Family Feature: Wonderful Wetlands
Crowder District Park will host a wetland-building science experiment and other activities from 2-3 p.m. at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Registration is required. To register for $5 per family, call 919-662-2850.
Christ the King Lutheran Church will host a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. at 600 Walnut St., Cary. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 117 pounds. People with appointments will be given priority, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, go to www.mysignup.com/ctk.
Healthy Homes Series
Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will feature a discussion on healthy teens and young adults from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Grant Seekers Workshop for the Morrisville Community Fund and Cary Community Foundation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 N. Academy St. Members of nonprofits will learn where to find grants, how to prepare and how to apply online. RSVP to email@example.com.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
Eva Perry Regional Library will host Stacey Cochran and Chuck Adams for a discussion with anyone interested in publishing their own writing at 7 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
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.
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.
Raizin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series
Cary will host a concert by the Johnny Orr Band from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 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.
Explore a Story
Bass Lake Park will host a free story time and nature exploration program for children ages 3-5 from 10-11 a.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. An adult must accompany each child. Registration is required. To register, call 919-557-2496.
The Cary Creative (Reuse) Center will present the Bohemian Bash fundraiser from 6-9:30 p.m. at Cypress Manor at Cary, 1040 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, an art show and auctions. Tickets cost $30 each or $50 for a pair. For details and tickets, go to carycreativecenter.org or www.bohemianbash.com.
Pizza and a Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show the movie “Rio 2” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Pizza costs $5 per person ($2 for ages 2 and younger). For tickets, go to www.etix.com.
African-American Book Group
The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Triangle Artist Group opening
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host an opening reception for the Triangle Artist Group from 6-8 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Artwork will be on display through Friday, Aug. 22.
Seven O’Clock Rock Series
The final concert of Cary’s Seven O’Clock Rock Series will feature Beach Night with Peak City Sound on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets downtown. Free dance lessons start at 7 p.m., and the free concert starts at 7:30 p.m. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Movies by Moonlight
WakeMed Cary Hospital will sponsor a screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” 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.
• 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.
BikeSafe N.C. Rider Skills Day
Holly Springs will host BikeSafe N.C. Rider Skills Day for motorcycle users at 8:45 a.m. at 128 S. Main St. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/TpjVZH.
Comic book artist Chrystin Garland will talk about her artwork and give drawing tips at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Wet down ceremony
The Morrisville Fire Department will host a wet down ceremony for a new fire truck from 2-4 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. Fire department staff will hose down the new apparatus, and participants will dry it off. The department encourages children to wear swimsuits and slip-resistant shoes to participate. There will also be cotton candy, drinks and tours of the fire truck.
West Regional Library will host Stacey Cochran and Rysa Walker for a discussion with anyone interested in publishing their own writing at 2:30 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.