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Artist Jan-Ru Wan will have a reception Friday, April 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to unveil the project, “In Clothes We Remember.” The community project includes donated garments of significance that were made into panels. At 5 p.m., the Cary Teen Council will unveil a documentary they made about the process. At 5:30 p.m., a ReFashion Show will have garments created by Cary Arts Center sewing class students who have upcycled old articles of clothing. The project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m.
Artist Jan-Ru Wan will have a reception Friday, April 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to unveil the project, “In Clothes We Remember.” The community project includes donated garments of significance that were made into panels. At 5 p.m., the Cary Teen Council will unveil a documentary they made about the process. At 5:30 p.m., a ReFashion Show will have garments created by Cary Arts Center sewing class students who have upcycled old articles of clothing. The project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. TOWN OF CARY

Sunday

Turkish Food Festival

The American Turkish Association of North Carolina will host a Turkish Food Festival to raise money for three wells in Kenya from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies, 1391 SE Maynard Road, Cary. One of the wells will be named in honor of Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. For details, go to www.divancenter.org.

Chatham Street Chowdown

The Chatham Street Chowdown food truck rally is noon to 4:30 p.m. on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary. There will be 15 food trucks, a beer and wine garden and live music.

Touch a Truck

Kids are invited to learn about ambulances, firetrucks, recycling and garbage trucks, police vehicles and more from 1-4 p.m. at Apex Community Park, 2200 Laura Duncan Road. A horn-free hour will be from 1-2 p.m.

Family Feature: Rocking Around the Park

Learn about rocks at Crowder District Park with hands-on science from 2-4 p.m. at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. To register for $5 a family, call 919-662-2850.

Fit Cary events

As part of Fit Cary, the town has organized a greenway walk from 2-3 p.m. at the Mills Park track, 425 Mills Park Drive. For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.

Art demonstration and raffle

Ashley’s Art Gallery will host two receptions for artist Ford Smith, including a painting demonstration and raffle, from 3-6 p.m. at 701 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. The raffle is at 5 p.m., and entrants must be present to win. The gallery will donate proceeds from the raffle to the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association.

Monday

Pints for Produce

The American Red Cross and Relay Foods will host Pints for Produce at Raleigh, north Raleigh, Cary and Durham Blood Donation Centers on Monday and Thursday. The Cary donation center is at 3700 Regency Parkway, suite 150. Donors will receive a coupon for a basket of local produce. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Parent chat

School board member Bill Fletcher will host a parent chat at 11 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Tuesday

Story time

Story time for toddlers is at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Wednesday

Story time

Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Landfill tours

Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is hosting a tour of the South Wake Solid Waste Facilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Participants will learn about recycling, what happens to their garbage and Wake County’s use of household garbage as an energy source. For details, go to www.wakegov.com.

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.

Thursday

Pints for Produce

The American Red Cross and Relay Foods will host Pints for Produce at Raleigh, north Raleigh, Cary and Durham Blood Donation Centers on Monday and Thursday. The Cary donation center is at 3700 Regency Parkway, suite 150. Donors will receive a coupon for a basket of local produce. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Pizza and a movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and screen “The Boxtrolls” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 each ($2 for ages 2 and younger) at www.etix.com.

Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina

A Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina concert featuring Hip Pocket will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St.

Friday

Reception

Artist Jan-Ru Wan will have a reception at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to unveil the project, “In Clothes We Remember.” The community project includes donated garments of significance that were made into panels. At 5 p.m., the Cary Teen Council will unveil a documentary they made about the process. At 5:30 p.m., a ReFashion Show will have garments created by Cary Arts Center sewing class students who have upcycled old articles of clothing. The project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m.

Yoga with the Sculptures

Judy Liu will lead a yoga session in the Page-Walker Arts & History Center’s gardens from 3-5 p.m. at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet will play. Bring a yoga mat or towel. To RSVP, call 919-531-2821 or go to www.caryvisualart.org.

Benefit Auction

The Carying Place’s Annual Benefit Auction will be from 6-11 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $100 at www.thecaryingplace.org.

‘ARTQUILTSreminisce’

The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South will present the annual juried exhibition “ARTQUILTSreminisce” from 6-8 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The quilts will be on display from Wednesday, April 22, through Sunday, June 21.

Benefits Campaign

Word of God Christian Academy’s annual Benefits Campaign for Education of Underprivileged Children begins with a live and silent auction at 6 p.m. at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. Registration is $75. For details or registration, call 919-834-8200 or go to wogcabenefitscampaign.org.

Reception

The Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery’s Final Friday open house will be from 6-9 p.m. at 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary.

Saturday

Reunion

The 50th reunion of Cary High School class of 1965 will be Saturday, April 25. If you were in the class of 1965 and have not received an invitation, contact Becky Jones Mann at 919-851-1529 or bmann1847@gmail.com.

Farmers markets

▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. At 8 a.m. on some Saturdays, an area chef will do a cooking demonstration with the produce. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.

▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. A second location opens May 2 at the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Fit Cary

As part of Fit Cary, the town has organized a Cardio Combo/Total Body Fitness class at 9 a.m. at White Oak Park, 1216 Jenks Carpenter Road. For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.

Spring Daze

The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk

The Carolinas Chapter of the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk is at 9 a.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park in Raleigh. The event raises money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. For information, go to www.cctakesteps.org/triangle or contact Steven Lucovsky at 919-665-7706 or steve@steveandlyn.com.

Fashion show and brunch

A Lily Pulitzer fashion show to raise scholarship money is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 300 Walnut St., Cary. The event is hosted by the Cary Woman’s Club and Prim & Proper Boutique with proceeds going to the club’s mature woman’s scholarship fund. Brunch will be served.

Tickets are $20 at Ashworth’s on Chatham Street, Cary; Prim & Proper Boutique, 1331 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; or by mailing checks to Cary Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 918, Cary, NC 27512. For information, call 919-854-5745.

Story time

Story time for kids will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Benefits Campaign

Word of God Christian Academy’s annual Benefits Campaign for Education of Underprivileged Children continues with a golf tournament at 1 p.m. at Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Registration costs $75 individually or $260 for a group of four; dinner is included. For details or registration, call 919-834-8200 or go to wogcabenefitscampaign.org.

Fundraiser

The Holly Springs Mayor’s Anti-Bullying Campaign will host an Italian dinner fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. at the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs. Take-out is also available. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger and free for ages 3 and younger. For tickets, contact Tony Perna at 919-522-2349 or coachtp44@aol.com.

Send calendar items two weeks in advance to carynews@newsobserver.com.

‘In Clothes We Remember’

For eight months, artist Jan-Ru Wan has been working with area residents to make art. Wan, a local fiber art educator, collected memorable items of clothing from residents to use in an art display and asked them to share the stories behind them. Over several Saturdays, Wan led workshops to sew, embroider and screen print the clothing to bring the garments’ memories to life. The result is “In Clothes We Remember,” which will be unveiled to the public Friday, April 24.

Wan and her assistants Megan Bostic and Samantha Pell will be at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to talk about how the garments were deconstructed and pieced together into the panels, helping tell new stories. The project involved more than just art. At 5 p.m., the Cary Teen Council will unveil a documentary they made about the process, which includes interviews with residents who donated clothing. At 5:30 p.m., a ReFashion Show will showcase garments created by Cary Arts Center sewing class students who have upcycled old articles of clothing. The project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m.

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