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.
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 Shepherds 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.
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 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
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.
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 Shepherds 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.
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 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
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 Centers Family Dance night will be 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.
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.
Literary South book signing
Trish Foxwell will sign her book, A Visitors Guide to the Literary South, at 7:30 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.
• 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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