Daybook: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

September 27, 2013 


Out of the Darkness community walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will raise money to benefit suicide prevention and awareness programs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Register or donate at

Brass at Bond

Brass ensembles from throughout North Carolina will play a free concert at 1 p.m. in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.

Dharma and Yoga Fest

The Dharma and Yoga Fest will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hindu Society of North Carolina, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Admission is free. There will be booths and a discussion of four types of yoga, a documentary screening, skits and dance.

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Cultivating kindness at work

Amanda Davis will teach about the power and importance of kindness in the workplace at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’

Cary Players Community Theatre Company will hold auditions for “A Christmas Story” by Jean Shepherd on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, and on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Auditions for ages 5 to 7 will be at 6:45 p.m.; kids 8 and older at 7:15 p.m.; and adults at 8:15 p.m. For details, go to


Toddler story time

Story time for toddlers will be at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. “Farmer’s Market Day” by Shana Trent will be read.

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will put on a show about trick-or-treating for kids from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5 at

Preschool: New Authors

Three- to 5-year-olds will learn about and compose stories from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. The class costs $1. Register at the town’s community center or at

National Night Out in Apex

Apex residents will participate in National Night Out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Target, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive. The free event will promote crime prevention and will include food, games, music, exhibits and giveaways.


Preschool story time

“Sophie’s Squash” by Pat Zietlow Miller 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 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Details:


Students Against Hunger

Culinary and pastry students of The Chef’s Academy will host a Students Against Hunger dinner to raise money for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Morrisville. Guests are asked to bring a donation of $5 or five nonperishable food items.


Preschool Olympics

The Preschool Olympics for ages 3 to 5 will be from 2 3 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Kids will compete in foot races, Frisbee tosses, broad jumps and other events. The event costs $1. Register at the community center or at

Family Fun Night

Bass Lake Park will host a free Family Fun Night from 6 to 8 p.m. at 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Kids can make arts and crafts, meet live animals or borrow a fishing pole from 6 to 7 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m., singer and storyteller Trish Miller will perform, and there will be a magic show by Dan the Magic Man. Bring a chair and picnic. For details, call 919-557-2496.

American Girl Club

Kids will talk about the American Girl book “Josefina Learns a Lesson” and join in crafts and activities at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Latin Night with the Ricardo Diquez Orchestra

Cary’s Seven O’Clock Rock series will feature Latin Night with a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. and a free concert by the Ricardo Diquez Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the corner of Academy and Chatham streets in downtown Cary.


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 Irresolved, a band from Cary, will perform.

• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to

• 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

• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, visit

• 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

The Big Sweep

Fuquay-Varina residents will meet to clean up streams, wetlands, ponds and lakes from 1 to 5 p.m. at 301 Wagstaff Road. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate clothing. To volunteer, contact Randy Senzig at 919-779-4079 or

Bass Lake Day

Bass Lake Day, an annual environmental education festival, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Families are invited to this free event for food, activities, exhibits and live music. For details, call 919-557-2496.

Star Wars Reads Day

The annual Star Wars Reads Day will feature visits with Star Wars characters, activities, trivia, giveaways, crafts and story time at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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