Daybook: Nov. 3-Nov. 9

November 1, 2013 

“Along Morrisville Carpenter Road” by Christine Young will be among the art featured in The Western Wake Artists’ Studio Tour in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and elsewhere from Friday to Sunday. The free tour is open to the public; all ages are welcome. For details, go to www.wwast.org.

COURTESY OF CHRISTINE YOUNG

Sunday

‘Songs of the Four Seasons’

The Peak City Singers will perform “Songs of the Four Seasons” at 3 p.m. at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets are free and are available at The Halle’s front desk.

Monday

Food traditions

Wake County Public Libraries will offer food samples with information about cultural food traditions. A discussion of food of the Middle East, featuring Neomonde, will be 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

Barnes & Noble will host story time for toddlers 10 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 2-6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. Details: www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ release party

A release party for the eighth book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series will be at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be bingo, trivia, activities and snacks for kids.

James Dashner at Barnes & Noble

James Dashner, author of the “Maze Runner” series for teens, will talk about his new book, “The Eye of Minds,” 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

Barnes & Noble will host story time for preschoolers 10 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Find It! at Eva Perry Regional Library

Librarians will demonstrate how to find books on the library’s website 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex.

Medicare Part D information session

Pharmacists will give information about Medicare Part D at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Thursday

Holiday literary trivia

Librarians will lead a trivia game about holiday-themed books and movies 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Holly Springs Summer Community Theatre meeting

The Holly Springs Summer Community Theatre will have an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For details, call Don Briscar at 919-567-4015.

Meet the Artisan: The Art of Decorative Handwriting

Members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Register at 919-463-8500.

Medicare Part D information sessions

Pharmacists will give information about Medicare Part D at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

Craft It: Baskets and Bows

Make baskets and bows out of used magazines 10:30 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Dance Friday at the Annandale Center

The Annandale Center, a Scottish dance studio in downtown Cary, will host a free Dance Friday 4-7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at 406 Faculty Ave., Cary. For details, go to www.annandalecenter.com.

Masquerade Benefit Art Auction

The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council will have a Masquerade Benefit Art Auction 7 p.m. at Stars Theater and Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St. Admission is free. There will be live music, an auction of local artists’ work, door prizes and a “quick-draw” paint-off. Dress for the masquerade in a creative costume. For details, go to www.fuquayvarinaartscouncil.wildapricot.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 9:30 a.m. to noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

• 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.

Lochmere Arts & Crafts Show

The annual Lochmere Arts & Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lochmere Pavilion at the intersection of Lochmere Drive and Kildaire Farm Road. Local artists will display their pottery, painting, stained glass, photography and jewelry. Details: 919-244-9219.

Speaking of Food: The Art of Food Writing

Amy Rogers will discuss writing about food and dining 10:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. She will also speak 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Peak City Book Festival

The first annual Peak City Book Festival featuring best-selling authors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. There will be story time with children’s book authors, writing workshops, an author’s forum and a street art competition. The festival is sponsored by Peak City Publishing and The Halle. Details: www.peakcitypublishing.com.

Saturday for Kids at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble will host a reading of “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses,” activities and giveaways for kids 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day for kids featuring free music and crafts with Trish Miller will be 3-5 p.m. at Carroll Howard Johnson Park, 301 Wagstaff Road, Fuquay-Varina.

Charity poker tournament at The Big Easy Pub

The Big Easy Pub will host a charity poker tournament and pig pickin’ 4 p.m. at 231 Grande Heights Drive, Cary. The event will raise money for Sharina Delgado, a friend and former employee of the pub who was diagnosed with leukemia. Make a donation to join the poker game. Dinner will cost $15; $10 for poker players. Details: bigeasync.com/category/events.

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