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Daybook: Oct. 12-15

The Cary Diwali celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre with music, art, cultural dances, theater and food along with a bazaar of ethnic Indian handicrafts. There will be a fireworks finale. Above, Saumya Vithalkar, left, and Sahana Devaraj performed during last year’s event.
The Cary Diwali celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre with music, art, cultural dances, theater and food along with a bazaar of ethnic Indian handicrafts. There will be a fireworks finale. Above, Saumya Vithalkar, left, and Sahana Devaraj performed during last year’s event. cliddy@newsobserver.com

A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Wednesday

Siren test

Sirens around Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill will be tested at full volume between 10 and 11 a.m. The test, lasting about 5 seconds, may be performed more than once. duke-energy.com

Senior Afternoon

The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “Miss Sharon Jones” at 2 p.m. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.

Thursday

Columnist to speak

News & Observer columnist Rob Christensen is the guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Cary Woman’s Club at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Christensen will discuss “What Are the 2016 Elections Telling Us So Far?” Visitors welcome. To RSVP or for more information, call P. Keating at 919-274-9944. carywomansclub.com

Live at Lunch

Cary’s fall Live at Lunch series of free concerts concludes its season with a performance of classic and alternative rock music by Chris Overstreet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fidelity Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St. The concerts continue through Oct. 13. Downtown restaurants feature lunch specials or bring your own lunch. Picnic tables available. For more information, go to bit.ly/1bjjVnj.

‘Home Cooking 101’

TV chef and award-winning cookbook author Sara Moulton signs and discusses her new book “Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better” from 5-6 p.m. at Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Suite 214, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. Moulton also will be at the store 5-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bIgYSr.

Pizza and a movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows “The Angry Birds Movie” at 6 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included. For more information: 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.

Fuquay-Varina concert

The Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina free fall concert series concludes with a performance of beach music by The Embers at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. No pets or coolers. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d5N33g.

‘Texas Chainsaw’

The Cary theater. 122 E. Chatham St., shows “Therapy for a Vampire” at 7 p.m. and the classic horror film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” at 9 p.m. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.

Friday

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 2-6:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market Cary, 102 New Waverly Place.

Blood also may be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150: Mondays, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-7 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767

Golf & food trucks

The SAS Championship is Oct. 14-16 at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tournament proceeds will benefit the YMCA of the Triangle’s Y Learning Program. Food Truck Friday is 4 to 8 p.m. with Cousins Maine Lobster, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, American Meltdown and Spanglish food trucks. A 5K run or walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. For information, tickets and to register for the 5K, go to saschampionship.com, bit.ly/2cLpRbl.

‘Therapy for a Vampire’

The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows “Wild Canaries” at 7 p.m. and “Therapy for a Vampire” at 9 p.m. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.

Friday Flicks

The Friday Flicks on the Field series continues with a showing of “Hocus Pocus” at 8:30 p.m. at Salamanders Stadium at North Main Athletic Complex, 1151 N. Main St., Holly Springs. Seating will be in the stands; no outside food or alcohol. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Gates open at 7 p.m. Pre-movie activities benefit area nonprofits. For more information, go to bit.ly/2anSYBb.

Saturday

Monarchs in Motion

The annual Monarchs in Motion 5K Run and Family Fitness Walk begins at 8 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 625 Magdala Place, Apex. For more information and to register, go to MonarchsInMotion.com.

Fall Harvest Festival

The Apex Farmers Market, 220 N. Salem St., closes out its summer season with a Fall Harvest Festival. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature a pre-carved pumpkin-carving contest, children’s activities and a food truck. For more information and to enter the pumpkin contest, go to bit.ly/2cNEx7V.

A monthly Winter Market begins Saturday, Nov. 26, indoors at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. apexfarmersmarket.com

SproutFest

The Holly Springs Farmers Market, in the East Center Street Public Parking lot, closes out its season with SproutFest Kids Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The adjacent Center Street Market also wraps up its season from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cXYfRy.

Fall Litter Sweep

Morrisville’s Fall Litter Sweep is 9 a.m. to noon beginning at Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive. Rain date is Oct. 22. For more information, go to bit.ly/2ck2gMK.

Yoga fundraiser

Simply Practice of Cary, 312 W. Chatham St., holds a yoga fundraiser for Donate Life North Carolina at 9:30 a.m. Suggested donations: $10-$15 for an hour-long class. No experience necessary. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2dcyxt8.

Cary Diwali

The Cary Diwali celebration begins at 10 a.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Free admission and free seats on the lawn; chairs and blankets allowed. Reserved seating is $20 per person. Parking is $5 per car, cash only. The event will feature exhibits, a bazaar, cultural programs, a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at 5:15 p.m., a concert by Ila Arun at 5:45 p.m. and fireworks at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dpjolP. boothamphitheatre.com

Open house

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department celebrates National Fire Prevention Week with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 301 S. Fuquay Ave. Displays, demonstrations, games, a bounce house, giant slide and visits from Sparky the Fire Dog, Pluggie the Hydrant and Smokey Bear. For more information, go to fuquay-varina.org.

Shred Day

The fall Shred Day in Apex is 9 a.m. to noon in the Saunders Street parking lot across from the Police Department. Limit of 3 small boxes or bags. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2czqTu3.

Haunted trails

The Haunted Trail: Family Fright is 5-8 p.m. at Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park, 301 Wagstaff Road, Fuquay-Varina. Free. The Full Fright Haunted Trail begins at 7 p.m. at 302 Wagstaff Road. Not recommended for those who frighten easily. For more information, go to bit.ly/2c65ic7.

Spooky Walk

The Spooky Walk and Trunk-or-Treat fundraiser is 6-10 p.m. at Lufkin Road Middle School, 1002 Lufkin Road, Apex. Rescheduled from Oct. 8 due to weather. Admission: $5; unlimited pass for $10. Food trucks will be on site. The event is a benefit for the school’s Athletic Boosters and Healthful Living Department. For more information, go to bit.ly/2des5Cq.

‘Psycho’

The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows “Therapy for a Vampire” at 7 p.m. and the classic thriller “Psycho” at 9 p.m. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.

Farmers markets

▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. caryfarmersmarket.com

▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon at two locations: 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. wwfm.ag

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