Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events September 7 – 13, 2009

The weather this week has been unbelievably gorgeous which is getting everyone in Wake Forest NC ready for the falls events!  There are a few committees that need volunteers so be on the lookout for those posts!  As for this upcoming week in Wake Forest NC?  You have to be 5 different people to enjoy all that is going on!  Check it out for yourself!

Life in Wake Forest NC keeps ya busy!

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:

Firing Range Training
Tuesday, Sept. 8; 1:30 pm – 5 pm
Police Department Firing Range, behind Flaherty Park Community Center
Residents in the area are advised that the Wake Forest Police Department will conduct firing range training at the police department firing range, located behind the Flaherty Park Community Center. The firing range is utilized by Wake Forest Police officers who require instruction and practice in order to obtain current certification in the use of firearms. This certification is required in order for the officer to fulfill his duties for the Wake Forest Police Department. www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx

Art After Hours
Friday, Sept. 11; 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 Artists Martha King and Geoff Lloyd
Thursday, Friday &Saturday, Sept. 11 thru Oct. 3; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest
Opening Reception – Sept. 11; 5 pm – 9 pm

The Sunflower guest gallery will feature pottery by Geoff Lloyd and paintings in acrylic, oil, and watercolor by Martha King. Additionally come out and see some great works of art by the six resident artists in the Sunflower. (919) 570-0765  www.sunflowerstudiowf.com

Wake Forest Art After Hours: Celebrating the Storytelling of Donna Washington
Friday, Sept. 11; 7:30 pm
Storyteller’s Book Store, South White Street
As a part of Wake Forest’s Art After Hours in September, North Carolina Award Winning Donna Washington will present stories for ages 18+ on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, beginning at 7:30 pm. Storyteller Donna Washington is known to spin tales and stories filled with visual imagery, excitement and even a lesson or two. North Carolina storyteller Donna Washington is best known for her children’s stories, books and performances. Donna Washington’s published works include The Story of Kwanza, A Big, Spooky House, A Pride of African Tales, and Troubling Trouble. Audio recordings include Growing Up Army, Troubling Trouble, Angel’s Laughter, The Sword and The Rose, Live and Learn, A Little Shiver and Fun, Foolery and Folktales. Donna Washington is a multiple award winning recording artist, receiving a 2002, 2004 and 2006 Parent’s Choice Award for her recordings. Donna’s second CD, “A Little Shiver” also won the 2004 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award and 2005 Storytelling World Honors. For more information, contact The Storyteller’s Book Store at 919-554-9146 or visit http://www.storystorewf.com.


Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Sept. 12; 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 

5th Annual Wake Forest Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Saturday, Sept. 12 thru Sunday, Sept. 13; 8 am – 7 pm
Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest

Cool down with a sip of lemonade and help children with cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a non-profit foundation that raises money to benefit pediatric cancer research. The Wake Forest Stand has been named “Top 100 Stand” in the country by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for the past two years. For more information about the foundation, visit www.alexslemonade.org. To donate to the Wake Forest Stand, stop by on September 12 or 13 or visit www.alexslemonade.org/stands/7905.

Under the Oaks Pottery Fest
Saturday, Sept. 12; 9 am – 5 pm
Under the Oaks, Highway 98 East, Wake Forest
Don’t miss this fall pottery festival where you can meet the artists and see demonstrations while shopping beautiful, unique pottery pieces. 

Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk
Saturday, Sept. 12; 9 am (Registration begins at 8 am)
Wake Forest Fire Department, 420 E. Elm Ave., Downtown Wake Forest
Put your feet where your heart is by joining our community to honor our personal and national heroes as well as members of our local fire and police departments and military veterans. Proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller “Let Us Do Good” Foundation (501) ©. For more information and or a registration form, contact email benderl@franklinacademy.org. The Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk event in Wake Forest is an outgrowth of Franklin Academy’s 3s Heroes Day Assembly on Friday, Sept. 11, where national and personal heroes are recognized and honored at the school. The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk will honor a national hero, NYFD firefighter Stephen Siller, as well as the many local heroes such as our firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel, military veterans, and active duty service members in Iraq and Afghanistan who make our extended Wake Forest area and the United States a safe and desirable place to live. The Siller family is expected to attend.

Game Plan for Life with Joe Gibbs, Randy Alcorn, Dr. Tony Evans and Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Saturday, Sept. 12; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.

Discover a proven set of plays that change you on the inside – and impact every part of your life. This free seminar addresses finances, temptation, relationships, and stress while teaching how to play and win the game of life. For more information, contact Rev. Mark Tolley at (919) 556-5141 or visit www.wakeforestbaptistchurch.org

Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, Sept. 12; 10 am – 3 pm
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St.

Rain or shine, the Town of Wake Forest is sponsoring a free Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, September 12. The event is designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills to children ages 5 to 14 and their parents. Cyclesafe.org staff and adults with cycling experience will be working with children on safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that re-creates real-life situations such as automobiles, intersection safety, potholes and rocks. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets as free inspections will be offered. Loaner bikes and helmets will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Helmets that meet Consumer Product Safety Commission standards will also be on sale for $6. For more information contact Candace Davis at (919) 554-4895 or cdavis@wakeforestnc.gov.

Wake Forest Artists Studio Tour
Saturday, Sept. 12; 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 13; 1 pm – 5 pm

Downtown Wake Forest
Visit Wake Forest area artists in their personal working environments. See works in progress, peruse, and perhaps purchase completed work. For more information and a tour map, visit www.artistsstudiotour.com.

Have a Hot Dog for Hospice
Saturday, Sept. 12; 11 am – 3 pm
Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
Renaissance Funeral Home is offering hot dogs, chips, beverages, and ice cream on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their building located at 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Donations of $5 per individual or $10 per immediate family are suggested; additional donations are welcome.  All money will go to Hospice of Wake County (www.hospiceofwake.org). For more information, call Renaissance at 919-866-1866 or go to their web site at http://rfhr.com/.

Saturday, Sept. 12; Noon – 8 pm
Festival Park, 527 S. White Street, Wake Forest
Enjoy a taste of Italy at this ItaliaFest!

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, Sept. 13; 8 am – 1 pm
American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
American Legion Post 187 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on the second Sunday of each month at the Legion Hall, across from the Wake Forest Post Office. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and choice of hot beverage for only $5 per person/$20 max per family. Proceeds support community and veterans projects. For information call (919) 494-2707.


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