This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Cary celebrates Arbor Day from 1-3 p.m., with a free event at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center lawn, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The event includes live music, tree-themed children’s crafts, a tree identification scavenger hunt, booths staffed by local environmental groups and light refreshments available for purchase. The town’s certified arborist will demonstrate tree planting techniques and answer participants’ tree-related questions. Attendees can enter to win a home compost bin, and, while supplies last, take home a free tree. Search “Arbor Day” at townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4301.
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The Cary screens “Grandma” at 2 p.m. for $5 at 122 E. Chatham St.
Jewish Cultural Festival
Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival, featuring crafts, games and dance related to the Purim holiday, is 2-5 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. townofcary.org.
The Eva Perry Regional Library screens Rob Knight’s “How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are” at 2 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
At “Deciphering Crime: How to Solve a Mystery,” learn about eyewitness testimony from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested. 919-463-8500.
Music in the Library: Bluegrass
The Kudzu Ramblers play from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Another performance is at the West Regional Library from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
A discussion of “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan is 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
‘Whispers from the Past’
Photographer Scott Garlock will share stories and discuss his photography of Southern homesteads, architecture and artifacts featured in his book, “Whispers from the Past,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. friendsofpagewalker.org.
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.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Information for those planning to start a new business is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested. 919-463-8500.
Good Friday closings
Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed on Friday.
Coastal beach paintings will be on display at the Waverly Artist Group’s monthly open house from 6-9 p.m. at Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary.
‘Small Treasures’ reception
A reception and awards ceremony for the Cary Gallery of Artists’ “Small Treasures Juried Exhibit” is 6-9 p.m. at 200 S. Academy St., suite 120. More than 30 artists are participating.
▪ 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.
Meet the authors
Mystery authors Suzanne Adair, Karen Pullen and N.P. Simpson will discuss their work from 2-3 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested. 919-463-8500.
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▪ Cary’s fifth annual Easter Eggstravaganza for children, 12 and younger, who have special needs or disabilities is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Bond Park. Bring your own Easter basket. To register, call 919-462-3970 or go to bit.ly/1U7VWKp.
▪ Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed on Friday, March 25.
▪ For church events and services, see Faith Notes at carynews.com in the “Community” section.
East Chatham Street in downtown Cary will be reduced to one lane from Monday, March 21, to Tuesday, March 29, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be delays between Walker Street and Ward Street. The closure is necessary to allow crews to install water lines. Flaggers will direct East Chatham Street traffic through the work area.