Southwest Wake: Community

Daybook: Nov. 12-Nov. 15


Preschool Story Time

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

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

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


Community Emergency Response Team training

Morrisville’s Community Emergency Response Team will host a basic training class for residents who are interested in joining the program. The class will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. For details or to sign up, contact Shandy Padgett at 919-463-6122 or

Compassion Awareness and Learning Series

Glenaire’s Compassion Awareness and Learning Series will feature a discussion led by Rabbi Eric Solomon of Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh at 7 p.m. at 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary. For details, call chaplain Meredith Bratcher at 919-447-4499.


Art After Dark

Art After Dark will feature local artists from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to

Downtown Cary Shop Hop

Head to downtown Cary from 5 to 9 p.m. to shop, have refreshments, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Cary Invasion Dancers. The Cary Players will have a preview of their upcoming play. For details, go to


Artistic Expressions Gallery will host a reception for photographer Ron Lowe from 6-9 p.m. at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina.


Farmers markets

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


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


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


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


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


America Recycles Day

Cary will host a free paper-shredding event for residents during America Recyles Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave. Bring up to three boxes of confidential papers for free, on-site recycling. For details, go to

Holiday Craft Fair

Cary’s Holiday Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. The craft fair features handmade gifts by local artists.

Kids Get Crafty: T is for Turkey

Crowder District Park will host craft activities for kids from 11 a.m. to noon at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Registration is required and costs $4 per child. To register, call 919-626-2850.

Mistletoe Madness

The Mistletoe Madness holiday market will be open from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. Vendors will sell local crafts, artwork and gifts. Door prizes will be given every 15 to 20 minutes. For details, go to

American Tobacco Trail hike

Hikers will learn about the history of the American Tobacco Trail from 3-4 p.m. at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The program is for ages 6 and older. Registration is required and costs $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-2117