A day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville and Holly Springs.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 2:30-7 p.m. at Cary Presbyterian Church, 614 Griffis St.
Blood also can 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
‘Bar Plays 2.0’
The Cary Playwrights Forum presents “Bar Plays 2.0,” a series of short plays, at 8 p.m. at Fortnight Brewing Co., 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary. No tickets or reservations; suggested $10 donation. Food truck on site. bit.ly/2e0DKqx
Coffee with a Cop
The Fuquay-Varina Police Department holds Coffee with a Cop from 9-11 a.m. at Windsor Point Retirement Community, 1221 Broad St. Free. bit.ly/2esdYa0
Molly on Mysteries
Join mystery and crime book reviewer Molly Weston to learn about new novels and authors at 2 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. 919-460-4963, bit.ly/2eftkRv
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows the film “Ice Age: Collision Course” at 6 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5, $2 for ages 2 and younger. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert included. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Best of FilmSPARK
The Triangle Film Community presents the Best of FilmSPARK 2016 at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Free. Tickets available at the door one hour before screenings. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The Cary Woman’s Club sponsors the Note in the Pocket Mobile Volunteering Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Participants will help sort and prepare clothing to be donated to needy Wake County children. Cost: $14, includes a box lunch. To register, email email@example.com.
A Christmas tree lighting ceremony is 5:30 p.m. at Waverly Place shopping center, Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Live music, visits with Santa, entertainment and more will be featured.
Saturday, Waverly holds its Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature horse and carriage rides, train rides, food tastings, music and more. Toy donations will be accepted for the Johnson Subaru Fill-the-Trunk Toy Drive. waverlycary.com
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows the films “The Man Who Wasn’t There” at 7 p.m. and “No Country for Old Men” at 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Live, old-time string band music will be provided by local musicians for the dances, which will feature Square, Circle, Appalachian and other traditional styles. No experience or partner required. Cost: $5 per family or $2 per person at the door. bit.ly/1TSQ4p0
Gifting Tree Project
Applications for Cary’s fifth annual Gifting Tree Project, a Christmas tree decorating contest, are due. Cost: $25. For the contest, families, organizations, causes or schools can decorate trees that will be displayed on Academy Street. People can vote for their favorite tree. The group with the winning entry will have a donation made in its name to a nonprofit of its choice. 919-469-4061, bit.ly/1GWZMCJ
Cary celebrates America Recycles Day with a free paper shred event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave. Three-box limit for on-site destruction and recycling. Proof of Cary residency required. bit.ly/1WPDhkX
▪ The annual Holiday Craft Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Free admission. 919-469-4081, townofcary.org
▪ The Green Hope Fine Arts Boosters’ Mistletoe Market fundraiser is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. bit.ly/2cwuHqW
▪ Glenaire Retirement Community’s annual craft fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium at 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary. The fair features artists from throughout the Triangle, who will keep 100 percent of their profits. Admission is free.
SuperFun Saturday is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Apex. The free event features arts and crafts activities for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Learn more about squirrels at the Scurrying Squirrels in Search of Seeds program from 1-2:30 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Cost: $1 per person. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1YF8gC1. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
▪ 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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▪ Jenks Road in Cary will be closed until 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, from McQueens Drive to Wimberly Road. The closure is due to a Colonial Gas Pipeline project. Drivers are asked to detour using Kelly Road and U.S. 64 or Green Level Church Road, Green Level West Road or Wimberly Road. bit.ly/2fknRYg
▪ A section of Green Level West Road in Apex is closed until Friday, Nov. 18, to repair damage caused by floodwater from Hurricane Matthew. The damage is between White Oak Church Road and Green Level Church Road. A detour uses Green Level West Road, White Oak Church Road, Morrisville Parkway and Green Level Church Road. bit.ly/1yRkKYT