This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Cary hosts a public meeting on new rezoning applications at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 316 N. Academy St.
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The town’s staff members will give information on the rezoning process for applicants and nearby property owners before public hearings.
Thrift 2 Gift’s story time for families is at 11 a.m. Thursdays at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
Garland Mason performs in Cary’s Live at Lunch concert series from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ivey Ellington House, 135 W. Chatham St.
Cary Area Emergency Medical Services’ Citizens’ Academy will be from Thursday, April 7, through Thursday, April 28. Class participants will learn about EMS, learn CPR, tour a 911 communication center and observe an ambulance for a shift. Classes are from 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For information and an application, contact Steven Cohen: 919-380-6909, email@example.com, caryems.org.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater screens movies for $5 at 122 E. Chatham St. thecarytheater.com.
▪ “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. and “All is Lost” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Art After Dark
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council’s “Spring for the Arts” Art After Dark potluck-style showcase of artists, organizations and businesses is from 5-9 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. fuquayvarinaartscouncil.wildapricot.org.
Artistic Expressions’ “Celebrate Spring” reception is 6-9 p.m. at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina.
The Star Party at the American Tobacco Trail, co-hosted by the Agape Center for Environmental Education, is 6:30-10:30 p.m. at 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex.
There will be activities for kids and families. After the sun sets, participants will watch the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. Bring your own if you have them, along with water, a chair or a blanket. Registration is required: bit.ly/1WUKMbu.
‘Play With the Band II’
The Cary Town Band invites music students to join the band for a series of rehearsals and a concert. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. carytownband.org.
▪ 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 8 a.m. to noon at 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary. wwfm.ag.
BikeSafe N.C.’s event for motorcyclists in Apex is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the police department’s building, 205 Saunders St. Register online: bikesafenc.com.
Plant Sale Fundraiser
The Apex Farmers Market’s Plant Sale fundraiser is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1008 Davis Drive, Apex.
Morrisville History Day
Morrisville celebrates its historical ties to the Civil War with music, games, crafts, lectures and re-enactions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive.
The Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department’s annual open house is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the New Hill Community Center will start at 11 a.m. at 3101 New Hill Holleman Road.
Family Art Party
The Eva Perry Regional Library’s Create Outside the Lines Family Art Party starts at 3 p.m. with murals, collages, Color the Castle and other activities at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
‘Around the World in a Daze’
The Holly Springs Community Band presents “Around the World in a Daze” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
‘Poetry in Motion’
The Triangle Wind Ensemble concert “Poetry in Motion” is 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. trianglewind.org.
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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.