Weekend: Beer, Wine & Cary Diwali


Cary, NC — Let’s hope this weekend is sunny, because Cary Diwali, several beer and wine events, a skating competition, a couple shows and more are all on the calendar.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Cary Woman’s Club will meet at 9:30 am at the Page-Walker in Downtown Cary. This week, a guest speaker from Relay Foods, a food service and home delivery company, will speak. All women in the Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and Western Wake County areas are invited.

Musician Mark Wells will perform at Live at Lunch this week – see him (and try some local restaurants) in Downtown Cary from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in front of Fidelity Bank.

Try a Wine Walk at Waverly – it’s a new, weekly event that benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Thursdays from 6-8:30 pm until November 12, 2015. Shop and explore Waverly Place while sampling wonderful wines during an art walk. You will receive a tasting glass with a $10 donation at the Kay Yow table. Sampling will be available from 6-7:30 pm during the event.

Here’s another neat wine event at 6:30 pm – a South African Wine Social at Dean’s Seafood in Cary. Try three wines paired with hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Every Friday morning in October, join Garden Supply Company on Old Apex Road for 9:30 am Coffee & Gardening – a new topic will be discussed each week, and the fee to participate is only $5. This week, you’ll learn how to “give your entrance a pop.”

Stop by Godbold Park to see  Sk8-Cary competitions from noon-10 pm today and Saturday.

Join Rally Point for live music, food and beer and raffle prizes. It’s a party to celebrate the launch of BrewPublik, a new craft-beer delivery service.

Acoustic Nights in the District take place every Friday and Saturday until October 24 at Park West Village. Live music is from 6-9 pm in front of the movie theater.

Enjoy two shows in Downtown Cary tonight – the Triangle Brass Band will play at 8 pm at the Cary Arts Center (tickets $10) and a bluegrass trio, Jon Shain, Joe Newberry & Laurelyn Dossettwill, will also play at 8 pm inside The Cary Theater (tickets $20).

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Harvest Church of Cary is hosting a big Community Yard Sale from 8 am-1 pm.

Feeling a 5K today? Choose from the Live Fearless 5K at Prestonwood Country Club (8-11 am) or Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ Furry 5K (9 am-noon) at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Cary’s Fall Litter Sweep was re-scheduled for today. Shifts throughout town run all day.

Enjoy Indian cultural dance, music and theater, handicrafts, food and more at Cary Diwali, India’s largest and most important celebration. This event lasts all day, from 10 am-9 pm, at Booth Amphitheatre. Admission is free, but you’ll need to pay $5 for parking.

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Town of Cary’s Fire Department invites the community to participate in Safety Town in Park West Village from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday. There will be educational play areas, food and talks from fireman and town staff.

Parkside Town Commons’ Fall Family Fun Day is from 11 am-2 pm today. Check CaryCitizens 2015 Guide to Halloween for even more spook-tacular events.

Join The Cary Theater for a special fashion event from 7-10 pm. First, enjoy a talk from Justin LeBlanc, a professor and fashion designer who was born deaf. Then, at 8:15, enjoy a screening of the film Dior & I, Rated R, which brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the pressure of the industry.

The Carolina RailHawks will take on Jacksonville at 7:30 pm at WakeMed Soccer Park.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Downtown Cary Food & Flea is this weekend from noon-4 pm at Ashworth Village in Downtown Cary. You’ll find local craft beer, food trucks, artist works, music and more.

Don’t miss the Paint the Page! Reception at Page-Walker at 3 pm on Sunday to view the artwork of Cary teens and enjoy light refreshments.

Take a 3 pm Fall Container Gardening class at Garden Supply Company for $20. After class, staff will help you select plants that will make your container shine. Bring a container from home or select one there. Fee includes instruction, design assistance and soil.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Country star LeAnn Rimes will perform at the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets start at $37.

The 2nd Friday Artwalk takes place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill from 6-9 pm on the second Friday of every month – which means it’s this Friday, October 9, 2015. It’s a great opportunity to explore the many arts venues and businesses in both towns as well as socialize with other art lovers in the community. Many of the galleries will have live music and entertainment.

Buy tickets online for the 30th International Festival of Raleigh, in Downtown Raleigh all weekend. Over 62 countries and cultural groups will be represented along with international foods and beer, two stages with non-stop performances, acrobats, bazaars, a children’s corner, dance competitions, kids’ talent shows, art contests, a folkloric fashion show and more.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Hum Sub.