Daybook: Oct. 6-Oct. 12

October 7, 2013 

The final free outdoor concert in the 2013 Depot Concert Series will feature Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the parking lot of the historic train depot at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.

NORA JANE STRUTHERS & THE PARTY LINE

Sunday

Party in the Peak

Apex will celebrate its ranking in Money Magazine as the ninth-best place to live in America with live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and free ice cream from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Apex Town Campus, 73 Hunter St.

CROP Walk

Cary’s CROP Hunger Walk will begin with registration at 1:30 p.m. and a 5K walk at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St. Registration to walk is free; walkers can be sponsored to raise funds to fight hunger with the Church World Service. To register or sponsor a walker, go to hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2013FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2013?pg=entry&fr_id=17848. For details on CROP Hunger Walks and the Church World Service, go to www.cwsglobal.org.

Meet the Author: Wilton Barnhardt

Wilton Barnhardt will discuss his novel, “Lookaway, Lookaway,” at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Tuesday

Toddler story time

“Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson will be read to toddlers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Discovering Nature

Kids ages 4 to 6 will meet for experiments, activities and games 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.

Wine & Walk

The Garden Hut will host a Wine & Walk for 25 people from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. RSVP to 919-552-0590. For details, go to www.nelsasgardenhut.com.

Dan Collins and ‘The ACC Basketball Book of Fame’

Dan Collins and basketball fans will discuss his new book, “The ACC Basketball Book of Fame,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Wednesday

Preschool story time

“Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler 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 3-6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Details: www.growers-market.org.

Meet the Artisans: Quilters

Wake County Public Libraries will host discussions with members of the Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers. The programs are free; registration is requested. A discussion in Cary will be at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Thursday

Genealogy in local libraries

Librarians will demonstrate genealogical research resources at 6:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Contemporary Book Group

The Contemporary Book Group will discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Friday

Creepy Caches

Learn about the basics of geocaching while more experienced cachers search for geocaches in the Harris Lake County Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning in the disc golf parking lot, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Participants will make and place creepy caches for the coming “Haunting at Harris” Halloween celebration. The program costs $5 per family or $3 per person. Register at least two days in advance at 919-387-4342.

‘Close Encounters: Tales of Space, Ghosts & Blood!’

The Cary Playwrights’ Forum will present a reading of “Close Encounters: Tales of Space, Ghosts & Blood!” at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Paul Cooper Room of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The show is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. For details, go to www.caryplaywrightsforum.org.

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.

Performance at Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Take 5 Quintet will perform from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market on the corner of Park and Academy streets. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Open House

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department will hold an open house for families to learn about fire prevention and safety planning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station No. 1, 301 S. Fuquay Ave.

Downtown Performers Series

As the final act in Cary’s Downtown Performers Series, comedian John Floyd will perform at 7 p.m. at the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. For details, call 919-469-4061.

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