A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
Wish List fundraiser
Joint Venture Jewelry, 250 Grande Heights Drive, Cary, holds a Holiday Wish List Party from 1-5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation. 919-678-0092, jointventurejewelry.com
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The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Gone But Not Forgotten series with a screening of “L.A. Confidential” at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. For more information: 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com.
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
Children’s film series
“Tom Thumb and Thumbelina” shows at 10 a.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $1. Part of the Film Day - Fun Day children’s series. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Talk with librarians about book gift suggestions for adults at the Best Books for Holiday Gifts programs. Free. In Apex, the program is 4-5 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. In Cary, the program is 5:30-6:30 at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hope Community Church’s Morrisville campus, 1000 Perimeter Park Drive. The event is in honor of Camden Minnick, a 9-month-old battling a life-threatening blood disease. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
Last day to donate to a food drive for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard at the Coworking Station, 104 W. Ballentine St. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free day passes to the coworking space will be given for donations of three items or more. coworkingstation.com
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “The Pickle Recipe” at 2 p.m. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors.
Later, the theater screens “The Pickle Recipe” at 7 p.m. and “Mixed Nuts” at 9:15 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 and Rex Blood Services hold a community blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2efTbKB.
▪ 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, for “The Value of Aging” exhibit.
▪ 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Cary Visual Art Gallery, 122 E. Chatham St., second floor, for “FREEDOM: The Experiment,” featuring works by five artists.
Co-authors Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice sign their book, “Fighting Blind: A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage,” at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble bookstore, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. 919-467-3866, bit.ly/26TExv7
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., for the Cary Photographic Artists Members Show.
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St., for the “Discover China 1016: International Fine Art Exhibit.”
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, for the exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer.
The Police and Firefighter Basketball Battle is 3-7 p.m. at Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s girls basketball team. Cost: $5. bit.ly/2faugHD
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., screens the comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at 7:30 p.m. “The Pickle Recipe” shows at 9:45 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.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 9:30 a.m. to noon at 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary. wwfm.ag
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