Daybook: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

January 24, 2014 

The Waverly Artists Group will celebrate its second anniversary with music, wine and art from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, Cary. The group began with 15 artists and has since grown to 19. It hosts Final Friday open-house events, art workshops, art critique groups and more.

COURTESY OF THE WAVERLY ARTISTS GROUP

Sunday

Literary trivia

A What the Dickens? Literary Trivia game will be at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

NAACP Youth Branch meeting

The Raleigh-Apex National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Branch will meet at 4 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church’s Family Life Center at 1001 E. Martin St., Raleigh. Anyone age 20 and younger is invited to learn about the organization. Rena McNeil and William J. Barber III will speak. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. Portia W. Rochelle, president of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP, at 919-662-5006.

Monday

Community theater interest meeting

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host a general interest meeting for a community theater group at 7 p.m. at 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, call Don Briscar at 919-567-4015.

Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

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

Senior Bingo

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

‘Keeping the Past Alive’

Textile conservator Paige Myers will give a free presentation, “Keeping the Past Alive,” on caring for heirloom textiles at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Wednesday

Book Bites

Book Bites will feature new books by first-time authors at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8505.

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.

Senior Game Day

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

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.

Classical music discussion

WCPE Radio host Juergen Rathgeber will lead a talk about classical music at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8505.

Thursday

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.

Trail Treks: Groundhogs

Learn about groundhogs at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. starting at the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. The program costs $5 per family or $3 per person. Register at least two days in advance. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

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.

Social media for small businesses

SCORE representatives will talk about how small businesses can use social media at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Social Security planning

Wake County Public Libraries and Perry’s Retirement and Insurance Services will offer an information session on enrolling for Social Security benefits at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. 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.

Starry Nights

Learn about stars and enjoy hot chocolate at the American Tobacco Trail’s Starry Nights from 6-8 p.m. starting in the White Oak parking area, 1306 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Bring blankets or chairs and a flashlight. The class costs $5 for families or $3 for individuals. To register, call 919-387-4342 at least two days before the program.

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.

‘Elf on the Shelf: Birthday Tradition’

Activities and story time for kids with “Elf on the Shelf: Birthday Tradition” will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Senior Game Day

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

‘The Golden Doorstop’

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will perform Judy M. Dove’s play, “The Golden Doorstop,” for free at 2 p.m. at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Students will perform the play about a 12-year-old from North Carolinia who found the nation’s first gold mine.

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