This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater shows “Selma” at 2 p.m. for $5 at 122 E. Chatham St. A Q&A session follows the film. thecarytheater.com.
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Cary’s Dreamfest in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. continues through Monday. A complete calendar, including a march in Raleigh and a day of service, is online: bit.ly/19aRV3i.
Town offices will close on Monday.
Garbage and recycling will be collected as usual in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
C-Tran will not operate. GoTriangle will follow a schedule with reduced service on Monday: gotriangle.org/maps-and-schedules.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
A celebration in Fuquay-Varina starts with a march on Ennis Street at 8:30 a.m., ending at the First Baptist Church, 105 N. West St., with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The church’s program begins at 10 a.m.
Day of service
As part of Cary’s Dreamfest, community service is at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. Volunteers will spend the afternoon doing a variety of hands-on tasks to help maintain and beautify the area around the community center. Registration is required by calling 919-469-4301 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages are welcome. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday morning movies
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows movies for children for free at 10 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.
Carolina Puppet Theater
“Jericho the Last Dragon” by the Carolina Puppet Theater is at 11 a.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is $5 per person.
Seminar on resolutions
A seminar, “How to Use Mindfulness and Habit Setting to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions,” is at 6 p.m. on the third floor of Raleigh Orthopaedic, 3001 Edwards Mill Road.
Salem Middle Expo Night
Salem Middle School’s Salem Middle Expo Night for parents and students interested in the school starts at 6:30 p.m. at 6150 Old Jenks Road, Apex. 919-367-2462.
Holly Springs seniors can play Bingo from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1 and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.
National Penguin Awareness Day activities for kids in kindergarten through second grade will be 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is recommended: 919-387-2100.
The Holly Springs Community Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. hollyspringsband.net.
Thrift 2 Gift’s story time for families is 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
Learn about geocaching and the American Tobacco Trail’s new GeoART program from 2:30-4 p.m. starting in the White Oak Parking Area at 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex.
The event is planned for ages 6 and up. You may bring your own GPS or phone with a geocache app, or borrow a provided GPS. Registration costs $5 per family or $3 for individuals. 919-387-4342.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The West Regional Library’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship for people starting new businesses will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Call to register: 919-463-8500.
‘From Stage to Screen’ film series
The Cary’s “From Stage to Screen” film series starts Thursday. Admission to each movie is $5 at the theater at 122 E. Chatham St.
▪ “The Last Five Years” at 7 p.m. and “Nine” at 9 p.m. Thursday.
▪ “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. and “Rent” at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
▪ “The Producers” at 7 p.m. and “Victor/Victoria” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
▪ “Les Miserables” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Eva Perry Regional Library hosts Teen Scene for sixth- through 10th-grade students at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Zentangle drawing is 7-8 p.m. Thursday.
A reception for “Dispatch from Vick Benson Farm - A Visual Communique from the Family Farm” by Robert Cassanova is 6-8 p.m. at the Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5. “Wire Boy” will be on Jan. 22.
▪ 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.
An open house at the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center with class demonstrations, tours and information on programs is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs.
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.
Travel consultant Leslie Pinkley will give advice on making travel plans at 3 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Call to register: 919-387-2100.
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