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Town Holiday: Cary Town Hall and most staffed facilities will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Learn more

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This Week in Cary: January 14, 2020

Post Date:01/14/2020 9:00 AM
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This Week in Cary

Events, meetings, and alerts will be listed Tuesday through the following Monday. 

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Alerts, Closures & Reminders

Alerts MLK, Jr. Day Closures and Service Changes
Town Hall and most staffed facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Some services will be affected. Learn more

Alerts Walker Street Improvements
Duke Progress Energy, under a utility relocation agreement with the Town of Cary, will be working on energizing underground electrical lines and removing overhead lines along Walker St. and E. Chatham St. this week. This will require intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday with flagger personnel along E. Chatham Street between Templeton Street and Academy St. The work will also require a daytime temporary street closure of N. Walker St between E. Cedar St and E. Chatham St 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday. Citizens needing to access E. Chatham St. from E. Cedar St. should use E. Cedar St. to Ward St. to E. Chatham St as an alternate route.

Alerts Festivals Committee Application Available
The Town of Cary’s Festivals Committee is currently accepting applications for new members. The Festivals Committee works with staff on the coordination and development of the annual Lazy Daze (August) and Spring Daze (April) Arts & Crafts Festivals.  Applications are due by January 24.  Apply here today!

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

Tuesday

Meetings  Environmental Advisory Board Meeting
Cary Town Hall, 6:00 p.m.
View the agenda.

Wednesday

Events Films@The Cary: Indie 101: The Crying Game
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 Public Art Advisory Board Meeting
Cary Town Hall, 6:15 p.m.
View the agenda.

Thursday

Events Films@The Cary: The Kingmaker
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m. & 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: Pain and Glory
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.

Meetings Greenway Committee Meeting
Cary Town Hall, 6:00 p.m.
View the agenda.

Friday

Events Comedy@The Cary: Stand Up Comedy with Michael Palascak and Mark Brady
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, January 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 Tellebration: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 10 a.m.-Noon
Tellebration brings together exceptional African-American storytellers Willa Brigham and Linda Gorham. You and your children will enjoy a morning learning about Dr. King and his teachings through the art of storytelling.
For more information, call (919) 460-4963 or visit Dreamfest.

Events Applause! Cary Youth Theatre: Amazing Grace
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m. FREE
By Shay Youngblood, from the book by Mary Hoffman
This staged reading, part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest, tells the story of Grace, who proves she can be anything she wants to be in her imagination and in real life too. 
For more information, (919) 462-2055 or visit Applause!

Events Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: Mike Wiley presents "Breach of Peace"
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
“Breach of Peace” is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. This solo play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions and backgrounds who rose to face the dangers of fighting for just and equal treatment for all. 
For more information, (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music Series

Events Films@The Cary: Pain and Glory
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: The Kingmaker
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

Events The Virtual MLK Experience 
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street, 12:30-3:30 pm, Free
Experience a digital recreation of Martin Luther King’s “Fill Up the Jails” speech given on February 16, 1960, at Durham’s White Rock Baptist Church, including a collective sound experience, digital simulation, virtual reality presentations and historical displays. Co-sponsored by the NC State vMLK Project and Christ Lutheran Church. Presented as part of Town of Cary's 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest Celebration. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit Dreamfest.

Events Dreamfest Interfaith Service
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street, 3:30 pm, FREE
Featuring guest speaker Rev. Albert Starr of Chicago and the NC State Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir, co-sponsored by the Cary Area Ministerial Alliance (CAMA), Congregation Beth Shalom, and the Islamic Association/Cary Mosque. Presented as part of Town of Cary's 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest Celebration. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit Dreamfest.

Events Films@The Cary: DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (with panel discussion/Q&A)
The Cary Theater, 3 p.m., Free
Free admission at the door starting at 2:30 p.m. Discussion panel includes filmmaker, writer, actor, Mike Wiley. Presented as part of Town of Cary's 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest Celebration.  For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

Monday

Town Hall and most staffed facilities closed for MLK, Jr. Day -- no events or meetings.

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