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Town of Cary's Weekend Update

Post Date:09/27/2017 12:53 PM

Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, September 29

Artists’ Reception
Cary Senior Center, 3-5 p.m.
Visit our collection of artwork created by local students and teacher’s ages 55+!  Stop by to view all this local talent while you enjoy refreshments and vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. For more, call (919) 469-4081 or visit Galleries 

Bands, Bites and Boats
Fred G. Bond Metro Park Boathouse, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for a special Bands, Bites and Boats. To help get you outside for Take a Child Outside week, we will have half-price boat rentals and free private launches for families. To make it even better there will have live music from Ed Stephenson, the Queso Monster food truck and other activities. Boat rentals will be available throughout the evening. For more, call (919) 469-4100 or visit Band, Bites and Boats 

Cary Art Loop
Downtown Cary & surrounding area, 6-9 p.m.
Look for the Cary Art Loop Final Friday flags that mark where there are opportunities to see original artwork, meet the artists and listen to live entertainment for free. For more, visit Cary Art LoopGalleriesor call (919) 469-4061.

Jill Kerttula: A Walk in the Park
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6-8 p.m.
Artist reception – Part of Cary Art Loop
Medium: Textiles
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an inspiring place. Jill Kerttula spent a month there as the Artist in Residence. The art quilts in this exhibit are a result of that inspiration and the photos she took during her walks in the park. For more, visit www.jillkerttula.com 

Kelly Bodie: From Nature to Abstraction
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6-8 p.m.
Artist reception – Part of Cary Art Loop
Medium: Screen Prints
“This collection of screen prints begins in natural forms and scenes and ends with abstraction. My animal portraits feature rough, energetic lines that bring the form forward and create texture. In other pieces, as I explore texture in a leading role, nature begins to give way. Finally, nature collapses entirely” – Kelly Bodie. For more, visit www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4971. 

Michael Thompson: Beneath the Bark
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6-8 p.m.
Artist reception – Part of Cary Art Loop
Medium: Wood
Trees provide a beauty that enhances our life every day. Beneath the bark of trees lies the unseen beauty that becomes visible when the wood is paired with an artist/craftsman. Woodturning provides an avenue to combine the natural beauty found in the wood and the form envisioned by the artist. Michael Thompson invites you to see some of the possibilities. For more visit www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4971. 

UNC Men’s Soccer vs. N.C. State University
Koka Booth Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 7 p.m.
Admission is free.  For more, call (919) 858-0464. 

Cary Players Presents “Guys and Dolls”
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Adults $20; Students & Seniors $18
This celebrated tale of rolling dice and falling in love under the bright lights of 1950’s Times Square features upbeat show tunes like “Luck Be a Lady,” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat.” It is “a musical fable of Broadway,” considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. For more, www.caryplayers.org

Films @ The Cary: Yo, la peor de todas (I, the Worst of All) 
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
Free admission at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com

Films @ The Cary: Columbus 
The Cary Theater, 9:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

 

Saturday, September 30

Cary Tennis Park Classic – Junior Tennis Tournament (STA L3, NC L2) 
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Come watch as high level juniors from across North Carolina and the entire Southern region compete at this great Tennis tournament. Year after year, this event is a great experience for players and spectators! For more, visit Cary Tennis Park or call (919) 462-2061.

 UNC Women’s Soccer vs. Syracuse University
Koka Booth Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, noon
Admission is free.  For more, call (919) 858-0464. 

Films @ The Cary: Columbus
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com. 

North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Courage is a professional women's soccer team based in Cary. Formerly the Western New York Flash, a founding member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top level of women's soccer in the U.S. For more, search N.C Courage at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 858-0464.

Cary Players Presents “Guys and Dolls”
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Adults $20; Students & Seniors $18
This celebrated tale of rolling dice and falling in love under the bright lights of 1950’s Times Square features upbeat show tunes like “Luck Be a Lady,” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat.” It is “a musical fable of Broadway,” considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. For more, www.caryplayers.org

Films @ The Cary: Manhattan Short Film Festival
The Cary Theater, 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

Sunday, October 1

Cary Tennis Park Classic – Junior Tennis Tournament (STA L3, NC L2) 
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Come watch as high level juniors from across North Carolina and the entire Southern region compete at this great tennis tournament. Year after year, this event is a great experience for players and spectators! For more, visit Cary Tennis Park or call (919) 462-2061.

Cary’s Downtown Chowdown *NR*
Downtown Cary, 12:30-5 p.m.
Join us along Chatham Street in Downtown Cary for the last food truck rally of the year!  Enjoy some of the best food in the triangle or have a drink from craft beer and wine vendors while enjoying music from local performers.   

Paint the Page!
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 1-5 p.m.
Inspiration awaits teen artists, 13-18, at the historic Page-Walker! Paint, draw or sketch what inspires you about this downtown Cary treasure. Cash prize for winner! Any art medium allowed except photography. Bring your own art supplies. Artist reception and award ceremony on Sunday, October 8 from 4 – 5 p.m. for friends and family to view all the creations and enjoy refreshments. To register for this free event, visit www.friendsofpagewalker.org. 

Films @ The Cary: Manhattan Short Film Festival
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

North Carolina Football Club vs. Indy Eleven
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 4 p.m.
Come out and watch NCFC, a professional men’s soccer team based in Cary. For more, search NCFC at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 858-0464.


WEEKEND UPDATE is a publication distributed by the Town of Cary to help you plan your weekend. It gives the date, time, location, contact information, and a short description of activities sponsored in whole or in part by the Town during the upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An “NR” designation indicates that the activity has an associated news release, so check your files or visit us online for further details. 

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PRIMARY CONTACTS:
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

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