Daybook: Oct. 2-Oct. 5

September 30, 2013 

“Sophie’s Squash” by Pat Zietlow Miller will be read to preschoolers during story time at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

COURTESY OF PAT ZIETLOW MILLER

Wednesday

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: www.growers-market.org.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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 www.fvparks.org.

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.

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. 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 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.

Great American Cross Country Festival

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation’s Great American Cross Country Festival, featuring teams from high schools and colleges across the U.S., will begin at 8 a.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Admission is free. Last year’s race included more than 3,400 athletes from 150 schools in 19 states.

Safety Festival

Bond Park will host Cary’s Safety Festival to begin National Fire Prevention Week with kids’ educational activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 High House Road. Cary firefighters, the Cary Police Department, inspections and permits and the Cary Community Emergency Response Team will on hand to promote emergency preparation and prevention. For information on the festival and National Fire Prevention Week, go to www.townofcary.org/Departments/Fire/National_Fire_Prevention_Week.htm.

The Big Sweep

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

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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