Southwest Wake: Community

August 11, 2014

Arts Notes: Aug. 13

Local arts events, including concerts, shows and art classes.

Scratchboard art exhibition

The International Society of Scratchboard Artists and the town of Cary will host an international show of scratchboard art through Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. For information about the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, go to

The gallery is also used for camps and classes this summer. To ensure that you can view the exhibition when you plan to visit, call 919-460-4963.

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Green Mermaid” from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Tickets cost $5 at

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concerts

Fuquay-Varina will host free concerts from 6-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Here’s the schedule:

• Thursday, Aug. 21: Crush.
• Thursday, Sept. 18: Stone Age Romeos.
• Thursday, Oct. 9: The Band Smile.

Little German Band concert

The Little German Band will perform in concert outside the Page-Walker Arts & History Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. For details, go to

Art reception

The Page-Walker Arts & History Center will host receptions for artwork by Sigrid Hice and Anne Atkinson from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Lazy Daze

Cary’s 38th annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, downtown. For details, go to


Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host a sing-along screening of “Grease” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. A four-pack of tickets costs $50. Tickets are $15 for teens and adults in advance or $20 the day of the show. Tickets are $7 for ages 5-12 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Admission is free for ages 4 and younger. For details and tickets, go to

‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Holly Springs Community Theater will present “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Cary Visual Art seeks photographers

Cary Visual Art is looking for entries for the Annual Art Ball on Nov. 1 at Prestonwood Country Club. Selected artwork will be displayed, sold and given as awards in the organization’s first juried photography competition and exhibition. Apply by Monday, Sept. 1. For details, go to

‘The Colors of Awareness’

The Holly Springs Civitan Club’s Together on Center Stage program is looking for actors, dancers, singers and writers for “The Colors of Awareness, The Power of A Friend/The No Bully Zone.” The group is looking for experienced people, people with disabilities and people who have experienced bullying. The program will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Thursday, Sept. 4. Shows will be in October. Participation costs $40. For details or to sign up to participate or volunteer, contact Alan Rosen at 609-472-1260, or by Sunday, Aug. 31.

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

Cary’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series will begin Saturday, Oct. 11, with a performance by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, and continue through May. Five-concert package prices start at $100 Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Cary Arts Center box office at 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 1-800-514-3849 or go to

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