Community calendar: Aug. 21-Aug. 24

August 19, 2013 

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

Explore-A-Story

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.

Bunco Night

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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 312’s 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 joinscouts@pack312.org.

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.

Robot Extravaganza

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.

Children’s Expo

The Goddard School will present a children’s 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 People’s Medical Care, a nonprofit that offers medical services to uninsured patients. For details, call 919-467-0467.

Farmers Markets

• 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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