Cary News: Community

Daybook: Feb. 14-20

Therapy dog Gizmo, pictured here, helped children practice reading at a See Spot Read event at the Cameron Village Regional Library in 2012. See Spot Read comes to Apex at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eva Perry Regional Library.
Therapy dog Gizmo, pictured here, helped children practice reading at a See Spot Read event at the Cameron Village Regional Library in 2012. See Spot Read comes to Apex at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eva Perry Regional Library. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.

Sunday

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.

Puppapalooza

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.

Monday

Book recommendations

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.

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.

Wednesday

Open rehearsal

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.

Thursday

Story time

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.

Book signing

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.

Friday

Discovery Series

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.

Saturday

Farmers markets

▪ 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.

Beekeeping

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.

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

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