Town offices in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Town facilities, including community and arts centers, and Wake County public libraries also will be closed.
Go Transit and Cary’s C-Tran will not operate on Monday, May 30.
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Regular schedules for solid waste, yard waste and recycling collection dates will be followed in Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville. The Citizen’s Convenience Center, 313 N. Dixon Ave., Cary, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 30. All Wake County convenience centers and the South Wake Landfill in Apex are open during their normal times.
In Apex and Holly Springs, solid waste and recycling will be delayed by one day, beginning Monday, May 30. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday, June 4.
▪ The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Fleming Loop Park, 301 Fleming Loop Road, Fuquay-Varina. The event runs through Monday, May 30. Admission is free. Festival parking and shuttle operations open at 5:30 a.m. May 28-30, with hot air balloon competition flights beginning at 6:15 a.m. For a more detailed schedule of events, go to bit.ly/24XnsP2. wralfreedomballoonfest.com
Parking at designated festival parking lots is $10. Shuttle service from the lot to the festival is $5 for adults and children ages 13 and older, $3 for children ages 2-12 and free for younger children. A day-long festival tram is available for $5 per person or free for Park & Ride shuttle users. For more information on parking, go to bit.ly/1Yz92kn.
▪ The Cary theater salutes veterans with two special showings over Memorial Day weekend. Cost for each movie is $5 at the theater, 122 E. Chatham St., downtown Cary. thecarytheater.com
“Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision” screens at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The film, which won the Academy Award for best documentury feature, focuses on the work of Lin, the artist who designed the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
On Sunday, May 29, the theater will show “Flags of Our Fathers,” about the men who raised the U.S. flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, at 2 p.m.
▪ The Triangle Wind Ensemble presents “Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue: An American Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $16 for adults; $13 for students, seniors and military; $26 for reserved tables; free for children 12 and under. trianglewind.org, boothamphitheatre.com
▪ The Town of Cary hosts a Memorial Day ceremony and celebration honoring veterans from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Veterans Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. bit.ly/202bG2q
▪ Cary American Legion Post 67 holds its annual Memorial Day service from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Hillcrest Cemetery, 600 Page St., Cary. The guest speaker will be retired Rear Adm. Steve Glass of Cary. Bring a chair. Following the service, refreshments will be provided at the Legionnaire Post Home, 8523 Chapel Hill Road. For more details, email Carylegion67@aol.com.
▪ Cambridge Village of Apex, 10000 Cambridge Village Loop, will hold a Memorial Day Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30.