Meet the authors: science fiction, fantasy and horror
Jenna Black, Clay and Susan Griffith, S. Mark Rainey and Lisa Shearin will talk about speculative fiction and their work in science fiction, fantasy and horror at 2 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Breathing Mountain Yoga and the Chiropractic Nutrition Center will offer healthy stress management techniques including yoga, mindfulness and breathing exercises at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum for local elections from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Perimeter Studio and Conference Center, Suite 118, 1100 Perimeter Park Drive. Submit questions for candidates with the subject line Candidate to email@example.com.
College planning sessions
Brooke Daly, the founder of Advantage College Planning, will meet with students at Wake County Public Libraries to help students choose the best colleges for them. A meeting in Cary will be at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-463-8500. A meeting in Apex will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Healthy Homes discussion
Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions Healthy Homes Series will continue with a discussion of family and childrens health and fitness from 9:30 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 more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler story time
The Wee Hours by Stephanie Watson will be read to toddlers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.
Trick-or-treating with the Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatres show about trick-or-treating will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. The show costs $5 per person.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
Educator Appreciation Week open house
Educators of preschoolers to 12th-graders are invited to Barnes & Nobles Educator Open House at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Angela Belcher Epps will lead a grant-writing workshop at 5 p.m.
Neighborhood meeting on Walnut Street rebuilding
The town of Cary will present two options for rebuilding Walnut Street from Kildaire Farm Road to Cary Towne Boulevard from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, search for street projects at www.townofcary.org.
Craft It: Sharpie Mugs
Bring a mug to decorate at 10 a.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500. The class, for ages 16 and up, is free, and supplies will be provided. Another class will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Preschool story time
My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young will be read to preschoolers at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.
Complete 540 project public meeting
The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed Complete 540 project from 6 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria of Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road, Holly Springs. The project would would extend the Triangle Expressway to complete the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area.
Genealogy in local libraries
Librarians will demonstrate genealogical research resources at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
African American Book Group
The African American Book Group will meet to discuss The Piano Lesson by August Wilson at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Newcomers are welcome.
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum with candidates for local municipal elections at 7 p.m. at Windsor Point, 1221 Broad St. For details, call 919-552-4947 or go to www.fuquay-varina.org.
The Cary Area Emergency Medical Services will offer a free flu vaccine clinic at 8 a.m. at Cary Area EMS, 107 Medcon Court. Vaccines are available for adults and kids ages 4 and up. The clinic will be open until the vaccine is no longer available. For more information, go to www.caryems.org.
• 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. Musician Paula Snyder will perform from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• 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 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.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market crafts show
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market will host its second annual crafts show from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 301 S. Academy St. For details and vendor applications, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, will be celebrated with a free festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. There will be Indian handicrafts, cuisine, art and family activities. The event is presented by Hum Sub and the town of Cary. For details, call 919-460-4963 or go to www.humsub.net.
Fairy garden class
Bring a creative container to a free class at 11 a.m. at The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. Call 919-552-0590 for reservations. For details, go to www.nelsasgardenhut.com.
Kids ages 6-10 are invited to hands-on learning with Rorys Story Cubes: Voyages and Jungle Animals Make-a-Mask at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. Sign up in the childrens department of the store.
Matthew Cody at Barnes & Noble
Matthew Cody will discuss and sign his new book for kids, Will in Scarlet, at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.
The Haunted Trail, sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina parks and recreation department, will have a Family Fright trail from 5 to 6 p.m. and a Full Fright trail from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park, 301 Wagstaff Road. The Haunted Trail is free. Wear appropriate shoes for this outdoor activity, and dress for the weather.
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