A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 7300 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina.
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Blood also 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
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., launches its Gone But Not Forgotten series with a screening of “Silver Streak” at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. For more information: 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com.
Korean history, culture
Sarah Brown, outreach assistant of the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, presents the program “Korea: Balancing History and Culture” at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration requested: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1Ue9fFk.
Tone-alert radio test
Duke Energy tests the tone-alert radio system around Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill at 6 p.m. The test will be coordinated with the National Weather Service. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed until Sunday, Nov. 13. The radios are distributed to residents within a five-mile radius of the plant. 984-229-6261
The Methodist Children’s Center of First United Methodist Church Cary holds its annual Scholastic book fair from 8:45-9:45 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 118 of the Templeton Building, 121 Waldo St., Cary. The book fair runs through Thursday, Nov. 10. Family Night with Clifford the Dog is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. For more information, visit scholastic.com/bf/mcc.
Evening at The Cary
Cary Central and Cary-Kildaire Rotary clubs present An Evening at The Cary Theater from 6-8 p.m. at the theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The free event celebrates the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. A cash bar opens at 6 p.m. at BREW on the first floor of the theater. Physicians from Duke University Medical Center will discuss Alzheimer’s disease. Donations for CART will be accepted. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dDP5GV.
A fundraiser for Cary VFW Post 7383 is at Abbey Road Tavern and Grill, 1195 W. Chatham St., Cary. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of purchases to the veterans group. abbeyroadcary.com, caryvfw7383.org
Voters go to the polls to cast ballots for national and state offices, including U.S. president, U.S. senator, North Carolina governor and other state offices.
Sirens around Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill will be tested at full volume for about 3 minutes between 10 and 11 a.m. The test may be performed more than once. 984-229-6261
Harris Lake Park
The Cookout, Campfire, Crafting and More program is 3-6 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $3 per person. Canoeing available for ages 8 and older. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult; advance registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1YF8gC1. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “A Man Called Ove” at 2 p.m. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors.
Later, the theater screens “A Man Called Ove” at 7 p.m. and “Queen: A Night in Bohemia” at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
The third annual Paderewski Festival presents a screening of the film “The Pianist” at 1:30 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. The festival runs through Nov. 13 at various locations in Raleigh. For more information, go to paderewski-festival.org, thecarytheater.com.
Light Up Night
Get an early start to the holiday season at Light Up Night from 5-7 p.m. at Holly Springs Towne Center, N.C. 55 and New Hill Road. Free. The event will feature a visit from Santa, a bounce house, music, games and more. Rain date is Saturday, Nov. 12. bit.ly/2e64bW0, shophollyspringstc.com
The Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs holds a Dudes vs. Divas Zumbathon from 6-9 p.m. at the North Main Athletic Complex Stadium, 1151 S. Main St., Holly Springs. The event is a fundraiser for the Sense of Play Foundation, which plans to build an inclusive playground for children with special needs. Food trucks, bounce houses and a vendor fair also will be featured. No dance experience necessary. Tickets range from $5 to $20; free for children 5 and under. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eKEDOW.
‘Night in Bohemia’
“Queen: A Night in Bohemia” screens at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. “A Man Called Ove” will be shown at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
The Cary Unity Walk/Run, sponsored by the Health Ministries program at First United Methodist Church Cary, begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Cary. The walk will travel to Wake Med Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive. Afterward, a festival, featuring mile, 5K and 10K runs, entertainment and vendors, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. The event, in honor of first responders and the military, will benefit area nonprofits. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cKfDZw.
▪ The eighth annual Holiday Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 804 High House Road, Cary. stmichaelcary.org
▪ The Christmas Shopping Spree at Genesis United Methodist Church is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 850 High House Road, Cary. genesis-umc.org/web
▪ The Arts and Crafts Festival for Outreach is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. The event will feature strolling carolers, food trucks, pottery and other artwork, jewelry, bake and book sales, a raffle and more. Free admission and parking. Fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries, Wheels4Hope and other Outreach projects. For more information, go to stpaulscary.org/festival.
▪ An Artisan Craft Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Horizons Fellowship, 820 E. Williams St., Apex. Fundraiser for the Christmas Store outreach program. nhf.cc/christmas-store
“A Man Called Ove” screens at 1:30 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. At 6 p.m., the theater presents the premiere of “Malicious Intent II.” Free; tickets available at the door. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
The fourth annual SAVOR Fuquay-Varina culinary competition is 2-6 p.m. at Bob Barker Co., 134 N. Main St., in the Fuquay business district. The contest will showcase local restaurants, taverns and caterers. More than 20 chefs are expected to compete. Food samples will be available and participants can vote for the People’s Choice award. The event also will feature a reverse raffle, wine and local craft beer. Cost: $50. For more information and tickets, go to fuquay-varina.com.
▪ 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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Town offices in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Town facilities, including community and arts centers, and Wake County offices and public libraries also will be closed. County parks are open. Cary’s GoCary transport service will make fixed-route service runs and only Tier 1 door-to-door service Friday.
Regular schedules for solid waste, yard waste and recycling collection dates will be followed in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville. The Citizen’s Convenience Center, 313 N. Dixon Ave., Cary, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. All Wake County convenience centers are open during normal hours. South Wake landfill is open.
▪ The eighth annual Operation: Coming Home Sporting Clays Tournament is 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Drake Landing, 3146 Chalybeate Springs Road, Fuquay-Varina. All proceeds from the skeet shoot go to Operation: Coming Home, which provides specially adapted new homes to wounded veterans. Cost: $150 per person, $850 per four-person team. For more information, call Lauren Matas at 336-317-3856 or email email@example.com. operationcominghome.com
▪ Cary holds a remembrance ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave. The event, honoring veterans of all wars and conflicts, will feature patriotic music and speakers. Free. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, go to bit.ly/2diIN4y.
▪ The Exchange Club of Swift Creek Township holds the 11/11@7 community rally to increase awareness of area homeless veterans at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Swift Creek Exchange Community Center, 6221 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event also is a fundraiser for homeless veterans. For more information, go to bit.ly/2e7HAuw.