Learn about salamanders and look for eggs and larvae during 2014, the year of the salamander according to Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the American Tobacco Trail 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.
Triangle Paws 5K
The Triangle Paws 5K Run/Walk will start with a run at 1:30 p.m. and a walk at 2:15 p.m. at the WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. The event will raise money for Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers to provide service dogs to children with health issues such as diabetes, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and autism spectrum disorders. The entry fee is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race. For details, go to www.ncraces.com.
Step on Sepsis
The Step on Sepsis 5K run and walk will start at 2 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The event in honor of Jerry Minore, a Cary resident who died of sepsis, will raise money for the Sepsis Alliance. Participation costs $35. For details, go to www.steponsepsis.org.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cookbook discussion and tasting
Andrea Weigl will talk about and sign her new book, “Pickles and Preserves,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be samples of the book’s recipes.
Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Wines Around the World
Morrisville Rotary will host the sixth annual Wines Around the World at 6 p.m. at the Perimeter Studio and Conference Center, 110 Perimeter Park Drive, suite 118, Morrisville. Tickets cost $40 each or $75 per pair at www.morrisville.rotary-clubs.org. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Miracle League of the Triangle.
Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal
The public is invited to listen to the Holly Springs Community Band rehearse from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and show the movie “Frozen” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.
‘Feathers and Fur 2014’
Bobbi Hopp’s acrylic paintings and drawings will be shown in the exhibition “Feathers and Fur 2014” until Tuesday, May 27, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. A Final Friday reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 28.
Waverly Artists Group Open House
The Waverly Artists Group Open House will be from 6-9 p.m. at 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary. There will be food, wine and a free drawing for a painting by Dan Nelson. For details, go to www.waverlyartistsgroup.com.
Live Turkish music
The Turkish House will host musical performances at 7 p.m. at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary. Admission is free.
Food truck rodeo
The Cary Creative Center’s food truck rodeo fundraiser, part of the center’s C3 Raise the Roof Campaign to move to a new location, will be Saturday at 115 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. A community yard sale will be from 7-10 a.m. The food truck rodeo with Blue Sky Dining, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, La Farm Bakery and Barone Meatball Company will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be kids’ activities and a sale in the center’s store. For details, go to www.carycreativecenter.org.
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.
Apex Nature Park
The grand opening of Apex Nature Park will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Evans Road. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. There will be food, live music by The Folsom Prison Gang, disc golf and tennis demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring chairs or picnic blankets. For details, go to www.apexnc.org.