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Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:11/29/2017 2:12 PM

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

Friday, December 1

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 

Films @ The Cary: Christmas in Connecticut
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

Cary Players presents “A Christmas Story” By Philip Grecian
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
We triple-dog-dare you not to miss humorists Jean Shepherd’s heart-warming story of Raphie Parker’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB Gun under the Christmas tree. Bring the family to the Cary Arts Center for this holiday classic! For more, visit www.caryplayers.org

Films @ The Cary: Love Actually
The Cary Theater, 9:15 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, December 2

Cary Winter Championships – Junior Tennis Tournament (NC L4)
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Come out to see a great tournament where juniors of all ages will be out enjoying the game of tennis! For more, visit Cary Tennis Park or call 462-2061.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Ivey-Ellington House, 9-11 a.m.
Locally grown food and locally made products at your community gathering place for everything local! The Winter Market is now open Saturday from 9:00-11:00 at the Ivey-Ellington house on 135 W. Chatham Street. For more, visit Cary Downtown Farmers Market.

Santa’s Workshop *NR*
Herbert C. Young Community Center, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Children can enjoy a variety of craft stations and a visit with the white bearded guy from the North Pole! While at Santa's Workshop, you can support the Cary Teen Council's food drive by sending each child with two non-perishable food items or a cash donation. All proceeds will be donated to charity. There will be a 20-minute break at 11:30 a.m. so Santa can feed his reindeer.  For more, visit Heart of the Holidays 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony *NR*
Town Hall, 6 p.m.
Welcome in the holiday season with the official Christmas tree lighting for the Town of Cary.  This festive night features actors, singers, and musicians from the community.  We’ll also unveil the Cary Community Christmas Tree inside Town Hall. For more, visit Heart of the Holidays.

Films @ The Cary: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Cary Theater, 7:30 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

Page-Walker Holiday Open House *NR*
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 4-6 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with some old-fashioned Christmas fun at the Page-Walker’s Holiday Open House. Learn about Victorian holiday traditions while touring the 1868 historic hotel. Listen to Victorian Carolers and take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Taste holiday treats and view historic rooms decorated for the season by the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel. Holiday crafts for the kids too.  For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Heart of the Holidays

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Discover China 2017: The 3rd International Fine Art Exhibit
Town Hall Gallery, 2-4 p.m.                   
On exhibition will be artwork including paintings, photography, textiles from award-winning Chinese artists.  To learn more about the artists visit www.fotosay.com  For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Galleries

Cary Photographic Artists: Members show
Cary Arts Center Gallery, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Cary Photographic Artists formed in January 2007 as Cary’s only organization dedicated to the enhancement of photography in the fine arts.  With a goal of education and the sharing of photographic technology, this club has over 160 members dedicated to promoting all levels of photographic knowledge through art.   For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Galleries.

Helen Tsui: Praise with Art
Herbert C. Young Community Center Gallery, 2-4 p.m.
The artist describes her work as "I praise God with oil painting for His amazing creation. I like to share my art work with friends and local community, to bring peace and harmony to the beholders. I am thankful for being a part of the culture that raises art appreciation." For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Galleries

Cary Players presents “A Christmas Story” By Philip Grecian
Cary Arts Center, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
We triple-dog-dare you not to miss humorists Jean Shepherd’s heart-warming story of Raphie Parker’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB Gun under the Christmas tree. Bring the family to the Cary Arts Center for this holiday classic! For more, visit www.caryplayers.org.

 

Sunday, December 3

2017 Fine Arts League of Cary's Annual Member Exhibition - Artists Reception & Awards Ceremony
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 1-3 PM
Celebrate the visual arts in Cary at FALC's Annual Member showcase. Over 75 different artists' works, representing a wide range of styles, techniques and media are on display. For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit www.fineartsleagueofcary.org . 

Films @ The Cary: Doctor Zhivago
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. 

Cary Winter Championships – Junior Tennis Tournament (NC L4)
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Come out to see a great tournament where juniors of all ages will be out enjoying the game of tennis!
For more, visit Cary Tennis Park or call 462-2061. 

2017 Fine Arts League of Cary's Annual Member Exhibition
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 2-4 p.m.
Celebrate the visual arts in Cary at FALC's Annual Member showcase. Over 75 different artists' works, representing a range of styles, techniques and media are on display. For more visit www.fineartsleagueofcary.org or call (919) 460-4963.           

Leigh Sherman: Artistry in Wood
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 2-4 p.m.
”Wood is endlessly fascinating to me. My design sources are very diverse from traditional vessels to Native American and ancient forms. An Asian aesthetic is almost always at the forefront of my thinking.” – Leigh Sherman.   For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Galleries

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 

Cary Players presents “A Christmas Story” By Philip Grecian
Cary Arts Center, 3 p.m.
We triple-dog-dare you not to miss humorists Jean Shepherd’s heart-warming story of Raphie Parker’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB Gun under the Christmas tree. Bring the family to the Cary Arts Center for this holiday classic! For more, visit www.caryplayers.org.


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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