Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events August 10 – 16, 2009

Wow – this week is start out as a scorcher in Wake Forest NC!  Temps are rising and so are the local events and the Wake Forest NC real estate market.  Activity has increased tremendously over the last few weeks and I tend to think that buyers are doing some last minute shopping for Wake Forest NC homes so they can take advantage of the $8,000 Tax Credit!

The events in town this week are just as HOT!  The new club CrossRoads just opened this past weekend – I wasn’t there but got the calls this morning from several friends that went – they had a blast!  There is ART AFTER HOURS this week (a MUST Attend event), Outdoor Movie Night, the Farmers Market and SO MUCH MORE!

Life in Wake Forest is memorable!

From the Town of Wake Forest website:

Preschool Playgroup
Monday, Aug. 10;  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Blue Jay Point Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh *Location Change*
Wake Forest Baptist Church is hosting a preschool playgroup. The playgroup is free and open to the public. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents while socializing your child. 

Rex Blood Services Blood Drive
Friday, Aug. 14; 11 am – 2 pm
Corner of Elm Avenue and Brooks Street at Former Winn-Dixie Parking Lot, Wake Forest

Rex Blood Services blood supply is critically low! They need your help! Donate blood at the August 14 blood drive. Contact Laura Shook-Marino at (919) 784-4776 or laura.shook-marino@rexhealth.com for an appointment or with any questions.

Art After Hours
Friday, Aug. 14; 5 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 pm. You never know what treasure you may find! www.wakeforestdowntown.com

Sunflower Studio & Gallery Features Artist Micah Mullen
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Aug. 14 thru Sept. 5; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest
Opening Reception – Aug. 14, 5 pm – 9 pm; Music by Mr. Felix
The Sunflower guest gallery will feature the unique landscape paintings of artist Micah Mullen. His style of work involves very complicated compositions created with hundreds of grids of varying colors resulting in vibrant, abstracted landscapes. Additionally, come out and see some great works of art by the six resident artists in the Sunflower. (919) 570-0765  www.sunflowerstudiowf.com  

Community Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, August 14; 8 pm
Stephenson Center at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 12120 Wake Union Church Rd.

The Outreach Team of Wake Forest Baptist Church proudly presents our 4th season of Community Outdoor Movie Nights. While not yet determined what movies will play, this final movie night will be a double feature. All movies are shown under licensing from CVLI. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, sit back and relax while watching the movie and enjoying free drinks and popcorn.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Aug. 15; 8 am – Noon
Downtown Wake Forest – Municipal Parking Lot 
The market offers fresh produce, pasture-raised beef, poultry and pork, free-range eggs, fresh and dried herbs, honey, jams and preserves, plus a whole lot more. The Farmers’ Market is open from 8 am to noon every Saturday April through November. www.wakeforestmarket.org 

Canoe or Kayak for Water Quality
Saturday, August 15; 9 am – Noon
Wake Forest Reservoir Boat Ramp off of Wait Ave.

Join the Town of Wake Forest for water quality testing at the Wake Forest Reservoir. Bring your own canoe or kayak or borrow one from the Town (we only have 20 available so register today if you want to borrow a boat). We will meet at the boat ramp, have a land-based water quality education session and then paddle up the reservoir and test various parameters to determine water quality. We will test for nitrogen, phosphorous, turbidity, pH and temperature. We will also be able to use new equipment purchased through a 319 grant, including a GPS unit that can measure area, a YSI multi-parameter meter, a turbidity meter and hand-held pH and TDS meters. This activity is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made for borrowed boats by calling or emailing Holly Spring at (919) 554-3158 or hspring@wakeforestnc.gov. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver form that will be emailed prior to the event. The event lasts approx. 3 hours. Click here for directions to the water reservior. 

Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department Open House
Sunday, Aug. 16; 2 pm – 4 pm
Flaherty Park Community Center

Join us for a fun filled afternoon to see all that the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department has to offer. This is an excellent opportunity to meet instructors, ask questions, and register for programs. Instructor demonstrations as well as group performances with current participants will take place.

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Written by:
Leesa L. Finley, Broker, Realtor®Circa Properties Leesa Finley Wake Forest Homes
Circa Properties
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