18 playgrounds located in Cary area parks.
17. BIG and small children alike will love to play in the sandbox at Ritter Park.
18. Play sand volleyball under the lights at Green Hope Elementary School Park or the newly lighted courts at North Cary Park.
19. Practice yoga in one of the many quiet parks.
20. Explore the exhibit halls and experience the changing arts at Town Hall, Cary Arts Center and Page-Walker.
21. Bike or walk a greenway and get in FREE at one of the Movies by Moonlight, Children (12 and under) always free. Regency Park, Koka Booth Amphitheater.
22. Participate in Walking for Wellness, at Bond Park Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
23. Take your child to Stranger Danger (age 3-10), so they will know what to do in any situation.
24. Soar to new heights at the Kite Festival. At the multi-purpose field in Bond Park. For more, call (919) 469-4100.
25. Enjoy one of Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s many free performances. For more, search “Applause” at www.townofcary.org.
26. Bounce out to the annual Easter Egg Hunt. With hunts at various times for each age group. (919) 469-4100.
27. Stroll with your family to the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Fred G. Bond Metro Park, for more, call (919) 469-4061.
28. Watch the Raleigh-Wake Senior Games! For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081 (ages 55+only).
29. Find your inner child at the Cary Children’s Art Show. Cary Arts Center. For more, call (919) 469-4069.
30. Now is the time for Fido to bring his family out to the Dog Days of June at Field #2 in Bond Park. For more, call (919) 469-4100.
32. Participate in family fun contest and enjoy the holiday at the Independence Olde Time Celebration, (919) 469-4100.
33. See Cary’s local production talent at the Cary Youth Video Project Premiere. For more, call (919) 460-4963.
35. Bring friends and family out to the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in August , Downtown Cary, for more, call (919) 469-4061.
36. Help the environment at the Bond Park Big Sweep. At the Boathouse in Bond Park, for more, call (919) 469-4100.
38. The Safe-N-Sane Halloween Celebration is the best place in town for little ghouls and goblins. October 31, 5:30 p.m. at Cary Towne Center, (919) 771-1295
40. Be a spectator at the Cary BMX Contest or SK8 Contest, noon-10 p.m., for more, call (919) 380-2970.
41. At the Heart of the Holidays celebration you and your family can enjoy live entertainment, tour the historic Page-Walker decked out for the holidays, and view the lighting of the tree. Downtown Cary. For more, call (919) 469-4061.
42. Celebrate with friends at the Annual Cary Kwanzaa, Herbert C. Young Community Center, for more, call (919) 460-4963.
43. Hear free concerts at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Sertoma Amphitheatre and Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park.
44. Teens should hear Jamfest. Rock out with all your friends while listening to Cary’s local talent. At the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, for more, call (919) 460-4965.
45. Hear one of the Sertoma Series Concerts: All concerts are held at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, for more, call (919) 469-4061
46. The Annual SAS Showchoir Performance will perform in Cary. This is open to all ages, pre-registration is required. Cary Senior Center. For more, call the Cary Senior Center at(919) 469-4081.
47. Bring your folding chairs or a blanket and listen to music under the stars at the Page-Walker’s annual summertime Starlight Concert Series: All concerts start at 7 PM and are held in the Page-Walker Garden Plaza. For more, call (919) 460-4963.
48. Join the volunteers at the Town of Cary Parks Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.
49. Participate in the Brown Bag Book Chats. Bring a bag lunch or a snack and join one of our book clubs! For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081 (ages 55+ only).
50. Listen to a seminar, about community resources, interesting topics and elder issues through these informational seminars. Seminars are for ages 55+ only. For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081 (ages 55+only).
51. Join the Fine Arts League of Cary. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. www.fineartsleagueofcary.org.
52. Ask the Health Expert, Financial Seminars and Retirement Tips! Free lectures for ages 55+ at the Cary Senior Center. For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081(ages 55+only).
53. Join the Cary Café. Monthly free pot luck luncheon at the Cary Senior Center! Each person should bring a potluck dish. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon in the art studio or playing Dominoes. Registration is required. For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081 (ages 55+only).
54. Stretch your legs with the Cary Walk-About Club and walk all over Cary with fellow Senior Citizens! You will be amazed how far you walk with a group! Receive FREE monthly checks of your blood pressure and weight. For more, call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081 (ages 55+only).
55. Connect at a Colored Pencil Society of America meeting. Encourages interest, education and participation in colored pencil art. Meets select Saturdays at Jordan Hall Arts Center. http://cpsadc114.org/.
56. Sign up to attend the Cary Portrait Painters Group. Join other artists as they explore the portrait painting process. Meets Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
57. Become a member of the Cary Clay Cooperative. Promotes ceramic arts through education, exhibits and support of ceramic artists. Meets 4th Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m. (no meeting in Nov, Dec, Feb, May, or Aug). www.caryclaycoop.org
58. Become a Cary Photographic Artist. Group promotes the awareness of photography and aims to broaden the photographic scene in Cary. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.www.caryphotographicartists.org
59. Spend an artful evening at the Cary Art Loop. Final Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m. Galleries showcasing the works of local and regional artists include: Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Herb Young Community Center, Cary Senior Center and Town Hall. For more, call (919) 465-4791, http://caryartloop.org.
60. Have you ever had a desire to share your love of history? Volunteer to become a History Docent and learn how to give historic district walking tours, as well as school tours and public tours of the Page-Walker. For more, call (919) 460-4971 or email@example.com.
61. Support the leagues and go out and watch a game. There is softball, volleyball, and basketball. For schedules of games, www.townofcary.org.
62. Walk your dog at Fred G. Bond Metro Park.
63. Take a board game to a park.
64. Rollerblade on the paved greenways.
65. Take your digital camera out to any park and see what you can capture, then use the photos as greeting cards, wallpaper on your computer or frame them!
66. Tour the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and the Cary Heritage Museum, For more, call (919) 460-4963.
67. Tour the Page Educational Gardens, located next to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and discover the lore of past generations through plant materials. The 1850s smokehouse is the only structure which remains from the homestead of Allison “Frank” Page, founder of Cary. For more, call (919) 460-4963, http://www.friendsofpagewalker.org.
68. Visit the nature exhibits at the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.
69. Walk or jog the track at Middle Creek Park around the multi-purpose fields.
70. In December, write a letter to Santa and deposit it in a special mailbox at Town Hall. You will receive a reply from Santa in the mail!
71. Free blood pressure checks, every other Wednesdays, 11 a.m. at the Cary Senior Center.
72. Travel the WakeMed Fitness Trail at the annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival each April. Learn ways that you can Get Fit, Be Fit, and Stay Fit in the Town of Cary.
73. See world-class table tennis action at the Cary Cup Table Tennis Championships.
74. Don’t forget the simple things, like a picnic at your favorite park.
75. Explore outer space and take a Plant Walk on the greenway. Planets to scale will guide your way. Contact Middle Creek Community Center (919) 771-1295.