So Many Things To Do in Wake Forest NC This Week! Check Out the Calendar!

Wow – super special week ahead in Wake Forest NC!  This weekend will be the unparalleled Wake Things to Do in Wake Forest NCForest NC July 4th Fireworks Celebration!  Keep in mind that this year’s celebration has been moved to the Heritage High School!  Once again this year the incredible Band of Oz will be performing, there will be food concessions open, and the entire event has something for EVERYONE!  There’s one more important event this week – it’s the Wake Forest NC House Chick’s BIRTHDAY WEEK!  WOO HOO!  Every year I celebrate my birthday all week long since it coincides so closely with July 4th!  Why not??? 

This week will be absolutely amazing with all of the celebrating in Wake Forest NC and don’t miss some of the other events as well like the 1st Annual 5K Freedom Walk and the Wake County Animal Center Ribbon Cutting!  It’s going to be scorching hot this week and upcoming weekend so if you get the chance take advantage of Holding Park pool and drink LOT’S OF WATER!

Have fun at the celebrations and I am sure I will see you around a few of them – I’ll be the one with the birthday hat!

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Meeting
Monday, June 28; 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

Public Workshop: Triangle Regional Transit
Monday, June 28; 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Raleigh Convention & Conference Center, Rm 304
500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Please join us at this public meeting so your voice can be heard. As the Triangle area continues to grow and mobility demands increase, local transportation systems must be improved. The Triangle Transit Program is an effort to explore regional transit rail opportunities and expanded busway networks. We will have maps, handouts, and planners who want to hear what you think about regional transportation and transit.

Wake Forest NC House ChickTake Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Evening Meeting
Tuesday, June 29; 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

Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet
Tuesday June 29; 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Massey Apartments Community Center, 100 N. Allen Rd. Northern Wake County and Wake Forest residents are encouraged to come out and meet your Candidates for NC State Senate, NC House District 40, County Commissioner, and Wake County Sheriff. Sponsored by WCDP House District 40 Committee. Any questions contact Watt Jones, Precinct Chair 19-03 at

Wake County Animal Center Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, June 30; 10 a.m.
Wake County Animal Center
Wake County will have a ribbon cutting for the expanded Wake County Animal Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. On July 1, all lost or stray pets that are picked up by Animal Control officers in any part of Wake County will be brought to the Wake County Animal Center where we anticipate receiving over 17,000 animals per year. The County has also launched, a new Web site to assist people who have lost or found pets.

1st Annual 5K Freedom Run/Walk
Saturday, July 3; 8:00 am
American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave.
Show your support for our veterans and active duty military by participating in this 5K competitive and recreational walk/run. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Program, the Raleigh Veterans Center and the Army Fisher Houses. To enter the race, go to and find entry details under Race Schedule. To become a sponsor or a volunteer, contact Anne at or (919) 801-4301. The 5K Freedom Run/Walk is hosted by the Wake Forest American Legion Auxiliary.

Wake Forest Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Saturday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 pm
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Rd.
The Band of Oz will once again headline the evening’s festivities, which will also include skydivers from Don Carrington’s Skydiving Team and an unforgettable fireworks display. Tickets $5 each, children 6 and under are admitted free. Organized by the Wake Forest Fourth of July Planning Committee and funded in part by the generous contributions of area businesses and the Town of Wake Forest. For more information, visit or contact Rhonda Alderman at (919) 556-4436


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