Daybook: May 21-May 24

May 19, 2014 

Lake Crabtree County Park staff will lead a hike to learn about spiders from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. To register for $3 per person or $5 per family, call 919-460-3355.

COURTESY OF LARONDA BLESSING

Wednesday

Candle holders

Residents ages 16 and older will turn a mason jar and recycled book pages into a candle holder from 10-11:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Materials will be provided, but you can bring a favorite book to use. To register, call 919-463-8500.

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. 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.

Find It! How to Download E-books

Learn to download e-books to an e-reader from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Growers Market

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, Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

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.

‘12 Years a Slave’

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will screen “12 Years a Slave” for free at 7:30 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, call 919-249-1120 or go to www.thehalle.org.

Thursday

Operation Coming Home

A ground-breaking ceremony for the Home Builders Association of Raleigh/Wake County’s Operation Coming Home in honor of Cpl. Nathan Jakukisin will be at 10 a.m. at 2504 Averon Drive, Holly Springs. For details, go to www.operationcominghome.com.

Trail Treks: Nature’s Candy

Families will learn about and sample local fruit from 2-3 p.m. at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Register two days in advance for $5 per family. To register, call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/att.

Foreclosure information

An information session about the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund will be at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, go to www.ncforeclosureprevention.gov.

‘An Evening with Jean Shepherd’

The Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe will present “An Evening with Jean Shepherd,” a staging of two of Shepherd’s short stories, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free. To make a reservation, go to www.etix.com.

Friday

Valor Games

Valor Games athletes will give a racquetball demonstration and compete in cycling and shot put starting at 8 a.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Valor Games is a series of sports competitions for injured soldiers. For details, go to www.va.gov/opa/speceven/valor_games or www.valor-games-southeast.bridge2sports.org.

Reception for Gen Bowman and Sheron Jamel

A reception for the artwork of Gen Bowman and Sheron Jamel will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Their art will be on display at the cultural center through Thursday, May 29.

Will McBride Group

A free concert by the Will McBride Group will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. Outside alcohol isn’t allowed. For details, call 919-567-4000.

Frankie Yankovic Day

The Polka Plus band will perform in the 19th annual Frankie Yancovic Day musical tribute at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Movies by Moonlight

WakeMed Cary Hospital will show the movie “Gravity” at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.

Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.

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 Holly Springs Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Holly Springs. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.

• 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.

• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Barnes & Noble will host the Summer Reading Kick-Off for kids at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Learn about the summer reading program for grades one to six.

Bloom Hunt

Add plants and animals to the Natural Resources Inventory Database on a hike from 1-3 p.m. at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Register for $5 per family two days in advance. Call 919-387-4342, email harris.lake@wakegov.com or go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

“The Best Is Yet To Come,’ a variety show featuring performers age 55 and older, will be at 2 p.m. at the C.C. Jones Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex.

Weldon Kersey 100th birthday celebration

Weldon Kersey’s 100th birthday celebration will be at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at West Cary Middle School, 1000 Evans Road, Cary. Kersey grew up in Granville and Wake counties and has lived in Cary for more than 50 years. There will be live music, dinner and birthday cake. Kersey will join the Hall of Centenarians and Miss Black USA Amanda McCoy will present a certificate and medal of honor. The public is welcome.

‘An Evening with Jean Shepherd’

The Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe will present “An Evening with Jean Shepherd,” a staging of two of Shepherd’s short stories, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free. To make a reservation, go to www.etix.com.

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