A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
“Sophie and the Rising Sun” screens at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The program “Blind Date with a Book” is 3 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Participants will choose a gift-wrapped book selected by librarians. No registration required. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x
Blood can be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150, Cary: Monday 12:30-7 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday 1:30-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
The Hunter Street Dog Park Agility Course, 1250 Ambergate Station, Apex, is closed through Friday, Feb. 10, for maintenance. 919-249-3402, apexnc.org
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows the film “Kung Fu Panda 3,” rated PG, at 10 a.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. thehalle.org
Children’s film series
“Cats Don’t Dance” 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
Learn about beavers at the Busy Beavers program from 11 a.m. to noon at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Cost: $1. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required. 919-662-2850, bit.ly/1pfvdsN
Award-winning storyteller, writer and speaker Willa Brigham discusses the “Power of Storytelling” at the next meeting of the Cary chapter of the AARP. The meeting is 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Visitors welcome. For information, call 919-467-1424.
The program Informational Interviewing for Career Success is 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration requested. 919-387-2100, bit.ly/28JmtKu
The program is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x.
Weight loss program
The Weight Loss with Ayurveda program is 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration requested. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x
The program is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register: 919-387-2100, bit.ly/28JmtKu.
The Friends of the Page-Walker present the program “Celebrating 25 Years of the Page-Walker” at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. Free. 919-460-4963, bit.ly/2ia08tN, townofcary.org
Citizens Police Academy
Registration is underway for the Cary Citizens Police Academy. Town residents ages 18 or older can participate in the 12-week course, which will be held on Tuesdays Feb. 28-May 16. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 15. Forms are available at the town’s police department, 121 Wilkinson Ave., or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 919-380-4218, townofcary.org
The program Celebrating the Stars of Romance Fiction is 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Cary, 760 SE Maynard Road. A panel discussion with authors Ilona Andrews, Katharine Ashe, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean and Alisha Rai will be featured. 919-467-3866
Heritage Leadership Academy holds an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 2080 E. Williams St., Apex. The university-model school for students in kindergarten to eighth grade plans to open in the fall in Apex. RSVP: heritageacademy-nc.org.
Share and Care
The Specialized Recreation and Inclusion division of the Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department holds its Share and Care event from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., downtown Cary. 919-469-4061, townofcary.org
The Heart Healthy Trail Walk is 3-4 p.m. on the American Tobacco Trail in Apex. Free; no registration required. For all ages. Meet at the picnic table at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road. bit.ly/1WUKMbu
Birds of Prey
The Army Corps of Engineers presents the program Birds of Prey from 4-5 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Recommended for students in kindergarten to fifth grade. To register: 919-387-2100, bit.ly/28JmtKu.
The Cary/Apex Piano Teachers Association presents a solo piano recital by Paul Stewart, retired professor of music at UNC-Greensboro, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Free. capta.trailsong.org
Calls for volunteers
Applications due for volunteers for Morrisville’s Board of Adjustment. Go to townofmorrisville.org.
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department offers free Heart Saver CPR classes for town residents throughout the year. The first class is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For ages 10 and older; registration required. For a schedule of classes and to register, go to townofmorrisville.org.
Nonprofit New Hope Valley Railway holds a Steam Party beginning at 11 a.m. at the rail yard, 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill. The event will feature rides on a steam-engine train. Cost: $15 adults, $14 adults 60 and older, $9 children ages 2-12 and free for children under age 2. Tickets available only at the rail yard ticket office Feb. 11. TriangleTrain.com
The Winter Exploration Hike on the American Tobacco Trail is 2-3:30 p.m. beginning at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Cost: $1 per person. For all ages. Advance registration required. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1WUKMbu. 919-387-2117
The film “Loving” screens at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
A free master class for student and adult musicians is 4 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Participants are asked to bring their instruments. To register: 919-249-1120. thehalle.org
The Cary Ballet Co.’s Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance is 6:30-9 p.m. at Cary Ballet Conservatory, 3791 NW Cary Parkway. The fundraiser will feature a DJ, photos and refreshments. Cost: $40 per couple; $12 for additional child. Registration due by Friday, Feb. 10; call 919-481-6509. caryballet.com
Cary Visual Art’s 20th annual Art Ball is 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase benches for Carpenter Park in Cary. Tickets: $250. An online silent auction also is being held through Monday, Feb. 13. For more information and tickets, go to caryvisualart.org.
▪ The Winter Market of the Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. Rain or shine. caryfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Western Wake Farmers Market is open 9:30 a.m. to noon at 260 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. bit.ly/2gZ0iUu
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