Walk for Wishes
Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina is hosting a Walk for Wishes 5K event to raise money to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions at 2 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Registration is free and begins at noon the day of the event. To register, visit eastnc.wish.org.
Triangle Wind Ensemble at West Regional Library
The Triangle Wind Ensemble will give a free concert at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required; call 919-463-8500.
Author event at Barnes & Noble
Author Sarah Maas will discuss and sign her novel "Crown of Midnight," a sequel to her fantasy novel "Throne of Glass" at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
School board candidate forum
Wake Up Wake County will host a school board candidate forum for the District 9 seat, which covers Cary, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Covenant Christian Church, 2911 SW Cary Parkway, Cary.
Toddler story time
Story time for toddlers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. "The Watermelon Seed" by Greg Pizzoli will be read.
Local authors at Eva Perry Regional Library
Local authors will discuss the areas influence on their work at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. The program will feature Carolyn Booth, Bill Floyd, Peggy Payne, Tamara Ward and Barbara C. White. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Seniors can play bingo from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Cards cost $1.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will host the first of two candidate forums for local elections from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. The next forum will be on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Meet the Artisan: Jon Norris
Jon Norris, who makes woodwinds, strings and percussion instruments, will speak about his work at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Preschool Story Time
Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Fuquay-Varina Farmers Market
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Details: www.growers-market.org.
Senior Game Day
Seniors will meet to play Mahjong, Hand and Foot and other games from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Bring games to share and teach others.
West Regional Library will host a bingo-like trivia game for adult readers at 7 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Cookbook author at Barnes & Noble
Sandra Gutierrez, author of "Latin American Street Food," will join readers for conversation, samples and music at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Pickin in the Pines Bluegrass Series
The band Grass Cats will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, as part of the Pickin in the Pines Bluegrass Series. Tickets cost $5; kids 12 and younger are admitted for free. Buy tickets from the box office or at etix.com.
WaterWise Workshop: Composting
The town of Cary will host a free WaterWise workshop on composting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. For details, call 919-469-4301. Register at classweb.townofcary.org/ink with course code 70826.
Skin care and beauty tips
Wake County Public Libraries will hold a skin care and beauty information session with Paula Metivier, a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required; call 919-463-8500.
Family dance at The Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host a family dance night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Families can learn square, circle, Appalachian and more dances. Tickets are $5 per family or $2 per person.
Fall for the Arts
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council will present Fall for the Arts, a special edition of the Art after Dark Second Friday Art Walk, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Fuquay-Varina. There will be an Artist and Crafters Market, live music, activities for kids and rickshaw rides. For details, go to www.fvartscouncil.org.
Seven O'clock Rock: Swing Night
The Jim McCann Jazz Project, a Triangle-based jazz trio, will play a free concert in Cary's Seven O'clock Rock series from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Academy and Chatham streets in downtown Cary. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.townofcary.org/Departments/Parks__Recreation___Cultural_Resources/events/concerts/SevenOclockRockSeries.htm.
Movies in the Park
Madagascar 3 will be shown at dusk in Falcon Park, 611 E. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina. Free popcorn and drinks will be served. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
• 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 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 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 www.growers-market.org.
Run Your Heart Out 5K
A 5K to support the Childrens Organ Transplant Association in honor of Lucas Santos, a Cary High School student who received a heart transplant in November, will be at 8 a.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary.
Registration and more information is online at www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=216.
The Apex Police Department will shred residents unwanted papers containing personal information for free from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot, 73 Hunter St., Apex.
Teddy Bear Picnic
KinderVillage Music Studio of Cary will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Teddy Bear Picnic for kids from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. There will be face painting, make-and-take instruments and a drum circle in the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter, and a concert by the Peanut Butter and Jam Band at 11 a.m. in the Sertoma Amphitheatre. Bring a favorite teddy bear, picnic and a paper towel tube or container to make a drum. For details, contact KinderVillage Music Studio at 919-467-4398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary Eid Festival
The sixth Cary Eid Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the downtown Cary performance green outside the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Eid al-Fitr, festival of feast, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, festival of sacrifice, marks the end of the pilgrimage to Makkah.
The free event will feature food, games and entertainment. For details, go to www.ncEidFestival.org.
Learn about library music resources
Wake County Public Libraries staff will demonstrate the online music resources provided by the library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The session is free. For details, call 919-463-8500.
The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association will present the third Downtown Bounty celebration from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free event in the historic Varina downtown shopping district celebrates fresh local food and community spirit. There will be music, vendors and family activities. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Senior Game Day
Seniors will meet to play Mahjong, Hand and Foot and other games from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Bring games to share and teach others.
Depot Concert Series at The Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will present the band Shine as part of the 2013 Depot Concert Series. The free outdoor concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the historic train depot at 220 N. Salem St. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.
Fall Sertoma Series: Triangle Brass Band
The Triangle Brass Band will play for free in Cary's Fall Sertoma Series at 7 p.m. in Sertoma Amphitheatre, 801 High House Road. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.trianglebass.org.
Brian Horton Quartet concert
The Sertoma Series concert featuring the Brian Horton Quartet has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Bad weather canceled the original concert date in July. For details, call 919-469-4061.
Jack and Jill Ran Up the Hill 5K
The Raleigh/Wake County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America will sponsor the third annual Jack and Jill Ran Up the Hill 5K and one-mile fun run at 8 a.m. at 1050 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. The event will feature a zumba demonstration, a kids corner with a bounce house, face painting and healthy activities. The fun run is for kids 12 and younger. All proceeds will support CONCERT, an academic enrichment program for at-risk students in high-poverty schools in eastern Raleigh, and the Jack and Jill Foundation.
The 5K entry fee is $35; the fee for the fun run is $5. Register online at www.runnc.com or at the race.
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