Daybook: Feb. 9-Feb. 15

February 7, 2014 

Bird watchers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the annual four-day Great Backyard Bird Count from Friday, Feb. 14, to Monday, Feb. 17, by counting birds and reporting results to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

MIKE MUOIO

Sunday

Coffee in the Dog Park

Dog owners will meet for coffee, dog treats, dog massages and training demonstrations from 2-3 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Dog Park, 110 Woodland Drive.

eBooks at public libraries

Learn to find eBooks in a drop-in session with librarians at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mother Nature

Kids and families will make Valentine treats for birds, make cards and learn about animals from 2-3 p.m. at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. To register, call 919-662-2850.

‘African-American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina’

Historians, musicians and authors of “African-American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina” will lead a discussion and jazz, gospel and popular music performance at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

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

Senior Bingo

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet for Bingo games at 1 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Cards cost $1.

Romance book recommendations

Librarians will recommend books on love and romance at a drop-in meeting from 4-5 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-387-2100.

SAT 10 Question Challenge

Students can practice for the SAT at an hour-long session with Kaplan Test Prep at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Wednesday

Preschool story time

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

Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet to play board games at 1 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

Winter market

An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 2-6 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.

Romance writers panel

Nine North Carolinian romance authors will talk about their newest books at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Thursday

Budget planning

Eva Perry Regional Library will host a class on using Microsoft Excel and online budget planning resources at 6:30 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Indoor composting

City of Raleigh Community Education Specialist Bianca Howard will lead a class on indoor composting with microbes or worms from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road.

Friday

Craft It!

Make recycled tote bags out of mylar bags (often used for coffee, snacks or pet food) in February’s Craft It! class at 10:30 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. The class for ages 16 and older lasts about an hour and a half.

‘Cat in the Hat’ visits Barnes & Noble

“Cat in the Hat” will visit kids at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The event will feature story time.

Valentine’s Day Family Social

Dragonfly Health and Fitness will host a Valentine’s Day Family Social from 7-9 p.m. at 121 Quantum St., Holly Springs. There will be a DJ and dancing, chocolate fountain and desserts, child care, kids’ activities and a raffle for free gym membership. Admission is free but limited to the first 50 people who RSVP by calling 919-762-0316 or emailing marni@dragonflyhealthfitness.com.

Saturday

Early Morning Bird Walk

Identify and count birds in the Early Morning Bird Walk at the American Tobacco Trail from 8-10 a.m. starting in the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Bring binoculars, or borrow binoculars provided by staff. Register for free at least two days in advance; to register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Farmers markets

• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

• An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet to play board games at 12:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

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