This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St. growers-market.com
Public Service Center opens
Fuquay-Varina will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to mark the grand opening of the town’s new Public Service Center, 1415 Holland Road. Tours will be available.
Registration is under way for the Metamorphosis Soccer league for children ages 8-12 at Grace Church, 3725 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. The coed fun league for all skill levels will run June to July. Cost: $35. For more information and to register, go to trygrace.com/soccer or call 919-362-9355.
Holly Springs seniors can play bingo from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1 and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.
Hob Nob Jazz Series
Yolanda Rabun performs at 5:45 p.m. as part of the Hob Nob Jazz Series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Free parking. Tickets are at Booth Amphitheatre, 800-514-3849, or boothamphitheatre.com.
Wind Down Wednesdays
The Magic Pipers Band kicks off the Wind Down Wednesdays free outdoor concert series from 6-9 p.m. at Waverly Place shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary. The series runs through July 27.
Chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. There is a toddler playground and splash pad. Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited. For more information and a lineup of performers, go to bit.ly/1TKrq9V.
Apex police officers will participate in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina beginning at 9 a.m. at the Apex Police Department, 205 Saunders St. For more information: bit.ly/27U3GGq.
Story time for families is 11 a.m. Thursdays at Thrift 2 Gift, 1402 E. Williams St., Apex.
‘Learning at the Library’
The drop-in program for preschool and elementary school children is from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. Reading with a buddy and learning activities are featured. For more information, email Linda Winkler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thunder and Spice World Music Trio will perform a selection of international music from 7-8 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register: bit.ly/1TGAywa, 919-463-8500.
Teen Scene features programs for students in grades 6-10 from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. This week’s program is Get in the Game and Read.
Upcoming programs are: Giant Candyland, June 9; Art Night, June 16; Teen Tech Night, June 23; and Chocolate Olympics, June 30. For more information and to register, email Linda Winkler at email@example.com.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., screens movies for $5 each. thecarytheater.com
▪ “Hockney” at 7 p.m.
▪ “Born to be Blue” at 9:15 p.m.
More than 1,800 athletes of all ages and abilities from across the state are expected to compete in the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, at various sites throughout Cary and Raleigh.
Beat Your Boots performs from 8-11 p.m. at Draft Line Brewing Co., 341 Broad St., Suite 151, Fuquay-Varina. draftlinebrewing.com
The Triangle Blues Project performs from 9-11 p.m. at Aviator Tap House, 600 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina. aviatorbrew.com/tap-room
Charity Yard Sale
The Apex Police Department’s third annual Charity Yard Sale to benefit SafeChild starts at 7 a.m. at the corner of N.C. 55 and Mason Street, Apex.
Run the Quay
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce’s annual Run the Quay is from 7-10 a.m. beginning at the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church, 307 N. Ennis St. The race through downtown will include a 5K, 10K, the 15 Quay Challenge and a children’s fun run.
Volunteers are needed as course monitors and for other duties. To register to volunteer, go to vols.pt/xVpmTg. To register for the race: itsyourrace.com. For more information, call the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce at 919-552-4947.
A free bird walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Waterwise Garden at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
Cary hosts Dog Days of June from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Field 6 at Bond Park, 801 High House Road. The event will feature pet adoptions, a dog wash and pet vaccinations and microchipping by local veterinarians. The free Skyhoundz Canine Frisbee Disc Competition also will be held. All pets attending must be leashed or in a kennel.
Fees for the dog wash, cash only, are from $5 to $7, depending on the size of the dog. Fees for veterinary services, cash only, are: $15 for microchips and $5 for rabies vaccinations. bit.ly/1Y5CZrO
Harris Lake County Park hosts introductory and advanced family disc golf courses. Introduction to Disc Golf programs will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The Advanced Skills Clinic is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All classes will meet at the disc golf gravel parking lot of the park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Registration is required by Friday, June 3. For more information: bit.ly/1sxPmTn.
Taste of Holly Springs
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Taste of Holly Springs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farmers Market, 128 S. Main St. Restaurants will share samples of their signature dishes and desserts. hollyspringschamber.org
Bike safety rodeo
The Morrisville Fire and Rescue Department is presenting a free bike safety rodeo beginning at 10 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. The event is for toddlers to age 18. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and will feature bike safety techniques and an obstacle course.
A parent or guardian must be present. To sign up for the rodeo, visit townofmorrisville.org/bikerodeo. For more information, call Fire Marshal Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Artify: Arts in Parks’
“Artify: The Arts in Parks” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The free event, a celebration of National Trails Day, is part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of North Carolina parks.
Participants can walk the Symphony Lake Greenway with members of the Town of Cary’s Greenways and Cultural Arts committees to learn more about nature and culture. Stations along the trail will feature visual and performing arts, dramatic readings, arts activities for children and adults, and the North Carolina Symphony rehearsal for its Summerfest performance later that evening.
The Holly Springs Police Department is hosting a fundraiser cookout for Special Olympics from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside Lowes Foods, 112 Bass Lake Road.
‘Learning with Legos’
The drop-in program “Learning with Legos” is at 1 p.m. Saturdays at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The event is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information: 919-463-8500 or wakegov.com/libraries.
The Apex Latino Arts Festival is from 3-6 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. The Latino Culinary Fest and Bazaar is from 6-10 p.m. on Salem Street in downtown Apex. For information on both events, go to apexlatinofest.com.
▪ 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 8 a.m. to noon at two locations: 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, and the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. wwfm.ag
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. apexfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. 919-567-4040, hollyspringsnc.us
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open 8 a.m. to noon in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St. growers-market.com
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