Kids 5 and older will learn about the past and present uses of pumpkins, then paint small pumpkins to take home from 2-3 p.m. at Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex. Registration is required and costs $5 per family. To register, call 919-662-2850.
Fall Fun Hayrides
Hayrides will begin at 2 and 3 p.m. at the Loblolly Shelter of the Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Rides cost $5 per family or $3 per person. Register at least two days in advance at 919-387-4342.
Librarians will recommend classic books by British authors at 3 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.
Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. at 600 Walnut St., Cary. To donate blood, you must be older than 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. To sign up, go to www.mysignup.com/ctk.
Toddler story time
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen will be read to toddlers at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2-6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.
Halloween Book Bites
Librarians will provide snacks and books from the horror genre, ghost stories and other scary reads in Cary at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. To register, call 919-870-4000. Book Bites will be in Apex at 11 a.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Childrens health book recommendations
Librarians will meet with parents to recommend books on kids health from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100. Another session in Cary will be from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Groundbreaking at future RTP Park
A groundbreaking ceremony will be at 1 p.m. at the location of the planned RTP Park on Church Street near Hamlet Park Drive in Morrisville. To see plans for the new park, including a picnic shelter, playground, tennis courts and cricket pitch, go to www.ci.morrisville.nc.us/index.aspx?NID=630.
Librarians will guide participants through resources to help them write resumes at a free session at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required; call 919-463-8500.
Pizza and a movie at The Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show The Croods at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5.
Religions of the World: An Introduction
Local religion scholars and instructors will give introductions to religions of the world at Wake County Public Libraries. Scott Billingsley of UNC-Pembroke will talk about Mormonism at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500.
Small Works Show opening reception
The Village Art Circle will host an opening reception for the Small Works Show during the Cary Art Loops Final Friday from 6-9 p.m. at 200 S. Academy St., Cary. The show features the work of 24 local artists for the holiday season. There will be refreshments, raffles and live music.
Trick-or-treat in Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina will host trick or treating for children from 2-5 p.m. on historic Main and Broad streets. For details, visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Western Wake Artists Studio Tour preview exhibition
A preview exhibition for the Western Wake Artists Studio Tour will begin with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to wwast.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. The Ladies of the Lake 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 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.
A medicine drop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Realo Pharmacy, 1526 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina. Drop off expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medication, and Fuquay-Varina police will dispose of it safely.
Harp guitar performance
Andrew Kasab will play harp guitar at 10:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500. He will also perform at 1 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. Register at 919-387-2100.
Holly Springs churches, civic organizations and businesses will present the Hollyfest community celebration from 10 to 4 p.m. at Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. There will be food, arts and crafts, kids inflatables and rides, the Cornhole Cup and a pumpkin-carving contest. Admission is free.
Downtown Harvest Day
The Heart of Cary Associations Downtown Harvest Day will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 100 block of West Chatham Street. Entry wristbands are $2 for kids and free for adults. There will be games, food and entertainment. Costumes are welcome.
Holly Springs School of Dance fundraising auction
The Holly Springs School of Dance will host its annual free silent auction fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at 136 Oak Hall Drive, Holly Springs. Admission is free. There will be food, games, music and performances by student choreographers. The school will give money raised at the event to the Springs Dance Company.
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