Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division is hosting a tour of the South Wake Solid Waste Facilities from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. Participants will learn about recycling, what happens to their garbage and Wake County’s use of household garbage as an energy source. For details, go to www.wakegov.com.
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.
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.
Pints for Produce
The American Red Cross and Relay Foods will host Pints for Produce at Raleigh, north Raleigh, Cary and Durham Blood Donation Centers on Thursday. The Cary donation center is at 3700 Regency Parkway, suite 150. Donors will receive a coupon for a basket of local produce. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and screen “The Boxtrolls” at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 each ($2 for ages 2 and younger) at www.etix.com.
Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina
A Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina concert featuring Hip Pocket will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St.
Cary Art Loop Final Friday
The following galleries have receptions Friday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
▪ Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary. Granpaparazzi Photography Club Exhibition, 5 to 7 p.m.
▪ Cary Arts Center gallery, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. Artist Jan-Ru Wan will have a reception at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to unveil the project, “In Clothes We Remember.” The community project includes donated garments of significance that were made into panels. At 5 p.m., the Cary Teen Council will unveil a documentary they made about the process. At 5:30 p.m., a ReFashion Show will have garments created by Cary Arts Center sewing class students who have upcycled old articles of clothing. The project will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m.
▪ Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South will present the annual juried exhibition “ARTQUILTSreminisce” from 6-8 p.m. The quilts will be on display from Wednesday, April 22, through Sunday, June 21.
▪ Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, Cary. Open house, 6 to 9 p.m.
Yoga with the Sculptures
Judy Liu will lead a yoga session in the Page-Walker Arts & History Center’s gardens from 3-5 p.m. at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet will play. Bring a yoga mat or towel. To RSVP, call 919-531-2821 or go to www.caryvisualart.org.
The Carying Place’s Annual Benefit Auction will be from 6-11 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $100 at www.thecaryingplace.org.
Word of God Christian Academy’s annual Benefits Campaign for Education of Underprivileged Children begins with a live and silent auction at 6 p.m. at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. Registration is $75. For details or registration, call 919-834-8200 or go to wogcabenefitscampaign.org.
The 50th reunion of Cary High School class of 1965 will be Saturday, April 25. If you were in the class of 1965 and have not received an invitation, contact Becky Jones Mann at 919-851-1529 or email@example.com.
Boy Scout Troop 75 will raise money for the troop school bus with a fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Roses, 1300 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.
▪ The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. At 8 a.m. on some Saturdays, an area chef will do a cooking demonstration with the produce. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Apex Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. A second location opens May 2 at the UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
As part of Fit Cary, the town has organized a Cardio Combo/Total Body Fitness class at 9 a.m. at White Oak Park, 1216 Jenks Carpenter Road. For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.
The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk
The Carolinas Chapter of the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk is at 9 a.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park in Raleigh. The event raises money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. For information, go to www.cctakesteps.org/triangle or contact Steven Lucovsky at 919-665-7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion show and brunch
A Lily Pulitzer fashion show to raise scholarship money is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 300 Walnut St., Cary. The event is hosted by the Cary Woman’s Club and Prim & Proper Boutique with proceeds going to the club’s mature woman’s scholarship fund. Brunch will be served.
Tickets are $20 at Ashworth’s on Chatham Street, Cary; Prim & Proper Boutique, 1331 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; or by mailing checks to Cary Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 918, Cary, NC 27512. For information, call 919-854-5745.
Story time for kids will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Word of God Christian Academy’s annual Benefits Campaign for Education of Underprivileged Children continues with a golf tournament at 1 p.m. at Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Registration costs $75 individually or $260 for a group of four; dinner is included. For details or registration, call 919-834-8200 or go to wogcabenefitscampaign.org.
The Holly Springs Mayor’s Anti-Bullying Campaign will host an Italian dinner fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. at the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs. Take-out is also available. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger and free for ages 3 and younger. For tickets, contact Tony Perna at 919-522-2349 or email@example.com.
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