This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
A discussion on “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is at 10 a.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Librarians at the Eva Perry Regional Library will recommend books for Black History Month from 2-3 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
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 at 11 a.m. Thursdays at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
‘Many Beautiful Things’
The Halle Cultural Arts Center screens “Many Beautiful Things” at 7:30 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.
A bird walk along the American Tobacco Trail will be from 9-11 a.m. starting in the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration is required: 919-387-4342.
Share & Care
People with disabilities and care providers are invited to learn about local resources from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. More than 20 service providers will visit, along with representatives of organizations, businesses and assistive services.
Registration for this drop-in event is encouraged but not required. Service animals are allowed. Register at any of Cary’s Parks facilities or through EZ-REG online. bit.ly/1KCJSJX.
Craft It: Flying Circles Mobile
A craft session for ages 16 and older is at 10:30 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is requested: 919-387-2100.
Valentine’s English Tea
Cary’s Valentine’s English Tea for ages 55 and older is 2-4 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Registration by Feb. 5 was required. bit.ly/1nfSkd5.
Barefoot to Bare Feet
At the Apex Friendship High School and Holly Springs High School basketball quad game at 4 p.m. at 7801 Humie Olive Road, Apex Friendship High School men’s and women’s coaches and assistants will coach a game in bare feet to raise awareness and donations for Samaritan’s Feet.
Samaritan’s Feet provides new shoes for children who need them around the world. The event’s organizers are trying to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes. Admission is $5. Bring a pair of new athletic shoes and a bag of socks. For each donated pair of shoes, you will receive a raffle ticket.
A reception for portraits and abstract artwork by Christine Morris in pastels, paint and mixed media is 6-9 p.m. at Artistic Expressions, 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina.
The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s family dance night is 7-9 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Admission is $5 per family or $2 per person.
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.
The Holly Springs Professional Showcase will be Feb. 12.
▪ 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.
Count birds at Kids Together Playground as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count from 10-11 a.m. at Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. The guided walk for families is wheelchair-accessible. firstname.lastname@example.org, kidstogethercary.org.
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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