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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Wind Down Wednesdays
SwivelHip 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.
Fish for free from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Park staff will provide bait and basic instruction. Catch and release only. Bring equipment or borrow from the park. For all ages; 16 and older must have a valid N.C. fishing license. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required: bit.ly/29z1M7o.
A blood drive is from 12:30-5 p.m. at Clinipace Worldwide Morrisville, 3800 Paramount Parkway.
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
The Cary theater is showing movies at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays as part of its Summer Series for Seniors. The next film in the series, “17th annual Animation Show of Shows,” screens this week. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Celebrate the release of the movie “Star Trek Beyond” during Teen Scene: Trekki Nation from 7-8 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex. Games and activities featured for students in grades 6-10. For more information and to register, email Linda Winkler at email@example.com.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series shows “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 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.
Free dental care
Dr. Bikram Singh, of Cary Dental Rejuvenation, provides free dental care for adults from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the clinic, 155 Parkway Office Court, Suite 104, in Parkway Professional Center, Cary. Registration for the Dentistry From the Heart event begins at 7:30 a.m. Those interested in participating are asked to bring a form of ID and a list of medications. Services will include an exam and X-rays, with the option of a filling, extraction or cleaning. For information, call 919-460-5454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series hosts the GrassStreet Bluegrass Band from 6:30-9 p.m. on the lawn of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring chairs or a blanket. Food trucks and beer and wine concessions will be on site. hollyspringsnc.us
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series presents Polka Night with the Polka Plus Band at 7 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Rescheduled due to weather. Free. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcoholic beverages or pets. For more information: 919-460-4963, bit.ly/1iPPWjS.
Harris Lake Park programs
Family programs this week at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1YF8gC1. 919-387-4342, bit.ly/213kQMG
▪ Bat Facts (all ages): 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. Cost: $1 per person.
▪ Snakes in the Park (all ages): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Cost: $1 per person.
A guided hike on the American Tobacco Trail travels to the Beaver Creek wetlands area from 9:30-11 a.m. Participants will search for songbirds, turtles, butterflies and other morning wildlife. For all ages. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $1 per person. Advance registration required by Thursday, July 21. The hike starts at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. For more information and to register: 919-387-4342, bit.ly/1WUKMbu.
Movies at The Cary
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows “Hello My Name is Doris” at 7 p.m. The “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows” screens at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
▪ 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
▪ The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina has moved 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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