Cary News: Community

Daybook: Feb. 8-Feb. 14

The Valentine’s English Tea for ages 55 and older will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. To register by Thursday, Feb. 5, call 919-469-4081.
The Valentine’s English Tea for ages 55 and older will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. To register by Thursday, Feb. 5, call 919-469-4081. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Sunday

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

Downtown Cary Food & Flea will be open from noon to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets. For details, go to www.facebook.com/downtowncaryfoodandflea.

‘Build-A-Band Concert’

The Triangle Wind Ensemble will perform an interactive concert for kids and adults at 4 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $8. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Monday

Story time

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for babies at 9:30 a.m. and toddlers at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Ayurveda

Learn about Ayurveda, an Indian system of holistic medicine, at Discover Ayurveda For Health and Vitality from 7-8 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Story times

“Penguin in Love” will be read to toddlers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

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.

Wednesday

Story times

“I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love” will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Mystery book discussion

The West Regional Library will host a discussion of “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Growers Market

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.

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.

Talkin’ Tar Heel’

Walt Wolfram will talk about his book, “Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina,” from 7-8 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Thursday

Story time

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Blood drive

The Knights of Columbus and Rex Blood Services will host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. To sign up, go to www.kofc12119.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will meet to discuss “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Friday

The Best of Love Bits & Bites

The Cary Players present a compilation of theatrical scenes about love at the Page-Walker Art & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 21; at 8 p.m. Feb. 14, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 22. Tickets are $25, which includes dessert at intermission. For details, go to www.caryplayers.org.

Cary Town Band

Cary Town Band presents a free concert titled “Let’s Do Lunch” at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. The band, made up of volunteers, will play songs with a meal theme. There will be light refrehsments. Go to www.carytownband.org.

Valentine’s English Tea

The Valentine’s English Tea for ages 55 and older will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. To register by Thursday, Feb. 5, call 919-469-4081.

Parents’ Night Out

Ages 3-9 will be entertained with games, art, crafts and pizza from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. For details, call 919-460-4965.

Artist of the Month

Southern Home Crafts will host the store’s Artist of the Month, Amy Walker, from 6-8 p.m. at 111 N. Salem St., Apex. Walker’s handmade baby teething products and toys will be showcased. Proceeds from sales will be donated to organizations including The Water Project. For more information, call 919-608-9935.

‘The Art of Love’

The Artistic Expressions Gallery will host a Valentine’s Day reception from 6-9 p.m. at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina. The gallery features new paintings, mixed media artwork, photography, ceramics and stained and fused glass by 12 artists. For more information, go to www.artisticexpressionsfv.com.

Saturday

Comedy Night with Julie Scoggins

The comedienne from Charlotte, who is regularly heard on XM/Sirius Blue Collar Radio, will perform a standup show at 8 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. Tickets are $15. For details, go to www.thecarytheater.com.

Farmers markets

www.caryfarmersmarket.com

www.growers-market.org

www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org

Great Backyard Bird Count

Search for birds with Kids Together in the Great Backyard Bird Count from 10-11 a.m. at Kids Together Playground, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. The playground is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. For details, email kidstogether@nc.rr.com.

Valentine’s Day story time

“I Love You Just Like This!” will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

Eva Perry Regional Library will host drop-in story time for babies at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Triangle Youth Philharmonic

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s annual Honor Recital will be at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. The concert is free and open to the public.

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