Daybook: June 1-June 7

May 30, 2014 

The Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in downtown Fuquay-Varina.

TOWN OF FUQUAY-VARINA

Sunday

Craft and Vendor Fair

The International Travel Girl Scout Troop for the North Carolina Coastal Pines will host a craft and vendor fair from 1-5 p.m. at the Apex Chamber of Commerce building, 220 N. Salem St. There will be 35 vendors and artists. For details, email Cheryl Olive at cherylolive@gmail.com.

‘How to Babysit a Grandma’

Jean Reagan will read and sign her book, “How to Babysit a Grandma,” at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Kids Together Playground

The birthday celebration and grand re-opening for Kids Together Playground will be from 3-5 p.m. at 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. There will be crafts, a parade, story time and refreshments. The event will be wheelchair and stroller accessible. For details, email kidstogether@nc.rr.com.

Monday

Stand by Me Golf Tournament

Alzheimers North Carolina’s 26th annual Stand by Me Golf Tournament fundraiser will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at The Club at 12 Oaks, 2008 Green Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs. Registration costs $150. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1nQqv5d.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Wake County Public Libraries will host Raleigh SCORE for information sessions on starting your own business. A session at West Regional Library will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

Barnes & Noble will host 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 Little Red Hen” 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. For details, call 919-567-4000 or go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.

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.

Telling Your Story in the Interview: A Conversation with HR

Eva Perry Regional Library will host Karin Cross, a human resources professional who is now a life coach, for a discussion on interviewing from 2-3:30 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, 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 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.

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.

Hob Nob Jazz Series

Stephen Anderson will perform in the third year of the Hob Nob Jazz Series from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $5 each. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger. Pets on leashes are allowed. For tickets, go to www.etix.com.

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.

Thursday

Parent Chat session

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher hosts chat sessions with parents. A session is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Cary Chamber of Commerce building, 307 N. Academy St.

Spare Change concert

The Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival begins with a free concert by Spare Change at 7:30 p.m. on Broad Street. Bring a lawn chair. Coolers are allowed, but alcoholic drinks are not. For details, go to www.celebratefv.com.

Movies by Moonlight

WakeMed Cary Hospital will present a screening of “Caddyshack” 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.

Friday

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Nobles’ “American Girl” Club will meet for a discussion and activity about the character Kaya at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Seven O’Clock Rock Series

Latin Night with Orquesta Internacional La Clave, part of Cary’s third annual Seven O’Clock Rock series, will begin with free dance lessons at 7 p.m. and a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets downtown. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.

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.

Dog Days of June

Dog Days of June will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be a Skyhoundz Dog Disc Competition, rabies vaccinations and microchip clinics, a dog wash and shopping. For details, call 919-469-4100 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Family Disc Golf

Families will learn and play disc golf from 9 a.m. to noon at Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. There will be instructors for beginners and more experienced players. The event is free. Bring your own discs or borrow from the park. For details, go to www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

National Trails Day

Cary, REI and the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs will host a volunteer workday for National Trails Day from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Lunch will follow. For details, call the Stevens Nature Center at 919-387-5980.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina

The seventh annual Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be two Kid Zones, live entertainment and more than 85 arts and crafts vendors. Tours of the new administrative offices building will be given throughout the day at 405 Spring Ave. Mayor John Byrne will lead a tour of historic sites, starting at 1:15 p.m. in the main entertainment tent. For details, go to www.celebratefv.com.

The 11th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, part of Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com/events/celebration-of-the-arts.html.

Geocaching

Beginners will learn about geocaching from 1:30-3 p.m. at the American Tobacco Trail, starting in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church 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.

En Plein Air auction

A public auction of paintings from Fuquay-Varina’s third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2-4 p.m. on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc. The first-place winner was Ryan Fox, second was Galina Stockstill and third was Tonia Gebhart. For more information, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

‘Wonderland’

Infinity Ballet will present “Wonderland” at 3 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $10-$15 at www.etix.com. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.infinityballet.com.

Sertoma Series

Old North State Brass will perform in Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts at 7 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. Alcohol is not allowed, and pets must be kept on leashes. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.

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