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Daybook: Aug. 3-6

Olympic athletes Roxroy Cato, left, and Burkheart Ellis Jr. sprint to the finish line during a workout in July at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh. Watch Cato, Ellis and other U.S. athletes during a screening of the Olympics opening ceremony at The Cary theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Free admission at the door.
Olympic athletes Roxroy Cato, left, and Burkheart Ellis Jr. sprint to the finish line during a workout in July at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh. Watch Cato, Ellis and other U.S. athletes during a screening of the Olympics opening ceremony at The Cary theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Free admission at the door. rwillett@newsobserver.com

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

Wednesday

Growers Market

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

Crabtree Casters

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.

Movie at Halle

The Halle Cultural Arts Center screens the movie “Brooklyn,” rated PG-13, for teens and adults at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2a5FCuE.

Blood donations

Blood may be donated at the American Red Cross Cary Blood Donation Center, 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150: 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

Thursday

Republican Women

North Carolina State Auditor Chuck Stuber is the guest speaker at the Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake meeting at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon; cost is $20. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. RSVP to rwcsw123@gmail.com. rwcsw.org

Friday

Olympics at The Cary

Watch the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics on the big screen at The Cary theater beginning at 7 p.m. Free admission at the door. Other screenings of the games are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 21. For more information: 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com.

Saturday

‘Birding with Vernon’

Discover different types of birds and their habitats during the “Birding with Vernon” program from 8:30-10 a.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Free; no registration required. All ages. For more information, go to bit.ly/29z1M7o.

‘Alive Inside’

ComForCare Home Care hosts a screening of “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory” at 10 a.m. at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. The award-winning documentary shows how music can transform the lives of people with dementia.

The event also will feature vendor exhibits before the film, a discussion after the showing and lunch. Free. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Registration required. To register, go to joyfulmemories.com or call the ComForCare Home Care Raleigh office at 919-647-9150.

SuperFun Saturday

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

Music in the park

The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series presents a concert by reggae musician Étú-Bmik at 7 p.m. 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.

Farmers markets

▪ 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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