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This Week in Cary: December 17, 2019

Post Date:12/17/2019 12:30 PM

This Week in Cary

Programming Note: Due to the upcoming holidays, this edition will cover events, meetings, and alerts for the next two weeks. There will be no Dec. 24 edition. 

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Alerts, Closures & Reminders

Alerts Holiday Closures
Cary Town Hall and most staffed facilities will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 26, and Jan. 1. Some services will be affected. Learn more

Alerts Bond Park Community Center Renovations
Renovations will take place through January 2020 to provide enhanced wheelchair accessibility. The center will be open, but operations may be modified throughout the renovation period.

Alerts Bond Park Lake Dam Repairs
Renovations will take place on the Bond Lake Dam through March 2020 to mitigate future erosion. White Oak Greenway near Bond Lake is affected; follow posted detour signs. The project is managed by Wake County Government.

Events & Meetings

Ongoing 

Events Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheater, 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday until January 12, 2020
Special Hours: Though normally closed on Mondays, the festival will be open Dec. 23 and 30.
Back by popular demand! Koka Booth Amphitheater will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting with the return of the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival and all new lanterns! For more, visit Koka Booth Events.  

December 17-23 

Tuesday

Meetings Cary150 Task Force Meeting
Cary Town Hall, 6:15 p.m.
View the agenda

Wednesday

Events Films@The Cary: Indie 101: Amelie
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.

Meetings Cultural Arts Committee Meeting
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6 p.m.
View the agenda.

Thursday

Events Films@The Cary: It’s a Wonderful Life
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.

Events Films@The Cary: The Polar Express
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.

Events Films@The Cary: Jingle All the Way
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.

Friday

Events Chaney's Champions Presentation
Cary Police Department, 10 a.m.
Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 nonprofit formed in memory of Chaney James Corcoran. The organization donates teddy bears to agencies to be given to children in need. Chief Dezomits will make remarks as we accept the donation of 100 teddy bears.

Events Music@The Cary: Holiday Cheer Concert with Joe Newberry and April Verch
The Cary Theater, 8 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

Events Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street, Ivey Ellington House, 9 a.m.-noon
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is bringing local goodness this season during our limited Winter Market. Continue connecting with your local growers, makers and artisans every Saturday, December through March from 9 a.m. to noon.  Shop freshly harvested farm produce, local goods and handmade crafts. Visit our Facebook page for more information! 

Events Holiday Yoga Workshop (age 5-10)
Middle Creek Community Center | 127393 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fees: $19 (1 class)
Get moving in this fun holiday-themed yoga class! Kids move through yoga poses set to holiday music and play holiday themed yoga games. Then kids will spend time decorating a special treat and drinking
hot chocolate!

Sunday

Events Films@The Cary: It’s a Wonderful Life
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.

Monday

Events Menorah Lighting
Cary Arts Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The whole family is invited to gather around the menorah to celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah. Enjoy music, a craft for kids, tasty holiday treats, and the chance to enter the dreidel guess! For more, call (919) 460-4963. 


 

December 24-30

Dec. 25, 26, and 27

No meetings or events.

Friday, Dec. 27

Events 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Cary Arts Center 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free
Don't miss the 25th Annual Cary Kwanzaa Celebration! Cary Kwanzaa is a communal, cultural celebration that honors African-American people and their heritage. This year, we welcome to the festival Dr. Maulana Karenga. Dr. Karenga is the creator of the pan-African cultural Kwanzaa holiday. Free musical performances, vendor market & children's activities. For more, visit Kwanzaa Celebration

Events A Motown Christmas
Cary Arts Center 8 p.m.
The Town of Cary and the Pure Life Theatre Collective join together to produce a presentation of Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas! Fueled by an exceptional cast, this musical revue celebrates the holiday songs of Motown! Enjoy a unique holiday experience full of soul and joy, wrapped up with a message of love. Tickets available online, by calling (800) 514-3849, or in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St). 

Saturday, Dec. 28

Events Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street, Ivey Ellington House, 9 a.m.-noon
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is bringing local goodness this season during our limited Winter Market. Continue connecting with your local growers, makers and artisans every Saturday, December through March from 9 a.m. to noon.  Shop freshly harvested farm produce, local goods and handmade crafts. Visit our Facebook page for more information! 

Events Films@The Cary: Official Secrets
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.

Events A Motown Christmas
Cary Arts Center 8:00 p.m.
The Town of Cary and the Pure Life Theatre Collective join together to produce a presentation of Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas! Fueled by an exceptional cast, this musical revue celebrates the holiday songs of Motown! Enjoy a unique holiday experience full of soul and joy, wrapped up with a message of love. Tickets available online, by calling (800) 514-3849, or in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St). 

Events Films@The Cary: David Crosby: Remember My Name
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, Dec. 29

Events Films@The Cary: David Crosby: Remember My Name
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.

Events A Motown Christmas
Cary Arts Center 3 p.m.
The Town of Cary and the Pure Life Theatre Collective join together to produce a presentation of Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas! Fueled by an exceptional cast, this musical revue celebrates the holiday songs of Motown! Enjoy a unique holiday experience full of soul and joy, wrapped up with a message of love. Tickets available online, by calling (800) 514-3849, or in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St). 

Monday, Dec. 30

No events or meetings. 

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