Amazing Week of Things To Do in Wake Forest NC! June 7 – 13, 2010

There is an incredible week of things to do in Wake Forest NC this week!  Graduation ceremonies are Things to Do in Wake Forest NCscheduled throughout the week for not only Wake Forest NC High Schools but all the Wake County NC High Schools.  Its a very exciting time and if you missed the schedule you can certainly check out Wake Forest NC 2010 High School Graduation Schedule for the dates, times and locations of graduation ceremonies.

This week is also the wildly popular Art After Hours weekend in historic downtown Wake Forest NC.  There are several Artist Exhibits and Receptions scheduled around town that provide the perfect opportunity to preview some local artists!  There is also the Second Annual Jazzy June Jive Event at the Cotton Company, a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Women on Board Workshop and so much more!  Check out the latest calendar and get out this week – enjoy all that Wake Forest NC has to offer!

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Meeting
Monday, June 7; 9:30 am weigh in, 10:10 – 11:00 am meeting
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Rd.
We are a non-profit weight loss support group. All welcome, first meeting free. Annual membership $26. For more information, visit or call Karen Banks at (919) 569-7595

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Evening Meeting
Tuesday, June 8; 6:30 pm weigh in, 6:45 pm meeting
Wake Forest Baptist Church, Room 213, 103 N. Main St.
We are a non-profit weight loss support group. All welcome, first meeting free. Annual membership $26. For more information, visit or call Anne Marie at (919) 649-4818

Art After Hours
Friday, June 11; 5 pm – 9 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!

Guest Artist Show: Linda Burrell’s Student Art Exhibit at Sunflower Studio & Gallery
Friday, June 11; 5 pm – 9 pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, June 12 thru Saturday, July 3: Exhibit
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones St.
Sunflower Studio & Gallery features artist Linda Burrell’s Student Art Show during Art After Hours and through July 3rd during normal business hours (Thursday through Sunday 11 am – 5 pm).  The students range in age from 6 -22 years old. They focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting in Linda’s on-going weekly art lessons during the school year. They are allowed to pick one work of art to hang in the gallery for the month and will have the opportunity to price and sell it if they desire. These drawings and paintings will be in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Music provided by Possum Road Bluegrass Band.  While there, also see the latest works of Sunflower Studio’s resident artists.  (919) 570-0765

Guest Artist Reception: Robert Daniels at Tuxedo Junction, Art After Hours
Friday, June 11; 5 pm Reception
June 1 thru June 30, Artist Exhibit
Tuxedo Junction, 403 Brooks St.
We introduce Robert Daniels of Raleigh in an artist exhibition “Song and Dance” at Tuxedo Junction for Art After Hours. These oil and acrylic paintings share the theme of music for the month of June. Free artist reception June 11, 5 pm.

Avondale Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, June 12; beginning at 6:30 am
N. Franklin St. and Elm Ave., Downtown Wake Forest
For more information, call Shannon at (919) 539-3748 or email

Taste of the Market
Saturday, June 12; 8 am – noon
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 110 S. White St.
Enjoy savory samples of seasonal fare.

Women On Board Workshop
Saturday, June 12; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Peace College, Raleigh
The Women on Board Workshop is a one-day interactive program that will equip you with the tools to pursue a public service position on a board or commission. Presented by the NC Center for Women in Public Service. $20 fee includes lunch and materials. Register online at

“Galactic Blast” Vacation Bible School
Saturday, June 12; 6:30 pm, Kick-Off Event
Sunday, June 13 thru Thursday, June 17; 6 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.
Come help us kick-off our Vacation Bible School “Galactic Blast” on Saturday, June 12, with a live magic show for the whole family followed by an ice cream social.  Magician Tony Thomas, Families Pastor at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, will be our special guest entertainer. Check out to learn more. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm, the magic show will start at 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary. This is a free event and a “don’t miss” experience, so mark your calendars! You may register your child for Vacation Bible School by calling the church office at (919) 556-5141 or by visiting There is no cost to attend Vacation Bible School which is open to all children who turned 3 by August 31, 2009, through those who are completing the fifth grade.

Second Annual Jazzy June Jive
Saturday, June 12; 7 pm
Cotton Company Event Gallery, 306 S. White St.
Second annual jazz event benefits the Community Hospice Foundation. Ticket price ($75) includes dancing to The Moon and the Stars jazz band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, silent auction and raffle. For more information, visit or call Cindy Hale at (919) 630-7627.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, June 13; 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


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