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This Week in Cary: October 20, 2020

Post Date:10/20/2020 9:00 AM

This Week in Cary

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

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Around Town

Early Voting Continues at HYCC and the Senior Center
Through Oct. 31, Cary residents will be able to participate in early voting for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Herb Young Community Center and the Cary Senior Center will serve as early voting locations in Cary for Wake County residents (view dates and hours). Cary residents who reside in Chatham County may vote at one of Chatham's six early voting sites. A photo ID is not required to participate in the 2020 General Election. More information is available at

Comment Period Opens for Downtown Multi-Modal Transit Facility Study
Explore the feasibility of a new Downtown Cary Multimodal Transit Facility and provide comments through October 30. The proposed facility would provide a convenient and connected hub for local and regional bus service, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), future commuter rail service, and Amtrak intercity passenger rail services. To participate, visit

Help Determine the Look of Chapel Hill Road
What do you like in a sidewalk? Separation from traffic? Sidewalk width? Shade? We're asking these questions and more in the Chapel Hill Rd. Visual Preference Survey. Tell us what you prefer in pedestrian and bike facilities, landscaping, streetscaping, and other design features as we re-imagine Chapel Hill Rd. 

What Type of Bike Facilities Do You Want in Cary?
We're planning tomorrow's biking facilities today, and we need your help. Answer this 5-question survey to tell us about you and your family's needs. Let's Bike Cary together!

Events & Meetings

All Week

Virtual Cinema at The Cary
All shows streaming | Details

The Tobacconist
Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. 

"Epicentro" is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine still resonates. 

The Keeper
An extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German prisoner of war, who together overcome prejudice, outrage, and personal tragedy. 

Martin Eden
Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics.


WeCare Coffee Chats
Virtual, 10-11 a.m. | Register | Age 55 and up
WeCare is a virtual share and care experience that will allow seniors to connect with others. The purpose of this program is to engage those who may have a need for socialization, with the goal of fostering a community of care and resilience. Bring your favorite beverage and join the conversation! For additional program offerings, visit the Senior Center web page.

Trivia Tuesday
Virtual, 7:30 p.m. | Free | Register | Age 16 and up 
Bring your A-game and show off your trivia knowledge! This exciting series of challenges will test your knowledge of a variety of categories including general, pop culture, obscure knowledge, sports, and more.

Halloween Happenings  
Virtual, 9:30 a.m. | Free | Register | Age 2-6 with caregiver 
Join art instructor Claudia Czap to create simple Halloween themed art projects that are designed to encourage teamwork and enhance your child's art-making skills.

Cary150 Task Force
Remote, 6:15 p.m.   
Listening information available on the calendar.

Backyard History: Cary and the Railroad
Virtual, 7 p.m. | Register
All Aboard! Learn how North Carolina's railroads shaped Cary's history in this free virtual program.


Public Art Advisory Board
Remote, 6:15 p.m.
Listening information available on the calendar

E-Books and E-Readers Class
Virtual, 1:30 p.m. | Register
E-Books and E-Readers are very popular. In this free seminar, you will learn about the most popular E-Readers and E-Reader apps; how to purchase E-Books; how to check out E-Books from the Wake County Public Library, and the best places to get free and low-cost E-Books. Registered participants will receive a Webex invitation via email prior to the start of the class. For additional program offerings, visit the Senior Center web page.


Friends of Page-Walker presents Virtual Haunted History Tour
Virtual, 5 p.m. | Event page
Explore the haunted legends of Cary during a spooky tour of Hillcrest Cemetery during this Facebook Live event.

Town Council Meeting
Remote, 6:30 p.m.
Streaming information available on the calendar


Virtual, 7 p.m.
The 5th annual Zombiepalooza is the Town of Cary’s zombie-themed screening party featuring locally produced short films. This year will be a free virtual screening at 7 p.m. Grab your popcorn, a comfortable spot on the couch, and enjoy! Visit to join the fun.


Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street, Downtown Cary, 9 a.m. to noon
Visit the Market for seasonal fall favorites and local goods this Saturday! Grab the freshest produce, meat, eggs, cheese, milk and more. Check our FB page for more details!

Pill and Patch Take Back Event
Cary Police Department, 120 Wilkinson Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills or patches for disposal. Please note, liquids, needles and sharps cannot be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more, visit


Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
Remote, 6:30 p.m.
Streaming information available on the calendar. View the agenda.  

Give Help/Get Help

COVID-19 Relief 
Whether you're a citizen or a local business in need of help during the pandemic, you can find links to valuable resources for rental assistance, mental health services and more on our Help for Citizens page. 

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