Cary News: Community

Daybook: Nov. 25-28


Open rehearsal

The Holly Springs Community Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.


Thanksgiving closings

Apex: Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. Garbage will not be collected on Thursday. Solid waste and recycling will be delayed by one day for Thursday and Friday routes.

Cary: Town offices are closed on Thursday and Friday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers’ garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected one day earlier than usual.

Fuquay-Varina: Town offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Holly Springs: Town offices are closed Thursday and Friday. Bass Lake Park will be closed on Thursday. Garbage and recycling that would be picked up Thursday and Friday will be collected a day later.

Morrisville: Town offices are closed Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s green route solid waste pickup will be on Friday instead, and Friday’s yellow route will be picked up on Saturday.

C-Tran and GoTriangle will not operate on Thanksgiving day. GoTriangle will follow a Saturday schedule on Friday.


Farmers markets

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

▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon at 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary.

Bluegrass Jam Sessions

The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Bluegrass Jam Sessions for all ages and skill levels are 2-4 p.m. Saturdays at 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring an instrument and music to share or play along.

Post-Turkey Day Jam Benefit

The annual concert at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., is at 8 p.m. Saturday. It features Jon Shain, the Parsons, Dave Burney and the Gravy Boys. Proceeds will benefit the Town of Cary’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Program and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. Tickets are $10 to $25. 919-462-2051,

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Story time

▪ Eva Perry Regional Library hosts stories for babies at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Stories for toddlers start at 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Stories for preschoolers are at 2:30 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stories for families begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. 919-387-2100.

▪ Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

▪ The West Regional Library’s story time for babies is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Nov. 24 at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. 919-463-8500.