Car and truck show
Fuquay-Varina American Legion Post 116’s Legion Cruisers’ Fall Open Car and Truck Show is at 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina. Registration, which costs $20, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.
Art show and fundraiser
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Cary artist Sudha Soora will host a solo art show and fundraiser for UNC Children’s Hospital at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. A reception will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday. 919-781-7635, uufr.org.
Artwork will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Oct. 11. All proceeds will be donated to the hospital. artforcharities.org.
School of Rock Cary’s “Arena Rock” concert with hits from the 70s and 80s is 2-4 p.m. at Mac’s Tavern, 1014 Ryan Road, Cary. Admission is free.
‘North by Northwest’
The Cary theater will show movies chosen by retiring Town Manager Ben Shivar. “North by Northwest” will be shown at 2 p.m. for $5 at 122 E. Chatham St.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
The third annual Fuquay-Varina Out of the Darkness Community Walk is 2-4 p.m. at South Park and Jeff Wells Environmental Greenway. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise money for local and national suicide prevention programs. bit.ly/1JBxgAR.
The Rotary District 7710 Fourth Annual GlobalRun4Water starts at 4 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Packet pickup at Omega Sports in Crossroads Shopping Center is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and registration and check-in at the soccer park begin at 3 p.m.
Registration for the 5K costs $30 for teenagers and adults and $20 for ages 12 and younger. The Doggie Dash is $5. runsignup.com.
The Raleigh Astronomy Club’s public stargaze for a total eclipse of the moon is 9-11:15 p.m. at North Cary Park, 1100 Norwell Blvd. raleighastro.org.
The Heart of Cary Association’s municipal Downtown Debates is 7-9 p.m. at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Debate questions will be focused on downtown Cary.
Try Transit Week
Cary’s C-Tran system offers promotions during the local Think Transit Month. Bus routes and details are online: townofcary.org.
Passengers with bikes can ride C-Tran for free on Tuesday. On Customer Appreciation Day, Wednesday, C-Tran’s six fixed routes are free from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Seniors Day, Thursday, there will be a group trip and lunch at the Raleigh Farmers’ Market for seniors who use door-to-door service. The trip is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration by Sept. 25 was required.
Transit Staff Appreciation Day with recognition for Drivers of the Year is Friday.
Food truck Tuesday
A different food truck will be parked every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 27 at Cary Coworking, 145 W. Chatham St. See Downtown Cary Food & Flea’s Facebook page for a list of trucks: facebook.com/downtowncaryfoodandflea.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. growers-market.org.
The Holly Springs Community Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. hollyspringsband.net.
Pickin’ in the Pines
The bluegrass and country music series is every Wednesday in September from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. boothamphitheatre.com.
Live at Lunch
The free Live at Lunch concert series is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fidelity Bank Plaza at 100 W. Chatham St., Cary. The Canady Thomas Duo will play. Concerts will be every Thursday through Oct. 29. townofcary.org.
Eva Perry Regional Library’s program for sixth- through 10th-grade students with the Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux includes a demonstration and building padded swords at 7 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Participants are invited to wear costumes.
Fall Bonfire Charity Event
Hope Connection International’s Fall Bonfire Charity Event is 6-10 p.m. at The Family Farm, 1719 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. There will be a bonfire and s’mores, live music, a food truck and kids’ activities. The suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family. hope-connection.org.
Yard sale for New Hill
A community yard sale and bake sale will be 7 a.m. to noon at 2900 New Hill-Holleman Road, New Hill. Proceeds will go towards the construction of the new New Hill Community Center. Donations also will be accepted by mail to the New Hill Community Center, P.O. Box 63, New Hill, N.C. 27562.
▪ 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 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. wwfm.ag.
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. apexfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. 919-567-4040, hollyspringsnc.us.
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St. growers-market.org.
▪ The Waverly Place Farmers Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Waverly Place at the intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary. waverlyfm.com.
Alzheimers North Carolina walk
A walk to benefit Alzheimers North Carolina is Saturday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration and the kids’ corner open at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. and the walk is at 10:20 a.m. alznc.org.
Cary Fall Litter Sweep
Volunteers are needed to participate in shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of the Town of Cary’s fall litter sweep. Participants will be given tools to collect recyclables and trash from streets, parks, greenways and neighborhoods. Participants can pick a preselected organized sweep site or suggest a location to clean. Volunteers must be 15 years old or accompanied by an adult. Register by 5 p.m. Thursday by emailing email@example.com or calling 919-469-4301.
Fire Safety Day
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department’s annual fire safety event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at Park West Village, 3001 Market Center Drive, Morrisville. The day begins with a performance by Morrisville Fire/Rescue Pipes N’ Drums, and there will be free hot dogs and snow cones from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
▪ The Triangle Oktoberfest will be from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundayat Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets for ages 16 and older cost $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday and $30 for both days. Tickets for either day are $5 for ages 6 to 15 and free for 5 and younger. triangleoctoberfest.org.
▪ American Legion Auxiliary Unit 116’s sixth annual Oktoberfest Celebration is 2-7 p.m. Saturday at 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina. All proceeds from the festival will go to Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA), an organization that builds homes for homeless veterans.
Bluegrass Jam Sessions
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Bluegrass Jam Sessions for all ages and skill levels are 2-4 p.m. Saturdays at 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring an instrument and music to share or play along.
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▪ Eva Perry Regional Library hosts stories for babies at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Stories for toddlers start at 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Stories for preschoolers are at 2:30 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stories for families begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. 919-387-2100.
▪ Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
▪ The West Regional Library’s story time for babies is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Nov. 24 at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. 919-463-8500.
Early voting for Cary and Raleigh elections opens at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 3. Voters may go to the Wake County Board of Elections Office at varying times during that period at 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh.
The Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, will be open to voters 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 2, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Go to wakegov.com/elections for details.