Daybook: Jan. 15-Jan. 18

January 13, 2014 

Cary’s annual Dreamfest celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kicks off Friday and will run through Feb. 8. The Women of Action Gathering will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Dr. Gloria Ward Wright will speak. Pictured here, actress and storyteller Carolyn Evans told youngsters stories from her childhood, including what it was like to attend school after segregation ended, during last year’s Dreamfest.

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Wednesday

Preschool story time

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

Story time

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host story time for ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave.

Winter market

An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 2-6 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.

Financial management with SCORE

SCORE representatives will give information on financial management for small businesses at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Thursday

Parent chat with Bill Fletcher

Wake County school Board member Bill Fletcher will host a parent chat session at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of the month at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Story time

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host story time for children ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave.

Flu clinics

Weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. Appointments can also be scheduled. For details or an appointment, call 919-557-2501.

Kids’ activities at the Fuquay-Varina Library

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host activities for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave. For details, go to www.fuquay-varina.org/community-information/fuquay-varina-library.html.

Do It Herself Workshop

Home Depot will host a Do It Herself Workshop on building a storage chest or trunk from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive, Apex. To register, go to workshops.homedepot.com/workshops.

African American Book Group

The African American Book Group will meet to talk about “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northrup at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Newcomers are welcome.

Literary trivia

What the Dickens? Literary Trivia game will be at 7 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

Story time

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host story time for moms and babies at 10:30 a.m. Fridays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave.

Kids’ activities at Fuquay-Varina Library

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host a special “Totally Gross!” class for kids in kindergarten to fifth grade at 4:30 p.m. at 133 S. Fuquay Ave. For details, go to www.fuquay-varina.org/community-information/fuquay-varina-library.html.

Dreamfest: Women of Action Gathering

The first event of the town of Cary’s Dreamfest celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the fourth annual Women of Action Gathering from 7-9 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Dr. Gloria Ward Wright will speak.

Saturday

Farmers markets

• 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.

• An indoor winter market of the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 202 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

Family story time

The Fuquay-Varina Library will host story time for children ages 3-5 and caregivers at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays in January at 133 S. Fuquay Ave.

Triangle Folk Ensemble

The Triangle Folk Ensemble will perform at 10:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Dreamfest: ‘An Arts Tribute to Martin’

Dance, spoken word and musical performances in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be from 3-7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Kenneth Wormack will speak. Dr. Lonieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, assistant professor of music at Shaw University, and her students will present “Powerful Music.”

Murder mystery party

Historical landmark curator Anna Campbell will host a free murder mystery party from 5:45-8 p.m. at the Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina. To RSVP, go to www.ballentinespencehouse.com.

Discussion on writing

Local authors will talk about writing books for kids and teens at Wake County Public Libraries. Carol Crane will talk about writing nonfiction and picture books at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

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