Preschool Story Time
If You Were a Panda Bear will be read to preschoolers 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.
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for girls and boys ages 6 to 15 will be held at 6 p.m. at 820 Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Kids will compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking. Participation is free.
Here, Fishy, Fishy
Families will learn about fishing, aquatic wildlife and fish anatomy from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Registration is required; call 919-460-2723.
Families with kids ages 3 to 5 are invited to Explore-A-Story, a free story time and nature exploration program, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Registration is required; call 919-557-2496.
Career resources at Wake County libraries
Librarians will demonstrate the online database Job and Career Accelerator at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.
Meet the Artisan: Herb Shelley
Guitar-maker Herb Shelley will speak at 5 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
International bluegrass film and music
The documentary Banjo Romantika, American Bluegrass Music and the Czech Imagination will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. After the documentary, there will be live music by Jan Johansson and Swedish folk singer Sofia Nornsäter. This event is free.
Art exhibition opening
There will be an opening for Emulating the Old Masters, an art show by Marcelle Hooks, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. The show will feature three methods that Hooks uses to emulate the masters of the classical Renaissance style of painting.
Cary Photographic Artists Members Show opening
An opening for the Cary Photographic Artists Members Show will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4061.
Final Friday reception
The Cary Art Loops Final Friday will include a reception for the work of Sherry Nicholson and Sarah Sheffield from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120.
Threads of Memory art show opening
An opening for Jillian Goldbergs art show, Threads of Memory, will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Waverly Artist Groups Open House
The Waverly Artist Group will hold an open house with music, refreshments and new paintings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, Cary. For details, go to www.waverlyartistsgroup.com.
Cornerstones of Democracy reception
A reception for Cornerstones of Democracy, a photography exhibit by Helmut Brunar, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Turkish House, 303 E. Durham Road, Cary.
Hands-On Learning: Build a Robot
Kids 8 and older will build LEGO robots at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Sign up in advance at the store.
Movies in the Park
Prince of Egypt will be shown at dusk in Falcon Park, 611 E. Academy St. 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.
All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church will hold an Artisan Faire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 520 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. The event will feature homemade baked goods, crafts and artwork. Money raised will help St. Thekla Womens humanitarian work.
Homework help for parents
The librarians of Wake County Public Libraries will teach parents about the libraries online resources at 11 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex.
Claire Lynch Band
Cary will host a free outdoor show by the Claire Lynch Band, a bluegrass band, at 2 p.m. at the downtown performance green on the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. This is part of Carys Downtown Performers Series. For details, call 919-469-4061.
Hands-on learning for kids
Kids ages 3 to 7 will use the Crocodile Creek Hands-on-Learning Circus Tower Puzzle to learn motor skills, learn about circus animals and practice counting at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 will be screened for free at 7:30 p.m. at the Apex Town Campus, 73 Hunter St. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic.
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