Daybook: April 13-April 19

April 11, 2014 

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Explore the greenways at Fred G. Bond Metro Park from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, starting in the Buehler Picnic Shelter, 801 High House Road, Cary. To register, go to bit.ly/1hy6LP3. For details, go to www.fitandable.net.

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Sunday

SAT/ACT practice tests

Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep will offer a combined SAT/ACT test for students to practice from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Explore the Greenways

Explore Cary’s greenways from 2-3 p.m. at Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to bit.ly/1hy6LP3. For details, go to www.fitandable.net.

Tuesday

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will include 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. April’s topic is financial health: insurance, financial/estate planning and real estate. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com.

Car seat safety checks

Wake County Human Services’ Buckle-Up Program will give free car seat checks from 10 a.m. to noon at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

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

Memorial golf tournament, silent auction

The Henry Green Memorial Golf Tournament, Dinner and Silent Auction will start with the golf tournament at 1 p.m. at Crooked Creek Golf Club, 4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay-Varina. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Auction and dinner attendance costs $10 for teens and adults, $5 for ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.

The event will raise money and support for metachromatic leukodystrophy research. This research includes The Oligo Project, a cell therapy treatment in clinical trials at Duke. For details, go to www.henrysteamgreen.org.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

Barnes & Noble hosts 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. every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1, and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

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.

Writing discussion with Carrie Knowles

Carrie Knowles will talk about writing short fiction and her new book, “Ashoan’s Rug,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Thursday

Explore A Story

Bass Lake Park will host story time and a nature exploration program for ages 3-5 from 10-11 a.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. An adult must come with each child, and registration is required. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Cary will host the third annual Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt for kids with disabilities ages 12 and younger from 6-8 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Register at any Cary community center or at classweb.townofcary.org. Bring a basket. For more information, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will talk about “Becoming Dad” by Leon Pitts Jr. at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet with Jonathan Fredin, chief photographer of Cary Magazine, at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.

Friday

Easter egg hunt

Morrisville will host an Easter egg hunt for ages 2 to 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway. There will be food trucks, a bounce house, face painting and more kids’ activities. Kids will be divided by age into egg hunts on different fields; check in at the concession stand for information on your child’s field. For details, go to www.ci.morrisville.nc.us.

Saturday

Farmers markets

• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.

SAT/ACT practice tests

Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep offer a combined SAT/ACT test for students to practice. A session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Test results and advice for test-taking will be given in May.

Children’s Day Festival

The Children’s Day Festival of Cary will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. The event is free. For details, go to kids.ata-nc.org.

‘The Little Prince’

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Players to Go! will present “The Little Prince,” performed by students, at 3 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The show is free. Registration is required. To register, call 919-387-2100.

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