Preschool story time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
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.
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.
Learn about stars and enjoy hot chocolate at the American Tobacco Trails 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.
American Girl Club
Barnes & Nobles 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.
• 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.
Learn to prune plants in a free class led by Nelsa Cox at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina. For details, call 919-552-0590 or go to www.NelsasGardenHut.com.
Valentines 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 & Nobles 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 Councils 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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