A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St., and at the Hook and Cleaver’s 409 Broad St. location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. growers-market.com
Pickin’ in the Pines
The Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series continues with a concert by the Johnny Folsom 4 and Canady Thomas Band (Patsy Cline tribute) at 5:45 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics and leashed pets allowed; no alcohol. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets: $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to bit.ly/29BlvCN.
A public drop-in session on the proposed realignment of Morrisville electoral residency districts is 6-8 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cREfyl.
Fish for free from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Park staff will provide bait and basic instruction. Catch and release only. Bring equipment or borrow from the park. For all ages; 16 and older must have a valid N.C. fishing license. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required: bit.ly/29z1M7o.
Live at Lunch
Cary’s fall Live at Lunch series of free concerts features a performance of Top 40 and beach music by Jimmy Weaver from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fidelity Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St. The concerts continue through Oct. 13. Downtown restaurants will feature lunch specials or bring your own lunch. Picnic tables will be available. For more information, go to bit.ly/1bjjVnj.
The Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina free fall concert series continues with a performance by Liquid Pleasure at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. No pets or coolers. For more information and a list of upcoming concerts, go to bit.ly/2aWe117.
Movies at The Cary
“The Lobster” shows at 7 p.m. and “Indignation” screens at 9:30 p.m. at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2051, thecarytheater.com
An information session on homeowner associations is 6:45-8:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Free. The president of the nonprofit Hear4NC, which provides information on state laws regarding homeowner associations, will speak. hear4nc.com
The community Basic Training Class hosted by the Morrisville Community Emergency Response Team is Sept. 22-25 at Morrisville Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. Free. For more information and to sign up, call Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. bit.ly/2adZmct
The Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament gets under way at Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration is 7:30-9 a.m.; shotgun start is 9 a.m. For more information: bit.ly/2cqrsHs.
Live Well at Home
Experts discuss how local agencies and businesses can help older adults live independently at home from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Free. For more information, call 919-469-4081 or go to bit.ly/2c2qf3A. To register, go to bit.ly/2c9EckV, code 95466.
The third annual Triangle Oktoberfest is 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The fundraiser for Alzheimer’s North Carolina will feature live music, dancing, traditional Bavarian food, German and local beer, games, children’s activities, contests and the Sam Adams National Stein Hoist Competition. Tickets range from $15-$25; children ages 15 and younger are admitted free. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 800-514-3849 or go to bit.ly/2aX7cX8 or bit.ly/2beCpGX.
The Raise the Woof Comedy Show fundraiser for Peak Lab Rescue is 8 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Doors open at 7 p.m. A cash bar, snacks, silent auction, raffle and more will be featured. Dog-related items may be donated. Tickets are $25 per person or $125 for a table of six. For tickets and more information, go to peaklabrescue.com.
Motorcyclists can shore up their safety and rider skills during the free BikeSafe N.C. Class from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cary Police Department, 120 Wilkinson Ave. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2bOaPz9 or bit.ly/2ctAcbl. 919-469-4338
Harris Lake County Park hosts introductory and advanced family disc golf programs beginning at 9 a.m. Classes will meet at the disc golf gravel parking lot at the park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Free; pre-registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1YF8gC1.
The annual skateboard, BMX and Scooter Fall Contest Series begins at 10 a.m. at Sk8-Cary Skate Park, 2040 NW Maynard Road. The event features contests throughout the day for beginner, advanced and professional levels. 919-380-2970, bit.ly/2cae1Z9
Fairy garden class
A free class on how to create a fairy garden is 11 a.m. at the Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. To register: 919-552-0590 or NelsasGardenHut.com.
Storytime LIVE is 11 a.m. at Kiddie Academy of Fuquay-Varina, 610 Lakestone Commons Ave. A visit from Curious George is planned. Refreshments and other children’s activities also will be featured. Free. To register to attend, go to kastorytime.com.
The ninth annual Panther Creek Invitational Marching Band Competition is 4-10 p.m. at Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary. Fifteen high schools from across the state are scheduled to perform. Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 seniors and children ages 4-10, free for children under 4. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b8VhKD.
BBQ, Blues and Brews
The BBQ, Blues and Brews barbecue cook-off is 1-6 p.m. in the historic Varina district of downtown Fuquay-Varina. Event parking is available at Fuquay-Varina High School, Ample Storage, Old Gold Leaf Tobacco Warehouse and Draft Line Brewing Co. Free admission; Tasting Tickets are $20. No dogs. The fundraiser also will feature bluegrass music and craft beer. For more information, go to bit.ly/1s7P3PG.
Art House Theater Day
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., celebrates the inaugural Art House Theater Day with screenings of four films. The national event recognizes independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. The documentary “Dusty’s Trail: Summit of Borneo” shows at 2 p.m. “A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log and Back to School” screens at 3:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the documentary “Danny Says” is featured and at 9:45 p.m. “Time Bandits.” Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2051, thecarytheater.com
Take a Child Outside
The Town of Cary hosts several family-friendly activities Saturday, Sept. 24, to Friday, Oct. 1, as part of Take a Child Outside Week. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2bRvB7g.
Music in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series concludes this season’s programs with a performance by saxophonist Marcus Anderson at 7 p.m. at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. Gates open at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
The documentary “Oriented” screens at 7 p.m. at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. The film follows Palestinian members of the LGBT community in Tel Aviv. A Q&A session will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information: 919-858-7777, bethshalomnc.org, orientedfilm.com.
Learn about the secret art of “spider sniffing” during a walk around Old Beech Nature Trail from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Free. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29z1M7o.
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. apexfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. caryfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina has moved to the Raleigh Street Parking Lot, 101 Raleigh St. The market is open 8 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday locations remain the same. growers-market.com
▪ The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. 919-567-4040, hollyspringsnc.us
▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon at two locations: 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. wwfm.ag
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