A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
The workshop Business Ownership Options: Franchising vs. Independent Business is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration requested. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x.
Never miss a local story.
The film “Miss Representation” screens at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Free; tickets available at 6 p.m. at the door. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The Senior Afternoon Series screens the “Animation Show of Shows” at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The documentary “Remarkable Journey: Founding The Asian Indian Community in North Carolina” screens March 30 and April 1 and 6 at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund. Free; tickets required. For showtimes and tickets, go to thecarytheater.com.
Learn what your handwriting says about you at the Handwriting Analysis program 7-8 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration requested. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x.
The Waverly Wine Walk Spring Series, a fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, kicks off at 5 p.m. at Waverly Place shopping center, 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Cost: $10. Wine samples and special promotions are available 5-8 p.m. at participating merchants. waverlycary.com
Receptions, 6-9 p.m. unless noted:
Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road. 6-8 p.m. “Songs Without Words: Variations and Meditations” by Ray Pfeiffer.
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. “Lost Language” by Susan Brandeis and “Nature in Wool” by Ellen Jane Messina.
Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. “Small Treasures” juried exhibit.
Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. “A Journey Through Colors” by Kyle Jerrett.
Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave. “Nature Appreciation” by Yun Soo-Hoo.
My Friend Teresa Studios, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 210. “Between a Rock and a Soft Place” by Renn Guard.
Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. 6-8 p.m. “Contemporary Mixed Media Sculpture and Fine Craft” by Carol Kroll and the Fine Arts League of Cary’s juried exhibit.
Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130. “Along the Outer Banks” by Chris Harris and “Not So Still Life” by Elizabeth Lee.
‘20th Century Women’
The “Animation Show of Shows” screens at 7 p.m. and the film “20th Century Women” shows at 9:30 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets: $5 per screening. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Spring litter sweeps
Several litter cleanups are scheduled in western Wake County:
The Spring Big Sweep at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, is 9 a.m. to noon. To volunteer: bit.ly/29z1M7o.
The Big Sweep is noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. To participate: bit.ly/1YF8gC1.
Lake Crabtree Park
Learn about different types of birds and their habitats during the Birding with Vernon program 8:30-10 a.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Free; no registration required. All ages.
At 2 p.m., the program Wetland Wonders explores wetland ecosystems at the park. Free; all ages. Registration required: bit.ly/29z1M7o.
Dog egg hunt
AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center holds its annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Cost: $10. The fundraiser will include a raffle and training demonstration. animall.org
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
‘Beauty and the Beast’
A “Beauty and the Beast” celebration is 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The free event includes children’s activities, a sing-along and storytime. 919-467-3866
The Mid-Town Square Spring Festival is noon to 11 p.m. at Bond Brothers Beer Co., 202 E. Cedar St., downtown Cary. The event will feature food trucks, art vendors and a live concert at 5 p.m. by the indie folk band the Mountain Goats. bondbrothersbeer.com
Autism Awareness Day
The Holly Springs Police Department holds Autism Awareness Day 1-3 p.m. at the Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center, 750 Holly Springs Road. Food trucks, a bounce house and music will be featured. bit.ly/2nbrofM
The program Ready, Garden, Grow: An Introduction to Vegetable Gardening is 1-4 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. North Carolina Master Gardeners will teach the class. Free. A book based on class material will be available for purchase after the program. Registration requested. 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1qCRI2x
‘Show of Shows’
The “Animation Show of Shows” screens at 8:30 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market celebrates the opening of its spring/summer season at 10 a.m. The 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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