February’s Book Bites meetings at Wake County libraries will feature African-American authors. A session will be at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another session will be at 11 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Preschool story time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
West Regional Library will host a class on using Microsoft Excel and online budget planning resources at 2 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 2-6 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.
Meet the Artisan: Books as Art
Bookmakers will give hour-long drop-in demonstrations at local libraries. A session with Jennifer Mahaffey will be at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.
Trail Treks: Hibernation
Learn about hibernating animals at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hypnotist Stephanie Levine will talk about hypnotherapy at 7 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Lecture on buying art
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host Brenda Brokke and Leatha Koefler for a free lecture on buying artwork at 7 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Brokke and Koefler will talk about what you should consider when buying artwork and the role of galleries.
Cary Art Loop Final Friday
Local venues will show artists’ work Friday evening as part of the Cary Art Loop Final Friday. For details, go to http://caryartloop.org/events/.
Senior Activity Fair
Cambridge Village of Apex will host a Senior Activity Fair from 2-4 p.m. at 951 S. Hughes St., Apex. Seniors are invited to learn about local clubs, activities and volunteer groups. The event will feature live entertainment, food and door prizes. For details, call 919-363-2080.
‘Forward Together: A Moral Movement’
The Turkish House will host a reception for photographer Kaitlyn Barlow’s exhibition, “Forward Together: A Moral Movement,” at 7 p.m. at 303 E. Durham Road, Suite F, Cary. Admission is free.
Farmers markets• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
• An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.
‘The Golden Doorstop’
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will perform Judy M. Dove’s play, “The Golden Doorstop,” for free at 3 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Students will perform the play about a North Carolina 12-year-old finding the nation’s first gold mine. To register, call 919-387-2100.