Cary News: Community

Daybook: April 26-29

The annual SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk and Woofstock fundraiser is Saturday, April 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Above, participants from the 2015 event, which was in downtown Raleigh.
The annual SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk and Woofstock fundraiser is Saturday, April 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Above, participants from the 2015 event, which was in downtown Raleigh. InBetween the Blinks Photography

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


Live at Lunch

Jazz pianist and singer Ariel Pocock performs at 11:30 a.m. at Fidelity Bank Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St., Cary. The free event is part of the town’s downtown Live at Lunch series.,

Senior Afternoon Series

The Senior Afternoon Series screens the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors.

Later, the theater shows the film at 7 p.m. and “Dying Laughing” at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per showing. 919-462-2055,

FM2FV concert

The Band of Oz performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina concert series in Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. Free.,


Finally Friday Apex

Live music, children’s activities and restaurant specials are featured 5-8 p.m. downtown during Finally Friday Apex.,

Wine Walk

The next Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is 5-8 p.m. at Waverly Place shopping center, 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Cost: $10. Wine samples and special promotions will be available at participating merchants.

Final Friday

The Cary Art Loop’s monthly Final Friday art walk showcases arts and culture from 6-9 p.m. Receptions, food trucks and live performances will be featured at select venues.,


▪ 5-7 p.m. Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Exhibit by the Granpaparazzi Photography Club.

▪ 6-8 p.m. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Exhibit “ARTQUILTS: Respite.”

▪ 6-9 p.m. Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. Exhibit “Southwest Symmetry.”

▪ 6-9 p.m. Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130. Exhibit “Inter-Depend-Dance.”


Spring Daze

The 24th annual Spring Daze arts and crafts festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bond Park, 801 High House Road. Free admission. The event will feature more than 170 arts and crafts vendors, performances, food vendors and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration.,

SPCA fundraiser

The annual SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk and Woofstock is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The event, a fundraiser for the SPCA of Wake County, will feature live music, pet contests, beer and wine, food trucks and activities for both people and their pets. Cost: $15-$35.,,

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Mt. Zion Church Cary, 316 Allen Lewis Drive.

Think Apex

The Think Apex volunteer day of service features various activities throughout town. Registration required. For information:,,

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes’ annual Triangle March for Babies Walk and 5K is 10 a.m. at Perimeter Park, 3005 Carrington Mill Blvd., Morrisville.

Spring fair

The Fuquay-Varina Middle School Spring Vendor Fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym at the school, 109 N. Ennis St.

Strawberry festival

The Brew ‘n’ Choo Strawberry Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill. The event will feature train rides, craft beers, local wine, food and live music. Tickets: 0-$12.

‘Star Wars’ Fest

Celebrate “Star Wars” and reading at the “Star Wars” Fest 10:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Free. Watch “Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.” Crafts, activities, snacks and books also will be featured. Registration requested. 919-463-8500,

In Apex, the “Star Wars” fun begins at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. Registration requested. 919-387-2100,

Teen Day

Take the Drive Wise Course Challenge, listen to music and eat pizza 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Teen Day Fuquay in South Park, 900 S. Main St. Free. Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department.

Fishing derby

The Special Needs Fishing Derby is 9-11 a.m. at Seagroves Park Pond, 201 Parkfield Drive, Apex. Free; advance registration required. The event is open to all ages; wheelchairs are welcome. Rain or shine. For information:

‘Dying Laughing’

The documentary “Dying Laughing” screens at 7 p.m. and “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” shows at 9 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5 per showing. 919-462-2055,

Farmers markets

▪ The Apex Farmers Market, 220 N. Salem St., is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

▪ The Western Wake Farmers Market is open 9:30 a.m. to noon at 260 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville.

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