Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Three Little Fishies” at 11 a.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com. For details, call 919-567-4000 or go to hollyspringsnc.us.
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.
Senior Bingo for Holly Springs residents will be 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.
Ice cream social
The Cary Senior Center will host an ice cream social for ages 55 and older from 2-4 p.m. at 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. To register, call 919-469-4081 or go to classweb.townofcary.org.
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.
Independence Day Celebration in F-V
Fuquay-Varina’s annual Independence Day Celebration, a day early, will be from 6-9 p.m. at South Park, 820 S. Main St. There will be fireworks at sundown.
Independence Eve Celebration in Cary
The Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.carytownband.org.
Fireworks in Morrisville
Morrisville’s Independence Day fireworks show will begin at dark, around 9:30 p.m., at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway.
Fourth of July in Cary
A Fourth of July celebration with games and contests for families will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. for a celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The Kids Zone will be open from 3-7 p.m. The Cary Town Band will perform at 6 p.m., the North Carolina Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks will follow the concert. Lawn seating is free. For details, go to boothamphitheatre.com/events/independence-day.
Independence Day Pancake Breakfast
The annual Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, prepared by the Morrisville Fire Department, will be served from 8-9:45 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. Tickets cost $3 for teenagers and adults and $1 for ages 12 and younger if purchased in advance. Tickets the day of the breakfast cost $5 for teens and adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. For details, call 919-463-7103, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to nc-morrisville.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=581.
Olde Fashioned Fourth of July
A Fourth of July celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Apex. The flag will be raised at 9 a.m., activities will begin at 9:15 a.m., the parade lineup will start at 11:45 a.m., Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels will begin at noon, and the Fire Department Splash Down will be at 12:30 p.m.
Family Fun Night
Families will make arts and crafts, fish or meet animals from 6-7 p.m. and listen to storytelling or watch a magic show from 7-8 p.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a chair and a picnic. For details, call 919-557-2496 or go to hollyspringsnc.us.
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 Ladies of the Lake will perform.
• 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.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.
Independence Day celebration in Holly Springs
An Independence Day celebration will be from 5-9:30 p.m. at Sugg Farm Park on Grigsby Avenue in Holly Springs. Festivities, including music, food, inflatables, games, potato sack races and crafts, will begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free. Do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers. For details, go to bit.ly/UJmxTq.
Night Ride Tri
Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions will host the Night Ride Tri from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center. Races start at 10 p.m. Online registration costs $60 for individuals and $90 for relay teams. Registration the day of the race costs $70 for individuals and $100 for relay teams. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net.