Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Community Arts Festival volunteer interest meeting
Holly Springs will host a volunteer interest meeting for the third annual Community Arts Festival at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Volunteers are needed to help with food, entertainment, classes, artwork displays, vendors’ shows and more. For details, call 919-567-4016 or go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
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.
Barnes & Noble will host “It’s An Orange Aardvark” story time and activity for kids at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Trail Treks: Rascal-y Raccoons
Kids and families will learn about raccoons from 2-3 p.m. at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the New Hill parking area at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Registration costs $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email email@example.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and show the movie “Free Birds” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The movie is free, and pizza costs $5 ($2 for ages 2 and younger) at www.etix.com.
N.P. Simpson at Barnes & Noble
N.P. Simpson will talk about “B.O.Q.,” her new novel, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Granpaparazzi Photography Club reception
A reception for the Granpaparazzi Photography Club’s artwork will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. For details, go to www.caryartloop.org.
‘ARTQUILTS whimsy!’ reception
A reception for the artists of the Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South’s exhibit “ARTQUILTS whimsy!” will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The group’s 11th international juried exhibit will be on display at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center from Wednesday, April 23, through Sunday, June 22. For details, go to www.paqa-south.org.
Cary Gallery of Artists reception
The Cary Gallery of Artists will host a reception for the Featured Artist Exhibit of May from 6-9 p.m. at 200 S. Academy St. Paintings, photographs and painted porcelain will be shown. Lynn Patton, Pamela Poole and Barry Udis will talk about their work. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.
Lucky Pie Gallery
Lucky Pie Gallery will celebrate Final Friday from 6-9 p.m. at 145 W. Chatham St., Cary. For details, go to www.caryartloop.org.
‘Looking at the World Through the Eyes of a Woman’
A reception for “Looking at the World Through the Eyes of a Woman,” artwork by 30 Turkish women, will be at 6 p.m. at the Turkish House, 303 E. Durham Road, Cary. For details, go to www.caryartloop.org.
Cambridge Village of Apex will host the Senior Prom from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 1000 Cambridge Village Loop. Tickets cost $10 each or $15 for a pair. All proceeds go to the Cambridge Village Walk to Cure Arthritis team’s fundraising effort for the Arthritis Foundation. For details or tickets, call 919-363-2080 or visit Cambridge Village of Apex.
Poetry open mic
The Turkish House will host an open mic night for poetry with tea at 7 p.m. at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary.
Groups of volunteers will clean up around Morrisville on Saturday. Trash bags, safety vests, gloves, suggested routes and refreshments will be provided. For details, go to www.townofmorrisville.org. To get involved, call 919-463-6194 or email Shannan Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast in Bed Race
The Caring Community Foundation’s Breakfast in Bed Race to raise money for local cancer patients will be on Academy Street in Cary. Pits open at 6:30 a.m., the bed parade is at 8:30 a.m., and races start at 9 a.m. Five-person teams will design, build and race beds. There will also be kids’ activities, music and local food trucks. Team registration costs $130; teams are encouraged to get donations. For details, go to www.caringcommunityfoundation.org/breakfast-in-bed-race.
Farmers markets• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com. The Ladies of the Lake will perform traditional Celtic music.
• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.
Neighborhood yard sale
The Windward Pointe neighborhood of Holly Springs will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon along Cayman Avenue and its side streets. For information about the neighborhood, go to www.windward-pointe.org.
North Carolina Museum of Nature Sciences junior curator Lucas Bobay will lead a walk from 8:30-10:30 a.m. starting in the Longleaf Shelter at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Learn about birds migrating north. Bring a water bottle, walking shoes and binoculars. To register, call 919-387-4342 or email email@example.com.
Cary’s 21st Annual Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. There will be arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and activities for kids. In a special Earth Day Lane area of the festival, all ages will learn about caring for the environment. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Fairy garden class
Make a fairy garden in a free class at The Garden Hut at 11 a.m. 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Bring a container. Registration is required. For details or registration, call 919-552-0590 or go to www.nelsasgardenhut.com.
Saturday for Kids
Barnes & Noble’s Saturday for Kids at 11 a.m. will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Fashion for Food
The second annual Fashion for Food fashion show and luncheon fundraiser for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Tickets cost $25, and all of the money from ticket prices will be given to the Food Cupboard. For more information, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Triangle Youth String Orchestra will perform at 11 a.m. and Sinfonia will perform at 1 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for ages 17 and younger at www.etix.com. For details, go to www.philharmonic-association.org.