This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
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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