Events and Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – March 15 – 21, 2010

Things To Do in Wake Forest NCWake Forest NC has some wonderful events this week as the calendar is starting to reflect the SPRING!  Clocks were moved forward last night (did you remember) which only means the daylights lingers a little longer providing great opportunities to get out and enjoy all Wake Forest NC has to offer!

Check out this weeks line up and I hope you have a wonderful week in Wake Forest NC!

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting
Monday, March 15; 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! 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

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening
Tuesday, March 16; 6:30 pm weigh in and 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

Genealogy: Using the Internet to Investigate Your Family History
Tuesday, March 16; 7 pm
Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
Connie Nourse and Jennifer Bell, genealogy experts from the General James Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, discuss how to use the internet to investigate your family history. This program is a part of the 2009-2010 Friends of the Wake Forest Library Speaker Series and is presented without charge to the entire community. Email friendswflibrary@yahoo.com or contact Terri during business hours at Alphabet Soup Educational Supplies at (919) 554-3035 for more information.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Pubic Hearing
Tuesday, March 16; 7 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Wake Forest Town Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of the 5-year update to the 2004 Hazard Mitigation Plan, pursuant to state and federal law. For more information, visit /residents/Planning_Services_Hazard_Mitigation_2009.aspx.

Firing Range Training
Wednesday, March 17; 1 pm – 9 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. http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx

NCTraCS Symposium: Translational Research to Address Health Disparities Across the Lifespan
Friday, March 19; 8:14 am – 4:30 pm
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill
Registration begins Monday, November 2 and runs through Friday, January 22. The symposium is free and open to the public. Visit http://tracs.unc.edu/index.php.option=com_content&view=article&id=550&Itemid=439

Lifestyle Ministries Christian Spoken Word Event
Saturday, March 20; 10 am – 2 pm
Dubois Center, 536 N. Franklin St.
Calling all poets, rappers and songwriters! Exercise your chops at Lifestyle Ministries’ first Christian Spoken Word event on Saturday, March 20. This event is open to everyone. Poems can be no longer than five minutes. Poems including profanity, sexually explicit references, and violence will not be allowed. First prize $75; Second prize $50; and Third prize $25. For more information, call Marlene Small at (919) 521-0835.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 20; times vary by age, see below
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road
Join the Town of Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department as we hunt for over 3,000 hidden eggs, including several golden eggs with special prizes, at E. Carroll Joyner Park. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held at Flaherty Park Community Center. The egg hunt schedule is: Ages 9-12: 1:30 pm
Ages 5-8: 2:15 pm
Ages 4 and younger: 3 pm

Wake Forest Historical Association 3rd Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, March 21; 3 pm – 5 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Rd., Wake Forest
Members of the Wake Forest Historical Association and Wake Forest area residents are invited to the association’s third quarterly meeting for 2009-2010 where noted exhibit designer Ches Crow will describe what you will soon see – and what the future holds – in the new annex to the Wake Forest Birthplace. Refreshments will be served at the meeting. 2010 memberships are still being accepted for $10.

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