Corvettes will be the featured theme car at Cary Cruise Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on West Main Street in downtown Cary. Corvette owners are encouraged to bring their cars to be judged that evening. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded for first- and second-place winners.
Cary Cruise Night takes place each Wednesday evening in downtown Cary on West Main Street between Spring Street and High Road. The downtown area is closed for show car parking and public parking is free and accessible in the nearby commuter lots.
Food and refreshments are available during the event at The Tracks Bar & Grill, Galati’s Pizza & Pasta, Tapas Calpe in Orchard Prime Meats, Jimano’s Pizza truck and Kona Ice.
Each Wednesday there is a free raffle prize drawing for local dining certificates.
Other upcoming Cruise Night themes include Mustang/Ford Night on June 20 and Chevy/GM Night on June 27. There will be no Cary Cruise Night on July 4.
Cruise Night themes are for judging only and trophies and ribbons are awarded each Wednesday for the designated theme. All cars are also welcome at every Cary Cruise Night.
Parking and attendance is free.
For information or the complete list of Cruise Night themes, call 847-639-2800, or visit www.carygrovechamber.com.
The Cary Farmers Market opens on Sunday, with about 25 vendors scheduled to be present.
A wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, flowers, plants, among other things will be featured, the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce said in a news release.
“The Cary Farmers Market has been one of the most rewarding community events the Chamber has ever initiated,” said Cary-Grove Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Corr. “Last season we received many positive responses and accolades for bringing the market to the community. The market was attracting over 1,500 shoppers each week.”
The first Sunday of each month the market will feature special events, outdoor music and extra vendors. Free Chamber shopping bags will be given to the first 100 shoppers, free bags of groceries will be raffled off, and there will be outdoor music on June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.
The farmers market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday from June 2 through Sept. 29 at the north commuter parking lot near the intersection of High Road and West Main Street in downtown.
CARY – The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded District 26 Director of Finance and Operations T. Ferrier an award of financial reporting achievement.
The award is given to the individual who is primarily responsible for preparing the district's award-winning comprehensive annual financial report, according to a news release from the GFOA.
Ferrier is set to leave District 26 in July and join the staff at Crystal Lake District 155 as the assistant superintendent of Finance.
Jeffrey Schubert will replace Ferrier.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional organization with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
- Joseph Bustos
CARY – "Worlds of Music," a program for all ages, will take place from 7 to 7:45 p.m. July 31 at the Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road.
Guy Louis will transport attendees around the world by sharing exotic and unique instruments. Topics include celebrating diverse cultures; Native American music and culture; Renaissance Europe and the lute; an African Musical celebration; an Indian music demonstration featuring sitar, tamboura and tablas; and modern electric guitar.
The program is open to Cary Area Public Library cardholders, and registration is required for all participants (adults should register as age 21).
A listing in the library's newsletter, Books & Bytes, included an incorrect date for this program. The library regrets any inconvenience this might have caused patrons.
For information, stop by the library or call 847-639-4210.
The Friends of the Cary Area Public Library will hold a fundraiser Wednesday, May 22, at the Culver's in Crystal Lake.
FOCAL (Friends of the Cary Area Public Library) will receive 10 percent of the day’s sales, which will be directed toward future purchases that benefit library patrons.
Members of FOCAL will help serve customers from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, 501 Pingree Road.
For information, call the library at 847-639-4210.
Originally from Miami, Joseph has been working at the Northwest Herald since February 2010. He enjoys writing about issues that effect people. A Northwestern University graduate, you can often find him in Evanston cheering on the Wildcats.