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., and at the Hook and Cleaver’s 409 Broad St. location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. growers-market.com
The Philharmonic Association Summer Session Concerts begin at 6 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The Triangle Youth String Orchestra performs from 6-6:30 p.m. The Triangle Youth Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble perform from 7-8:45 p.m. Free. For more information, go to philharmonic-association.org.
Apex Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services presents Bingo Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St. For persons with special needs ages 16 and older. Cost: $5. To register, call 919-249-3507 or go to apexnc.org/peakconnect.
Cary Photographic Artists
Robert Cassanova presents the program “Visual Rhythms of Art, Science and Religion” at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Cary Photographic Artists. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Visitors welcome; free admission. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. caryphotographicartists.org
The Knights of Columbus and Rex Blood Services host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. in the church hall at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, sign up at KofC12119.com. To donate, participants must have a photo ID, be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are not taking antibiotics. For more information, email Tom Fornabaio at Fornabaio@gmail.com.
Physical therapy class
Back in Action Physical Therapy teaches 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. For more information: bit.ly/1YQgBmu.
Brooke Massa, land conservation biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, discusses the Green Growth Toolbox Program at the next meeting of the South Wake Conservationists. The group meets at 7 p.m. in the community building at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. The Green Growth program offers municipalities a guide to conserving wildlife and natural resources. Visitors welcome.
‘Hunt for Wilderpeople’
The acclaimed independent film “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople” shows at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. At 9 p.m., the landmark caper film “Rififi” kicks off a series of classic movies at 9 p.m. at The Cary. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Coffee with a Cop
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department hosts Coffee with a Cop from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Krispy Kreme, 728 N. Judd Parkway. Drop in to meet officers, ask questions or voice concerns. bit.ly/2aMTScX
Art After Dark
The monthly art market is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St., downtown Fuquay-Varina. The event features arts and crafts, live music and children’s activities. bit.ly/24vIP9K.
Movies at The Cary
Richard Widmark stars in the thriller “Pickup on South Street” 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The independent film “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople” shows at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series screens “Zootopia,” rated PG, 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.
Summer at the Springs
The Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series concludes with a performance by The Holiday 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
Movies at Bradford
The Summer Movies on the Green series shows the film “Inside Out,” rated PG, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) outside the Bradford Apartments, 21035 Bradford Green Square, Cary. Bring a chair and snacks. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be shown Sept. 9.
Motorcyclists can have their riding skills assessed during the free BikeSafe NC 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/28XWu6P.
Dan Breeding, also known as Dan the Animal Man, presents his Wild Animal Encounters program 11 a.m. to noon at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. Free. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families. For more information, call 919-387-2100 or go to bit.ly/1X3XOVU.
In Cary, the program is from 3-4 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. Registration required. For more information and to register, call 919-463-8500 or go to bit.ly/2a5aYTN.
A free cookout is noon to 5 p.m. at Falcon Park, 105 Falcon Park Drive, Fuquay-Varina. The event is sponsored by the town’s police department and the All In organization. The event is designed to encourage unity, especially among young people. Food pantry donations will be accepted. Go to facebook.com/Allincommunity.
Charm City Junction
The acoustic roots group Charm City Junction performs at 6 p.m. at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Free. Food permitted; no alcohol. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. For more information, call 919-469-4061 or visit bit.ly/1fEabFy.
Movie in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series screens a family-friendly movie at dusk at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Call 919-249-1120 for the movie title. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
▪ 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
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina has moved 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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