Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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.
There will be a groundbreaking for the new Green Level High School at 9 a.m. at 7612 Roberts Road, Cary.
Fashion for Food
The third annual Fashion for Food fashion show and gala to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $30. For details or tickets, contact Mary at 919-285-9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuquay-Varina’s Relay for Life team’s barbecue fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road. Plates cost $9. Eat at the picnic area or drive-through for a plate to go.
Cary Night Out
Cary Night Out with the town’s police department, fire and emergency personnel is 5-8 p.m. on Chatham Street between Academy Street and Harrison Avenue.
Family Fun Night
Kids and families are invited to make arts and crafts at Holly Springs’ Family Fun Night from 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 1, and listen to singer and storyteller Trish Miller or watch a show by Dan the Magic Man from 7-8 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road.
Bring a chair and a picnic. If it rains, Family Fun Night will be in the conference room at Bass Lake Park instead.
En Plein Air
Cary’s second annual En Plein Air: Paint the Town will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rain date is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Finished artwork will be displayed in downtown businesses in May, then the Cary Arts Center and in the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on Friday, May 29. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
▪ 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.
Purple Cloth 5k
The Purple Cloth 5k fundraiser for Dorcas Ministries will begin with the kids’ dash at 8 a.m. and 5k at 8:15 a.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Registration for the kids’ dash costs $5. Registration for the run costs $25. For details, go to www.purplecloth5k.com.
The sixth annual Herbfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be art and crafts for sale, herbs, plants, a silent auction and butterfly releases.
Apex’s 35th annual PeakFest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown. There will be art and craft vendors, kids’ entertainment, food and more. For details, go to apexpeakfest.com.
Step on Sepsis 5k
A 5k walk and run to raise sepsis awareness is at 9 a.m. at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Registration is $30 through May 1 and $35 on race day. Register online at www.steponsepsis.org. For sponsor information, contact Savannah Stark at email@example.com.
Story time for kids will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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