N.C. Symphony Day
Musicians from the N.C. Symphony will perform and present a music education program for preschoolers at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. Call 919-463-8500.
Fuquay-Varina Farmers Market
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit growers-market.org.
The town of Holly Springs will host Explore-A-Story, with story time and nature exploration for ages 3 to 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 919-557-2496.
Holly Springs will host games of Bunco from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Entry costs $5, and cash prizes are awarded at the end of the night. For details, call 919-567-4016.
The Fantastic Shakers performance
The Fantastic Shakers band will perform for free from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner. For details, call 919-567-4000.
Steel Magnolias By Moonlight
As part of the Movies by Moonlight series, the town of Cary will present Steel Magnolias at 7 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Tickets are $3 per person; kids under 12 are admitted for free. Bring a blanket or chair. For details, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call 919-469-4061.
Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
The 37th annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Cary. The free event typically draws more than 50,000 people. Two stages will feature entertainment throughout the day. For details, go to www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4061.
Summer Blast Carnival
Cub Scout Pack 312s annual Summer Blast carnival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Apex Jaycee Park, 451 W. Williams St., Apex. Families will play games and learn about Cub Scouts. For details, email email@example.com.
SAT and ACT practice tests
Wake County Public Libraries and Kaplan Test Prep will host a free practice session for the SAT and ACT tests from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. The tests will be returned and reviewed at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Registration is required. Call 919-463-8500.
Barnes & Noble supports local libraries
Barnes & Noble customers can donate to Wake County Public Libraries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road. Customers who use a special code 11117702 when purchasing books will send a percentage of the proceeds from the sale to support the book collections of local libraries. The same donation will be available for online purchases from Aug. 24-29.
Bloodmobile in Cary
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Cary from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive.
To register, go to www.redcrossblood.org, look for Find a blood drive near you, click Enter a Sponsor Code and use Wake Library as the sponsor code. Registration is not required.
Holly Springs open house
The town of Holly Springs will host an open house for families to meet instructors and see demonstrations of fall classes offered by the town from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Classes for all ages will include cooking, painting, dance, drama, camps and more. For details, call 919-567-4016.
Wake Robotics will display robots and other technology with activities for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. Call 919-463-8500.
The Goddard School will present a childrens expo from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 4027 Davis Drive, Morrisville. The event will feature a free carnival with food and activities for infants through 6-year-olds. The expo will support NCIAP Peoples Medical Care, a nonprofit that offers medical services to uninsured patients. For details, call 919-467-0467.
• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to 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 2 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, visit www.apexfarmersmarket.com.
• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Square, corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit growers-market.org.
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