Come Play This Week in Wake Forest NC! Calendar of Events Week of May 17 – 23, 2010

Things to Do in Wake Forest NCCome play this week in Wake Forest NC!  Check out the latest things to do and be sure to schedule a few into your busy week – it will SO be worth it!  The week-long Rex Hospital Open Golf Tournament is an event that offers just a bit of everything; golf, music, food, face painting, free breakfast, and so much more!  Later in the week you can enjoy the 2010 PetFest!  Bring your four-legged best friends out for a day all about them!  There will be a Pet Parade, free rabies clinic, pet contests, pet adoptions (I’ll stay away from that one!) grooming and bathing booths and everything else in between for your pooch!  And, Don’t forget!  The “6 Sundays in Spring” Concert series continues with “Amelia’s Mechanics”…..

Check out the latest calendar and I hope you see you at a few of the events!

From the Town of Wake Forest website:

Rex Hospital Open Golf Tournament

Monday, May 17 – Sunday, May 23; all day
TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh
One of North Carolina’s premiere charity golf tournaments and part of the 2010 PGA Nationwide Tour, the week-long event features four different Pro Ams, a junior invitational, youth clinics, PGA tour play, a concert and activities for the whole family. Proceeds will support state-of-the-art patient monitors in the Rex emergency department and Rex Healthcare’s breast cancer programs. Tickets $10, children under the age of 16 are free. May 18, 6:30 pm Youth Golf Clinic featuring the Dennis Walters Golf Show. May 21, 10 am – 4 pm Pink on the Links Community Day. May 22, 8:30 – 5 pm Dad’s Day Out Family Fun Day presented by Ace Hardware Town and Country. Face painting, bounce zone, demonstrations, prizes and a free family breakfast courtesy of the NC Egg Farmers for all those who attend before 11 am. May 22, 7 pm Free family concert featuring Beatlegras, a Wakefield Plantation Rex Hospital Open Golf Tournamentbluegrass twist on classic Beatles songs. May 23, 10 am – 5 pm Championship Free Golf Cap and Service Recognition Day presented by Golden Corral. Military, police, EMS, firefighters and all other current and former service personnel receive free admission. Free golf caps to the first 1,000 visitors. Military veteran and N.C. State Wolfpack head football coach Tom O’Brien will sign autographs.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting
Monday, May 17; 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 or

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club Meeting – Evening
Tuesday, May 18; 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 or

Dr. Calvin Jones Highway Dedication

Thursday, May 20; 6:30 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
The Town of Wake Forest will officially re-name the NC 98 Bypass the “Dr. Calvin Jones Highway” during a special dedication ceremony. Descendants of Dr. Jones, along with officials from the Town of Wake Forest and the NC Department of Transportation, will be on hand to commemorate this special occasion. Wake Forest Commissioner Anne Hines will be the keynote speaker. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Assistant Planning Director Chad Sary at (919) 554-6510

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
Friday, May 21; 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave.
Please give blood. All donors are automatically entered into a drawing to win a cruise for two. To make an appointment or for more information contact Hank Pierwola at (919) 556-3619

Flapjack Fundraiser Benefiting Neglected Horses

Saturday, May 22; 7 am – 10 am
Applebee’s, 11805 Retail Dr.
Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! Come support the United States Equine Rescue League’s Triangle Region at the Wake Forest Applebee’s. Tickets are $7. Contact for advance tickets or purchase tickets at the door the day of the event. Visit the information booth in the parking lot and check out the bake sale and new summer merchandise. For more information, visit

2010 Wake Forest NC Pet ParadeWake Forest PetFest 2010
Saturday, May 22; 1 pm – 6 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
Pet Parade begins at 1 pm at the Wake Forest Farmers Market parking lot, 110 S. White Street, and ends at Festival Park, 525 S. White Street. All pets and owners are welcome to participate in the parade down the historic sidewalks of S. White Street (leashes are required). Activities will include demonstrations on the main stage from the American Kennel Club, a rabies clinic by SNAP-NC, a demonstration by the Wake Forest Police Department K-9 Unit, pony rides, pet contests, pet adoptions, grooming & bathing booths, food and fun! Come join us downtown for another family-friendly festival in Wake Forest! For more details, visit or!/event.php?eid=314355250777&ref=ts.

Northeast Piedmont Chorale performs “The Languages of Worship”

Saturday, May 22; 8 pm
Binkley Chapel, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale (NPC) and members of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Choir will perform “The Languages of Worship” at Binkley Chapel on the grounds of the SEBTS on Sunday, May 16, at 7 pm. The concert has pieces in English, German, Latin and Yiddish and is intended to show how God is worshiped in different languages by different cultures.  The public is invited to this free concert. The NPC is a non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer organization whose mission is to present free concerts of fine choral music for the residents of the Northeast Piedmont area of North Carolina. It has been in existence for 22 years and has a membership from over 12 cities and towns in the area. The Chorale performs two concert series each season, one during the Christmas season and the other in the spring.


Sunday, May 23; 4 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road
Families of the SEASHELL Contrada are invited to gather at E. Carroll Joyner Park on May 23. This will be the next to last night of the Six Sundays concert series. Each family is to bring a picnic lunch (including drinks, no alcohol), lawn chairs or blankets, games to share (frisbee, croquet, etc).  Look for us on the hill close to the restrooms. We will have a blue flag with a SEASHELL to identify our Contrada. The reason for having a Contrada in our community (Church) is to organize our large and growing parish into smaller neighborhood groups, making it easier for parishioners to form relationships and to get more involved. For more information, please e-mail

Six Sundays in Spring – featuring Amelia’s Mechanics

Sunday, May 23; 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


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