Weekends in Wake Forest NC – July 23 – 25, 2010

There are exciting and fun things to do all week in Wake Forest NC but the weekends are always super-charge!  Here’s the line up for all the great events in Wake Forest NC this weekend.  I hope you get the chance to get out and explore a little – I am sure I will see you in a few places of you do!

Remember, it’s HOT this weekend so drink lots of water and stay cool…….

Barbara Blaisdell Exhibit at The Cotton Company
Monday, July 5 thru Sunday, Aug 8
The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest will be featuring the work of Barbara Blaisdell, “My World in Black and White.” The images Barbara Blaisdell will be displaying represent her view of the world in black and white. She has been strongly drawn to the diversity and intricacies of light and shadow as well as the textures and subtleties that can be found in a black and white image. For more information, visit www.thecottoncompany.net, or call (919) 570-0087 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-0087      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Art Opening at Sunflower Studio & Gallery featuring Robbin Richardson and Mary Helen Jones
Friday, July 9 thru Saturday, Aug 7
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. (919) 570-0765 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-0765      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  www.sunflowerstudiowf.com.

Firing Range Training
Friday, July 23; 1 – 10 pm
Tuesday, July 27; 4 – 9 pm

Police Department Firing Range, behind Flaherty Park Community Center

Residents in the area are advised that the Wake Forest Police Department will conduct firing range training at the police department firing range, located behind the Flaherty Park Community Center. The firing range is utilized by Wake Forest Police officers who require instruction and practice in order to obtain current certification in the use of firearms. Tactical training sessions are also held at the firing range. www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx

Town of Wake Forest Summer Blood Drive
Friday, July 23; 9 am – 12 noon
Tuxedo Junction parking lot, 403 S. Brooks St.
Please help save three lives! The Bloodmobile is located in the parking lot at the corner of S. Brooks Street and Elm Avenue. Please sign up online at www.mysignup.com/wakeforest  or call Laura at (919) 784-4776 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 784-4776      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email laura.shook-marino@rexhealth.com for an appointment.

Wake Forest Farmers Market
Saturday, July 24; 8 am – noon
Downtown parking lot, 110 S. White St.
This week’s music is by Brittany George and Paul Davis. Come enjoy shopping for fresh picked produce, pasture raised meat of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey. Free range duck and chicken eggs. Peaches, blueberries and blackberries. Goat cheese, artisan breads, pies, cakes and cookies. Handmade soaps and lotions, fresh and dried herbs, fine art and crafts.


Slam Jam 3 on 3 Community Youth Basketball Tournament
Saturday, July 24; 11 am – 4 pm; arrive by 10 am for sign-up
DuBois Center, 518 N. Franklin St.

This is a free tournament. Age brackets are 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Prizes will be given to winners in each age category. Free food and activities for children and adults! Tournament will proceed rain or shine. For more information and to request a sign-up sheet, please contact Colin Tate at (919) 272-4959 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 272-4959      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or slamjam@nc.rr.com.

Annie: North Carolina Theatre Production
Saturday, July 24 thru Sunday, Aug 1
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

Wake Forest teen, English Bernhardt, stars as Annie in North Carolina Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical. www.nctheatre.com.

Vacation Bible School: Saddle Ridge Ranch
Sunday, July 25 thru Friday, July 30; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Falls of Neuse Rd.

Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch at Wakefield Baptist Church where kids can ask questions and discover the answers found in God’s Word. During their day at the ranch, kids will visit Worship Rally Valley, the Bible Study Bunkhouse, and more! It’s Vacation Bible School at Wakefield Baptist Church and it’s happening July 25-30, 6:30-8:30 pm. To register or for more information, go online to www.wakefieldbaptist.org or call (919) 570-5777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-5777      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


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