Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events November 30 – December 6, 2009

Wake Forest NC Calendar of EventsI hope the past week found all of you enjoying your Thanksgiving Holiday with friends, family, good food and plenty of cheer!  I know many will be hitting the roads today trying to get back “home” – be careful

The upcoming week in Wake Forest NC is full of events for all ages and includes some of the most attended and sought after events in the area!  There is everything from Photos with Santa, a Charity Art Show, a Holiday Bazaar to the Lighting of Wake Forest!  Wake Forest NC will transform this week into a magical holiday village – you must come visit! 

Life in Wake Forest NC will be in full Holiday swing this week…….

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website: 

Wake Forest Woman’s Club Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 3; 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave
Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For more information, call membership chair Quinn Berardinelli at (919) 761-1646.

Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Band Christmas Concert
Thursday, Dec. 3; 7 pm – 9 pm
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13209 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Bands featured are our Beginner, Concert, Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public so bring your family & friends out for a wonderful evening of holiday music. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Patricia Jennings at partyof8@nc.rr.com.

Charity Art Show at Red Rooster Gallery
Friday, Dec. 4; 5 pm – 10 pm
The Mill Room at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest

The evening will consist of a silent auction including gifts, gift certificates, jewelry, and home decor, a pencil portrait/art raffle, a variety of local fine art and art by RRG students, live entertainment, wine, and light appetizers. Donation proceeds will go to needy children in local orphanages. Contact Boni Arendt for more information at (919) 556-3200 or visit www.redroostergallery.com.

Lighting of Wake Forest
Friday, Dec. 4; 6 pm – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest – Municipal Parking Lot

The Lighting of Wake Forest is the official opening of the holiday season for the downtown historic district. Mayor Vivian Jones will light the town Christmas tree and music groups from local schools will provide entertainment. Santa arrives on a horse-drawn carriage and children of all ages can share their wish lists with him and have their photos taken. (919) 570-1372  www.wakeforestdowntown.com 

WALK THROUGH BETHELEM
Friday, Dec. 4; 6 pm – 9 pm 
Saturday, Dec. 5; 1 pm – 4 pm: Interactive Daytime Program
Saturday, Dec. 5; 6 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, Dec. 6; 6 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
Now in its 10th consecutive year of production, this elaborate outdoor nativity program brings to life the night of our Lord Jesus’ birth. With a cast and crew of more than 150, the church grounds of Wake Forest Presbyterian Church are transformed into first century Bethlehem as the story of the Nativity comes to life under the night sky. Visitors journey through the streets of Bethlehem in small groups, following behind the three wise men as they seek the birthplace of Jesus, the Messiah. Along the way they encounter townspeople, view merchant displays, and hear storytellers, all by the light of torches. Authentic costumes immerse visitors in this great story about the birth of Jesus Christ. There will be a daytime interactive program Saturday, December 5 from 1 pm – 4 pm.  Visitors will experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of first century Bethlehem in the marketplace.

The entire program will be presented in Spanish (en Espanol) Saturday, December 12, from 5 pm – 9 pm and Sunday, December 13, from 5 pm – 8 pm. All programs are free to the public. Donations of canned goods or gifts suitable for babies will be accepted from local charities.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market Winter Market
Saturday, Dec. 5; 8 am – Noon
Municipal Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Visit the market for seasonable produce, cakes, breads, honey, jams and jelly, cheese, and meats. Many high quality craft items including pottery and unique bird houses make interesting holiday gifts. Hand made wreaths will also be on sale. www.wakeforestmarket.org 

WFE Rockin’ Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 5; 9 am – 3 pm
Wake Forest Elementary Gym

Join the Wake Forest Elementary PTA for our Rockin’ Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 am – 3 pm. There will be vendors selling jewelry, pottery, handmade crafts, baked goods, food, and other holiday treats for you to enjoy!! While you shop, don’t forget to buy raffle tickets and take a picture with Santa Claus, who will be there from 10 am – 2 pm. This fundraising event will also benefit the WFE Backpack Buddies program. Wake Forest Elementary is located at 136 W. Sycamore St.  For more information, visit wfes.wcpss.net/PTA/rockin.htm or email rockinbazaar@gmail.com.

Pictures with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 5; 11 am – 3 pm
Downtown Wake Forest – Municipal Parking Lot

Children are invited to meet Santa and have a photo taken. Parents are welcome to take their own photos for no charge or photos can be printed at CVS in downtown Wake Forest 48 hours after the event for $0.25 each. (919) 570-1372  www.wakeforestdowntown.com

Regional Premiere of Mark Hayes’ Gloria
Saturday, Dec. 5; 3 pm
Binkley Chapel, Campus of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale will present the regional premiere of Mark Hayes’ Gloria, a dramatic presentation of the Christmas story, from the announcement of Jesus’ birth to the affirmation of His divinity. Mark Hayes is an internationally known composer whose vocal and instrumental writing is widely acclaimed and performed throughout the nation. In addition to Gloria, the Chorale will sing a mix of seasonal favorites, including “Once in Royal David’s City,” John Rutter’s “Candlelight Carol,” Clark and McCullough’s “Once in Bethlehem,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Glory to the Newborn King,” and “A Christmas Suite” of traditional carols. The Chorale will be joined by members of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.

Wrap it up!! Parent’s Night Out
Saturday, Dec. 5; 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St.
Need some shopping time during the holidays?  The Gotta Dance Performing Company is hosting another Parents Night Out! The cost is $25 first child; $10 second child; $5 third child (and each thereafter). We will be offering pizza for dinner and will have crafts, dancing, a holiday movie and maybe a special visitor! Please take advantage of some shopping time or even a night out and drop your kids off with us! Contact Nikki Ransdell at (919) 761-3347 with questions or to sign up!

Centennial Community Christmas Gala
Saturday, Dec. 5; 7 pm – 11 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Hold the Date! The final centennial celebration, the Centennial Community Christmas Gala, will be held at the new town hall on Saturday, December 5. Tickets will be on sale in October on this website, at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall. Click here for more information.

2544 Palmer Court, Wake Forest NC – Waterfront Ranch on .81 acre! Gorgeous!

Stunning Brick front WATERFRONT Ranch!

This gorgeous home has a fantastic floorplan with a gourmet kitchen equipped with new appliances and custom cabinets. The Family room has a fireplace and amazing views. The formal dining room has gleaming hardwood floors, chair railing and crown moulding and is accented with a column for dramatic architectural flair. This home also boasts a Study which is perfect for an inhome office and has beautiful hardwood floors. The spacious master suite has wonderful bath with great cabinets and his and her vanity space and corner soaker tub. Some additional features to be discovered are external security cameras connected to security system and an underground irrigation system!

Country Club Downs is located just off Purnell Road in Wake Forest NC and is convenient to shopping, dining, entertainment and US1.

Details:

  • 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath
  • .81 acre
  • Formal Dining
  • Family Room
  • 2 car garage
  • 2426 square feet

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Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events November 23 – 29, 2009

Wake Forest NC Calendar of EventsWhile it may be Thanksgiving week and many of you are heading out of town or preparing to receive friends and family in your homes there are still a few things going on this week in Wake Forest NC that you can get out an explore!

Take a peek at some of the events and regardless of where you spend your Thanksgiving this year I hope you are surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.  I hope that your tables are full with a delicious bounty and your hearts are brimming with joy…..

Happy Thanksgiving!

Life in Wake Forest NC – come explore my world……

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:

5th Annual Gobbler’s Run 5K Family Event
Thursday, Nov. 26; 8 am
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club

Registration is $15 before Nov. 15 (children 5 and under are free) and all proceeds benefit the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Last year’s race attracted over 1,000 participants and we expect even more this year. The 3.1 mile loop is an easy stroll through downtown and historic Wake Forest. The course is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Push your kids or bring your dog – walkers and pets are encouraged to attend. You’ll get a race t-shirt and be able to eat one more helping of stuffing without the guilt. Register online at www.gobblersrun.com or for more information email Cat Redd at gobblersrun@hotmail.com.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Nov. 28; 8 am – Noon
Municipal Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
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 from April through November. www.wakeforestmarket.org

Family Holiday Movie Night in Wake Forest
Saturday, Nov. 26; 4 pm – 6 pm
Crossroads Entertainment, 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest

Enjoy a showing of “Polar Express” with your children or drop them off to watch the movie while you shop, relax, or dine. There is no charge for admission or to drop your children off. All attending are encouraged to wear pajamas. Santa will also make an appearance and give a small gift to each child, so bring your cameras! This event is hosed by the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. Contact Meredith Brown for more information at (919) 554-9899 or mndbrown@nc.rr.com.

2326 Carriage Oaks Drive, Raleigh NC – Amazing Price Reduction

Simply gorgeous townhome located in Wakefield Plantation with 4800 square feet, amazing view, full daylight basement and gleaming hardwood floors on the first floor!

Price has just been reduced to an amazing $450,000.00!

Wakefield Plantation is home to a TPC Golf Course, Swimming Pools, Walking Trails, Tennis Court, a breathtaking Club House and so much more!

Come explore 2326 Carriage Oaks Drive for yourself!

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A Witty Poem in Response to My Witty Buyer….

Many of you read and commented on my post I Have the MOST Creative, Talented and Funny Clients and I Love Them Dearly! and I really appreciate that – it was just too much fun not to share!

Well, after putting the rhyming skills to work I came up with what I thought was a pretty good response!  My buyer thought so as well as did quite a few others!  So much so that I have another buyer from New York that wants a poem – I LOVE my clients!

Here was my response:

If it’s a Wake Forest home you seek,

Then come on down and let’s take a peek!

 

While the economy is lackluster,

Your cahones you should muster….

 

A one way NC trip you request,

And that I can be sure you’ll be blessed

 

Your sister trusted me with her search,

So take the leap and get off your perch!

 

A house with a basement, a home with a history,

To me you see it’s no great mystery.

 

Instead of a searching with a feeble mouse click,

All you had to do was call the Wake Forest House Chick!

I Have the MOST Creative, Talented and Funny Clients and I Love Them Dearly!

I have been so lucky to have such wonderfully talented, creative, kind and just down right FUNNY clients to work with.  I have a current client that I am working with that is out of state.  When I first spoke with him there was DEFINITE chemistry and he had me in stitches from the very first phone call.  We talked several times on the phone and via email before he and his family made the trip down to scope out some homes that I had sent. 

Unfortunately, they have their home on the market in VA and the sale fell through so we will just have to wait a little longer before they make the move.  In the meantime, they come down often, my son and their son have become the best of friends and we keep in touch with phone calls and emails. 

Yesterday, he left me the FUNNIEST (or at least I thought so) message on Facebook and I just had to share…..I hope that you find it as amusing as I did…..

“this aint no story, a rhyme or a quip,

we are lookin to sell a house to abandon this ship,

we feel the recession cuz we had a full glass ,

but now get only a sip, we hoped it might sell fast,

anxious for a one way NC trip,

we no longer care if its new or a flip,

in a beautiful location or sold by a pimp,

please leesa, please keep us informed of any broken hips…..”

I am not going to explain the broken hip comment but WE know what it means. 

Isn’t this the greatest job on the planet?

Wake Forest NC – Calendar of Events November 16 – 22, 2009

The weather is warming up a bit this week and the rains from Ida have moved through – whew, what a wet and cold week this past has been!  With Thanksgiving right around the corner the grocery stores have been packed with shoppers preparing for their srumptious feasts!  I have many friends in Wake Forest NC that welcome family from afar during this Holiday so everything around here gets quite a bit busier than it already is!

While you may be busy preparing for guests there are still quite a few events to take advantage of this week in Wake Forest NC.  One in particular that you can’t take advantage of is Kids Night Out at the Polar Ice House!  This is a great opportunity for the kids to play some games, go ice-skating and let off some steam while FOR THE PARENTS it give you a chance to sneak in some Holiday shopping!!!

Life in Wake Forest NC just doesn’t get any better….

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:

PAWS-itive Influence (Reading Therapy Dogs)
Thursday, Nov. 19; 7 pm
Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave.

The Friends of the Wake Forest Library open the 2009-2010 Friends Speaker Series with a visit from Marilyn Hyatt, dog handler and AKC approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Marilyn will discuss and demonstrate the PAWS-itive Influence reading program which she introduced at Fox Road Elementary. The PAWS program employs therapy dogs to help children build reading skills. Marilyn will be accompanied by Grace, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, andother handlers reading therapy dogs. Children are encouraged to attend with an adult and bring along a favorite picture book to share with Grace and her canine reading therapy pals. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Contact Terri at Alphabet Soup Educational Supplies at (919) 554-3035 to register.

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
Friday, Nov. 20; 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest

Donate blood and register to win to Delta Air Line tickets! To make an appointment, contact Hank Pierwola at (919) 556-3619 or hpierwola@yahoo.com.

Kids Night Out at Polar Ice House
Friday, Nov. 20; 6 pm – 10 pm
Polar Ice House at The Factory, 1839-200 S. Main St., Wake Forest

Bring your kids for a full night of fun including ice skating, dinner, and games. The cost is $15 per child (ages 5-12) or $5 per sibling (ages 3-4). To register, contact Sherri at sherridavis4@hotmail.com by Noon on the day of the event.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Nov. 21; 8 am – Noon 
Municipal Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Thanksgiving is around the corner and nothing would taste better than locally grown vegetables, locally produced cakes, breads, honey, jams and jelly, cheese, and meats. Decorate your home with beautiful mums and light the table with bees wax candles. Shop for high quality craft items made by local artisans. 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 from April through November. www.wakeforestmarket.org

Flag Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 21; 5 pm
Park & Ride Lot, corner of White Street and Elm Street
You’re invited to the 2ndannual Flag Retirement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Wake Forest Park & Ride lot, located at the corner of White and Elm Streets. Bring your worn, tattered, or faded flag and retire it at the ceremony or drop it off in the drop-box in the American Legion Parking Lot, located on East Holding Avenue – across the street from the Post Office. The Flag Retirement Ceremony will begin at 5 pm and will end when all of the flags are retired with the dignity and respect they deserve. For more information, contact Christopher Cancilla at (919) 946-4750 or chris@cancilla.net.

Regional Premiere of Mark Hayes’ Gloria
Sunday, Nov. 22; 3 pm
Adamsville Baptist Church, 1302 North Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale will present the regional premiere of Mark Hayes’ Gloria, a dramatic presentation of the Christmas story, from the announcement of Jesus’ birth to the affirmation of His divinity. Mark Hayes is an internationally known composer whose vocal and instrumental writing is widely acclaimed and performed throughout the nation. In addition to Gloria, the Chorale will sing a mix of seasonal favorites, including “Once in Royal David’s City,” John Rutter’s “Candlelight Carol,” Clark and McCullough’s “Once in Bethlehem,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Glory to the Newborn King,” and “A Christmas Suite” of traditional carols. The Chorale will be joined by members of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Choir. The concert is free and open to the public. An additional concert will be held Dec. 5 at Binkley Chapel on the campus of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.