National Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser
Residents can buy bricks to be placed at the Park West 14 theater in Morrisville as part of a fundraiser by the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bricks are $75 and can be engraved with the text of your choice. Granite squares measuring 16-by-16 inches are also available for $1,500. All proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter.
For information, call 704-731-1433 or email Suzanne.Bland@nmss.org
.‘Mill as Muse’ exhibit
Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh, is accepting artwork for the seventh annual “Mill As Muse” exhibit. Contest themes will focus on Yates Mill, park flora and fauna, and people participating in park activities. All entries are due before 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.
Winners will be announced at the Feb. 9 exhibit reception, and prizes will be awarded. For information, call 919-856-6675. Holly Springs Arts Festival
The first annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7; 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. The event will feature five days of classes, exhibits, vendors and performers in a wide range of arts categories. To register for classes during the festival, call 919-567-4000.
The festival will culminate in a gala fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, raffle and special presentation and exhibit from Jonathan Daniels of JD Wire Art. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Holly Springs Arts Council.
For details, visit www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org
.Cary’s daddy-daughter dance
The town of Cary will host its annual daddy-daughter dance for fathers and their daughters ages 4-12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Registration is now open; dads and daughters are required to pre-register. Cost is $17 per person for residents and $22 for nonresidents. Fees include a photograph of the couple, live music entertainment and refreshments.
For information, call 919-462-3970 or search “Daddy Daughter Dance” at www.townofcary.org
.Author book signing
Mike Paton will sign copies of his new book “Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable” at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Cookbook Signing
Cookbook author Bobby Deen will sign copies of his new cookbook “From Mama’s Table to Mine” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Book discussion: African-American literature
A discussion of the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
There will also be a discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Transparent language online demonstrations
Librarians will demonstrate Transparent Language Online, a database to be used for learning languages online, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex. There will also be a demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the West Regional Library in Cary. Teen anti-Valentine’s Day party
An anti-Valentine’s Day party for teens in grades six through 10 will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. There will be broken heart cookies, games, music and a short movie. For details, call 919-387-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
.Children’s Theatre Performance
The Raleigh Little Theatre will perform scenes from “Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.Creative Writing Class
The Apex Arts Council will host its first class in creative writing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1006 Marco Drive, Apex. Three published professional authors will share the techniques of writing. Cost is $75 and includes lunch. To register, visit www.ApexArtsCouncil.org
.Meet the Artist
The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will present the program “Quilting as an Expression of Art and Freedom” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the West Regional Library in Cary.Meet the Author
Diane Chamberlain will discuss her own writing process, the books she has published and will answer questions from the audience at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.Meet the Artist
LeGrant Taylor, local painter using oils, will discuss his art at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex. College Financial Workshops
A workshop that will cover the basics of financial aid, college costs and FAFSA forms will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the West Regional Library in Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.Raleigh-Wake Senior Games seeking participants
The 2013 Raleigh-Wake Senior Games will be held during the month of April at various sites throughout Wake County. Senior Games is an athletic and artistic competition for senior adults age 55 and older, featuring over 30 sports events, as well as competition in visual, literary, craft and performing arts. Medal winners in the Raleigh-Wake Senior Games will be able to compete in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals in the fall.
The deadline to register is Thursday, March 7. For details, contact Jody Jameson at 919-469-4081 or visit www.rwseniorgames.org
. Perry Austin Three-day Workshop
Nationally recognized Plein Air and studio artist Perry Austin will offer a three-day paint session titled, “Plein Air Simplified” beginning en Plein Air and ending in the studio on the third day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Cost is $385. To sign up, contact Monica Linares at email@example.com
or visit www.waverlyartistsgroup.com
. Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.
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