Cary News: Community

Daybook: March 16-19

There are Easter events throughout Cary and western Wake County.
There are Easter events throughout Cary and western Wake County.

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


Landfill tours

Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division gives free, hour-long tours of the South Wake Landfill at 6160 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Sign up online:

Story time

The Eva Perry Regional Library story time for adults features mystery and crime stories at 2 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. Registration is requested: 919-387-2100.

Open rehearsal

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

Panel discussion

A forum on the film industry in North Carolina will be at 7 p.m. at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. RSVP online:


Health fair

Cary’s annual health fair for ages 55 and older is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Registration is required.

‘Tortoise Vs. Hare’

The Cary will screen the animated movie “Tortoise Vs. Hare - The Rematch of the Century” for $3 at 10 a.m. at 122 E. Chatham St.

Story time

Thrift 2 Gift’s story time for families is at 11 a.m. Thursdays at 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.

Book recommendations

Eva Perry Regional Library’s librarians will give recommendations for recent graduates looking for their first professional jobs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive.


A workshop on financing for small businesses for entrepreneurs is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is requested. 919-463-8500.


Seminar and yoga class

Cambridge Village of Apex hosts a seminar with Dr. Laurie Leach on brain health and aging at 11 a.m. Friday. A free yoga class will be at noon on the same day at 10000 Cambridge Village Loop.

An Aqua class will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

Craft It!

Ages 16 and older make art deco boxes at Craft It! at 10:30 a.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Family dance

The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s family dance night is 7-9 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.


Founders Day

Founders Day in Apex is all day Saturday, downtown.

The annual Apex Kiwanis 5K & Play races will start at 8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m at Town Hall, 73 Hunter St. Registration for adults is $30 for the 5K, $25 for the one-mile fun run and $5 for the kids’ 200-yard race. Registration is $25 for the 5K, $20 for the one-mile race and $5 for the 200-yard run for students under 18.

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 9:30 a.m. to noon at 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary.

▪ The Holly Springs Farmers Market’s Winter Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday in the Holly Springs Cultural Center at 300 W. Ballentine St.

Big Sweep

In Fuquay-Varina’s Big Sweep Campaign, volunteers will clean up waterways from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Supplies will be provided for each group. Register in advance at

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.

Together We Are Stronger

Together We Are Stronger, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s conference for African-Americans with multiple sclerosis and their families, is 3-8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary.

The conference includes vendors, a panel, a question-and-answer session and breakout sessions for people with multiple sclerosis and for family and friends. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Registration for $5 is required by Thursday, March 17.

‘What’s on Your Plate’

The Halle Cultural Arts Center screens “What’s on Your Plate” for free at 3 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.

‘Sport of the Arts’

Local high schools’ marching bands compete in the “Sport of the Arts” with 15-minute performances from 8-10 p.m. at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Tickets are $10 at the door ($5 for kids).

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Easter events

▪ Holly Springs’ egg hunt, yard sale and festivities will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Sugg Farm at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave.

▪ Cary’s Breakfast with the Bunny is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Bond Park, 801 High House Road. Tickets are required (919-460-4965).

▪ Apex’s Egg-Citing Egg Hunt for ages 12 and younger with disabilities starts at 9 a.m. and the annual hunt is at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 53 Hunter St.

▪ Cary’s Easter Egg Hunt for kids under 10 follows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, with magic shows by Shaun Jay at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Bond Park. Bring your own basket. There will be a special section for ages 5 and younger.

▪ Fuquay-Varina’s Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and younger is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 900 S. Main St. Kids should bring their own baskets. The Downtown Candy Hop follows from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

▪ Morrisville’s Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway, and begins by opening the field to ages 2-4. Egg hunts for ages 5-6 start at 10:30 a.m. and ages 7-8 at 11 a.m.

▪ Cary’s fifth annual Easter Eggstravaganza for children, 12 and younger, who have special needs or disabilities is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Bond Park. Bring your own Easter basket. To register, call 919-462-3970 or go to

▪ Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville town offices will be closed on Friday, March 25.

▪ For church events and services, see Faith Notes at in the “Community” section.