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.

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