A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows the classic horror film “Halloween” at 2 p.m. The film also includes an interview with filmmaker John Carpenter. Cost: $5. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
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Fall, Halloween events
▪ Learn about pumpkins past and present and then paint one to take home at the program Family Feature: Pondering Pumpkins from 2-3 p.m. at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Cost: $1 per person; registration required. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d9ixoY or bit.ly/2dYTZRB.
▪ Trunk or Treat is 3-5 p.m. at Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 108 Avent Ferry Road. Free. bit.ly/2d7LzEH
▪ The Pumpkin Flotilla is 4-7 p.m. at the Bond Park Boathouse, 801 High House Road, Cary. Free; all ages. For more information: bit.ly/1lM4clh.
▪ A Fall Festival is 5-7 p.m. at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The event will feature a Trunk or Treat, children’s costume parade, a chili cook-off and more. Open to the public. 919-467-9394, wpumc.com
Food truck rally, movie
Green Level Baptist Church holds its Community Food Truck Rally and Movie Night from 5-8 p.m. at the church, 8509 Green Level Church Road, Cary. Free admission. The event will feature live music, bounce houses, food trucks and more. An outdoor showing of the film “The Peanuts Movie” is at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. The event kicks off the church’s Raise Up, Reach Out building campaign. 919-362-4310, greenlevel.com
The Town of Fuquay-Varina holds a week-long series of public meetings on shaping the 2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan. The project charrette will be held daily at the Public Service Center, 1415 Holland Road. The first meeting is 12:30-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. For more information and a schedule of meetings, go to bit.ly/2ekBuqU.
Halloween Hoot programs for various age groups are planned at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex and West Regional Library in Cary. For more information, call each library: 919-387-2100, Eva Perry; 919-463-8500, West. Online, go to bit.ly/2e4PZCM.
Children’s film series
Bring the kids to Film Day - Fun Day, The Cary theater’s special morning film showings on select Tuesdays. The series continues with a screening of “See the World, Feed Your Mind: Animated Shorts from the Seattle Children’s Film Festival 2016” at 10 a.m. Cost: $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center screens the film “A Monster in Paris” at 10 a.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2e7IFkA.
The Carolina Puppet Theater presents “Being Thankful” at 11 a.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Cost: $5 per person; free for children under a year old. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2dPb545 or bit.ly/2dKFXDg.
Representatives of the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program discuss Medicare enrollment opportunities at the AARP/Cary Chapter meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 919-467-1424.
Meet the Artists
Members of the Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild offer spinning demonstrations and answer questions about other fiber arts at 4 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. No registration required. 919-387-2100, bit.ly/28JmtKu
In Cary, the program is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. No registration required. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x
Chef visits area
Award-winning chef, TV personality and cookbook author Vivian Howard is coming to Cary Tuesday, Nov. 1, to promote her cookbook “Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.” A morning event at West Regional Library is full. Another event is 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For more information, call 919-467-3866 or go to bit.ly/2ehiTMa.
Movie at Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows the movie “Genius” at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free; for teens and adults. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 919-467-3866 or go to bit.ly/2eCwGRg.
Blood can be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150: Mondays, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-7 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
Brie Arthur of Fuquay-Varina, a design correspondent on the PBS television show “Growing a Greener World,” discusses “Camellias: The Heritage Collection” at the next meeting of the Cary Garden Club. The group meets at 10 a.m. in Room 302 at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Open to the public. For more information, go to carygardenclub.org.
The Full Frame Road Show travels to Cary for a screening of the documentary “The Ballad of Fred Hersch” at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Free; tickets required. Tickets available online at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Eventbrite, bit.ly/2dDPxVR. For more information, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Morrisville’s McCrimmon Parkway Extension is 9 a.m. at McCrimmon Parkway and Perimeter Park Drive, near 2450 Perimeter Park Drive. Rain or shine; open to the public. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eo1PpO.
Cary Town Band
The Cary Town Band performs “Election Day” at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Free. carytownband.org
The Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. coinciding with the Downtown Chili Cook-off held by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association. Rescheduled from Oct. 8 due to Hurricane Matthew. Music, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, entertainment and children’s activities will be featured. celebratefv.com
SuperFun Saturday is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Apex. The free event features arts and crafts activities for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Sick Chicks Flicks
The Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival, organized by Christine Parker of Apex, promises 12 hours of the scariest and coolest short films produced by women beginning at 11 a.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Films in the juried festival will be divided into five series and awards will be given. The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. Tickets, $5, are required for each series of films; a day pass is available for $23. For more information, a film schedule and tickets, go to sickchickflicksfilmfest.com or thecarytheater.com. 919-462-2055,
The movie “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” will be shown at 3 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. A discussion will be held afterward. Registration requested. bit.ly/28JmtKu
▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. caryfarmersmarket.com
▪ 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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▪ The annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church, 1005 Wilbon Road.
▪ A Craft Sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sunset Lake Lodge, 5664 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs.
▪ St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex, holds its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. saintandrew.org
▪ The fifth annual Winter Wonders Craft Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Middle Creek High School, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. mchs-ptsa.com