Daybook: July 20-July 26

July 18, 2014 

Fuquay-Varina will host an ice cream social to celebrate National Ice Cream Day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, 105 W. Spring St.

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Sunday

Comic art

Comic book artist Hugh Murphy will talk about his art and his book “T-Rex Trying and Trying” at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Monday

Parent Chat session

Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher will host a session with parents at 11 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, 109 SW Maynard Road, Cary.

Tuesday

Exploring North Carolina Architecture

West Regional Library will host George Smart for a discussion of “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Architectural Legacy” at 7 p.m. at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Wednesday

Preschool Story Time

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

Growers Market

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit www.growers-market.org.

‘Batman’ 75th anniversary

Barnes & Noble will host trivia, drawings for prizes, a costume contest and other events from 5-8 p.m. at 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Come dressed as your favorite “Batman” character.

Raizin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series

Amanda Daughtry will perform from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $5 for teens and adults and free for ages 12 and younger. Ruckus Pizza restaurants in Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh will offer a limited number of free tickets. Ruckus Pizza and radio station B93.9 are sponsoring the concert series. For details and tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com. For Ruckus Pizza locations, go to www.ruckuspizza.com.

Holly Springs Community Band open rehearsal

The public 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

Trail Treks: You ‘Otter’ Know

American Tobacco Trail County Park will host story time, games and a craft for kids and families to learn about otters from 2-3 p.m. at 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex. Meet at the New Hill parking area. To register for $5 per family, call 919-387-4342 or email harris.lake@wakegov.com.

Friday

Wellness Luncheon

Cambridge Village of Apex will host a Wellness Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 951 S. Hughes St., Apex. Participants will discuss senior-living options. Speakers include experts from Rex Healthcare, SeniorBridge and Doctors Making Housecalls. To reserve a seat, call 919-363-2080.

Jazz and Gelato

SearStone’s Winston Clubhouse will host the Capital Jazz Band and serve gelato from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. Learn about SearStone’s community and meet residents. To RSVP, call 1-877-636-9769 or go to www.searstone.com/jazz.

Art receptions

• The Cary Arts Center will host a reception for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the center’s faculty exhibition from 6-8 p.m. at 101 Dry Ave.

• Cary’s Town Hall gallery will host a reception for “Full Spectrum: Art in Colored Pencil” from 6-8 p.m. at 316 N. Academy St.

• The Herbert C. Young Community Center will host a reception for artwork by Mohammed Benchi from 6-8 p.m. at 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.

Free concert

The Doug Largent Trio will perform a free concert from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. Do not bring alcohol. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.

Starlight Concert Series

Jamrock will perform at 7 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Food and lawn chairs are allowed, but pets and alcohol are not. For details, go to bit.ly/1iPPWjS.

Book signing

Ursula Vernon will sign two new books in her “DragonBreath” series for young readers at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.

Movies by Moonlight

WakeMed Cary Hospital will sponsor a screening of “Now You See Me” at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.

Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.

Saturday

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.

• The Holly Springs Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Holly Springs. The Holly Springs Community Band will perform at 10:30 a.m. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.

• The Apex Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 220 N. Salem St., Apex. For details, go to www.apexfarmersmarket.com.

• The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Centennial Square at the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, go to www.growers-market.org.

Dance session

Lindsey Kaplowitz, founder of Starpath Dance Academy, will lead a free dance session for National Dance Day at 8:30 a.m. at the softball fields at 425 Mills Park Drive, Cary.

Free Family Fun Day

White Tiger Taekwondo and Family Fitness Facility’s 19th annual Free Family Fun Day will be from noon to 4 p.m. at 1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary. For details, go to www.whitetigertkd.com.

Concert

Jonathan Byrd will perform at 7 p.m. at the Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. The free outdoor concert is presented by The Halle Cultural Arts Center.

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