What’s Up in Wake Forest NC? Great Calendar of Events June 14 – 20, 2010

There are some fantastic opportunities this week to explore all that Wake Forest NC hasThings to Do in Wake Forest NCto offer regardless of your age and interests! 

Blue Jay Point Park is hosting a Summer Mini-Camp which I am sure will be a HUGE hit with the kids!  There will be a Silent Auction at the Carolina House with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s NC, Inc, a Democratic Candidate Meet and Greet, and a super special Saturday at the Wake Forest NC Farmer’s Market with a release of butterflies to celebrate the Turning of the Season.

Get out and Discover Wake Forest NCit really doesn’t get any better than this!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, June 14, 16, 18; 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm
Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh
Learn to identify birds by sight and sound, and find out how to make your backyard into a wildlife sanctuary. Get to know other junior bird enthusiasts while hiking, playing games, doing crafts and having thematic snacks during a week that is truly “for the birds”. For 6 – 8 year olds. $40/child. Preregistration is required. Call Blue Jay Point County Park at (919) 870-4330

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Meeting
Monday, June 14; 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 http://www.tops.org or call Karen Banks at (919) 569-7595

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Evening Meeting
Tuesday, June 15; 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 http://www.tops.org or call Anne Marie at (919) 649-4818

Silent Auction at Carolina House to Benefit Alzheimer’s NC, Inc.
Tuesday, June 15; bidding begins at 7 pm

Carolina House of Wake Forest, 611 S. Brooks St.
Carolina House of Wake Forest is hosting a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting Alzheimer’s NC, Inc. Items up for bid include locally made pottery, framed pictures, rolling cooler with picnic items, beach getaway basket, ballroom dance lesson with CDs, floral arrangement, Tanas Spa package and much more!  Carolina House of Wake Forest is located across from the Wake Forest public library. Please contact Kelly Schilling at (919) 562-8400 if you have any questions or you would like to make a donation for this event.

Candidates Meet and Greet
Wednesday, June 16; 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Massey Apartments Community Center, 100 N. Allen Rd.
Attending will be Democratic Candidates for NC House District 40 Violet Rhinehart, Charles Malone, Candidate for NC Senate District 15, Don Mial, Candidate for Wake County Commissioner, and Lindy Brown, Incumbent Wake County Commissioner for Re-election. All Wake Forest and Northern Wake County residents are encouraged to attend and meet the candidates. For more information, contact Watt Jones, Chair, WCDP Precinct 19-03 at (919) 724-0608

Turning of the Season Celebration at the Farmers Market
Saturday, June 19; 8 am – noon

Wake Forest Farmers Market, 110 S. White St.
Join us for the Turning of the Season Celebration featuring demonstrations of a potters wheel, spinning wheel and lathe, and an educational exhibit by the Butterfly Lady. A release of the butterflies at 11:30 am will welcome the new season. The exhibit educates the public about the life cycle of the butterfly, what to plant in local gardens to attract both adult butterflies and their caterpillars, and the importance of butterflies in a healthy environment. It includes live butterflies, eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises and adult Painted Lady butterflies on display. Painted Lady butterflies are colorful North Carolina natives and natural pollinators. During the last hour of the market, we celebrate the event by releasing the adult butterflies. http://www.Butterfly-Lady.com http://www.wakeforestmarket.org

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