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. 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 information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.
‘The Southern Living Community Cookbook’
Sheri Castle will discuss and sign her new cookbook, “The Southern Living Community Cookbook,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Samples will be served.
‘Living Longer and Liking It’
Dr. Charles Petty, a motivational speaker, will give a speech on “Living Longer and Liking It” at 2 p.m. in the Winston Clubhouse at SearStone, 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. To RSVP, call 877-233-9593. For details, go to www.searstone.com.
Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South members’ work will be displayed in the exhibit “ARTQUILTSconnections” from Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. A reception will be from 6-8 p.m.
‘Carolina On My Mind’
A reception for “Carolina On My Mind,” the Village Art Circle’s juried art show, will be from 6-9 p.m. at 100 S. Academy St., Cary. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble will host a Hands-On Learning activity for ages 4-7 at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Sign up in the children’s department.
• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 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 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. The market will host a Health and Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. to noon. For details, go towww.westernwakefarmersmarket.org
• The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open 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 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 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
Family History Conference
A free Family History Conference for ages 12 and older will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 590 Bryan Drive, Apex. There will be 18 genealogy classes. Registration is required. For details and registration, go to www.apexfamilyhistoryconference.org.
National Reuse Day
Cary will collect donations for local charities during National Reuse Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave. Accepted donations include clothes, toys, small appliances, furniture, computers, art supplies and more. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Run Dig Rodeo
Hope Chapel of Apex’s annual Run Dig Rodeo races in Halloween costumes will be from 9-11 a.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be food trucks. Proceeds from race registration and shirt sales will support the event and Hope Chapel’s community programs.
Registration for the one-mile fun run costs $10. Fun-run registration for a competitive runner and family of four is free for the competitive runner, $20 for four recreational runners and $5 for each additional runner. Registration for a dog costs $5.
Registration for the recreational run costs $30 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the competitive 5k costs $35 through Friday, Oct. 24, and $40 the day of the race. For details and registration, go to fitandable.net/event/run-dig-rodeo-5k-1-mile.
Pfeiffer Institute Reach will host a free parenting workshop on healthy relationships from 10 a.m. to noon at 600 Airport Blvd., Suite 600, Morrisville. There also will be a children’s workshop for ages 6-12. To register, email contact@PfeifferReach.org.
Barnes & Noble will host a Halloween story time for kids at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve will be from 2-8 p.m. on the Performance Green in downtown Cary, across from the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. There will be a pumpkin patch, carving stations and awards. It is free to attend, and pumpkins cost $3.
Hope Connection International fundraiser
A fundraiser for Hope Connection International will begin at 6 p.m. at the Family Farm, 1719 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. There will be live music, vendors, food, games and a bonfire. Please bring a dish to share. A donation of $10 per person or $20 per family is requested. For details, go to on.fb.me/1vKGjdR.
Evening for Education & Clean Water in Uganda
The Cary Senior Center will host the Evening for Education & Clean Water in Uganda dinner and silent auction from 6:30-9 p.m. at 120 Maury Odell Place. Tickets cost $25 each or $150 for a table of eight. For details or tickets, call 919-454-8681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners of the Americas 50th anniversary
The North Carolina chapter of Partners of the Americas will celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary with live Bolivian music and dancers at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St., Cary. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. The public is invited.