Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Senior Bingo for Holly Springs residents is from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1, and there are cash prizes of up to $10.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.
Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal
The public is invited to listen to the Holly Springs Community Band rehearse from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.
‘Turtles’ story time
Barnes & Noble will host a Get Pop Cultured event with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” story time and activities at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at WakeMed Cary Hospital, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road. To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org.
Jazz and Gelato
SearStone’s Winston Clubhouse will host the Capital Jazz Band and serve gelato from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. Learn about SearStone’s community and meet residents. To RSVP, call 1-877-636-9769 or go to www.searstone.com/jazz.
Art After Dark
Art After Dark events will be held throughout Fuquay-Varina from 5-9 p.m. For details, go to www.fvartscouncil.org.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host a reception for artwork by Dina Jacobs from 6-8 p.m. at 300 W. Ballentine St. Jacobs’ art will be on display through Friday, Aug. 29.
Gordon Munro Fine Art Gallery
The grand opening of the Gordon Monro Fine Art Gallery will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at 952 High House Road, Cary. The opening will feature “Art of Abstraction,” an exhibition of artwork by Dan Campbell.
John Henry Band
The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host a free concert by the John Henry Band from 6:30-9 p.m. at 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Do not bring alcohol.
Families can play Bingo from 7-9 p.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Cards cost $1, and all money will be given out in prizes. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, go to hollyspringsnc.us.
Movies by Moonlight
WakeMed Cary Hospital will sponsor a screening of “Despicable Me 2” at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.
Farmers markets• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
• The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Holly Springs. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.weebly.com.
• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.
Anti-bullying benefit concert
An anti-bullying benefit concert will be from 1-7 p.m. at Montague’s Lake, 10301 Penny Road, Raleigh. The concert will raise money for the family of Michael Morones, a local boy who attempted suicide, and to help North Carolina schools access bullying prevention programs. There will be live music, food, crafts, face painting, auctions and raffles. Admission costs $10 for individuals or $20 per family.
Barnes & Noble will host a Get Pop Cultured event on books that have been made into movies with giveaways, promotions, raffles and a discussion at 3 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Summer Stretch Festival
Populate Productions’ Summer Stretch Festival will be from 3-9 p.m. at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. There will be live music, food trucks, beer, local art, a water battle arena and other activities. A package of two adult tickets and two children’s tickets is available. Individual tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older, $8 for ages 3 to 11 and free for younger children. The day of the festival, tickets are $20 for ages 12 and older, $10 for ages 3 to 11 and free for younger children. For details and tickets, go to www.summerstretchfest.com.
Boo Hanks and Lightnin’ Wells will present the final performance in this year’s Sertoma Series at 6 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Movies by Moonlight
WakeMed Cary Hospital will sponsor a screening of “Captain Phillips” at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.