Things to Do in Wake Forest NC – July 5 – 11, 2010 July 4th Celebrations Continue

I truly hope that you were able to attend the Wake Forest NC Fireworks Celebration last night – it was Wake Forest NC House Chicksimply amazing!  Wake Forest NC once again topped themselves!  Well, the 4th of July celebrations don’t stop there!  Check out what is in store this upcoming week to continue the celebration as well as so many other events on the calendar!

This week is the always fun Art After Hours, several Artist Receptions, a Golf Tournament and so much more!  Get out and explore all that Wake Forest NC has to offer!

Fourth of July Children’s Parade
Monday, July 5; Lineup begins at 10 am
N. Main St.
Wear your red, white and blue and come march in the parade. Lineup begins at 10 am at the intersection of N. Main St. and W. Juniper Ave. The parade route extends along N. Main St. and ends at Holding Park where Art-in-the Park & Games-in-the-Park will take place starting at 11 am. All activities are 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

Fourth of July Art-in-the-Park & Games-in-the-Park

Monday, July 5; 11 am
Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Free children’s activities. 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  or

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Evening Meetings

Tuesdays, July 6, 20 and 27; 6:30 pm weigh in, 6:45 pm meeting
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 103 N. Main St., Rm # 213
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  or

Art After Hours
Friday, July 9; 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!

Art Opening at Sunflower Studio & Gallery featuring Robbin Richardson and Mary Helen Jones

Friday, July 9; 5 pm – 9 pm (Opening Reception) music by Mister Felix
July 9 – August 7 (Exhibit)
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.
Robbin lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico three months out of the year. This lush landscape on the Pacific Coast has been her second home for many years. As she returns to paint her canvases, the vibrant acrylic colors and inspirations are easily seen. Her style is free and very loose, what some would mainly call abstract impressionism. Her show “Visions and Vibes from Vallarta” will be the body of work inspired by her surroundings and experiences of this past winter in Mexico. The past owner of a catering business and restaurant, Mary Helen Jones creates hand built and wheel thrown stoneware. Creating pottery had been on “Mary’s “bucket” list”, but the opportunity did not present itself until a few years ago when she took a class and was smitten from the start. Since food is in her background, most of her pieces are functional and adapted for using with food. While there, check out the latest works by our six resident artists. (919) 570-0765 (919) 570-0765

Guest Artist Reception: Robert Daniels at Tuxedo Junction, Art After Hours

Friday, July 9; 5 pm Reception
Tuxedo Junction, 403 Brooks St.
We introduce, again, Robert Daniels of Raleigh in an artist exhibition “Reflections of North Carolina” at Tuxedo Junction for Art After Hours. Many pieces of art with oil, acrylics and watercolor will be exhibited for the month of July 4-July 31. Free artist reception July 9, 5 pm.

Superball Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 10; 8:30 am
Paschal Golf Club, 555 Stadium Dr.
Shotgun start. Four-person captain’s choice tournament. Entry fee includes cart/green fees, goodie bag, door prizes and lunch. Tournament limited to the first 13 teams that enter. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department and the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club. $35 per person, $140 per team. (919) 554-6180

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Sunday, July 11; 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

Former Beatles US Manager/Best-Selling Author Q&A and Presentation
Sunday, July 11; Presentation at 9 am & 11:15 am, Q&A at 6 pm
Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Rd.
Come hear the enlightening story of Ken Mansfield and the transformation of his life following his amazing musical legacy. He has worked with many big name greats like Judy Garland, Glen Campbell, Don Ho, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, as well as many others; and now his testimony of his exciting conversion has led to his book The Beatles, The Bible and Bodega Bay becoming a best-seller. Ken’s presentation will include a short film about his time with the Beatles, his fascinating personal testimony, and a Q&A session. Free. (919) 570-2007

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