A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
▪ 1-4 p.m. at Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130, Cary. “Beyond the Curtain,” a retrospective exhibit showcasing works by the late E. Tracey Williams. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and also features a silent auction.
▪ 2-4 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary, for the The Fine Arts League of Cary’s annual Members Show and an exhibit by Young Leem Pottery.
‘Shop Around the Corner’
The classic romantic comedy “The Shop Around the Corner” screens at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
“Illusions of Grandeur,” a benefit for nonprofit Zach’s Toy Chest of Holly Springs, is 7 p.m. at Ruby Deluxe in downtown Raleigh. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission: $10. The event will feature female impersonators. A raffle also will be held. zachstoychest.org
‘Owl and the Turtle’
The Rags to Riches traveling troupe performs “The Owl and the Turtle” at 10:30 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. No registration required. Recommended for preschool children and their families. 919-387-2100, bit.ly/28JmtKu
At 7 p.m., the troupe performs at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa
Celebration at HSNC
The Cary chapter of the nonprofit JET USA celebrates the 60th birthday of its CEO Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami ji from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Hindu Society of North Carolina, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Swami ji is traveling from Hyderabad in southern India to attend the event. Free and open to the public. The event will feature cultural programs, speeches, food and more. chinnajeeyar.guru/chinnajeeyar
Children’s film series
“Prancer” 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
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a family-friendly movie at 10 a.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 919-249-1120 for the movie title. thehalle.org
The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, is holding a food drive for the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry and Ladies’ Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Registration required: 919-552-0590, nelsasgardenhut.com. The shop also is a drop-off site throughout the holidays for the food pantry.
“Love the Coopers” screens at 7 p.m. and “The Family Stone” shows at 9:30 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The Holly Springs Community Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Free. bit.ly/2fUzt7E
The BMX Complex AM is 9 a.m. at the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex, 171 Tradition Trail, Suite 207, Holly Springs. The event will feature competitions for beginner, amateur and advanced riders from throughout the world. Free for spectators. 919-557-8088, ddasc.com
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., screens the film “Gremlins” at 7 p.m. “Love the Coopers” shows at 9:15 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, 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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