Preschool Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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.
Cary will host a drop-in open house on the Maynard Road elevated water storage tank project from 4-7 p.m. in room 10035 of Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. For details, call 919-481-5095 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Raizin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series
Southbound 85 will perform from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway in Cary, as part of a series of country music concerts. The series runs through July 30.
Tickets are $5 for teens and adults and free for ages 12 and younger. Ruckus Pizza restaurants in Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh will offer a limited number of free tickets. Ruckus Pizza and radio station B93.9 are sponsoring the concert series. For details and tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com. For Ruckus Pizza locations, go to www.ruckuspizza.com.
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.
Meet the Artisan: Woodturners
Norm Cloutier of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina will discuss and display his work at 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Eva Perry Regional Library will host Introduction to Cloud Computing from 2-3 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Learn to store, access and edit computer files with a cloud service in this drop-in tutorial. For details, call 919-387-2100.
Charles Walker reception
The Umstead Hotel and Spa will host a reception for paintings by Charles Walker from 6-8 p.m. at 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. Walker’s paintings will be on display through Tuesday, Sept. 30. For details, go to www.theumstead.com.
Contemporary Book Group
The Contemporary Book Group will meet to discuss “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Pfeiffer Institute Reach will host a workshop for adult children, family members and friends of addicts and anyone looking for information on the impact of addiction from 7-9 p.m. at 600 Airport Blvd., suite 600, Morrisville. To RSVP, call 919-941-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonia Kane’s art exhibition, “Making Ripples ... Impacting Lives Through the Art of Clean Water,” will be on displaythrough Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. A reception will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.
‘Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown’
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and Open Art Society will accept proposals from artists, collectives and creative groups for “Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown,” a series of art installations in storefront windows from September through November. A question-and-answer session and tour of possible sites will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance St. Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. For details, go to www.openartsociety.org/fuquay-varina.
Starlight Concert Series
Barrowburn will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Food and lawn chairs are allowed, but pets and alcohol are not. For details, go to bit.ly/1iPPWjS.
Movies by Moonlight
Wakemed Cary Hospital will sponsor a screening of “The Lego Movie” at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.
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 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. As part of Peach Day, there will be samples, recipes, chef demonstrations and activities for kids.
• 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. Sydney McCoy will give cooking and gardening demonstrations. 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.
Arts, Crafts and Vendor Fair
The Cary VFW will host its fifth annual Arts, Crafts and Vendor Fair and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary.
‘American Girl’ Club
Barnes & Noble will host “American Girl” Club for kids at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road.
Saturday for Kids
Barnes & Noble will host Saturday for Kids for ages 4-8 at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. “The Numberlys” by William Joyce will be read.
Mystery authors Elizabeth Craig, Katy Munger, Karen Pullen and Tamara Ward will discuss their writing at 2:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
The Mountain Birch Duo will perform in Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts at 6 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Downtown Performers Series
Cary will host Craicdown, the last concert in the free series, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.townofcary.org.