This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Valentine’s Day Market
Downtown Cary Food & Flea’s Valentine’s Day Market is noon to 4 p.m. at 111 W. Chatham St., Cary, in Ashworth Village. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck, Fortnight Brewing Company and Sweets by Shayda will be on-site. facebook.com/downtowncaryfoodandflea.
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The annual Puppapalooza dog show and expo held by Jackie’s Basics and Beyond Dog Training is 2-5 p.m. at White Tiger Taekwondo, 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. jackiesbasicsandbeyond.com.
See Spot Read
Kids can practice reading to therapy dogs at 3 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Librarians at the Eva Perry Regional Library will recommend books for “Blind Date With a Book,” with surprise recommendations with hidden titles and covers, from 3-4 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.
“Tough Guys & Femme Fatales” is 4-5 p.m. Tuesday.
Free kids’ movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” at 10 a.m. at 237 N. Salem St.
Relay for Life
A kick-off meeting for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Cary, Apex and Morrisville is at 6:15 p.m. at Peak United Methodist Church, 1200 Salem St., Apex.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
SCORE’s information session on financing options for small businesses is at 6:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Register at the library or online at raleigh.score.org under the “Local Workshops” tab.
The Holly Springs Community Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. hollyspringsband.net.
Coffee With a Cop
Meet with Fuquay-Varina police officers for coffee and a discussion from 8-10 a.m. at Stick Boy Bread Company, 127 S. Main St.
An event with the Apex Police Department is 7-9 a.m. Friday at Bruegger’s Bagels, 760 W. Williams St., Apex.
Thrift 2 Gift’s story time for families is at 11 a.m. Thursdays at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center serves pizza and screens “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St. Tickets are $5 each ($2 for ages 2 and younger). bit.ly/1QTdyag.
Nick Knardirell, author of “Minnesota: Her Account, Her View,” will sign books at a meeting of the African-American Book Club at Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
‘Spotlight’ and ‘Manglehorn’
The Cary theater shows “Spotlight” at 7 p.m. and “Manglehorn” at 9:30 p.m. for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.
The Holly Springs Professional Showcase will be Feb. 12.
‘For All the Seasons’
The Cary Town Band’s concert “For All the Seasons” is at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Admission is free.
▪ 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 9:30 a.m. to noon at 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary. wwfm.ag.
Local beekeepers will give advice on starting your own hive at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is requested: 919-387-2100.
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.
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