Daybook: Feb. 16-Feb. 22

February 14, 2014 

The Cary Town Band will present “Czech Mates,” a free concert of music by Czech composers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.carytownband.org.

COURTESY OF THE CARY TOWN BAND

Sunday

Great Backyard Bird Count

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

Literary trivia

West Regional Library will host a What the Dickens? literary trivia game at 2 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Puppapalooza

Jackie’s Basics and Beyond Dog Training and White Tiger Taekwondo will host the Puppapalooza and Expo from 2-5 p.m. at 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. The Puppapalooza dog show includes 12 competitions. The expo will feature local dog groomers, trainers and other local businesses.

Tickets cost $5. Cat- and dog-food donations for the SPCA of Wake County will be collected. For details, go to www.whitetigertkd.com/white_tiger/PUPPAPALOOZA.html.

African-American Celebration

The town of Cary and The Ujima Group will host the 16th annual African-American Celebration at 3 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-460-4963.

Monday

Parent Chat session

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a Parent Chat session at 11 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

‘27 Views of Raleigh’ discussion

Grayson Haver Currin, Tina Haver Currin and Amanda Lamb, contributors to “27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose and Poetry,” will talk about their writing at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series includes discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. This month’s meeting is on seniors’ health, fitness and well-being. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com.

Free Morning Movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show “The Smurfs” for free at 10 a.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. For details and the schedule of upcoming Free Morning Movie screenings, go to www.thehalle.org/movies.

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 present “Cinderella” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.

Literary trivia

Eva Perry Regional Library will host a What the Dickens? literary trivia game at 7 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Wednesday

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 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. The class is for ages 16 and older, and it lasts about an hour and a half.

Preschool story time

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

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.

Social media for small businesses

SCORE representatives will talk about how small businesses can use social media at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Thursday

Do It Herself Workshop

The Apex Home Depot will host a free workshop for women on making mirrors from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive. To register, call 919-387-6554 or go to www.homedepot.com/workshops.

Indoor composting

City of Raleigh Community Education Specialist Bianca Howard will lead a class on indoor composting with microbes or worms at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

African American Book Group

Alicia Perry will talk with the African American Book Group about her new book, “The Prolific Life of Gloria Jean Stone,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Hypnotherapy discussion

Hypnotist Stephanie Levine will talk about hypnotherapy at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Friday

Youth art show reception

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host a reception for a youth art exhibit from 6-8 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The show by artists ages 18 and younger will be open through Friday, March 14. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.

Columnist at Barnes & Noble

Columnist Barry Saunders of The News & Observer, which owns The Cary News and Southwest Wake News, will read “Henry’s Freedom Box” by Ellen Levine, a book about the Underground Railroad, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. All ages are welcome.

‘Czech Mates’

The Cary Town Band will present “Czech Mates,” a free concert of music by Czech composers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.carytownband.org.

Saturday

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.

The Cary grand-opening celebration

The Cary, a renovated movie theater, will open with a celluloid-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. Free movie screenings will follow the ceremony:

• 10:30 a.m.: “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

• 12:30 p.m.: “Goodbye Solo”

• 3 p.m.: “Finding Nemo”

For details, call 919-469-4061 or search “The Cary Theater” at www.townofcary.org.

String music in the library

The Triangle Mountain Dulcimer Association will perform at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

American Tobacco Trail History Hike

Learn about the almost 200-year history of the American Tobacco Trail from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on a hike beginning in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. 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.

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