Southwest Wake: Community

Community calendar: June 9-15

Sunday

Father’s Day Barbecue

The Jordan Oaks senior-living community will host a Father’s Day barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. at 10820 Penny Road, Cary. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers. Josh Gardner will perform. To RSVP, which is suggested, call 919-387-8250 or visit www.jordan-oaks.com.

Monday

Book Discussion

A discussion on the book “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson will be at 2 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Cary Farmers Market

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St. For details, visit caryfarmersmarket.com.

Author Event

Farnoosh Brock, author of “The Healthy Juicer’s Bible,” will discuss the benefits and techniques of juicing and provide samples at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Wednesday

Fuquay-Varina Farmers Market

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

Anniversary Celebration

The Carying Place will host a reception to celebrate its 20th anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Oaks of Salem, 6304 Old Jenks Road, Apex. Tickets are a donation of $20 per person. For details, call 919-462-1800 or visit www.thecaryingplace.org.

Author Event

Sarah Dessen will read from and sign her new book, “The Moon and More” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Lecture

Artist Larry Soltzenberg will discuss stained glass at 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Thursday

Teen Zombie University

Teens in grades six through 10 will learn how to look and talk like zombies in a Teen Zombie University program from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Friday

Dinner on Depot Street

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association will host Dinner on Depot Street, its first major fundraising event, from 6 to 11 p.m. along Depot Street in Fuquay-Varina. The al fresco experience will feature food, live entertainment, dancing and a live auction. Only 100 tickets will be sold. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

Friday Night Fun

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will hold a children’s “Friday Night Fun” event at 7 p.m. at 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. The event will be a tea party featuring favorite characters. Children should bring a friend.

Saturday

Ice Cream Ride

N.C. Team MSFITS will hold its 14th annual MSFITS Ice Cream Ride to benefit multiple sclerosis at 8 a.m. at Biogen Idec, 5000 Davis Drive, Morrisville. The metric century ride will begin at 8 a.m., with registration at 6:45 a.m. The 30-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. After each ride, participants will get ice cream. Registration, which is permitted the day of the event, is $40. Proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For details, visit www.MSFITS.org.

Farmers Markets

• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, visit

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, visit

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, visit

www.hollyspringsnc.us

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• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, visit

www.apexfarmersmarket.com

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

growers-market.org

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Walk-a-thon

SAS Helping Hearts will host its annual walk-a-thon at 9 a.m. at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. In addition to the two-mile walk, the event will feature booths, music, food, a jump house, face painting, henna and a raffle drawing. All proceeds will benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. For details, visit sites.google.com/site/sashelpinghearts.

American Tobacco Trail Anniversary

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Tobacco Trail with a program titled “On the Trail to Health” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. County park staff and exhibitors will lead participants in several activities, including a scavenger hunt for kids, bike decorating and parade, hula hooping, golf, yoga, games and crafts. For details, call 919-387-2117 or visit www.wakegov.com/parks.

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