Cary Happenings

Elections are Tuesday, Oct. 6,  early voting starts 9/30

  • This is a Town of Cary Municipal Election.  Mayor Weinbrecht and Council Member Lori Bush are running unopposed for reelection.
  • Also there are 4 new candidates for the vacant District D seat on Cary Town Council for the Southwest portion of Cary, previously held by Gale Adcock.
  • There are 2 new candidates for the District B seat held by incumbent Don Frantz for Downtown Cary and its surrounding areas.
  • Additional information from the Cary Citizen. (http://carycitizen.com/category/news/elections-news/)
  • Early Voting in Cary
    • Herbert C. Young Community Center
    • 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513 ,
    • Times: 9/30 11am-7pm, 10/1 11am-7pm, 10/2 11am-7pm, 10/3 10am-1pm


New Restaurants in Cary:

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 204 Crossroads Blvd, Cary
A new location of CMG opened in Crossroads Plaza on September 17, 2015.  Chipotle offers great rice bowls, burritos, tacos, salads, chips and salsa all with the freshest ingredients.

Golden Pig Korean Cuisine, 815 W. Chatham Street, Cary
This new Korean restaurant that offers pork dishes, entrees with protein, vegetables and rice and Asian favorites. It’s closed on Mondays.

Nine’s China, 4224 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary
This Chinese restaurant just opened in Preston Corners. To celebrate their grand opening you can get a free drink with the purchase of an entree.

Kababish Cafe, A new Indian restaurant in Downtown Cary will celebrate their grand opening on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30 am with samples of kababs, onion fritters, mango lassi and more.

For other new restaurants see:   http://www.menuism.com/cities/us/nc/cary/new-restaurants


Other new businesses in Cary:

Pink Magnolia Boutique, 1205 Parkside Main Street, Cary
Describes itself as “Affordable Chic” see their Face Book page for striking fall fashions with a bohemian twist.    https://www.facebook.com/Pink-Magnolia-Boutique-700149406760225/timeline/

Millpond Dance Studio, 3490 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
Offers fun dance and fitness classes for both adults and kids as young as 18 months.  Zumba, ballroom, hip-hop, Pilates, or ballet are all covered.   http://www.millponddancestudio.com/

The Green Room, 1319 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
The new salon in the Trader Joe’s shopping center whose name comes from the soothing “green room” where performers relax before on-stage appearances. Services are vast – services are extensive and include blowout, brow wax or eyelash extensions.   http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-green-room-cary



  • SAS Championship, Prestonwood Country Club, October 5-11, 2015  
    Click for Website
  • Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon & Rex Healthcare Half Marathon Nov 1, 2015
    Start/Finish: NCSU Belltower on Hillsborough St.
    Click for Website
  • Reel-ly Scary Cary Film Series – Koka Booth Amphitheatre                                                                                  $10 (includes access to the Spooktacular Haunted Trail); kids under 12 free
    Those that love all things spooky are invited to attend REEL-LY SCARY FILM SERIES — a Fall fan favorite —  as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to an outdoor film venue.
    Thursday, October 22 —The Ring (2002) PG-13
    Friday, October 23 — ParaNorman (2012) PG
    Saturday, October 24 — Frenzy (1971) R
    For more, visit Koka Booth or call (919) 462-2025.
  • Costume Dance Party – Cary Arts Center – Saturday, Oct 24 1-2:30 p.m.            Ages K5-12 with caregiver | $1 per person.   Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! Party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume awards. For more, call (919) 469-4069.
  • Heart of Cary Association’s Downtown Harvest Festival Downtown Cary
    2-6 p.m. | All ages | $2 for kids ages 2 and up (adults are free)
    Kids and adults can enjoy an afternoon of Fall fun with carnival games, corn hole, bounce houses, food, and entertainment! Costumes are welcome.  For more, visit Heart of Cary’s Downtown Harvest Festival.
  • Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve, 135 W. Chatham Street in Downtown Cary
    2-8 p.m. | All ages | Free
    Join us for Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve! Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations or bring your own. Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Haunted Tales of Yesteryear
  • Safe-N-Sane Halloween Celebration, Saturday, October 31, Cary Town Center
    6-8 p.m. | All ages | Free
    Dress in your coolest costume and join us for some indoor Halloween fun! Trick-or-treat around the mall and enjoy story-telling, sing-a-longs, a magic show, a costume contest and more! Co-sponsored by Cary Towne Center and the Town of Cary. For more, call (919) 771-1295.

For more information on these events and others see:   The Cary Citizen


Other NC Areas:

Don’t forget that this is an outstanding time of the year at our coastal beaches and the mountains for fall colors.


35th Annual NC Oyster Festival – Oct 17, 2015 – Oct 18, 2015, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm & Sun. 10 am – 5 pm

  • Ocean Isle Beach
  • The 35th Annual NC Oyster Festival will feature local cuisine, arts and crafts,children’s activities, live music, an oyster eating contest on Saturday, shag competition on Sunday, the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday, and the delictable Oyster Stew Cook-off on Sunday afternoon.  Enjoy live music and entertainment by Whitney Layne, from Nashville, and other foot-tapping acts such as Craig Woolard and The Embers, Jim Quick and Coastline Band, Darrell Harwood, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, CC Martin, and Fat Jack Band.
  • Visit Website

North Carolina Festival by the Sea, Oct 24, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015, Sat. 9 am-5 pm & Sun. 9 am-4 pm

  • Holden Beach Pavilion, Holden Beach
  • The NC Festival by the Sea is a 2-day event that kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway on Saturday. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and children’s rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion.
  • Visit Website

American Craft Week in Western NC: Asheville Art in the Park, • October 03, 2015 – October 03, 2015

•  Address: Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 28801
• Times: 10:00-6:00pm
• Admission: Free
• Phone: 828-582-2112
• Visit Event Website

Art Crawl – Boone, NC:    1st Friday of each month except January

  • Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our shops and galleries and stay late for live music, food and drinks at one of our many fine restaurants.
  • Visit Website

Barbara Green West Cary Real Estate

Barbara Green is a real estate professional who specializes in West Cary, active adult, and luxury real estate. If you are looking to sell or buy real estate in the Cary, Apex, or Morrisville area of North Carolina, give me a call or visit my website at www.Cary-NC.com to get started today!

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