Margaret Maron will discuss and sign her new novel, “Designated Daughters,” at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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Parent Chat session
Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a session with parents at 11 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Green Mermaid” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.
Barnes & Noble will host story time with “My Pet Book” by Bob Staake at 11 a.m. 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.
Cambridge Village of Apex will host Nick Turkas of the Arthritis Foundation Mid-Atlantic Region for a discussion on health and independence at 4 p.m. at 951 S. Hughes St.
Mills Park and Panther Creek Greenway planning staff will present design plans and listen to feedback from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., at Mills Park Middle School, 441 Mills Park Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-462-2075 or go to www.townofcary.org.
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.
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 story time and nature exploration for kids from 10-11 a.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. To register, call 919-557-2496.
Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concert
The band Crush will perform from 6-9 p.m. at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina. The show is part of a concert series the third Thursday of each month.
Little German Band concert
The Little German Band will perform in concert outside the Page-Walker Arts & History Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. For details, go to www.sistercitiesofcary.org.
African-American Book Group
The African-American Book Group will meet to discuss “The Returned” by Jason Mott at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
The Page-Walker Arts & History Center will host receptions for artwork by Sigrid Hice and Anne Atkinson from 6-8 p.m. at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
‘Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day’
Ann B. Ross will discuss and sign her new book, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go towww.caryfarmersmarket.com
• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go towww.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 towww.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 towww.apexfarmersmarket.weebly.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 towww.growers-market.org
Barnes & Noble will host a special story time for kids with Cary’s police and fire departments at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road. There will be a tour of a firetruck.