Daybook: Feb. 23-March 1

February 21, 2014 

Waverly Artists Group will host a special showing of “Crush,” pictured here, by artist Jim Dunne and more artwork by Dunne from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary. For details, go to www.waverlyartistsgroup.com.

COURTESY OF WAVERLY ARTISTS GROUP

Sunday

Natural Reads

Harris Lake County Park’s adult nature book club will meet to talk about “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn from 1-3 p.m. at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. To register, call 919-387-4342 or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Monday

Superintendent’s Direct Line

The final Superintendent’s Direct Line meeting with Wake County schools Superintendent Jim Merrill will begin at 4 p.m. at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Employees, parents and community members can begin signing up to speak for three minutes each at 4 p.m. Employees will speak from 4:30-6 p.m. Parents and community members will speak from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday

Blood drive

Four Oaks Bank will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 W. Center St., Holly Springs. Drop in, or sign up for an appointment at www.mysignup.com/fouroaks

Toddler Story Time

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

SAT 10 Question Challenge

Students can practice for the SAT at an hour-long session with Kaplan Test Prep at 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

Keeping the Past Alive

Paige Myers, a textile conservator at the North Carolina Museum of History, will present Keeping the Past Alive, a discussion about taking care of heirloom textiles, at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Wednesday

Book Bites

February’s Book Bites meetings at Wake County libraries will feature African-American authors. A session will be at 10 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Another session will be at 11 a.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Preschool story time

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

Budget planning

West Regional Library will host a class on using Microsoft Excel and online budget planning resources at 2 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500.

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.

Meet the Artisan: Books as Art

Bookmakers will give hour-long drop-in demonstrations at local libraries. A session with Jennifer Mahaffey will be at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Thursday

Trail Treks: Hibernation

Learn about hibernating animals at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel 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 harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Hypnotherapy discussion

Hypnotist Stephanie Levine will talk about hypnotherapy at 7 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Friday

Cary Art Loop Final Friday

Local venues will show artists’ work Friday evening as part of the Cary Art Loop Final Friday. For details, go to http://caryartloop.org/events/.

Senior Activity Fair

Cambridge Village of Apex will host a Senior Activity Fair from 2-4 p.m. at 951 S. Hughes St., Apex. Seniors are invited to learn about local clubs, activities and volunteer groups. The event will feature live entertainment, food and door prizes. For details, call 919-363-2080.

‘Forward Together: A Moral Movement’

The Turkish House will host a reception for photographer Kaitlyn Barlow’s exhibition, “Forward Together: A Moral Movement,” at 7 p.m. at 303 E. Durham Road, Suite F, Cary. Admission is free.

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.

‘The Golden Doorstop’

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will perform Judy M. Dove’s play, “The Golden Doorstop,” for free at 3 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Students will perform the play about a North Carolina 12-year-old finding the nation’s first gold mine. To register, call 919-387-2100.

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