Exciting Week of Events in Wake Forest NC! Week of August 9 – 15, 2010

Exciting Week of Events in Wake Forest NC – August 9 – 15, 2010

Wake Forest NC has an incredible week of events in store for both residents and tourists!  Things to Do in Wake Forest NCThis upcoming weekend is the much anticipated Art After Hours, there is a Neighborhood Block Party, “Taste of the Market” at the Wake Forest Farmers Market, an outdoor concert at The Factory and so much more!

Take the time to get out and enjoy all that Wake Forest NC has to offer this week – you WON’T be disappointed!

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) August Morning Club Meetings
Monday, Aug 9, 16, 23, 30; 9:30 am weigh in and 10:10 am meeting
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Falls of the Neuse Rd.
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26.Contact Karen Banks for more information at (919) 569-7595. http://www.tops.org

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) August Evening Club Meetings
Tuesdays, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31; 6:30 pm weigh in and 6:45 pm meeting
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave. Room 203
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26.Contact Anne Marie for more information at (919) 649-4818  http://www.tops.org

Firing Range Training
Tuesday, Aug 10; 2:30 – 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. http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx

Families After Five Concert featuring the Will McBride Group
Thursday, Aug 12; 5:30 – 8:30 pm
The Factory on the Front Lawn, 1839 S. Main St.
Free concert series. Kids play area with a giant inflatable. Interactive games and activities. Bring a chair and join the fun. http://www.eatshopplay.com

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
Friday, Aug. 13; 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Catherine of Siena, 520 W. Holding Ave.
All donors will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 gift card. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Hank Pierwola at (919) 556-3619 or hpierwola@yahoo.com.

Art After Hours
Friday, Aug 13; 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! http://www.wakeforestdowntown.com

Art Opening at Sunflower Studio featuring Nancy Busch
Friday, Aug 13; 5 pm – 9 pm (Opening Reception)
Aug 13 – Sept 10 (Exhibit)
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.
As a child, Nancy was forever creating from items she found in nature and materials around the house. Pennsylvania apple-head dolls, rag style purses, paintings on board, painting an oil land and seascape on the clock dial of her grandfather’s antique grandfather clock were the beginnings of her life-long affair with art. Her apprenticeship in art continues as she grows as an artist always looking for another challenge and new mediums to explore – still creating from items found in nature and materials around the house. Her work includes sculpture, murals, jewelry and painting. (919) 570-0765. http://www.sunflowerstudiowf.com

Wake Forest Farmers Market: “Taste of the Market”
Saturday, Aug 14; 8 am – noon
Downtown parking lot, 110 S. White St.
“Taste of The Market” features Cindy Karas cooking up samples using market ingredients. Music provided by Sotar and Keith. The market offers fresh and locally grown produce, pasture raised beef, lamb, poultry and pork, free range eggs (both chicken and duck) and much more. http://www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org

East End Neighborhood Block Party
Saturday, Aug 14; 4 pm – dusk
Taylor Street Park and Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
This is a free, family-friendly, neighborhood event. Entertainment, activities for kids and food will be provided. Several community organizations will offer information on current services and plans for the future, including Assurance Wireless, the Town of Wake Forest planning and recreation departments, the Wake Forest DARE. program, DuBois CDC, CANCA, Sisters Without Boundaries, Kerr Family YMCA, the Wake Forest Historical Association, East End Community Association, and others. More information coming soon!

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