Weekend Events: Art Loop, Memorial Day and More

Cary, NC – It’s the last weekend before the Summer and there are lots of exciting events going on around Cary to ease you into the long weekend.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The final Live at Lunch concert of the year starts at 11:30 AM. The free show is out at the picnic tables and lawn in front of the Ivey-Ellington House. This Thursday’s musicians are Peter Lamb, of Peter Lamb and the Wolves, and Mark Wells both playing jazz music.

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tastings are a chance to taste wines from all around the world, all under the guidance of sommelier Hai Tran. Starting at 6 PM, those who go to the Umstead Hotel and Spa’s Fireplace Lounge with the “Judgement of Paris” theme. To reserve a spot, call 919-447-4050.

The Fine Arts League of Cary is holding their monthly meeting at the Cary Arts Center this Thursday. Starting at 7:30 PM, those interested in the arts can meet with local artists who want to promote or nurture their own work.

For more Thursday event, check out our calendar.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Fund lets you walk around Waverly Place, shopping at different stores while enjoying wine tastings along the way. Starting at 5 PM, stores will also have art instillations and there will be live music at Waverly Place. Proceeds go to the Kay Yow fund, with Friday’s wine selection in a “Red, White and Brut” theme.

Final Friday Art Loop highlights the works by a multitude of Cary artists who have their works on display all across town. Starting at 6 PM, you can find art at Town Hall, the Cary Senior Center, Page-Walker, Herb Young, the Cary Arts Center as well as other galleries and even restaurants such as Coffee and Crepes and Chatham Hill Winery.

Wine Away Friday is this Friday from 7 to 10 PM at Chatham Hill Winery. There will be live music, wine sold by the glass and even beers from Fortnight Brewing, with options for outdoor seating.

For more Friday events, head over to our calendar.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The NCAA Division II Baseball Championships starts this Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The tournament goes for seven days, ending with the christening of a new champion. Games start at 3 and 7 PM.

SummerFest 2016 starts this Saturday with music from the North Carolina Symphony at Booth Amphitheater. With conductor David Glover, they will be playing Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, as well as selections from Wagner and Smetana, starting at 7:30 PM.

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision is a documentary playing at The Cary Theater. It follows the process of artist and architect Maya Lin who created the iconic Vietnam Memorial and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial. The movie starts at 7 PM.

And for more this Saturday, go to our calendar.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The White Plains United Methodist Church is holding a Memorial Day Weekend Church Cookout. Anyone is welcome to go to the cookout along side the Sunday church services, starting at 11 AM. The food is free but donations will be accepted to cover the cost.

Flags of our Fathers will play at The Cary Theater ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. The movie follows the experiences of the World War II soldiers who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and starts at 2 PM.

The Triangle Wind Ensemble will be playing a number of songs to go along with Memorial Day, including the classic Gershwin piece “Rhapsody in Blue.” The band will be playing at Booth Amphitheater starting at 7 PM and will be joined by a guest pianist.

There’s more Sunday events on our calendar.

Around the Triangle

Animazement is all this weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center. Fans of Japanese pop culture and video games can meet like-minded people and buy exclusive items from various vendors.

Audio Under the Stars is holding one of its famous events for people to share life stories at 8 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, this Friday’s theme is “Bad Advice and Second Chances,” with people telling true stories at the audio garden at 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC.

The Heart of Carolinas Chorus is holding an event for the quartet No Strings Attached who won the district level of the Youth Quartet Championship. No Strings Attached is composed of Green Hope High School students. It is at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge to attend but there is a requested donation at the door to cover the cost for No Strings Attached to travel and compete in the international convention.

Monday, May 30- Memorial Day Services

Cary American Legion Memorial Day Remembrance -MOVED

Due to the forecast of stormy weather the event at Hillcrest Cemetery has been moved to our Post Home at 8523 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. Still starting at 10:00 hours on Monday, May 30th.
Speaking at the event will be retired US Navy Rear Admiral Steve Glass.

Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony at the Auxiliary Unit 67 at the Post Home at 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. For details, call 919-270-2136.

Town of Cary’s  Memorial Day Observance-

Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513, USA from 2:30-3:3pm

The Carolina Veterans Support Group is holding an event at Cary’s Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day.

You can also sponsor a flag to put on the grounds with the name, rank and service of a remembered veteran on the flag. Payments and details for the sponsorships go to the Cary Veterans Support Group at 8004 Belgium Dr., Raleigh, NC or their website: http://cvsgnc.org

The Field of Flags will be open from Saturday, May 28, 2016 starting at 8 AM to 6 PM on Memorial Day.




Story by staff reports. For more info, check out the CaryCitizen events calendar. Photo by Richard Topalovich.

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  1. Gary
    Gary says:

    On Memorial Day, per a mailing from Town of Cary:

    May 24, 2016

    Wags 4 Tags Founder to Speak at Cary’s Memorial Day Remembrance

    The Town of Cary invites citizens and visitors to its free Memorial Day Remembrance at its Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 North Harrison Ave., on May 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Cary Town Band will open the ceremony with patriotic music after which Mayor Pro Tem Ed Yerha will lead a moment of remembrance.

    Speakers include:

    Army veteran Ronnie Sadowski, founder and president of North Carolina’s Wags 4 Tags. His organization pairs veterans across North Carolina with trained companion and emotional support dogs rescued from kill shelters; and
    Matt Segal, United Stated Army Colonel (retired), president of the Triangle Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

    The Cary Town Band will conclude the ceremony after which guests are invited to share light refreshments. In the event of inclement weather, event updates will be available on the Town’s Weather Status Page at http://games.townofcarync.gov/culturalarts/displaystatus.php.

    Leading up to the Remembrance, the Carolina Veterans Support Group will set up a Field of Flags at the Veteran’s Freedom Park on May 28; flags will wave in memory of those who served or are serving our country, and will remain in place through May 31. Those who wish to sponsor a flag can contact the Support Group at (919) 559-1057 or http://www.cvsgnc.org.

    Parking (regular and handicap accessible) will available at Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., across the street from the Veteran’s Freedom Park. A free shuttle that is also handicap accessible will run from Cary Academy’s parking lot to the Veteran’s Freedom Park, and there will be a police patrol to assist with pedestrian crossing of Harrison Avenue.


    –posted by a Vietnam Veteran, remembering the 58,200 names on the Wall…

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