This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
My Salon Suite offers free back-to-school haircuts for children ages 12 and younger from noon to 4 p.m. The salon is at 316 Colonades Way, in Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. Participants are asked to donate school supplies. The event also will feature raffles, prizes and refreshments. For more information, call 919-642-3677.
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The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., presents the film “Race,” based on legendary athlete Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics, at 2 p.m. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Learn about the American Tobacco Trail during the Nature Lab guided hike from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The hike will start at the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. For ages 6-11. Cost: $12 per child. Registration required. For more information and to register: 919-387-4342, bit.ly/1WUKMbu
Morning movie week
The movie “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure” kicks off a week-long series of free family-friendly films at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. All films start at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9:30 a.m. No tickets or reservations required. Bring snacks and a blanket.
Other films scheduled are: Tuesday, Aug. 16: “The Peanuts Movie”; Wednesday, Aug. 17: “Despicable Me”; Thursday, Aug. 18: “The Extremely Goofy Movie”; and Friday, Aug. 19: “Home.” For more information, call 919-249-1120.
Registration closes for training classes for the Cary Community Emergency Response Team. Free. Training will focus on disaster preparedness, medical care, fire extinguisher use and more. Classes will be held Aug. 19-21. Registration required.
For more information and to register, call Town of Cary Fire Department Community Risk Coordinator Alicia Dismuke at 919-460-4958 or email her at email@example.com, or email CERT at firstname.lastname@example.org. bit.ly/2aM6vUb
Children’s film series
Film Day - Fun Day, The Cary theater’s special morning film showings for children, screens the film “Mr. Bug Goes to Town” at 10 a.m. Cost $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. “Horton Hears a Who” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
Young Life fundraiser
Thrift 2 Gift hosts its annual Dollar Days Sale on clothing, shoes and accessories from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 18, to benefit the Young Life program. The store is at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aXbE9Z, facebook.com/thrift2gift or email email@example.com.
Musicians with the North Carolina Symphony present a Music Discovery program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The musicians will read from a children’s book and provide an interactive demonstration of orchestra instruments. Free. Recommended for ages 3-5.
In Cary, the program will be presented from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. No registration required at either library. bit.ly/1Us9hOQ, bit.ly/1TGAywa
‘The Green Mermaid’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre presents “The Green Mermaid” 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/1TZWfYg.
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
Olympics at The Cary
Watch events of the Summer Olympics on the big screen at The Cary theater beginning at 7 p.m. Free admission at the door. The theater also will show the closing ceremony at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. For more information: 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from 7-11:30 a.m. at Calyx Engineers and Consultants, 6750 Tryon Road, Cary. Another area blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Keystone Park, 627 Davis Drive, Suite 300, Morrisville.
Blood also may be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150: 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
Register to vote, ask questions, get information on polling stations or pick up a sample ballot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Staff with the Wake County Board of Elections will be at the library. For more information and to sign up for the event, go to bit.ly/1TGAywa.
The Cary theater continues its Summer Series for Seniors with a screening of the independent film “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople” at 2 p.m. The event features special discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. The next movie in the series is “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on Thursday, Sept. 1. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Help park staff with projects from 3-5 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Free. For ages 8 and older; children ages 8-10 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by Tuesday, Aug. 16. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2bbWKzC. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows the film “Annie” at 6 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information: 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.
‘The Maltese Falcon’
The acclaimed film “The Maltese Falcon” screens at 7 p.m. as part of a classic movie series at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople” shows at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer teaches dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Live, old-time string band music will be provided by local musicians for the dances, which will feature Square, Circle, Appalachian and other traditional styles. No experience or partner required. Cost: $5 per family or $2 per person at the door. bit.ly/1TSQ4p0.
Movies at The Cary
The classic film noir movie “Kiss Me Deadly’’ shows at 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
Learn about animals that come out after dark during a hike from 7:30-9 p.m. along the American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The Creatures of the Night program is for all ages. Bring water and a flashlight. Cost: $1 per person. For more information and to register: 919-387-4342, bit.ly/1WUKMbu.
Learn about the unique qualities of bats at the Going Batty program from 8-10 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $1 per person. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29z1M7o.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series concludes its summer program with a screening of the film “Chef,” rated R, 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. 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.
Derek Davis 5K
The Derek Davis Memorial 5K Run begins at 7 a.m. at Holly Ridge Elementary, 900 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs. The run/walk event is a fundraiser for the Derek Davis Memorial Foundation, which provides college scholarships to high school cross-country runners. Cost: $30 by Aug. 17; $35 day of the race. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29MW8OE.
Dog days at market
The Apex Farmers Market hosts the Dog Days of Summer and Hot Dog fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market is at 220 N. Salem St. apexfarmersmarket.com
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
A fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dorcas Thrift Shop, 187 High House Road, Cary. Donations of toilet paper and canned food or cereal are requested. A raffle also will be held. dorcas-cary.org
▪ 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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