This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Sunrise United Methodist Church hosts a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Sign up online: mysignup.com/sunriseblooddrive.
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Librarians at the Eva Perry Regional Library will recommend mystery and crime books from 4-5 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Jeremy Schmidt will teach about gardening with vegetables and fruit from 7-8 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Another session will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Call to register: 919-387-2100.
‘Music in the Library’
Jazz musician Gregg Gelb plays from 7-8 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
A librarian will lead a talk about “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Movie at the library
The West Regional Library shows “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” at 10:30 a.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Historical romance novelists Sarah MacLean and Katharine Ashe will discuss and sign their books at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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.
Google Fiber discussion
Triangle homeowners association and condominium association managers are invited to a talk on Google Fiber from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Carolina State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
Google Fiber representatives will talk about what to expect during the construction project. Attorney Keenya Justice will talk about utility construction in local communities. Register online: bit.ly/2-25TriangleGoogle.
The Knights of Columbus Council #12119 will host a blood drive with Rex Blood Services from 2-6 p.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina.
Learn about e-commerce for small businesses from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Librarians will teach students and job seekers about Reference USA, a database for research, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater shows movies for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St. thecarytheater.com.
▪ “Manglehorn” at 7 p.m. and “Spotlight” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
▪ “Spotlight” at 7 p.m. and “Birdman” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
A reception for “ART55,” two-dimensional artwork by artists over 55, is from 3-5 p.m. Friday at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. The exhibit is open Tuesday through March 30.
‘Contemporary Landscape Paintings’
A Final Friday opening reception for paintings by Nancy Hughes Miller is 6-9 p.m. at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St., suite 120.
The gallery will also host a preview of the Sixth Annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibition, which will open in March.
An open house and a fundraiser for three art teachers at local schools will be 6-9 p.m. at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, 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.
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.
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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