Southwest Wake: Community

Daybook: Sept. 24-Sept. 27

Scott Sullivan watches his son, Landon, at last year’s Downtown Bounty. The annual Downtown Bounty festival will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on Broad Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be music, vendors and activities for families. For details, go to  www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Scott Sullivan watches his son, Landon, at last year’s Downtown Bounty. The annual Downtown Bounty festival will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on Broad Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be music, vendors and activities for families. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com. FILE PHOTO

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Wellness as a Lifestyle Lunch

Cambridge Village of Apex will host a free Wellness as a Lifestyle Lunch at noon at 951 S. Hughes St. To RSVP, call 919-363-2080.

Growers Market

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Pickin’ in the Pines

The annual Pickin’ in the Pines concert series presents Acoustic Manner, Victoria Lee and New Ground at 5:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, free for ages 12 and younger. For details and tickets, go to boothamphitheatre.com.

Compassion, Awareness and Learning program

Glenaire Retirement Community will host a Compassion, Awareness and Learning program with Imam Abdullah Antepli at 7 p.m. at 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary. The public is welcome.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

The public is invited to listen to the Holly Springs Community Band rehearse from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.

Thursday

Explore A Story

Story time and nature exploration for ages 3-5 will be from 10-11 a.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. An adult must accompany each child. Registration is required and free. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Friday

Kid Creations – Paper Feathers

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host an art class for kids from 10-10:30 a.m. at 300 W. Ballentine St. Children ages 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration costs $2 for Holly Springs residents and $3 for non-residents. To register, call 919-567-4000 or go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.

Final Friday

• Receptions for “Art & Love in Pottery – Classical Greek Pottery” by Nelly Mejia and “Design in the Natural World” by J.J. Raia will be from 6-8 p.m. in Cary’s Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St.



• Receptions for “A Mother-Daughter Journey” by Gwen and Magenna Brink and “Illustrating Cary” by Jerry Miller will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.



• A reception for “Our Take” by Bobby Nicks and Melissa Thiel will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.



• A reception for “The Allure” by Mayura Yoelekar will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.



• A reception for “Farm,” a photography exhibition by Jayne Walther, will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. Ten percent of sales from the show will be donated to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. For details, go to

www.jaynewalther.com/farm-exhibit.html

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Moonlight Sculpture Tour

Cary Visual Art will host a Moonlight Sculpture Tour of the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition with an activity booth from 6-8 p.m. and tours at 8 p.m. starting in the Cary Visual Art activity tent in Ashworth Village on Academy Street. For details, go to bit.ly/1ueZdun.

Saturday

Farmers markets

• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to

www.caryfarmersmarket.com

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• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to

www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org

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• The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Holly Springs. For details, go to

www.hollyspringsnc.us

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• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to

www.apexfarmersmarket.weebly.com

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• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, go to

www.growers-market.org

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Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk

The fourth annual Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk to raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation will start at 9 a.m. at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. Registration costs $25 and is free for ages 5 and younger. For details and registration, go to www.amanda-corey.com.

Dragon Boat Festival

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host a Dragon Boat Festival from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be food, performances and a dragon boat race by local club and community teams. Admission and parking are free. For details, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or dragonboatnc.wix.com/festival.

Volunteer workday

Cary, REI and the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs invite volunteers to help maintain trails at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Lunch will be provided. For details, call 919-387-5980 or go to bit.ly/1nXA1De.

Operation Medicine Drop

Safely drop off prescription, over-the-counter and expired medications with no questions asked during Cary’s Operation Medicine Drop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Law enforcement officers will dispose of medications and answer questions about poison control. Medication can be dropped off at:

• Cary Fire Station #3, 1807 Kiildaire Farm Road



• Cary Fire Station #8, 408 Mills Park Drive



• Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place



• Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St.



Story time

Barnes & Noble will host an “Elf on the Shelf” story time at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Jack Smith Park

A groundbreaking ceremony for Jack Smith Park will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9725 Penny Road, Cary.

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