Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s events for Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions volunteers will wrap gifts for donations to the animal rescue from noon to 9 p.m. from Friday, Dec. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 23, and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, between Marshall’s and Petco at Crossroads Plaza in Cary. secondchancenc.org.
‘Messiah Part I’
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The Concert Singers of Cary present Handel’s “Messiah Part I” at 7:30 pm. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. bit.ly/1OgfuWz.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater will show holiday movies in December at 122 E. Chatham St. All tickets are $5 except for “White Christmas,” which costs $7.50. thecarytheater.com.
▪ A sing-along with “White Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.
▪ “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.
The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055, campaneriaballetschool.com.
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville town offices will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 25. Holly Springs town offices are closed from Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25.
In Apex, garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be collected one day earlier than usual. In Fuquay-Varina, Thursday and Friday customers’ garbage will both be picked up on Thursday. In Holly Springs, Friday’s collection is delayed by one day. In Morrisville, Friday’s yellow route will be picked up on Saturday.
C-Tran’s fixed route service won’t operate on Thursday, Dec. 24, or Friday, Dec. 25.
The 21st annual Kwanzaa Celebration is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This year’s theme is “Developing and Encouraging Our Youth.” There will be performances by the Magic of African Rhythm and members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, as well as a traditional procession of the elders and Harambee Circle. Doors open for the market and Children’s Village at 11 a.m. and performances start at 3 p.m.
New Year’s Day closings
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1.
Apex’s garbage and recycling collection for Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday. In Cary, garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers will be picked up one day earlier than usual. Trash and recycling for Holly Springs’ Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Garbage will be collected as usual in Fuquay-Varina. In Morrisville, the Friday route will be collected on Saturday.
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