Orchids for Huntington’s disease
In honor of those affected by Huntington’s disease, the Orchid Trail will donate 100 percent of the first $500 from “Orchids for HD” sales and 50 percent thereafter from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at 402 Church St., Morrisville. There will also be a tour of the greenhouses and a short lecture on growing orchids in the home. For details, call 919-362-1062 or 919-451-3234, or visit www.orchidtrail.com.
SearStone, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community being developed in Cary, will present a lecture by brain health expert Dr. Paul Nussbaum titled “Turn on Your Brain: The Five Steps to Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. RSVP is required. Call 919-466-9366 or visit www.searstone.com/events.
Cary Players present ‘Morning’s at Seven’
Cary Players Community Theatre will present Paul Osborn’s Tony Award-winning comedy drama “Morning’s at Seven” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 and April 12-13; and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 and 14 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. The performance on Sunday, April 7, will be audio described by Arts Access for visually challenged patrons.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors and students; $15for groups of 20 or more. For tickets, visit www.caryplayers.org/tickets.html.
Celebration of the Arts
The 10th annual Celebration of the Arts festival is accepting artist applications for booth space until Friday, April 12. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. The Celebration of the Arts is part of the annual town-wide festival, Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, and is a juried show open to all artists and fine crafts people producing original work.
Artists must complete an application and submit three images of their work. Booth fees are $85, or $90 after Monday, April 1. Artists must supply their own display equipment. For information, contact Linda Wood at 919-552-0848 or email@example.com, or visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Girls’ chess tournament
The North Carolina Chess Association will hold a girls’ chess tournament on Saturday, April 13, at First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson. Rounds will be at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Registration ends at 9 a.m. Participants must be a USCP member, a N.C. resident and in grade K-12. Cost is $25 before Saturday, March 30; $35 after. Call 252-738-0375.
Free dental-care event
Cary Family Dental will partner with Dentistry From The Heart to host its second annual free dental-care event from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 1149 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Volunteers are needed. To sign up to be a volunteer, visit carydental.wufoo.com/forms/dentistry-from-the-heart-volunteers.
Pretty In Pink Foundation concert
“An Evening of A Capella,” a concert to benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation featuring the General Assembly Chorus, will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. Musical acts Main Street at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Capri will also perform during both shows.
Reserved tickets are $25; $20 for general admission. Proceeds will benefit women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have little or no insurance. For tickets, call 1-800-514-3849 or visit www.etix.com.
Patti Mollica Art Workshop
New York artist Patti Mollica, author of “Modern Acrylics” and “Color Theory for Painters,” will teach an art workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14-16 at Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209-D, Cary. Cost is $390 per person and includes basic golden acrylic colors and a lunch on the last day at Enrigo’s Italian restaurant.
The step-by-step workshop will teach participants how to paint quickly and confidently, using big brushes and bold and unexpected colors. Each participant will finish several small paintings in the span of each day, using either acrylic or oil paints. This style of painting is about letting the paint flow freely and enjoying the process.
To register, email eventsWAG@gmail.com.
PurpleStride 5k Walk
The Raleigh/Durham Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will hold its third annual PurpleStride 5k Walk/Race to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer beginning with an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Centennial Campus at N.C. State University, 851 Partners Way, Raleigh. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the 5k begins at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.purplestride.org/RaleighDurham.
Bats for Matt Fundraiser
The Matt Cossa Memorial Foundation will host its seventh annual Bats for Matt fundraiser at noon Saturday, April 20, at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. The family event includes activities for all ages and features a high school baseball game between the Green Hope Falcons and Broughton Capitals beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. For details, visit www.mattcossamemorial.org.
Band Together NC charity concert
Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, announced that country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett will headline this year’s charity concert on Saturday, May 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Wilmington-based Mac and Juice Quartet will open; additional acts and activities will be announced. The concert will benefit the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak.