Piedmont Laureates Jaki Shelton Green, Scott Huler, Ian Finley and Carrie Knowles will host a panel discussion and give readings at 6 p.m. at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Holly Springs seniors can play Bingo 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 will be 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. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.
Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series
The annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series of concerts will feature Grass Cats from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, free for ages 12 and younger. Pets and picnics are welcome. For details and tickets, go to boothamphitheatre.com.
A forum for candidates for the Wake County Board of Commissioners will be from 7-8 p.m. at 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. The forum is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs chambers of commerce.
Cary Playwrights’ Forum
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. For details, email Phil Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.caryplaywrightsforum.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.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show “Mary Poppins” and serve pizza at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 for children, teens and adults, or $2 for ages 2 and younger. For tickets, go to www.etix.com.
SearStone Art Open House
SearStone will host an open house with the Fine Arts League of Cary from 6-9 p.m. in the Winston Clubhouse at 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. To RSVP, call 919-500-7568. For details, go to www.searstone.com/events-cary-north-carolina.
African-American Book Group
The African-American Book Group will discuss “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Golf tournament and barbecue
Cary’s Community Emergency Response Team and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation will host a golf tournament and barbecue in memory of firefighter Jon Schondelmayer at 1 p.m. at Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The event will raise money for CERT and the foundation. Registration costs $75 for one person or $300 for a team. Registration for the barbecue only costs $20. To register by Sunday, contact Julie Carlino at 919-602-6285 or email@example.com.
• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go towww.caryfarmersmarket.com
• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go towww.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 towww.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 towww.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 towww.growers-market.org
Fish Out of H2O 5K
The Fish Out of H2O 5K Fun Run and Walk will raise money for the Raleigh Swimming Association at 8 a.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration for the 5K costs $25, and the one-mile walk costs $15. There will be prizes for overall winners and winners within age groups. For details, go to www.facebook.com/swimrsa.
Patriot Challenge 5K
The Patriot Challenge 5K, hosted by Orion International, will begin at 8 a.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The race will raise money for Operation Military Embrace, Children of Fallen Patriots and Warrior Hike. Registration costs $35 through Thursday and $35 the day of the race. For details, go to www.veteranlowtohighchallenge.com/5k/raleigh-cary.
Interactive Community Health Fair
Cary Presbyterian Church will host an Interactive Community Health Fair with food, fun, prizes and health promotion from 9 a.m. to noon at 614 Griffis St.
Race for Our Heroes 5K
The Amberly neighborhood and Carolina Preserve at Amberly will host the Race for Our Heroes 5K from 9-11 a.m. at 1075 Residents Club Drive, Cary. The race will raise money for Operation: Coming Home, a local charity that builds homes for veterans.
Registration for the one-mile race for ages 12 and younger costs $5. Registration for the 5K for recreational runners costs $25 through Friday and $30 the day of the race. Registration for the 5K for competitive runners costs $30 through Friday and $35 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/amberly-race-for-our-heroes-5k.
Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness
The annual wheelchair- and stroller-friendly Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., games and raffles at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. at Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. Registration costs $15 for a family and $5 for an individual. For details, email KidsTogether@nc.rr.com.
Barnes & Noble will host a “Curious George” story time at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts will feature Kim Wempe at 2 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road.
Face painting and balloons
Kids are invited to Southern Home Crafts Store for free face painting and twisted balloons by Lynne Fischer from 6-8 p.m. at 111 N. Salem St., Apex.
Ladies Night Out
CORRAL Riding Academy will host Ladies Night Out with dinner, a raffle and a silent auction from 6-9 p.m. at 3620 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration is free, but donations are encouraged. For details and registration, go to www.corralriding.org.
Downtown Performers Series
Cary’s Downtown Performers Series of free concerts will feature Kim Wempe at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street.