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.
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.
Auction for the Animals
The 14th annual Auction for the Animals fundraiser for Second Chance Pet Adoptions will be from 7-11 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. There will be live and silent auctions of more than 200 items, a wine pull and raffle, dinner and music. Tickets cost $75 each or $700 for a table of 10. For details, go to www.auctionfortheanimals.com.
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.