Wake Forest NC Calendar of Events is PACKED This Week! April 5 – 11, 2010

Oh my goodness, the weather has warmed up, flowers are in complete bloom, convertible topsThings to Do in Wake Forest NC are down and the Wake Forest NC Calendar of Events has exploded with all sorts of great events for absolutely ALL ages!  This week is loaded with excitement such as Art After Hours, the Kids Carnival, the Downtown Wake Forest Farmers Market and a Chorus Concert – and those are JUST A FEW things to do!

Check out this weeks calendar of events in Wake Forest NC and I hope to see you out and about at a few of the events!

Featured Artist Ginger Meek Allen at The Cotton Company
April 5 – May 7: Exhibit
Friday, April 9; 6 pm – 9 pm: Wine Tasting and Reception
The Cotton Company; 306 S. White St.
The Cotton Company in Historic Downtown Wake Forest is delighted to announce we will be featuring the work of Ginger Meek Allen, a talented metalsmith, sculpture and painter, throughout the month of April. A wine tasting and reception will be held on Friday, April 9th, from 6-9 pm in conjunction with Art After Hours. A resident artist at The Cotton Company for five years, Ginger has produced much unforgettable work.  During the month of April, Ginger will exhibit “Manifestations in Retrospect”, which will portray her work from the past five years. Her work, in all forms, depicts her life’s journey. Ginger believes there is a place where art meets science, form meets function, and human experience meets spiritual truth. Through her work, she is often taken to this place and always appreciates every moment of it.  Her pieces are created to express and reflect her client’s personalities, as jewelry is art you wear and all art is about personal and spiritual expression. Her first passion in life was the written word; therefore, Ginger incorporates text into all her works allowing each piece to possess its own unique story. The Cotton Company is a restored cotton warehouse located in Historic Downtown Wake Forest housing a unique marketplace of home furnishings, accessories, fine arts, jewelry, women’s fashions, children’s toys, collectibles… unique gifts for anyone! Enjoy shopping again! For more information check us out on the web at http://www.thecottoncompany.net, or call (919) 570-0087 

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting
Monday, April 5; 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, April 6; 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

Carnival for the Kids
Tuesday, April 6 thru Sunday, April 11
Tuesday – Friday, 5 pm – 10 pm; Saturday, 1 pm – 10 pm; Sunday, 1 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Dr.
Enjoy exciting rides, loads of good food and fun – all to support the DARE program of the Wake Forest Police Department. For more information, call (919) 554-6150

Wake Forest Kiwanis Club Meeting
Thursday, April 8; 7:15 am
The Forks Cafeteria
Mary Jo Van Horne, District Administrator for the NC Guardian ad litem, will be the guest speaker during the April 8 meeting of the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. For more information, contact Sandy Thomason at (919) 556-7712

Art After Hours
Friday, April 9; 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 Billy Farmer at Sunflower Studio & Gallery
Friday, April 9; 5 pm – 9 pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, April 10 thru Saturday, May 8: Exhibit
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones St.
Sunflower Studio & Gallery features artist Billy Farmer during Art After Hours and through May 8 during normal business hours (Thursday through Sunday 11 am – 5 pm). Billy specializes in watercolor, acrylics, charcoal and pastel. With his love of colors, light and shadows he creates a unique style that has made him one of the best known local artists. Living in Franklin County now, he concentrates on architectural, nautical and rural landscape scenes of North Carolina from the past and present. Music will be provided by Mister Felix. While there, also see the latest works of Sunflower Studio’s resident artists.  (919) 570-0765  http://www.sunflowerstudiowf.com 

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 10; 8 am – Noon
Downtown Wake Forest – Municipal Parking Lot
Wake County Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to demonstrate how to prepare soil for planting. Special music will be provided by Joe Woodson. 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 Saturday mornings from 8 am until noon. For more information, call (919) 556-1579  or visit http://www.wakeforestmarket.org.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, April 11; 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

Wake Forest Community Chorus Concert
Sunday, April 11; 5:30 pm
Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St.
The Wake Forest Singers Community Chorus will perform “It’s All Good” on Sunday, April 11, at 5:30 pm at Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St. For more information, call Kenille at (919) 556-4834  or Gail at (919) 453-0121



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