Daybook: March 30-April 5

March 28, 2014 

The Apex Farmers Market will celebrate its opening day for the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 220 N. Salem St. There will be food trucks, along with live music by the Route 55 Jazz Orchestra from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.

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Tuesday

Toddler Story Time

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

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

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

Senior Bingo

Senior Bingo for Holly Springs residents will be from 1-3 p.m. at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road. Bingo cards cost $1. There will be cash prizes of up to $10.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

Anyone 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

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet for a critique of members’ prints with Dick Cicone at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For more information, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.

Friday

Family Fun Night

Kids and families will make arts and crafts, meet animals or go fishing from 6-7 p.m. and watch performances by singer and storyteller Trish Miller and Dan the Magic Man from 7-8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Bring a chair and a picnic.

‘American Girl’ Club

Barnes & Noble’s “American Girl” Club will meet at 7 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Kids will talk about “American Girl” novels and the character Julie.

Saturday

Cary Road Race

The 36th annual Cary Road Race will begin at 7 a.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Registration starts at 7 a.m., the 10K at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:45 a.m. and the one-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Winners are announced 30 minutes after each race’s end.

Early registration for the 5K or 10K costs $12 for recreational runners and $15 for competitors. Same-day registration for the 5K or 10K costs $15 for recreational runners and $20 for competitors. Fun-run registration is free. Races will raise money to improve Cary’s greenways and trails. For details and registration, go to bit.ly/1gS5yFQ.

Farmers markets

• The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 135 W. Chatham St. For details, go to www.caryfarmersmarket.com.

• The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open from 8 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.

Safe Kids Day

Kids and families will learn about safety with games and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Super Target parking lot, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. Safe Kids Day will cover safe driving and water, gun, fire and sports safety. There will be bike checks by mechanics, helmet fittings, fire extinguisher demonstrations and tours of emergency vehicles. For details, go to www.safekidswakecounty.org.

Frog Fest

Crowder District Park’s 15th annual free Frog Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex. There will be crafts, games, live music and food trucks. Free parking and shuttles will be at Middle Creek High School, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. For details, go to bit.ly/1pfvdsN.

Saturday for Kids

Barnes & Noble’s Saturday for Kids will feature “The Pigeon Needs a Bath” by Mo Willems at 11 a.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

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