This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St. growers-market.com
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Wind Down Wednesdays
The Embers perform from 6-9 p.m. as part of the Wind Down Wednesdays free outdoor concert series at Waverly Place shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary. The series runs through July 27.
Lawn chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. There is a toddler playground and splash pad. Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited. For more information and a lineup of performers, go to bit.ly/1TKrq9V.
The Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina free concert series will feature the band Hip Pocket from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. bit.ly/26xnoHx
Learn about key legal decisions for start-up businesses from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Free. Registration recommended: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
Teen Scene features programs for students in grades 6-10 from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. This week’s program is Art Night.
Upcoming programs are: Teen Tech Night, June 23; and Chocolate Olympics, June 30. For more information and to register, email Linda Winkler at email@example.com.
Physical therapy class
Back in Action Physical Therapy will teach a free class on the prevention and treatment of neck, shoulder and back pain at 6:30 p.m. at Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs. Other classes are scheduled for Thursday, July 14, and Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information: bit.ly/1YQgBmu.
New police chief
A swearing-in ceremony for new Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews is 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive. Free. A community welcome reception will follow. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be available at various locations near Town Hall and designated by special event parking signs. For more information: bit.ly/1rbzcya.
Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Durell Hiller, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who has worked with Doctors Without Borders, will discuss some of his recent experiences in Nigeria and South Sudan at 7 a.m. in the dining room at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive, Cary.
Peak City Pig Fest
The Peak City Pig Fest opens at 5 p.m. on Chatham and South Salem streets in downtown Apex. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Live music, children’s activities, pig races, beer and a barbecue competition will be featured. For more information: peakcitypigfest.com.
Triangle Brass Band
The Triangle Brass Band performs at 7 p.m. at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. The British-style brass band will perform “Picture This,” a program featuring music from movies. Free. 919-469-4061, bit.ly/1fEabFy
The annual Cary Senior Center yard sale is from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Proceeds will be used to support the center and clubs for seniors. Donations will be accepted on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17. For more information: 919-469-4081, bit.ly/1WBYray.
The BAPS Charities Walk Green fundraiser begins at 8 a.m. at Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. For more information: bit.ly/25kecoe.
Motorcyclists can have their riding skills assessed during the free Bike Safe N.C. Class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Apex Police Department, 205 S. Saunders St. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1ZrUiUR.
Center Street Market
Center Street Market, a new monthly marketplace, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Center Street in downtown Holly Springs.
The market will feature arts and crafts, pop-up shops and home-based businesses and will be open every third Saturday of the month. It is hosted by the Holly Spring Chamber of Commerce. For more information and vendor applications: bit.ly/1rW5Wfq, bit.ly/28hFKNj.
Miles for Medicine
Fortnight Brewing Co. is hosting the Miles for Medicine 5K Run/Walk, Pancakes, Bacon and Beer at 9 a.m. at the brewery, 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary. Proceeds will benefit N.C. MedAssist. Entry fees range from $25 to $35. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1sRCJ6n.
Celebrate National Go Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to noon at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Park staff will provide fishing tips, free bait and gear. For all ages. Participants 16 and older must have a current fishing license. Adults must accompany children. Meet at the Fishing Pier on the lake. No registration required. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
SuperFun Saturday is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Apex. The free event features arts and crafts activities for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
GiGi’s Playhouse, a nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers, will hold a grand opening celebration from 2-4 p.m. at its first center in Raleigh, 2887 Jones Franklin Road.
The playhouse will offer free educational and therapeutic programming to individuals of all ages with Down syndrome, their families and the community. For more information and to RSVP: 919-307-3952, gigisplayhouse.org/raleigh.
▪ 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 two locations: 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. wwfm.ag
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. apexfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. 919-567-4040, hollyspringsnc.us
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open 8 a.m. to noon in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St. growers-market.com
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Best of the B Movies
Killer tomatoes, an insatiable blob, clown assassins – beware!
The Cary theater kicks off its Best of the B Movies series Thursday, June 16, with a lineup that spans from older classics to more modern offerings. Cost: $5. thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2021
▪ Thursday, June 16: 7 p.m., “Samurai Cop;” 9 p.m., “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.”
▪ Friday, June 17: 7 p.m., “The Blob;” 9 p.m., “The Room.”
▪ Saturday, June 18: 7 p.m., “MegaForce;” 9 p.m., “Killer Klowns From Outer Space.”
▪ Sunday, June 19: 2 p.m., “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”