Exciting Week of Events in Wake Forest NC! Week of May 3 – 9, 2010

Things to Do in Wake Forest NCThere is a great week of events in store for ALL ages in Wake Forest NC this week! Don’t miss the continuing series of “6 Sundays in Spring” coming up on Mother’s Day on May 9th! What a great way to spend Mother’s Day – a picnic and an outdoor concert!

Also this upcoming weekend is the popular Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour – it’s a great way to learn about the history of Wake Forest NC. There are some more super neighborhood yard sales scheduled for the weekend as well as the fabulous outdoor Farmers Market in downtown Historic Wake Forest!

Get these events penciled in on your calendars and HAVE FUN this week in Wake Forest NC!

From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening
Tuesday, May 4; 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 or laurasgw@nc.rr.com

Make the Movement Day

Wednesday, May 5; 9 am and 6 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road
Make the Movement Day is a community walk promoting safe and healthy exercise. The event is an initiative of the ACTIVE Life Movement, a non-profit organization focused on leading a first-of-its kind, national, social movement for healthy living. Heather Brewer, ACSM Exercise Specialist, will lead the walk. Co-sponsored by The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit http://www.makethemovementday.org.

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 6; 11:30 am – 1 pm
Municipal Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., Downtown Wake Forest
The National Day of Prayer is a non-denominational event which encourages people off all faiths to gather publicly and pray for our nation and its leaders. Area residents are invited to a gathering in downtown Wake Forest featuring music from the Faith Baptist Church worship team and Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. Local pastors will offer prayers for our community. A proclamation from Mayor Jones will be read as well as other proclamations from President Obama and Governor Perdue urging citizens to gather on this day and pray for our nation, our state and our community. National Day of Prayer was formed in 1952 by an act of the U.S. Congress and was signed into law by President Harry Truman. For more information, visit http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/media/ndptiv/.

Southeastern Seminary Multi-Family Yard Sale

Saturday, May 8; 7 am – 11:30 am
Gravel lot next to Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, Stadium Dr.
The Seminary Housing Office is sponsoring a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, May 8, in the gravel parking lot situated beside Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, on Stadium Drive. Last year there were over 20 families selling items. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Follow the yard sale signs placed around campus to find the specific location. For more information, call (919) 761-2400.

Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, May 8; 10 am – Noon
Wake Forest Cemetery, North White Street
The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board is sponsoring the Wake Forest Cemetery Tour on Saturday, May 8, from 10 am to Noon. The Tour is designed to celebrate the lives of those who established the Wake Forest community as well as its culture and destiny. Volunteers are needed to share information and stories about the cemetery and specific gravesites! For more information, please contact Mike Barton at (919) 554-6123 or mbarton@wakeforestnc.gov.

DuBois Community Garden Planting Event

Saturday, May 8; 10 am – 2 pm
Meet at the DuBois Community Development Center, 150-A N. White St.
Grab your gloves and join the Town of Wake Forest and your neighbors to help plant the DuBois Community Garden. There will be plenty of food, fun and experts on hand to talk about “Square Foot Gardening” and the many benefits of growing local. Contact Ann Ayers at (919) 554-6143 for more information.

Stonegate Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 8; 8 am – 12 pm
Stonegate Subdivision, 1 mile north of US 401 on Forestville Rd.
Over ten families participating with a huge selection of items for sale at bargain prices. For more information, contact Carina Veverka at (919) 609-2461.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, May 9; 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.

Six Sundays in Spring – featuring Rootzie
Sunday, May 9; 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 Six 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/.


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