Daybook: Sept. 15-21

September 16, 2013 

Nicholas Sparks will sign his new book, “The Longest Ride,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Line passes will be handed out at 9 a.m. Call 919-467-3866 for details.

COURTESY OF NICHOLAS SPARKS

Sunday

Campaign Kickoff and Family Fun Day

Monika Johnson Hostler, a candidate to represent District 2 on the Wake County School Board, will host a family event with kids’ activities from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Falcon Park, 105 Falcon Drive, Fuquay-Varina.

Monday

Meet-and-greet with school board candidate

Nancy Caggia, a candidate for the District 9 seat on the Wake County school board, will be at a meet-and-greet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Cary Town Councilwoman Gale Adcock will be the special guest.

Tuesday

Co-Working in Holly Springs: Breakfast and Discussion

The town of Holly Springs’ economic development department will host a free breakfast and discussion of a possible co-working space from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. RSVP at jenny.mizelle@hollyspringsnc.us.

Healthy Homes discussion

The first discussion in Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will be about healthy home environments from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com.

Toddler story time

Story time for toddlers will be 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. “Red Hat” by Lita Judge will be read.

Constitution Week

The Yates Mill Daughters of the American Revolution will hold an open meeting to observe the group’s Constitution Week with a ringing of the Apex United Methodist Church bell at 4 p.m. at 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. The DAR created Constitution Week in 1955 to celebrate the history of the Constitution.

Wii Bowling for seniors

Wii Bowling for seniors 55 or older will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details and registration, go to www.fuquay-varina.org.

Bluegrass in North Carolina

Tommy Edwards will discuss the history of bluegrass music in North Carolina at 7 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

John Santa will speak about the culture of bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Jan Johansson will tell the story of bluegrass music at 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Wednesday

Craft It: Clever Coffee Cozies

Wake County Public Libraries will host the monthly “Craft It” event for library members ages 16 or older to make beverage cozies at 10 a.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Bring a favorite coffee cup. All materials will be provided. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another event will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Preschool story time

Story time for preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus” will be read.

Museum tours

Docents will give free tours of the Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 131 S. Fuquay Ave.

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

A game day for ages 55 or older will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

Pickin' in the Pines: Acoustic Manner

The band Acoustic Manner will play at dusk at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The concert is the last in the Pickin’ In the Pines Bluegrass Series presented by Tyler's Taproom. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door; free for children younger than 12.

Skin care and beauty tips

Wake County Public Libraries will hold skin care and beauty information sessions with Paula Metivier, a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant. A session will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration required: 919-387-2100.

Thursday

Parent chat with school board candidate

Bill Fletcher, who is vying to keep his District 9 seat on the Wake County school board, will host an informal chat session for parents from 11 a.m. to noon at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Do it Herself Workshop

Home Depot will host a free Do it Herself workshop on installing wall and floor tile from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. Register at workshops.homedepot.com/workshops.

African American Book Group

The African American Book Group will meet to discuss “Courting Justice” by Brenda Jackson 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Literary trivia

Eva Perry Regional Library will host a bingo-like literary trivia game for adults at 7 p.m. at 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

Movies in the Park

“How to Train Your Dragon” 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.

Saturday

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 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.

Mall walk

The Fit & Able program’s 1-mile indoor fitness walk will be at 9 a.m. inside Cary Towne Center. Entry is $5, and there will be a prize for the fastest walker. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/plunge-pedal-plod.

Neighborhood Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness

The Carolina House of Cary will host a free Neighborhood Walk for Alzheimer’s Awareness from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a free Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to noon at 111 MacArthur Drive. There will be a raffle to benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina.

Reuse Rodeo

Local nonprofits will accept gently used clothing, housewares, books, computers, art supplies and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave., Cary. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.

Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness

Registration for the Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness will begin at 9:30 a.m. and activities will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Kids Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park, 111 Thurston Drive, Cary. The walk and activities are wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. The event costs $15 per family or $5 per person. Proceeds will support a misting garden for the Kids Together Playground. For details, go to www.kidstogethercary.org.

Community health fair

Cary Towne Center will host Fit & Able’s community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area businesses with interests in health and fitness will meet with the Cary community. For more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com or go to wrightcolopyrealty.com/sponsored-events/fit-and-able-health-fair.

‘Curiousity Day’

“Curiousity Day” story time, activities and treats featuring Curious George for ages 3 to 7 will be 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Homework help for parents

The librarians of Wake County Public Libraries will teach parents about the libraries’ online resources 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Senior Game Day

A game day for ages 55 or older will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

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