Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird watchers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the annual four-day Great Backyard Bird Count through Monday, Feb. 17, by counting birds and reporting results to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
West Regional Library will host a What the Dickens? literary trivia game at 2 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Jackies Basics and Beyond Dog Training and White Tiger Taekwondo will host the Puppapalooza and Expo from 2-5 p.m. at 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. The Puppapalooza dog show includes 12 competitions. The expo will feature local dog groomers, trainers and other local businesses.
Tickets cost $5. Cat- and dog-food donations for the SPCA of Wake County will be collected. For details, go to www.whitetigertkd.com/white_tiger/PUPPAPALOOZA.html.
The town of Cary and The Ujima Group will host the 16th annual African-American Celebration at 3 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-460-4963.
Parent Chat session
Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a Parent Chat session at 11 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.
27 Views of Raleigh discussion
Grayson Haver Currin, Tina Haver Currin and Amanda Lamb, contributors to 27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose and Poetry, will talk about their writing at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.
Healthy Homes Series
Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions Healthy Homes Series includes discussions on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Maple Room of the Bond Park Community Center at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. This months meeting is on seniors health, fitness and well-being. For details, email email@example.com.
Free Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show The Smurfs for free at 10 a.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. For details and the schedule of upcoming Free Morning Movie screenings, go to www.thehalle.org/movies.
Toddler Story Time
Barnes & Noble hosts story time for toddlers at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present Cinderella from 11 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.
Eva Perry Regional Library will host a What the Dickens? literary trivia game at 7 p.m. at 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Make recycled tote bags out of mylar bags (often used for coffee, snacks or pet food) in Februarys Craft It! class at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. The class is for ages 16 and older, and it lasts about an hour and a half.
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.
Social media for small businesses
SCORE representatives will talk about how small businesses can use social media at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Do It Herself Workshop
The Apex Home Depot will host a free workshop for women on making mirrors from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive. To register, call 919-387-6554 or go to www.homedepot.com/workshops.
City of Raleigh Community Education Specialist Bianca Howard will lead a class on indoor composting with microbes or worms at 6:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.
African American Book Group
Alicia Perry will talk with the African American Book Group about her new book, The Prolific Life of Gloria Jean Stone, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Hypnotist Stephanie Levine will talk about hypnotherapy at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Youth art show reception
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host a reception for a youth art exhibit from 6-8 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The show by artists ages 18 and younger will be open through Friday, March 14. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.
Columnist at Barnes & Noble
Columnist Barry Saunders of The News & Observer, which owns The Cary News and Southwest Wake News, will read Henrys Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, a book about the Underground Railroad, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. All ages are welcome.
The Cary Town Band will present Czech Mates, a free concert of music by Czech composers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.carytownband.org.
• 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.
The Cary grand-opening celebration
The Cary, a renovated movie theater, will open with a celluloid-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. Free movie screenings will follow the ceremony:
• 10:30 a.m.: Waking Sleeping Beauty
• 12:30 p.m.: Goodbye Solo
• 3 p.m.: Finding Nemo
For details, call 919-469-4061 or search The Cary Theater at www.townofcary.org.
String music in the library
The Triangle Mountain Dulcimer Association will perform at 2 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.
American Tobacco Trail History Hike
Learn about the almost 200-year history of the American Tobacco Trail from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on a hike beginning in the White Oak parking area, 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Registration, which is required at least two days in advance, costs $5 per family or $3 per person. To register, call 919-387-4342, fill out and return a registration form at www.wakegov.com/parks/att, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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