Daybook: March 19-March 22

March 17, 2014 

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Learn about salamanders at the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 20, starting in the New Hill parking area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex. Register at least two days in advance for $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.

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Wednesday

Craft It: Decorative Flower pots

Anyone age 16 and older can decorate flower pots from 10-11:30 a.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

Preschool Story Time

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

Beading and Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet for beading from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Seniors will meet for board games from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Center.

Senior Bingo

Bingo games for Holly Springs seniors will be from 1-3 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Cards cost $1, and there will be cash prizes of up to $10.

Mind mapping

Learn about mind mapping, a way to organize thoughts and information, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

The community is invited to listen to the Holly Springs Community Band rehearse from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, go to www.hollyspringsband.net.

Thursday

Healthy Homes Series

Cary-based nonprofit Fit & Able Productions’ Healthy Homes Series will present a discussion on animal health and protection 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. For details, email fitandable@nc.rr.com.

Ladies’ Workshop

The Apex Home Depot will host a free Ladies’ Workshop on installing a glass mosaic backsplash from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1000 Vision Drive. To sign up, go to www.homedepot.com/workshops.

Mind mapping

Learn about mind mapping, a way to organize thoughts and information, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

African-American Book Group

The African-American Book Group will discuss “South by Southeast” by Blair Underwood at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Cary Photographic Artists

Cary Photographic Artists members Wenjin Yu and Melissa Theil will present their photography at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.

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.

Kite Festival

Cary’s Kite Festival will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. The festival will officially start at 1 p.m., a countdown to the start for kite fliers will be at 1:15 p.m., and award winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. There will be awards for the quickest take-off, best crash, best homemade kite and other categories. The festival is free. For details, go to bit.ly/1gPiY31.

Senior Game Day

Fuquay-Varina residents age 55 and older will meet for board games from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St. Bring games to share.

‘Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter’

Anne Clinard Barnhill, dressed in Elizabethan style, will talk about her new book, “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter,” at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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