Check Out the Week Ahead in Wake Forest NC! May 31 – June 6, 2010

Oh my goodness, between Outdoor Concerts, a Dance Marathon, Fundraisers and a Fish Fry thereWake Forest NC House Chick are just so many things to do in Wake Forest NC this week!!!  Not to mention, preparations are under way for the super spectacular July 4th Celebration in Wake Forest NC. 

Get out this week and check out some of the local events – you’ll be so happy you did!  And, while you’re out check out some of the local restaurants and shops – we have some true gems in Wake Forest NC!  Need a little direction?  Check out my Wake Forest NC Info page for a few suggestions! 

Have fun this week!

Town Hall Closed

Monday, May 31
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection will also be suspended May 31. Wake Forest bus service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided May 31 but will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, June 1. For complete information throughout the year concerning the Town of Wake Forest’s holiday operations, including garbage and recycling collection schedules, visit the Town’s website at

Swim Lesson Registration Begins
Tuesday, June 1
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
Swim lesson registration will begin June 1 at Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave. The fee is $35 for Wake Forest (in-town) residents and $70 for non-residents. Classes will be offered for preschoolers (3-5-year-olds) and beginners (ages 6 and above). The swim lesson schedule is now available at Town Hall and online at For more information, call (919) 554-6180 .

Fish Fry   
Friday, June 4; 11 am – 7 pm
Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.
The Wake Forest United Methodist Men offer delicious plates that include flounder, slaw, boiled potatoes, and hush puppies ($8). Dine in, take-out, drive-through, or delivery is available. For delivery of five or more plates, call (919) 556-2239 . This event raises money for the men to build handicap access ramps at little or no cost to those in need. Additionally, the United Methodist Men support over 20 local charitable organizations serving our community.

The New Wake Forest Dance Marathon
Friday, June 4; 6 pm – midnight
The Factory Indoor Soccer Field, 1839 S. Main St.
Join the largest middle school dance and help raise money for Duke Children’s Hospital and North Carolina Children’s Hospital. All middle school students are invited. This year’s Hollywood themed event will include six hours of dancing, a laser show, dance aerobics, dance contests and recreational activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and 4-square. Presented by the Social-Organization and Service Club (SOS Club) at WF-R Middle School and the Rotary Club of Wake Forest. For more information and to register, visit or contact SOS Advisor Michael Meyer at (919) 554-8451  or at

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, June 5; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 11805 Retail Dr.
The Wake Forest Rage Girls Fast-Pitch Softball team will host a pancake fundraiser at the Wake Forest Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar on Saturday, June 5, from 8 am – 10 am. Tickets are $7 and can be pre-purchased by calling Coach Scott at (919) 569-2528. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support our 10 & Under and 14 & Under softball team’s activities. Come out with your families, have a great time and meet our players!          

Concert in the Park – featuring the Rye Mountain Boys
Sunday, June 6; 3 – 5 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road
The Rye Mountain Boys will offer a free bluegrass concert at the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater on Sunday, June 6, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Area residents are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. Please note: no alcohol, firearms, or unleashed dogs are allowed. The concert is offered by Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, and is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. For more information about the Rye Mountain Boys, visit or For more information about the Concert in the Park, call (919) 554-6180

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