So Many Fun Things To Do in Wake Forest NC! February 8 – 14, 2010

Things To Do in Wake Forest NCWow, what a crazy weather week in Wake Forest NC!  While we had incredibly beautiful snow last week it became quite a hassle the rest of the week.  Kids didn’t have school Monday – Wednesday and now they will have to make up several of the days on Saturdays!  My neighborhood was FULL of kids sledding and having snowball fights and there were a few injuries – my son included.  My son, Liam, decided to find the steepest driveway and go rogue…….he hit a bump and ended up in the trees.  After 4 visits with an Ophthalmologist we think he will continue to get his sight back little by little with minimal long-term damage – it has been very scary but not enough to keep him from basketball!  He played in his game last night and at one point when the coach was getting him in the game where Liam had to look to the left Liam said, “Hey, that’s my bad eye!” to which the coach just responded “Well, use your GOOD eye!”  Way too funny!

Many of the local restaurants and business had abbreviated hours this past week as well due to the weather but as the week is coming to a close things seem to be getting back to normal.  So, with that said, here is a peek at the upcoming week’s schedule!  It’s going to be a fantastic week with so much going on!  Don’t forget the Valentine’s Day Dance, Margaritas and Mambo, Art After Hours, and so much more…..

I’ll see you out and about this week in Wake Forest NC and remember, it’s just doesn’t get any better than Life in Wake Forest NC!

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Special Meeting: Managing Stress
Monday, Feb. 8; 9:30 am weigh in and 10:10 am meeting
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Rd., Wake Forest
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! This special meeting will teach you how to manage stress and improve your health. Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26. Contact Laura Wickwar for more information at (919) 621-3613.  http://www.tops.org

Margaritas and Mambo – Salsa Dance Lessons
Monday, Feb. 8; 7 pm – 11 pm
Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest
Margaritas and Mambo Wake Forest NC
Join us for margarita specials and $10 salsa dance lessons! (919) 556-2038  http://www.tuxedojunctioninc.com

Lunch & Learn with the Triangle Community Coalition
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 11 am
Realtors Building, One Eleven Place
Join us for a timely conversation about the future of Wake County schools. You will hear about the following and more:
* How could the county help build schools?
* How do we make the transfer of responsibility from the School Board to the County?
* What ever happened to public private partnerships for schools?
Guest panelists and speakers include Wake County Commissioners Paul Coble, Lindy Brown, and Betty Lou Ward, and Wake County School Board members Ron Margiotta, Kevin Hill, and John Tedesco. Tickets are $15 for TTC members and $20 for non-members and at the door. Lunch will be provided. Register online at http://www.tricc.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Wake Forest NCTake Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 6:45 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church Room 213, 103 N. Main St., Wake Forest
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26. Contact Laura Wickwar for more information at (919) 621-3613.  http://www.tops.org

Open Computer Lab
Thursday, Feb. 11; 6 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club
The Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club offers a computer lab on most Thursday evenings. Visit http://www.wakebgc.org for more information.


Town Hall Meeting Hosted by Sen. Dan Blue

Thursday, Feb. 11; 6:30 pm
Northern Regional Center
Sen. Dan Blue is inviting area residents to a town hall meeting from 6:30 pm – 8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Northern Regional Center, 350 Holding Ave. Sen. Blue encourages members of the local community to attend and engage in a conversation on the goals and priorities of the state government in 2010. Sen. Blue currently serves on the following committees: Appropriations/Base Budget, Appropriations on Education/Higher Education, Commerce, Finance, Judiciary, Rules, and Ways and Means.


Art After Hours

Friday, Feb. 12; 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! http://www.wakeforestdowntown.com


Guest Artist Jose Laguna at Sunflower Studio & Gallery

Friday, Feb. 12; 5 pm – 9 pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, Feb. 13 thru Saturday, Mar. 6: Exhibit
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones St.
Sunflower Studio & Gallery features artist Jose Laguna during Art After Hours and through March 6 during normal business hours (Thursday through Sunday 11 am – 5 pm). Jose is an impassioned acrylic abstract painter based in Rolesville. By nature, a profoundly forward-thinking and optimistic person, Laguna infuses his philosophies and outlook on life into his work. He makes his mark on the viewer with liberal strokes of vivid and evocative color. The title of his exhibit is “One Life Expressions”. While there, also see the latest works of Sunflower Studio’s resident artists.  (919) 570-0765  http://www.sunflowerstudiowf.com  

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening
Tuesday, Feb. 13; 6:30 pm weigh-in; 6:45 pm meeting
Wake Forest Baptist Church Room 213, 103 N. Main St., Wake Forest
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26. Contact Laura Wickwar for more information at (919) 621-3613.  http://www.tops.org

Valentines Day Dance Wake Forest NCValentine’s Dance
Saturday, Feb. 13; 7 pm – Midnight
Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest
Join our special Valentine’s Dance featuring the big band sounds of the Moonlighters Orchestra and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine. Members tickets are $60/couple, $35/single and non-members tickets are $80/couple, $45/single. Call (919) 556-2038 to make your reservation.  http://www.tuxedojunctioninc.com


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Sunday, Feb. 14; 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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