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Weekend Events: 61 Things To Do in Cary

May 3, 2011 | Story by: | Categories: Events, Featured

The Calendar is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – Following on the heels of Spring Daze, more than five dozen events dot the CaryCitizen Weekend Calendar.

Weekend Events, May 5-8

As usual, we take a liberal view of the weekend. This bulletin covers Thursday-Sunday, May 5-8. See the Calendar for more details.

Thursday Highlights

Thursday morning kicks off with a Heart of Cary Association meeting at the Cary Chamber. Mark Janas, General Manager of the Cary Invasion, the new CBL basketball team in town will be there to offer a few remarks. Gale Adcock, member of the Town Council, will be the featured speaker. Open to all.

Thursday also features “Cooking with Herbs,” a demonstration and tasting with Chef Lucindy Willis of Yancey House. It’s part of Herbfest, presented by The Friends of Page-Walker. More info: FriendsofPageWalker.org.

The first performance of Puss in Boots, a production of the Cary Players, will be Thursday night at Herb Young Community Center. It’s Pay-What-You-Can-and-Bring-a-Can Night to support Cat Angels Pet Adoptions.

Friday Highlights

Friday’s lineup includes three performances of A Walk Through the Pages of History, ten scenes from Cary’s history, performed in the places they actually happened. Performances start at Page-Walker at 6:30, 6:50 and 7:20.

Also Friday: A celebration of polka with the music of Frankie Yankovic. 7-9 pm at Page-Walker, part of the Starlight Concerts series. Free.

March Around the World with the Cary Town Band at Sertoma Amphitheatre. Traditional march music from around the world.More info: www.carytownband.org.

Saturday Highlights

Both farmers markets will be open Saturday morning and Herbfest runs from 9-3.

Sk8 Park will have Member Mayhem, a fun day of skating, biking, food and prizes. Noon to 10 pm.

Herons at the Umstead Hotel has a Chocolate and Wine event from 2-4.

Also Saturday: Monte Carlo Night to benefit NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Nancy’s Butterfly Fund. Play Black Jack, Poker, craps and roulette! Dinner and dancing too! The event benefits the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Nancy’s Butterfly Fund Tickets are $100 and include dinner and wine service as well as playing chips. To purchase tickets contact Camille Eubanks at 888-232-9124.

Sunday Highlights

Sunday has a reception at Jordan Hall for the 17th Annual Children’s Art Show. 2-4 pm, free.

Also Sunday, the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra plays at Sertoma. 3-5 pm, free.

More Events and Info

For more of this weekend’s 61 events in Cary, check out the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events.