Galas, complete with dinner, drinks, celebrities and silent auctions, don’t usually offer a business casual atmosphere with “dog hair lovingly accepted.”
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue’s Golden Gala isn’t your typical gala.
It still has all the makings of a grand event, including local celebrity Chuck Kaiton, the Voice of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Kaiton will serve as honorary chair and master of ceremonies for the event, to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh.Read more
Contrary to many little kids’ fantasies, tigers don’t make good pets. That doesn’t stop people from trying, though.
Pittsboro’s Carolina Tiger Rescue offers lifetime sanctuary to more than 70 wildcats — from majestic tigers to more pint-sized ocelots and bobcats — who have been cast off by owners in over their heads.
You can support the not-so-cuddly kitties, helping CTR continue to feed and house them, via two events in February.Read more
Snacks, drinks and a big foam finger: The Super Bowl is coming this Sunday, Feb. 3, and one contending player learned the game right here in Garner.
Starring in Super Bowl XLVII is cornerback Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers, formerly of the Garner High Trojans, playing under Coach Nelson Smith.
As the 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens for the championship title, here’s what Culliver recalled for Cary Magazine earlier this year about his time in Garner:Read more
Love chili but don't feel like making your own? Let the Cary Rotary Club handle it! The Rotary will host its tenth annual Chili Dinner tomorrow, Jan. 25.
Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m., and dinner will be available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church.
In its first nine years, the Cary Rotary Club has raised $225,000 from the chili fundraiser, funding hunger relief locally and internationally.Read more
Saucy, meaty, chock full of beans and spices — you probably have a go-to chili recipe that rolls all your preferences into one bowl of home-cooked goodness.
You may already make the best chili in town, but why not expand your horizons and give someone else’s favorite recipe a try?
These recipes turned heads at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market Chili Cook-Off in October. A slow cooker makes prep easy, and dinner can be ready when you get home.
Another bonus: Many of the ingredients can be sourced from local farmers when in season.
Butternut Squash Chili
Janice CrawfordRead more
Renowned chefs and local TV celebrities will team up to compete next week for the third annual Cooks for Books Battle of the Chefs, a fundraiser benefiting the Garner Educational Foundation.
Set for next Thursday, Jan. 31, Cooks for Books will help raise funds to support GEF’s literacy enrichment programming for students in the Garner area, including the Schools and Communities Organized to Read, or SCOR, volunteer reading program and the upcoming Garner Storytelling Festival.
The theme for this year’s Cooks for Books contest is Game On, with participating chefs set to prepare their best game day meals and appetizers in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl.Read more
He had a dream, and you can share in it.
The Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, the Town of Cary Spruce Program and the MLK, Jr. Task Force of Cary partner to bring MLK, Jr. Dreamfest 2013.
The main Dreamfest celebration will be held this Saturday, but events run from Friday through Feb. 9.
Saturday’s event, beginning at 3 at the Cary Arts Center, will feature a video presentation and discussion of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cary High School. A reception and musical tribute to King follow.Read more
The NHL is back! And the Hurricanes are dishing out months of pent-up special events for opening night.
Our hometown hockey team will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at PNC Arena for opening night Jan. 22, followed by the Buffalo Sabres Jan. 24.
The Canes will play their first game of the abbreviated 48-game season on Saturday at the Florida Panthers.
Through Jan. 24, all team gear is 50 percent off at The Eye team store.Read more
What does tuna have to do with fun? Everything!
Part of the award-winning Greater Tuna comedy productions, Tuna Does Vegas tells the hilarious tale of radio host Arles Struvie, an “oddball-conservative” who announces on-air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are headed to Vegas to renew their wedding vows.
But … but everyone in Tuna — dubbed the third smallest town in Texas — goes along for the ride!
The show reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from Tuna, such as Aunt Pearl, Anna Conda and Elvis 42, in a rambling romp in Sin City, and introduces a few new ones too.
And in a surprising twist, all the characters are played by just two talented actors!Read more
This time of year, the great outdoors are often the last thing on your mind.
However, there's no need to wait until spring to learn some gardening tips, discuss wildlife, and enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature.
Attracting Bluebirds, 11 a.m.
Chase away the winter blahs with some blues, at The Garden Hut in Fuquay-Varina. Garden writer Carol Stein shares tips for attracting birds to your garden. Free. Registration is required by calling (919) 552-0590 or via Facebook. Read more
Life is better for all of us when we step out to help others — so says Kristen Johnson of Garner, who is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.
“I was taught by example from an early age that if someone needs help, you find a way to make a difference,” said Johnson. “Volunteering is a natural extension of what is important to you, helps others, builds character, hones skills, and the list could go on and on.”
In 2012, Make-A-Wish celebrated its 25th anniversary and the granting of its 2,500th wish in Eastern North Carolina, milestones Johnson says could not have been reached without the dedication of volunteers.Read more
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Town of Cary Parks & Recreation
2 Years in a row Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources has been voted Best Recreational Sports League
18,540 Youth & 40,814 Adults Involved in sports programs
2013 Maggy Awards: Media