Daybook: April 2-April 5

March 31, 2014 

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Crowder District Park’s 15th annual free Frog Fest of crafts, games, live music and food trucks will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex. Free parking and shuttles will be at Middle Creek High School, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. For details, go to bit.ly/1pfvdsN.

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Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

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

Senior Bingo

Senior Bingo for Holly Springs residents will be from 1-3 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1. There will be cash prizes of up to $10.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

Anyone 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.

Thursday

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet for a critique of members’ prints with Dick Cicone at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For more information, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.

Friday

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Noble’s “American Girl” Club will meet at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Kids will talk about “American Girl” novels and the character Julie.

Family Fun Night

Kids and families will make arts and crafts, meet animals or go fishing from 6-7 p.m. and watch performances by singer and storyteller Trish Miller and Dan the Magic Man from 7-8 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Star Party

Kids and families will view the night sky at the American Tobacco Trail’s Star Party from 7-10 p.m. starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Bring binoculars, a flashlight and blankets or chairs. To register, call 919-387-4342 or email harris.lake@wakegov.org.

Saturday

Cary Road Race

The 36th annual Cary Road Race will begin at 7 a.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration starts at 7 a.m., the 10K at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:45 a.m. and the one-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Winners are announced 30 minutes after each race’s end.

Early registration for the 5K or 10K costs $12 for recreational runners and $15 for competitors. Same-day registration for the 5K or 10K costs $15 for recreational runners and $20 for competitors. Fun-run registration is free. Races will raise money to improve Cary’s greenways and trails. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1gS5yFQ.

Apex Farmers Market opening

The Apex Farmers Market will celebrate its opening day for the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St. There will be live music by the Route 55 Jazz Orchestra Band from 10 a.m. to noon and food trucks. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market opening

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market will celebrate its grand opening of the season from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. There will be recipes and samples of seasonal produce, live music and face painting for kids. Morrisville Community Garden educators will visit. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

Safe Kids Day

Kids and families will learn about safety with games and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Super Target parking lot, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. Safe Kids Day will cover safe driving and water, gun, fire and sports safety. There will be bike checks by mechanics, helmet fittings, fire extinguisher demonstrations and tours of emergency vehicles. For details, go to www.safekidswakecounty.org.

Saturday for Kids

Barnes & Noble’s Saturday for Kids will feature “The Pigeon Needs a Bath” by Mo Willems at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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