Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Senior Bingo for Holly Springs residents will be from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1, and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.
Ice cream social
The Cary Senior Center will host an ice cream social for ages 55 and older from 2-4 p.m. at 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. To register, call 919-469-4081 or go to classweb.townofcary.org.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.
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.
Independence Day Celebration in F-V
Fuquay-Varina’s annual Independence Day Celebration, a day early, will be from 6-9 p.m. at South Park, 820 S. Main St. There will be fireworks at sundown.
Independence Eve Celebration in Cary
The Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.carytownband.org.
Fireworks in Morrisville
Morrisville’s Independence Day fireworks show will begin at dark, around 9:30 p.m., at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway.
Fourth of July in Cary
A Fourth of July celebration with games and contests for families will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. for a celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The Kids Zone will be open from 3-7 p.m. The Cary Town Band will perform at 6 p.m., the North Carolina Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks will follow the concert. Lawn seating is free. For details, go to boothamphitheatre.com/events/independence-day.
Independence Day Pancake Breakfast
The annual Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, prepared by the Morrisville Fire Department, will be served from 8-9:45 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. Tickets cost $3 for teenagers and adults and $1 for ages 12 and younger if purchased in advance. Tickets the day of the breakfast cost $5 for teens and adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. For details, call 919-463-7103, email email@example.com or go to nc-morrisville.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=581.
Olde Fashioned Fourth of July in Apex
A Fourth of July celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Apex. The flag will be raised at 9 a.m., activities will begin at 9:15 a.m., the parade lineup will start at 11:45 a.m., Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels will begin at noon, and the Fire Department Splash Down will be at 12:30 p.m.
Family Fun Night
Families will make arts and crafts, fish or meet animals from 6-7 p.m. and listen to storytelling or watch a magic show from 7-8 p.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a chair and a picnic. For details, call 919-557-2496 or go to hollyspringsnc.us.
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.
• 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 Holly Springs Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Holly Springs. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
• 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.
• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.
Independence Day celebration in Holly Springs
An Independence Day celebration will be from 5-9:30 p.m. at Sugg Farm Park on Grigsby Avenue in Holly Springs. Festivities, including music, food, inflatables, games, potato sack races and crafts, will begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free. Do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers. For details, go to bit.ly/UJmxTq.
Night Ride Tri
Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions will host the Night Ride Tri from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at Triangle Aquatic Center and Cary Towne Center. Races start at 10 p.m. Online registration costs $60 for individuals and $90 for relay teams. Registration the day of the race costs $70 for individuals and $100 for relay teams. One-day USA Triathlon membership costs $10 for ages 17 and younger and $12 for ages 18 and older. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net.