Cary Weekend Events: Tennis, Eggs, Soccer and Poetry

Cary, NC – What do a Turkish poet and a Maltese soccer player have in common? The answer is Cary Weekend Events.

Friday: Dinner and a Concert

Don’t know if tickets are still available, but Herb Young Community Center will be swinging with a catered dinner and music from the John Brown Quintet, specializing in Be-Bop and Hard-Bop jazz.

For more info call (919) 319-4560

Saturday – Monday: BBT Spring Junior Tennis Open

Teen tennis stars of tomorrow will be volleying and serving all weekend at Cary Tennis Park in the BBT Spring Junior Tennis Open. Competitors from as far away as Brooklyn, New York. Should be some exciting tennis. More info.

Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is now actually six Easter Egg Hunts. Free, no registration required, but get there early.

Morning Hunt

  • ages 3 and under 10am Field #1
  • ages 4-6 10:20am Field #2
  • ages 7-10 10:40 Field #3

Afternoon Hunt

  • ages 3 and under 1:30pm Field #1
  • ages 4-6 1:50am Field #2
  • ages 7-10 2:10pm Field #3

Saturday Night: Railhawks v Montreal

CaryCitizen favorite Etienne Barbara got off a plane from Malta, basically threw on a pair of shoes and kicked a goal for the Railhawks. From the team website:

It took Barbara, the RailHawks leading scorer in 2010 with eight goals and two assists, roughly 15 hours to get from Malta to Cary on Friday. He had connections in Frankfurt and Toronto before reaching his final destination – and he had a six-hour time difference to contend with.

Barbara – he’s an exciting player to watch. Good to have him back.

The weather was uncooperative for last week’s home opener, but nothing beats spring for a night of high-energy pro soccer under the stars. More info:

Sunday: Poetry Festival

Rounding out our highlights for this week, Page-Walker Arts and History Center plays host on Sunday to the 3rd Annual Nazim Hikmet International Poetry Festival.

Organized in honor of the distinguished Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet by the American Turkish Association of North Carolina, the free event starts at 11:00AM with a workshop by Alice Osborn and continues in the afternoon with readings by invited poets and finalists of the poetry competition.  The invited poets of the festival are world renowned poets Dorianne Laux and John Balaban of NC State University.  The festival’s guest speaker is Murat Nemet-Nejat, poet and one of the leading translators of modern Turkish poetry into English.  The festival is made possible by a major grant from Turkish Cultural Foundation (

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More Info & Events

As always, consult the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events for the latest on things happening in Cary.