This week’s day-by-day calendar of free events and fundraisers for Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
Native American programs
Christina Theodorou, of the American Indian Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, discusses North Carolina’s eight indigenous nations and their cultures from 2-3:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration recommended. bit.ly/1Ue9fFk
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In Apex, Bear Kaeck will discuss Lakota life on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation from 7-8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Surf’s Up Sundays
Elvis Presley stars in “Blue Hawaii” at 2 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $5. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The movie “Tarzan” kicks off a weeklong series of free family-friendly films at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. All films start at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9:30 a.m. No tickets or reservations required. Bring snacks and a blanket. Other movies scheduled are: “Inside Out,” Tuesday, July 26; “TinkerBell,” Wednesday, July 27; “Monsters University,” Thursday, July 28; and “Meet Stuart, Kevin & Bob,” Friday, July 29. 919-249-1120
Blood 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
Children’s film series
The Film Day - Fun Day series of films for children concludes with a screening of the film “Aladdin” at 10 a.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
Taziki’s Happy Yappy Hour, a fundraiser for the SPCA of Wake County, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 201, at Waverly Place, Cary. Leashed dogs welcome outside. $10 suggested donation. Free dog treats. A raffle will be held. For more information, go to bit.ly/1Q8avym.
Rough Cuts Review
The Rough Cuts Review is at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The series is an open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers. A discussion follows. Free tickets may be picked up at The Cary theater box office one hour before the screenings. thecarytheater.com
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
Wind Down Wednesdays
The Wind Down Wednesdays free outdoor concert series wraps up this year’s regular program with a performance by the Soul Psychedelique from 6-9 p.m. at Waverly Place shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary. Lawn chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited.
A performance by the Embers, canceled in June due to weather, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31. For more information, go to bit.ly/1TKrq9V.
The Cary theater concludes it Summer Series for Seniors with a screening of the film “Hello, My Name is Doris” at 2 p.m. The event features special discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Imagine Cary open house
Imagine Cary holds an open house to unveil the draft Cary Community Plan from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave. Town staff members and the planning team will be available to answer questions. Public input is welcome. Another session is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the center. For more information, go to bit.ly/29P2mMY.
Active Kids workshop
Morrisville is hosting an ice cream social workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. to gather public input on the town’s Active Kids strategic planning process. The event will be in the town’s Council Chambers, 100 Town Hall Drive. For more information, call 919-463-6194, email Kari Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to bit.ly/29TpxIO.
Paying for college
Jenny Peacock from Collegewise discusses how to apply for financial aid and scholarships at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. Registration recommended: 919-463-8500, bit.ly/1TGAywa.
Full Frame Roadshow
The Full Frame Road Show of Durham comes to Cary with a screening of the award-winning documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Free but tickets are required. Reserve tickets through Eventbrite beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 25. For information, go to bit.ly/29KivDL.
Free dental care
The North Carolina Missions of Mercy, sponsored by the N.C. Dental Society, hosts free dental care clinics for adults Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at the former Stephens Hardware building, 405 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina. First-come, first-served. Service options are: teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions and partial denture construction (front teeth only; requires two-day committal). Limited to one service per patient.
No appointments. Those interested in receiving services are requested to obtain a wristband at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, or at 4 p.m. Friday, July 29. Organizers will hand out 400 wristbands each day. After receiving a wristband, participants must be on site at 5 a.m. on the corresponding day of service. Those without wristbands can wait in line Friday or Saturday to receive services on a first-come, first-served basis after participants with wristbands are seen. Bring medications, water and food, or whatever might be needed while waiting in line.
Online registration is under way for dental, medical and community volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, call 919-234-4037 or go to bit.ly/29uMsGK.
Movies at The Cary
“Hello, My Name is Doris” screens at 7 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. “City of Gold” shows at 9 p.m. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series concludes this year’s season with a performance by Jamrock 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.
Moth Night is from 8-10 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. For all ages. Cost: $1 per person. Registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29z1M7o.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series shows “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” 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.
Motorcyclists can have their riding skills assessed during the free BikeSafe NC class from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cary Police Department,120 Wilkinson Ave. Registration required by Thursday, July 28. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29GWTuD.
Sounds of Summer
The Sounds of Summer: Insect Song Workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. For ages 16 and older. Cost: $1 per person. Registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29z1M7o.
Family Fun Day
White Tiger Taekwondo of Cary hosts its 21st annual Family Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature children’s activities, trial classes for all ages, martial arts demonstrations and performances. Free but tickets are required. Advance tickets can be picked up at the school, 1605 NW Maynard Road, or online at WhiteTigerTKD.com. For more information, call 919-469-3553.
Mo Jazz Music
The Kappas of Cary present an Evening of Jazz featuring Connie McCoy of Mo Jazz Music at 8 p.m. at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $30 to $40. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to bit.ly/29vVuSQ.
Movie in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series shows the movie “Zootopia,” rated PG, 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
▪ 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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The Cary Art Loop’s monthly Final Friday art walk showcases arts and culture in the Cary area on Friday, July 29. Food trucks and live performances are featured at select events.
▪ Artist reception from 6-8 p.m. for “Parsley, Sage and Time” by Andria Linn at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. 919-469-4081
▪ Reception from 6-8 p.m. for “Printocracy,” an exhibit of prints by the Printmakers of North Carolina, at the Cary Town Hall Gallery, 316 N. Academy St.
▪ Artists reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. On exhibit: “The Sky is Falling,” paintings by Jenn Hales; “A Winter Day, a Summer Morning,” photographs by Joe Lipka; and “Bibelot,” beadwork by Janine LeBlanc. 919-460-4963
▪ Artist reception from 6-9 p.m. for “The Common Wall: PoNC” in the Principal’s Hall at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
▪ Gallery talk and reception from 6-9 p.m. for “Resilience: The Divine Power of Black & White” by Julie Niskanen Skolozynski in the Gallery at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
▪ Reception from 6-9 p.m. for “Garden’s Bounty” at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. Featuring paintings by Elda Hiser, jewelry by Monica Hunter and ceramics by Susan Luster. carygalleryofartists.org
▪ Reception from 6-9 p.m. for the exhibit “The Photography of Gordon Munro” at the Cary Visual Art gallery in The Cary News office on the second floor of The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. firstname.lastname@example.org. caryvisualart.org
▪ Reception from 6-9 p.m. for “Afghanistan: A Country A People -Through the Eyes of the Men and Women of the U.S. Military (Part II)” at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave.
▪ Slide into Summer Art reception from 6-9 p.m. for an exhibit by the Capital City Co-op Painters at Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, in Waverly Place shopping center. waverlyartistsgroup.com
TRAFFIC ALERT: Walnut Street
Sidewalk installation begins; part of Walnut Street Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements
On July 25, crews working on behalf of the Town will begin construction of new sidewalk along the south side of Walnut Street from Lawrence Road at Walnut Street Park to existing sidewalk west of Ledsome Lane. Work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016. During this time, at least one lane of Walnut Street between Sturdivant Drive to Buck Jones Road will be closed in each direction, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During non-peak travel times, Walnut Street traffic will be intermittently stopped using uniformed police officers for traffic signal construction work at the Nottingham Drive and Donaldson Drive signalized intersections. All work is weather permitting; drivers should plan alternate routes to avoid delays.
Total cost of the project is $369,685 which includes, design, permitting, pedestrian wayfinding signage for Walnut Street Park and construction. Funding for the project is from the voter-approved 2012 Cary Community Investment Bonds.