The upcoming week in Wake Forest NC has some tremendous offering for events and things to do! Spring has definitely settled in nicely in Wake Forest and everyone is out and about packing the local parks, historic downtown Wake Forest shops and enjoying the little extra daylight that allows for great family and friends get-togethers.
There are some “can’t miss” events coming up this weekend and one that you certainly don’t want to miss is the highly anticipated Meet in the Street! This all day events provides a great opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts from over 80 vendors from all over the Southeast, there is games and activities for the kids in the Children’s Village and the food? Oh my, the Food Village will have ALL your festival favorites!
From the Town of Wake Forest website:
Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting
Monday, April 26; 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
Relay for Life Fundraiser – Team Franklin Academy Family Night
Tuesday April 27; 5 pm – 10 pm
Milton’s Pizza & Pasta, Wakefield
Bring your family & friends out for dinner on Tuesday, April 27 to Milton’s Pizza & Pasta in Wakefield, located in front of the Kroger at Wakefield Commons Shopping Center. Milton’s will donate 20% off all food sales generated by Team Franklin Academy to Relay for Life. Just mention that you are there for Team Franklin Academy or Relay for Life. To learn more about Relay for Life go to http://www.wakeforestrelay.com
Rabies and Microchip Clinic
Thursday, April 29; 5 pm – 7 pm
Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave.
The Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center is sponsoring a low-cost clinic for pet owners at the Northern Regional Center in Wake Forest on Thursday, April 29, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Area residents are encouraged to bring their dogs and cats to the clinic for $5 rabies shots and $10 microchips. All pets must be restrained at the clinic, on either a leash or carrier. This is for your safety and your pet’s. For a 3-year vaccine, you must bring written proof of previous vaccination; tags alone will not be accepted. We accept cash and checks only. For more information, call (919) 212-PETS or visit the web site at http://www.wakegov.com/pets/events/clinics.htm.
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Friday, April 30; 7 pm – 10 pm
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd.
Join us for Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage with Mark Gungor. Mark’s entertaining illustrations are so hilarious and original, you’ll be sharing them with all your friends! Healthy marriages and families are the foundation of a successful society. By coupling humor with biblically based teaching and principles for living, Mark is able to practically, positively, and permanently transform the lives of those he reaches. Registration is $5 per couple. Visit http://www.wakeforestpres.org for more information and for registration or call (919) 556-7777.
Carriage Run Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, May 1; 7 am – noon
Carriage Run Neighborhood
For more information, contact Traci Wilkerson at (919) 971-6526.
Relay for Life Yard Sale & Bake Sale
Saturday, May 1; 7 am – 1 pm
Reindeer Moss Drive – Carriage Run Subdivision
Team Franklin Academy is having a huge yard sale and bake sale to raise money for their Relay for Life team benefiting the American Cancer Society. Everything you can imagine from TVs, treadmills, bikes, furniture, fax machine, small electrics, golf bags, outdoor furniture, clothes, books, toys, bedding, word processor, old telephones (vintage), oriental rug and so much more. Delicious home baked goods made by the wonderful moms of Franklin Academy will also be available. 100% of the proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7th Annual Pemberley Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, May 1; 7 am
Rain or shine come see what treasures you can find! Located just off South Main Street (look for Reynolds Mill sign); turn onto Forbes Street; left on Stone Monument into Pemberley Neighborhood.
Annual Used Book Sale
Saturday, May 1; 9 am – 4 pm
Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave.
This year, the Friends of the Wake Forest Library sponsors its Annual Used Book Sale to benefit both the Wake Forest Library and the Northern Wake Senior Center. Hardcover books will be $2 and under and paperbacks will be $1 and under. Members of the Friends of the WF Library are invited to shop early from 8 am – 9 am. “Friends” membership is available the day of the sale. For more information or to volunteer, email email@example.com or call Mary at (919) 761-1130.
Dubois Community Garden Planting
Saturday, May 1; 10 am – 2 pm
1234 Cherry Lane – Behind the Dubois Community Development Corp. Offices
Grab your gloves and join the Town of Wake Forest and your neighbors to make a difference for your community! Come together with the Town and your neighbors and help plant the Dubois Community Garden to benefit the youth, senior citizens, and the entire community of Wake Forest! There will be plenty of food, fun, and experts on hand to talk about “Square Foot Gardening” and the many benefits of growing local. You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up to be a part of the Wake Forest Green Community Program – save energy and money while working with your neighbors to make a real difference for Wake Forest. Additionally, you’ll be able to register to participate in a ground-breaking energy management pilot study with the Town of Wake Forest. For more information, call (919) 556-0709.
Meet in the Street
Saturday, May 1; 10 am – 4 pm
South White Street, Downtown Wake Forest
For 30 years, the Wake Forest community has gathered to enjoy one of the largest family-friendly festivals in the region. A crowd of more than 10,000 is expected to descend upon the historic business district of Downtown Wake Forest for the 30th Annual Meet In The Street® on Saturday, May 1. The event is held from 10 am – 4 pm and is free and open to the public. While there, visitors will have the chance to acquire some wonderful hand-made arts and crafts. More than 80 vendors from all over the Southeast proudly show off their handiwork at Meet In The Street®. You can find beautiful paintings, jewelry and home décor, as well as many unique handcrafted items that make this annual event a celebration of local art and artisans. Be sure to stop by the Children’s Village. There you will find games and activities. Come with an appetite, as the Food Village will be stocked with all of your festival favorites. The entire family will be entertained by local dancers, singers and musicians on two performance stages. As always, you can meet up with some of the Triangle’s favorite mascots. The annual festival is organized by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and made possible by the volunteer efforts of Chamber members. If you have any questions, you may contact Jade Biggio at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce at (919) 556-1519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life Luminary Sale
Saturday, May 1; 10 am – 4 pm
Meet in the Street Festival, Downtown Wake Forest
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club will be selling luminaries at Meet in the Street. Luminaries are lights placed around the track at Relay for Life on May 15. Purchase a luminary in honor of someone battling cancer or in memory of someone who died with cancer. Lights are placed in white bags which bear the name of the person being honored or memorialized. A very somber, inspiring walk in the dark with lights glowing around the track takes place at 9 pm on May 15. You are invited to contribute to American Cancer Society research through a luminary purchase and by joining in the walk at Relay for Life. For information, contact Gail Williams at (919) 562-7772.
Wake Forest Boy Scout Troop 5’s Pancake Dinner and Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, May 1; 5 pm
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Christian Life Center
Please join Wake Forest Boy Scout Troop 5 on Saturday May 1 at 5 p.m. in the Christian Life Center at Wake Forest Presbyterian Churchas they celebrate “100 Years of Scouting” with a Pancake Dinner and Auction Fundraiser. The Pancake Dinner will feature a live auction where you can bid on a set of braces, a transmission service, various baskets and other great items. For more information, please contact Jenny Lundquist at (919) 614-5988 or Tamara Porter at (919) 435-8347. The fundraiser helps provide programming year round for Troop 5 scouts. All Eagle Scouts and members of the military, both active and retired, will be recognized at the dinner as our honored guests. The dinner is free; however, donations will be accepted.
6 Sundays in Spring – featuring David Dyer and the Crooked Smile Band
Sunday, May 2; 5 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road
Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cultural Arts Association, the Six Sundays in Spring concert series will be held this year on consecutive Sundays from April 25 through May 30. The new home for 6 Sundays is the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, located at 701 Harris Road. The free concerts begin at 5 pm and last approximately two hours. Snacks and refreshments are available. Come join your friends and neighbors and make this year’s Six Sundays in Spring your best Sundays of the year! Please note: no alcohol, firearms, or unleashed dogs are allowed. For more information, visit http://wakeforestculturalarts.org/sixsundays/.