Daybook: Feb. 2-Feb. 8

January 31, 2014 

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Learn about stars and enjoy hot chocolate at the American Tobacco Trail’s Starry Nights from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 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.

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Monday

African-American history book recommendations

Librarians will recommend books on African-American history in drop-in sessions during Black History Month at 4 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. For more information, call 919-463-8500.

eBooks at public libraries

Learn to find eBooks in a drop-in session with librarians at 4 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

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

Carolina Puppet Theatre

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present the play “Cinderella” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com. For more information, call 919-567-4000.

African-American history book recommendations

Librarians will recommend books on African-American history in a drop-in session at 4 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Romance book recommendations

Librarians will recommend books on love and romance from 5-6 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Meet the Artisan: Books as Art

Bookmaker Jennifer Mahaffey will give an hour-long drop-in demonstration at 7 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Wednesday

Preschool story time

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

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.

Holly Springs Arts Festival

The Holly Springs Community Band will play in a free open rehearsal during the Arts Festival from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org.

Thursday

Financial management with SCORE

SCORE representatives will give information on financial management for small businesses at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Holly Springs Arts Festival

Bell Newman will give a one-hour demonstration on longlife pine needle basketry for ages 14 and up from 7-8 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. To register, go to www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org.

Friday

American Girl Club

Barnes & Noble’s American Girl Club will meet to talk about the series of books and the character Addy with special guests from Stagville State Historic Site in Durham at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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.

Driving tour of historic Holly Springs

Town historian Barb Koblich will give driving tours of historic Holly Springs at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tours cost $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents. To register, go to www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org.

Pruning demonstration

Learn to prune plants in a free class led by Nelsa Cox at 11 a.m. at The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-0590 or go to www.NelsasGardenHut.com.

Valentine’s Day story time

Barnes & Noble will host kids’ activities and story time with “Love Monster” by Rachel Bright at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Hands on Learning

Barnes & Noble’s Saturday for Kids Hands on Learning craft activity will be at 2 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Holly Springs Arts Festival gala

The Holly Springs Arts Festival ends with the Holly Springs Art Council’s fundraising gala and auction from 6-9 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $15 in advance at the cultural center or www.etix.com; tickets are $20 at the door. There will be an art raffle, festival exhibitors’ artwork for sale, a cash bar and a presentation by storyteller Claire Vera Ramsey.

Frances Mayes at Whisk

Frances Mayes, author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” will talk about food and Tuscany at 6:15 p.m. at kitchen supply store Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, suite 214, Cary. There will be tasting samples from “The Tuscan Sun Cookbook.”

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