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., and at the Hook and Cleaver’s 409 Broad St. location from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. growers-market.com
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The Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill will test sirens at full volume between 10 and 11 a.m. The test may be performed more than once.
Wind Down Wednesdays
Spare Change performs from 6-9 p.m. as part of the Wind Down Wednesdays free outdoor concert series at Waverly Place shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary. The series runs through July 27.
Lawn 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 Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services presents Bingo Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St. For persons with special needs ages 16 and older. Cost: $5. To register, call 919-249-3507 or go to apexnc.org/peakconnect. The next Bingo Night will be Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Author and editor Alice Osborn presents “Write It: Marketing Your Written Work” from 7-8 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration recommended. bit.ly/1TGAywa
Bridge players meet from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. New players welcome. 919-552-1430
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and a cookie are included. For more information: 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.
Physical therapy class
Back in Action Physical Therapy will teach a free class on the prevention and treatment of neck, shoulder and back pain at 6:30 p.m. at Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs. Another class is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information: bit.ly/1YQgBmu.
‘Hologram for the King’
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows the film “A Hologram for the King” at 7 p.m. “17th annual Animation Show of Shows” screens at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
A blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at WakeMed Cary, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road.
Blood also may be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150, Cary: Mondays, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-7 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. redcrossblood.org
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Live, old-time string band music will be provided by local musicians for the dances, which will feature Square, Circle, Appalachian and other traditional styles. No experience or partner required. Cost: $5 per family or $2 per person at the door. bit.ly/1TSQ4p0
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series will show “Pitch Perfect,” rated PG-13, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Cost is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free.
Gates open at 7 p.m. Special children’s activities will be featured. Bring a blanket or chair. No pets. Picnics are allowed, including beer and wine. A portion of proceeds will benefit WakeMed Children’s Hospital. 919-462-2025, bit.ly/1TTOVKl.
Zach’s Toy Chest
The nonprofit organization Zach’s Toy Chest, based in Holly Springs, is hosting a Summer’s Eve with Santa for pediatric cancer survivors and children currently in treatment and their families at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.
On Monday, Aug. 29, the group is hosting the Bill Medlin Golf Tournament fundraiser at Devils Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs.
For more information about either event and to help sponsor the golf tournament, call Holly Schwab at 702-439-9394 or visit zachstoychest.org.
Motorcyclists can have their riding skills assessed during the free Bike Safe N.C. Class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Apex Police Department, 205 S. Saunders St. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/28XWu6P.
SuperFun Saturday is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Apex. The free event features arts and crafts activities for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows” at 7 p.m. The film “Hello My Name is Doris” screens at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Movie in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series will show the film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” rated PG-13, at dusk at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
▪ 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 Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. caryfarmersmarket.com
▪ Starting Saturday, July 16, the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina moves to the Raleigh Street Parking Lot, 101 Raleigh St. The market is open 8 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday locations remain the same. growers-market.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 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
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