January Weekend in Cary


Cary, NC — This January weekend in Cary has a number of bright spots. And, a look at the almanac tells us that the days are getting brighter.

January Weekend in Cary

The Northern hemisphere began edging back into the sunlight on December 22, but very slowly (just +1 second more of sunlight). But that pace accelerates through the month of January. This Friday, January 17, 2014 will see +1:01 more sunlight than the previous day.

Next week, we pass 10 hours of daylight. The daffodils will start pushing up and the crocuses will welcome the Spring.

Town Council Meeting

First meeting of the year for Cary Town Council.  Up for discussion: Bike & Pedestrian Funding, Rezoning, Annexation Petition, Mayton Inn and more.

Cary Town Council
Thursday, January 9, 2014
6:30 PM

Council Chambers
316 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC

Affordable Health Care Act – Info & Registration

Call it Obamacare or call it the ACA. Love it or hate it. But the Affordable Care Act is here.

If you want to find out more, get help or register, West Regional Library will have expert assistance on hand all day Friday. From Wake County Library:

In January, Wake County Public Libraries will host a second series of free information/ enrollment sessions for the Affordable Health Care Act. Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators will be on hand to assist with creating accounts, enrolling in the Marketplace, and reviewing plan options in order for attendees to be better informed appropriate personal decisions about health insurance. Registration is required by calling 855-733-3711 to make individual appointments. The Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Wake County, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the CapitalCareCollaborative to offer these sessions. More info: 919-463-8500

Affordable Health Care Act – Info & Registration
Fri, January 10, 10:30am – 5:30pm
West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary NC

A Fifth of Blues at Doherty’s

If health care is giving you the blues, we’ve got the remedy. One of our favorite local bands, A Fifth of Blues, will be back at Doherty’s on Friday night. High-energy, good-time roadhouse music to shake off that January funk.

A Fifth of Blues @ Doherty’s
Friday, January 10, 2014
9:30ish to 1 AM

Doherty’s Irish Pub
1979 High House Rd, Cary, North Carolina

Winter Wonderland at Bond Park – Postponed

[Editor’s Note: Following composition of this story, we received notice that Town of Cary is postponing Winter Wonderland at Bond Park until the end of the month. From ToC via email: “It may be cold enough for snow, but this weekend’s rainy forecast has forced the Town of Cary to postpone its annual Winter Wonderland at Bond Park, a series of one-hour sledding opportunities for kids and adults. The event will be held weather permitting on January 24-25 and follow the same schedule. Those registered for the event do not need to take any action. A very limited number of spots remain open; for fees and available sessions, register by searching “EZ-REG” at www.townofcary.org.]

More January Weekend Events

Also this weekend, enjoy jazz at UnWined in downtown Cary, Western Wake Winter Market from 9:30 – noon on Saturday and more. Visit the Calendar for more January weekend events.



Photo by Joe Shlabotnik.