This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Surf’s Up Sundays
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows the original summer blockbuster “Jaws” at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Dance lessons for veterans
Soldiers Who Salsa and the Franklin-Sloan VFW Post 7383 in Cary are hosting free dance lessons for Triangle-area military veterans from 3-4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post, 522 Reedy Creek Road. Singles and couples welcome. Ballroom, Latin and line dancing will be featured. No prior dance experience needed. Another class is from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31. For more information, call 919-539-3797, email email@example.com or visit caryvfw7383.org.
Ice Cream Day
The Town of Fuquay-Varina celebrates National Ice Cream Day with a free family Ice Cream Social from 4-6 p.m. at Mineral Spring Park, 105 W. Spring St. Lemonade and iced tea also will be served. For more information, go to bit.ly/29AVuHf.
Paying for college
Jenny Peacock from Collegewise discusses how to apply for financial aid and scholarships from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, go to bit.ly/1Us9hOQ.
In Cary, the program will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. Registration recommended: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
‘Three Little Fish’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre presents “Three Little Fish” at 11 a.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Cost is $5 per person; free for children under a year old. For more information and tickets: bit.ly/25XT7A8.
Teen Scene features programs for students in grades 6-10 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. This week’s program is Book Baseball. Registration required: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
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., and at the Hook and Cleaver’s 409 Broad St. location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. growers-market.com
Wind Down Wednesdays
SwivelHip performs 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.
Fish for free from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Park staff will provide bait and basic instruction. Catch and release only. Bring equipment or borrow from the park. For all ages; 16 and older must have a valid N.C. fishing license. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required: bit.ly/29z1M7o.
A blood drive is from 12:30-5 p.m. at Clinipace Worldwide Morrisville, 3800 Paramount Parkway.
Blood also may be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150, Cary: Mondays, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-7 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. redcrossblood.org
The Cary theater is showing movies at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays as part of its Summer Series for Seniors. The next film in the series, “17th annual Animation Show of Shows,” screens this week. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Harris Lake Park programs
Citizen Science is from 3-5 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Free. Registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1YF8gC1. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
Other upcoming programs at the park:
▪ Bat Facts (all ages): 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. Cost: $1 per person.
▪ Snakes in the Park (all ages): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Cost: $1 per person.
Celebrate the release of the movie “Star Trek Beyond” during Teen Scene: Trekki Nation from 7-8 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. Games and activities featured for students in grades 6-10. For more information and to register, email Linda Winkler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series shows “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” rated PG-13, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Cost is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free.
Gates open at 7 p.m. Special children’s activities will be featured. Bring a blanket or chair. No pets. Picnics are allowed, including beer and wine. A portion of proceeds will benefit WakeMed Children’s Hospital. 919-462-2025, bit.ly/1TTOVKl.
Free dental care
Dr. Bikram Singh, with Cary Dental Rejuvenation, provides free dental care for adults from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the clinic, 155 Parkway Office Court, Suite 104, in Parkway Professional Center, Cary. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Those interested in participating are asked to bring a form of ID and a list of medications. Services will include an exam and X-rays, with the option of a filling, extraction or cleaning. For information, call 919-460-5454.
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series hosts the GrassStreet Bluegrass Band from 6:30-9 p.m. on the lawn of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring chairs or a blanket. Food trucks and beer and wine concessions will be on site. hollyspringsnc.us
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series presents Polka Night with the Polka Plus Band at 7 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Rescheduled due to weather. Free. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcoholic beverages or pets. For more information: 919-460-4963, bit.ly/1iPPWjS.
A guided hike on the American Tobacco Trail travels to the Beaver Creek wetlands area from 9:30-11 a.m. Participants will search for songbirds, turtles, butterflies and other morning wildlife. For all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $1 per person. Registration required. For more information and to register: 919-387-4342, bit.ly/1WUKMbu.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows “Hello My Name is Doris” at 7 p.m. The “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows” screens at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
▪ 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 Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. caryfarmersmarket.com
▪ Starting Saturday, July 16, the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina moves to the Raleigh Street Parking Lot, 101 Raleigh St. The market is open 8 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday locations remain the same. growers-market.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 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
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