Check out the Latest Roundup of Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – February 15 – 21, 2010

Things To Do in Wake Forest NCWhat an exciting week this has been in Wake Forest NC!  We had snow, it FINALLY melted and now we wake up to another 3 inches of the white fluffy stuff from over night!  At least THIS snow is a pretty one! 

Other than the weather the Town of Wake Forest NC was jammed packed with events all week that showcased all there is to offer and their “Fall in Love With Downtown” campaign was (and still is going on today) a huge success!  There is still quite a bit going on this weekend so here’s a quick recap and then on to next week…..

Life in Wake Forest NC is always filled with fun events and great friendships…..

Valentine’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.

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.

“A Heart for Missions” Valentine’s Benefit Concert
Sunday, Feb. 14; 3 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church Sanctuary, 107 E. South Ave., Wake Forest
The Virginia Tull Music and Arts Series of Wake Forest Baptist Church presents “A Heart for Missions” Valentine’s Benefit Concert featuring sacred jazz music and originals performed by Bradley Sowash, acclaimed pianist, composer, author, and educator. Bradley will be joined by the Wake Forest Baptist Church Choir and guest soloist Brandi Hancock. Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit mission work in Uganda. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for persons 18 years old and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the church office. (919) 556-5141

And for the upcoming week?  Here are all the great events that you can expect to see in Wake Forest NC:

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Special Meeting: Curbing Your Sugar Cravings

Monday, Feb. 15; 9:30 am weigh in, 10:10 – 11 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 features guest speaker Jean Wright discussing how you can curb your sugar cravings. Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26. Contact Laura Wickwar for more information at (919) 621-3613.

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening

Tuesday, Feb. 16; 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.

Open Computer Lab
Thursday, Feb. 18; 6 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club
The Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club offers a computer lab on most Thursday evenings. Visit for more information.

God’s Leading Ladies: Discover the starring role GOD created for you

Friday, Feb. 19: 7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Feb. 20: 9 am – 2:30 pm
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd.
Join us for this special Women’s event! Enjoy fun, spiritual growth, relaxation and fellowship. Come learn about your “role” in God’s story with the very “punny” and inspirational speaker, Cindi Whiteside. Act I:The Casting Call, God created you to be a part of HIS story; Act II:The Audition, God gifted you to live out the role HE created for you; Act III:Our Wardrobe, What to wear /not to wear: a guide for leading ladies; Act IV:Lights, Camera, Action!, Living out your God–given role. Cost is $30 per person and lunch is included. Register online or get more details at or call (919) 556-7777.

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market Winter Market
Saturday, Feb 20; 10 am – Noon
Municipal Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Shake off the winter blues and shop for seasonal produce and much more. Many high quality craft items are available including pottery, bees wax candles and unique bird houses as well as seasonal produce.

Insider Tour & Coffee Tasting at Larry’s Beans
Saturday, Feb. 20; Noon – 1:30 pm
Larry’s Beans, 1507 Gavin St., Raleigh
Get the insider tour and coffee tasting at Larry’s Bean’s Green-o-vated Beanplant. Tour our green-o-vated beanplant, experience a coffee tasting with our chief roaster, and enjoy a local food sampling. Doors open at 11:30 am. Tour begins promptly at Noon. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 45 to register. Sign up by emailing your name, phone number and the number of people in your party to

5th Annual Renaissance Ball to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest

Saturday, Feb. 20; 7 pm – 10 pm
Crossroads Entertainment, Renaissance Plaza, Downtown Wake Forest
Mark your calendar now and reserve the date for the Wake Forest Renaissance Ball presented by the Downtown Revitalization Corporation and the Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club. The annual Mardi Gras affair supports the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Tickets are $55 per person and may be purchased by contacting Maggie O’Neill at or (919) 570-1372. Black tie optional, masks preferred.


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