Girls World Expo
Girls World Expo for 11- to 18-year-old girls will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary. There will be workshops, seminars, demonstrations, live music and more. Katelyn Read of Cary, who was a contestant on “The Voice,” is scheduled to perform. Registration is required. For details, go to girlsworldexpo.com.
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival
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The annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival will be from 1-7 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. For more information, go to www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org.
Former Cary resident April Riley Bolejack, author of “Double Dawg Dare Ya: Growing Up in Cary, North Carolina, in the 1950s and Other Adventures,” will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 3 p.m. as part of the Cary High School Class of 1965 reunion. She will sign her book about her time living in Cary in the ’50s and ’60s. Barnes & Noble is at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Triangle Run to Remember
The third annual Triangle Run to Remember will be at 3 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration for the kids’ 100-yard dash costs $5. Registration for the 5K costs $30. The race will raise money for Alzheimer’s North Carolina. For details, go to fitandable.net.
Cary Music & Arts Festival
Students from music and arts programs in western Wake County will perform from 4-9 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Admission is free. Table seats are $10. Girl Scouts are collecting donations of beef jerky, baby wipes and crew socks for area veterans.
Story time for toddlers is at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Civil War presentation
Ernest Dollar, executive director of the City of Raleigh Museum, will give a presentation about the last days of the Civil War at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. For details, call 919-460-4963 or go to www.friendsofpagewalker.org.
Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 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. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.
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.
Fashion for Food
The third annual Fashion for Food fashion show and gala to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $30. For details or tickets, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a groundbreaking for the new Green Level High School at 9 a.m. at 7612 Roberts Road, Cary. The school is set to open in fall 2016.
Fuquay-Varina’s Relay for Life team’s barbecue fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road. Plates cost $9. Eat at the picnic area or drive-through for a plate to go.
Cary Night Out
Cary Night Out with the town’s police department, fire and emergency personnel is 5-8 p.m. on Chatham Street between Academy Street and Harrison Avenue.
Family Fun Night
Kids and families are invited to make arts and crafts at Holly Springs’ Family Fun Night from 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 1, and listen to singer and storyteller Trish Miller or watch a show by Dan the Magic Man from 7-8 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road.
Bring a chair and a picnic. If it rains, Family Fun Night will be in the conference room at Bass Lake Park instead.
En Plein Air
Cary’s second annual En Plein Air: Paint the Town will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rain date is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Finished artwork will be displayed in downtown businesses in May, then the Cary Arts Center and in the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on Friday, May 29. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. At 8 a.m. on some Saturdays, an area chef will do a cooking demonstration with the produce. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. A second location opens May 2 at the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
Purple Cloth 5k
The Purple Cloth 5k fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries will begin with the kids’ dash at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:15 a.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration for the kids’ dash costs $5. Registration for the run costs $25. For details, go to www.purplecloth5k.com.
The sixth annual Herbfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be art and crafts for sale, herbs, plants, a silent auction and butterfly releases.
Apex’s 35th annual PeakFest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown. There will be art and craft vendors, kids’ entertainment, food and more. For details, go to apexpeakfest.com.
Step on Sepsis 5k
A 5k walk and run to raise sepsis awareness is at 9 a.m. at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Registration is $30 through May 1 and $35 on race day. Register online at www.steponsepsis.org. For sponsor information, contact Savannah Stark at email@example.com.
Story time for kids will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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