May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Second Line Stompers featuring Dave Wright & Gregg Gelb

The always popular Hob Nob Jazz Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is returning for a seventh year. Shows will take place Wednesday evenings in May and June and feature local and regional talent from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual environment to relax and mingle with friends.

General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please); Pets on leashes are allowed. Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Freedom Balloon Festival

  • 301 Fleming Loop Road Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526 United States (map)
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Come join the fun with this legendary event. There will be dozens of interactive sponsor and military displays, a ton of food options, an arts and crafts village, live music, and the opportunity to partake in and watch balloons in flight.

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May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Wine Walk for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Enjoy a casual evening strolling Waverly Place and visiting participating shops and restaurants for wine samples and exclusive promotions.

Select Waverly Place merchants will be sampling red, white and sparkling wines in-store throughout the series. Receive a sampling cup and Waverly Wine Walk Passport allowing access to the event with a $10 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

All donations from ticket sales are directly provided to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to aid in the fight against all women’s cancers. Donations will be accepted on-site at Kay Yow Cancer Fund booths located at entry points near Gigi’s Cupcakes and Whole Foods Market.

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May
26
to May 27

Freedom Balloon Festival

  • 301 Fleming Loop Road Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526 United States (map)
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Come join the fun with this legendary event. There will be dozens of interactive sponsor and military displays, a ton of food options, an arts and crafts village, live music, and the opportunity to partake in and watch balloons in flight.

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May
26
11:00 AM11:00

VFW Buddy Poppy Event at the NC Museum of History

  • 5 East Edenton Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)
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VFW Post 7383 will be setting up a table in front of the WWI Exhibit at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11am to 2pm. We will be handing out Buddy Poppies. The Buddy Poppy is the official Memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We will be answering questions and providing other information. Please stop by our table as we are doing this event to honor Veterans.

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May
28
6:00 AM06:00

Freedom Balloon Festival

  • 301 Fleming Loop Road Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526 United States (map)
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Come join the fun with this legendary event. There will be dozens of interactive sponsor and military displays, a ton of food options, an arts and crafts village, live music, and the opportunity to partake in and watch balloons in flight.

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May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Peter Lamb & The Wolves

The always popular Hob Nob Jazz Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is returning for a seventh year. Shows will take place Wednesday evenings in May and June and feature local and regional talent from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual environment to relax and mingle with friends.

General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please); Pets on leashes are allowed. Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Write It!: Graphic Novels

Are you struggling to create a graphic novel of your own? Curious how writers combine a script with illustrations? Come meet a local graphic novel writer and learn about the process of fashioning these unique books that combine words and illustration. Registration requested.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Art At The Cottage

  • 8616 Bells Lake Road Apex, NC, 27539 United States (map)
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Whimsical Robyn, mosaic artist will be hosting an open air Art Show in a cozy cottage setting. Several other local Artisans will be featuring their hand made art as well. Mediums include~ fused glass, mixed metal and stone jewelry, textile design, fine art, pottery, repurposed fabric designs and wooden pallet designs.
Come enjoy the afternoon with your Friends...meeting and mingling with Artists...enjoy light refreshments and shop for unique hand made gifts for you, your home and garden!
Admission is Free.

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Rock 'n Ride Raleigh

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)
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Rock 'n Ride Raleigh is a 8-hour cycling event with food, beer, live music and more! Whether you set a goal to complete one lap or 50, this event is for riders of all skill levels. During the 8-hour celebration, you may hop on the course at any time and call it at a day at your leisure. The event will take place at the New Midway on the NC State Fairgrounds.

While Rock 'n Ride Raleigh is serious about having fun, it's also serious about raising much-needed funds for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities right here in Wake County. Funds raised will support the following programs and services of Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities: Residential, Respite Care, Early Childhood Intervention and Education Services.

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Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

The Schumann Quintet - The Cary Classical Concert Series

Season finale of the Cary Classical Concerts. Five talented, professional local musicians will perform what is considered a favorite work for quintet: Erika Atchley, violin; Cortney Baker, violin; Simon Ertz, viola; David Oh, cello; and Anthony Lee, piano.

At Saint Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC

Free - Donations welcome to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Marcus Anderson

The always popular Hob Nob Jazz Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is returning for a seventh year. Shows will take place Wednesday evenings in May and June and feature local and regional talent from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual environment to relax and mingle with friends.

General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please); Pets on leashes are allowed. Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

*Please note, no concert will be held Wednesday, July 4th.

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

*Please note, no concert will be held Wednesday, July 4th.

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Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

‘Cue for Cali

The Best of the Carolinas Come Together to Support CA Wine Country Recover from Their Worst of Times-

RALEIGH, NC Triangle Wine Experience and Vinventions are hosting a fundraiser to support the communities of their California winery friends devastated by the wildfires. The event features award winning chefs and renowned winemakers.  ‘Cue for Cali will be held at Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center, 3311 Carl Sandburg Ct., Raleigh, NC 27610 on Friday, June 15th at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at www.twenc.org

Feast on the very best ’Cue, provided by James Beard Finalist, Rodney Scott of Charleston, S.C. and Semi-Finalist, Sam Jones of Greenville, N.C., along with a raw bar from Locals Seafood, wine, beer, music and Ashley Christensen’s famous pimento cheese.  Kick off your summer 2018 with great food and great beer and wine all supporting a really great cause. Proceeds will benefit California wildfire victims.

“We are honored to support the individuals who lost homes and were devastated by the fires in California,” said Scott Troutman, Executive Director of Frankie Lemmon School and Foundation, “The California wineries have been our friends for more than two decades. Frankie Lemmon School’s biggest fundraiser, Triangle Wine Experience, would not exist without their generosity. It is a great privilege to work with them on ways to help rebuild their communities.”

Come out and enjoy a great night of friends helping friends. Winemaker and founder, Steve Reynolds of RF Winery, Pam Starr, winemaker and founder  of Crocker & Starr, Guy and Judy Davis, winemakers and founders of Davis Family Vineyards, are all flying in from California for this special occasion. This is the event of the summer for foodies and wine lovers. This event will sell out, so get your tickets today!

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

*Please note, no concert will be held Wednesday, July 4th.

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Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Triangle EXPO for LGBTQ Aging Adults

  • Five Points Center for Active Adults (map)
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SAGE Raleigh, a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and Resources for Seniors are
pleased to jointly announce the first ever TRIANGLE EXPO FOR LGBTQ AGING ADULTS, with American Airlines as our Presenting Sponsor.

The EXPO will be held at the Five Points Center for Active Adults located at 2000 Noble Road,
Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The purpose of the EXPO is to bring together LGBTQ Seniors. their families, caregivers and others with service organizations who want to make it known they are welcoming, nonjudgmental and mindful of the need for cultural sensitivity when serving LGBTQ individuals.

During the EXPO, numerous events are scheduled to occur throughout the day, including
educational programs, a law clinic, health screenings, entertainment and prizes, and much
more. Numerous exhibitors will be present to provide services and information. The EXPO, which is open to the public, is free to all.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

*Please note, no concert will be held Wednesday, July 4th.

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

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Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series

  • 307 Colonades Way Cary, NC, 27518 United States (map)
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Beginning Wednesday, June 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local favorites return to the Waverly Place's one-acre park and stage area. Cue fun for the whole family! Music fans of all ages are invited to relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather and the sounds of their local favorites. The series, presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, wraps with their August 1st concert featuring Soul Psychedelique. Find the full lineup and event details on the Waverly Place website.

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Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Black Violin

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. And Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival

  • NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Bldg (map)
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This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, gourd crafting classes, make-and-take crafts and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts, and crafting supplies. Great holiday presents! In the gourd competition, a variety of competitive growing and artistic categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a silent auction, a free gourd crafting table for kids, and free talks on how to grow gourds. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting classes and information on how to enter the competitions are on our web site: www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival.

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival

  • NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Bldg. (map)
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This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, gourd crafting classes, make-and-take crafts and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts, and crafting supplies. Great holiday presents! In the gourd competition, a variety of competitive growing and artistic categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a silent auction, a free gourd crafting table for kids, and free talks on how to grow gourds. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting classes and information on how to enter the competitions are on our web site: www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival.

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Write It!: Fictional Characters

Join Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock in a writing workshop designed to bring your characters to life. At West Regional Library we will be hosting Working with Characters’ Emotions: A discussion and writing workshop on writing characters who do not fall flat on the page, and whose emotions are fully felt by the readers. Registration requested.

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Touch-A- Truck

  • 2200 Laura Duncan Road Apex, NC, 27523 United States (map)
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Get in the driver’s seat with this hands-on experience with vehicles of all kinds. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on, and ask questions about their favorite truck and cars.

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Morrisville Springfest

  • Town Hall Drive Morrisville, NC, 27560 United States (map)
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Morrisville's Springfest brings the Midway to Western Wake. Springfest will be its own entity for sure, though, as it pairs the Midway games-and-rides experience with delectable local food trucks like Ed Mitchell's Q on Wheels, Oak City Fish and Chips, and Bulkogi Korean BBQ.

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

SpringFest

  • Town Hall Drive Morrisville, NC, 27560 United States (map)
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The Town of Morrisville SpringFest turns Town Hall Drive into a carnival for the whole family! The event includes great entertainment, midway games, rides, live music, and some of your favorite food trucks!

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Wheels on Academy

  • 319 South Academy Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States (map)
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Enjoy the cars of yesteryear as they come alive again and rule the road along with some of today’s modern hotrods and exotic cars. The event will take place on Academy Street and Downtown Park with entertainment, food, and fun!

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Alston Town Center 5k-9 Race

  • 5000 North Carolina 55 Cary, NC, 27519 United States (map)
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The Alston 5K-9, the Triangle’s First Dog-Themed Race, Takes Place Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Debut event brings together runners and their furry friends to support organization that provides autism service dogs.

Cary, NC – American Asset Corporation, the master developer behind Cary’s Alston Town Center shopping center, will host the Alston 5K-9 on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 8AM at Alston Town Center, 5000 NC-55, Cary, NC 27519.

This debut event encourages runners to bring along their leashed dogs. Proceeds will benefit Ry-Con Service Dogs, a non-profit organization based in Raleigh, NC that specializes in training dogs for children and adults with neurological disorders, such as autism and PTSD.

"Our service dogs act as constant companions to help improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, enhance safety, gain independence, improve sleep habits and elicit an overall calming effect adding to a better quality of life,” said Ry-Con president and head trainer Mark Mathis. “We’re excited to show people how we combine our love of dogs with our dedication for improving the lives of people with neurological based needs through the Alston 5K-9.”

Registration is $25 through April 1st, $30 through May 17th, and $35 through May 19th. No charge for dogs participating with their owners who have paid the registration fee. Runners are encouraged to register early and name their dog in their registration in order to receive a commemorative finisher’s dog tag medal.

American Asset Corporation and Alston Town Center encourage participants to bring only well-behaved dogs to the event to view or run with their owner and all dogs at the event must be on a leash. The race village will feature dog treats, dog warmups, and finishers will be recognized together with their dogs.

“We’re excited to bring the Triangle its first dog-themed race in the Alston 5K-9, and we couldn’t be happier to support a great organization like Ry-Con Service Dogs in the process,” said Erin Becker, marketing director of American Asset Corporation and Alston Town Center. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out with their furry friends for a great cause.”

For more information on the event, to volunteer, or to register, visit ShopAlstonTownCenter.com/events.

Learn more about Ry-Con Service Dogs: https://www.ry-con.com/
Learn more about Alston Town Center: http://shopalstontowncenter.com/
Learn more about American Asset Corporation: http://aacusa.com/

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fine Arts League of Cary 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition

The Fine Arts League of Cary holds its 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition. The opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM, May 18, 2018. The exhibition is open to artists who are current residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia. It features two-dimensional works on canvas, paper as well as photography. The exhibition closes Saturday, June 30, 2018.

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May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Mint Julep Jazz Band

The always popular Hob Nob Jazz Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is returning for a seventh year. Shows will take place Wednesday evenings in May and June and feature local and regional talent from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual environment to relax and mingle with friends.

General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please); Pets on leashes are allowed. Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Herbfest

  • 119 Ambassador Loop Cary, NC, 27513 United States (map)
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Don’t miss the 9th annual Herbfest featuring plants, herbs and perennials, craft booths, kids activities, food trucks, a bake sale and a fabulous silent auction! The must-see butterfly releases will be held at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tour the beautiful herb and pollinator gardens, and the historic 1850s Page smokehouse.

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea Mother's Day Market

  • 100 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States (map)
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Celebrate Mother's Day at the Food & Flea. Bring Mom out for a fun day of food, drink and shopping or find her the perfect gift from one of our amazing vendors.

Savor sugary sweets, beer and coffee. And stop for lunch at our Food Truck of the Month. We are an artisan & vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of the month.

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May
12
1:30 PM13:30

Celebration of Children in the Arts

  • 3791 Northwest Cary Parkway Cary, NC, 27513 United States (map)
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An Arts & Cultural Activity Fair and Community Service Project. Free performances/demonstrations by Apex Fencing Academy, Annandale Center - Scottish Dance, Magician Shaun Jay, Fitness activities by KidoKinetics. Make and take crafts, refreshments and fun obstacle course! This is open to the public for free.

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May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ritmo Latino Festival

  • 316 North Academy Street Cary, NC, 27513 United States (map)
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Ritmo Latino is a festival for the entire family, showcasing Latino music, dance, and visual arts. You can find Latino artisans, craft vendors, a variety of food from around the Hispanic world, and much more.

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May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

The Town of Cary is excited to announce the 2017-18 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series, showcasing a variety of emerging and nationally acclaimed touring artists. All events take place at the Cary Arts Center, the historic theatre in downtown Cary. This year’s line-up features a variety of events from a classical saxophone quartet to aerialists.

Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm: Loren and Mark

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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Feltmaking Class

Sign up to learn the basics of feltmaking with Felt artist Cynthia Mollenkopf.  Each second Thursday of the month, learn a new felting technique that you can apply to your own creations. Cocoon Gallery, located at 221 N Salem St in Apex, features functional artworks created by 30+ local master artisans. For more information about this and other upcoming events go to Cocoongallerync.com

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