Daybook: Nov. 17-Nov. 23

November 15, 2013 

Trish Foxwell will talk about Southern authors and sign her book, “A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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Sunday

Food traditions

Wake County Public Libraries will host food samplings with information about cultural food traditions. A discussion of Southern food, with Dr. John Beck, will be at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Register at 919-387-2100.

Children’s concert

Members of the Triangle Youth String Orchestra will perform and talk about their instruments and music at 3 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids. For details, call 919-645-8434 or go to philharmonic-association.org.

‘A Passion for Bread’

Lionel Vatinet, chef and owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, will talk about his book, “A Passion for Bread,” at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Monday

Blood drive

Cary Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive 2:30-7 p.m. at 614 Griffis St. To make an appointment, call Sally at 919-467-0203.

Meet the Artisan: The Art of Decorative Handwriting

Members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild will demonstrate and discuss calligraphy at 5 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

College planning

Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will give free help to parents and students applying to college at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Tuesday

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series hosts discussions on the third Tuesday of each month 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. This session’s topic is injury prevention, home maintenance and inspections. For more information, email fitandable@nc.rr.com.

Toddler Story Time

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

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will perform 11 a.m.-noon in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is $5.

Senior Bingo

Fuquay-Varina residents 55 and older will meet to play Bingo at 1 p.m. in the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Bingo cards cost $1.

Job search help

Karen Cross, a human resources professional and life coach, will advise job seekers at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Church Street sidewalk open house

Morrisville town staff will hold an open house to talk about the Church Street Sidewalk Project 6-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Christian Church, 222 Church St.

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

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

Craft It: Baskets and Bows

Make baskets and bows out of used magazines at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Book Bites

Wake County Public Libraries will host Book Bites with discussions about “food fiction” and a recipe exchange at 11 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents 55 and older will meet for board games at 1 p.m. in the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

Job search help

Karen Cross, a human resources professional and life coach, will advise job seekers at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

College planning

Brooke Daly of Advantage College Planning will give free help to parents and students applying to college at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Thursday

Explore-A-Story

Parents and kids ages 3-5 will meet for story time and nature exploration 10-11 a.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. To register, call 919-557-2496.

Medicare information session

Learn about the Medicare website and the N.C. Department of Insurance 1:30-4 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. To register, call the senior center at 919-469-4081.

Fall hike

Hike on the American Tobacco Trail to see the trees’ fall colors 2-3 p.m. starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The hike costs $5 for families and $3 for individuals. To register, call 919-387-2117.

‘How big is the universe?’

Members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club will lead discussions about the scale and size of the universe at 2 p.m at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Choosing a family pet

Representatives from Wake County Public Libraries and the Wake County Animal Shelter will talk about choosing the right pet for your household in a drop-in session at 5:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Poetry reading

Marc Vincenz and Jonathan Penton, editors of MadHat Press, will read their work at 6 p.m. at Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. An open-mic session will follow the reading.

Pizza and a movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show “Monsters University” for free at 6 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Pizza costs $5. For tickets, go to www.etix.com.

Do It Herself workshop

Home Depot will host a free workshop for women on using power tools on holiday projects, including a monogram wreath, 6:30-8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. Sign up at www.homedepot.com.

African American Book Group

The African American Book Group will meet to discuss “Cooked” by Jeff Henderson at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Newcomers are welcome.

Holiday literary trivia

Librarians will lead a trivia game about holiday-themed books and movies at 7 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

Free Dental Day

Main Street Family Dentistry will treat patients 13 and older for free 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5050 Kentworth Drive, Holly Springs. Patients can choose one of these services: professional cleaning, filling or extraction. Donations to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be accepted. For details, call 919-567-7400.

Waverly Artists Group open house

Meet members of the Waverly Artists Group at an open house with wine and appetizers 4-9 p.m. at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, Cary. Stevan Jackson will give a free “lesson tasting” of his music lessons in Celtic harp, guitar, banjo, fiddle and dulcimer. Art for sale during the open house is 22 percent off. For details, go to www.WaverlyArtistsGroup.com.

Family Dance at The Halle

The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s Family Dance night will be from 7-9 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets are $2 per person or $5 per family at the door. Connie Carringer will teach dances.

‘Inside MAD’

Nick Meglin, former editor of MAD Magazine, will talk about the collection of articles and cartoons, “Inside MAD,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Live music at Barnes & Noble

In2jazz will perform at 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Saturday

Farmers Markets

• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St., Cary. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open 9:30 a.m.-noon at 1225 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, Cary. For details, go to www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Centennial Square, corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet for board games at 12:30 p.m. in the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St.

Saturday for Kids at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble will host a reading of “The Elf on the Shelf” at 2 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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