Southwest Wake: Community

Daybook: Nov. 16-Nov. 22

Sunday

Cary Children’s Concert Choir fundraiser

Wilderness House will donate 20 percent of all sales to the Cary Children’s Concert Choir from 2-6 p.m. at 3651 SW Cary Parkway, Cary. There will be refreshments, gift wrapping and carols by choir members. For details, call 919-460-8151.

Chili cook-off

Draft Line Brewing Company will host a chili cook-off at 4 p.m. at 341 Broad St., suite 151, Fuquay-Varina. To RSVP, go to draftlinebrewing.com.

Monday

Public meeting

Learn about the Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study and discuss local roads, sidewalks and bike routes from 5-7:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m., in Skybox C of WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. For details, go to www.rcrxstudy.com.

Tuesday

Marketing discussion

Jeanne Frazer, president of Raleigh advertising and marketing firm Vitalink, will discuss free and inexpensive marketing at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. For details and registration, call 919-463-8500.

Toddler Story Time

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

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will perform “The First Thanksgiving” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

Adult education

Learn about education at 3 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The session includes information on online or in-person, credit or non-credit, academic, occupational or recreational classes. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Public meeting

Learn about the Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study and discuss local roads, sidewalks and bike routes from 5-7:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m., in the gymnasium of Method Community Center, 514 Method Road, Raleigh. For details, go to www.rcrxstudy.com.

Talkin’ Books!

Discuss books at the West Regional Library from 7-8 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

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

Senior Bingo

Holly Springs seniors can play Bingo from 1-3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1, and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.

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.

Explore careers

Learn about career options and resources at 3:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

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

A 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. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Volunteer day for kids

Children, ages 2-5, and their parents are invited to water wildflowers from 11 a.m. to noon at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. To register for free, call 919-387-5980.

Friday

Art reception

A reception for the artists and artwork of the Fuquay-Varina Community Center will be from 7-8 p.m. at 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.

Saturday

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

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 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 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 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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Winter Market

Find local ingredients to prepare for Thanksgiving at the Winter Market from 10 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.

Hayrides

Hayrides will be at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Rides begin at the wagon in front of the playground. Registration is required and costs $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342.

Fall concert

The Philharmonic Association’s Triangle Youth String Orchestra and Triangle Youth String Sinfonia will perform their fall concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children at the Cary Arts Center box office or www.etix.com. For details, go to www.philharmonic-association.org.

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