Things to Do in Wake Forest NC – September 20 – 26, 2010

There is an exciting week in store for Wake Forest NC!  There is the 15th Annual Wakethings to do in Wake Forest NC Forest Artists’ Studio Tour coming up next week and it is an incredibly fun and education event!  You really will want to check this  one out.  You can also participate in the “Support Our Troops” Walk/Run, check out the 2nd Annual Trentini Golf Tournament and so much more!

Great events and things to do in Wake Forest NC this week – get out and enjoy!

Firing Range Training
Monday, Sept 20; 5 pm – 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.

2nd Annual Trentini Golf Tournament
Wednesday, Sept 22; Check-in: 8:30 am, Tee Time: 9 am
Heritage Golf Club, 1250 Heritage Club Ave.
Join the Anthony J. Trentini Foundation in its commitment to promoting and rewarding excellence in Wake Forest’s non-charter public high schools. The event will include a Silent Auction of sports memorabilia and several sports celebrities in the field. All Tournament and Auction proceeds will support the Trentini Foundation’s scholarship programs. Registration deadline: Friday, September 10. If you’re interested in playing or sponsoring, please contact Ashley Baster at

Donuts for Special Olympics Day
Thursday, Sept 23; 10 am – 3 pm
Food Lion, 12295 Capital Blvd.
The Wake Forest Police Department will be raising money for Special Olympics by selling Krispy Kreme donuts. To place an advance order (sold by the dozen), send Officer S. Graham an email at He will deliver them to your workplace on Sept. 23.

WF Fire Department Annual Meeting & Election of Directors
Thursday, Sept 23; 7 pm
Wake Forest Fire Station 1, 420 Elm Ave.
The annual meeting of property owners (“The members”) of Wake Forest Fire Department, Inc. and the Wakette Rural Fire District will be held on Thursday, September 23 at Wake Forest Fire Station 1. The agenda will include a review of the 2009-2010 financial report and the election of two directors. Voting will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:00 pm. Two seats on the Board of Directors will be up for election. The Nominating Committee proposes Sue Anthony and Bill Wandrack to four year terms. The Secretary of the Board of Directors must receive any additional nominations in writing no later than 6 pm, September 17. Nominations may be mailed to James Holding, Secretary of the Board, PO Box 648, Wake Forest, NC 27588 or hand delivered to 534 S. White St., Wake Forest, NC. All property owners in the Wake Forest Fire District are invited and urged to attend to participate in the election and discussion relating to the progress and activities of the Department.

15th Annual Wake Forest Artists’ Studio Tour Opening Reception

Friday, Sept 24, 6 pm – 9 pm
Wake Forest College Birthplace, 440 N. Main Street
Come mingle with the 2010 participating studio tour artists and view examples of their art, while enjoying live music and refreshments. Brochures for the tour will be available to help you plan your tour visits. Free and open to the public.

Sixth Annual 3M/5K Walk/Run for Our Troops
Saturday, Sept 25; Registration at 7:30 am, Walk/run at 8 am
Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Rd.
The Support Our Troops Team from Hope Lutheran Church of Wake Forest is sponsoring its Sixth Annual Walk/Run for Our Troops through Heritage. Proceeds from the 3M/5K event will fund Hope Lutheran’s projects at the Fisher House at Fort Bragg, the local USO, and pay the postage for the large number of care packages the team sends to troops in all branches of the U.S. military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The walk/run will also include a stop at the Veterans’ Memorial where walkers/runners can take a moment to pay their respects to previous heroes. A goodwill donation from each walker/runner will be accepted in lieu of a set registration fee. Participants are also encouraged to get pledges before the event. A portion of the funds raised will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. For more information, please contact Andy or Nancy Hoh at (919) 562-9562 or

15th Annual Wake Forest Artists’ Studio Tour

Sept 25-26 and Oct 2-3; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
The WFAA Studio Tour is a way for local artists to exhibit their work in their own studios.  You are invited to visit all the participating artists on the weekend of Sept 25-26 and October 2-3 in their studios. Learn their creative processes and perhaps purchase art.  Artists’ studios in Wake Forest, Wakefield, Rolesville, Youngsville, Franklinton, Knightdale, Zebulon and areas north of I-540 will be open Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm. Go to for more information. Brochures with information about all of the participating artists and a map of studio locations will be available at all artists’ studios as well as at downtown businesses, such as Wake Forest Coffee Company, Sunflower Studio and the Wake Forest College Birthplace.  (919) 270-2259 . Free and open to the public.

Wake Forest Historical Association’s Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, Sept 26; 3:00 pm
Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 North Main St.
The meeting is free and open to the general public. The meeting’s program is entitled Reliving Mid 1950s Sports in Wake Forest. This was an interesting and exciting time as well as one of great transition and change. Louis Jackson will moderate the program and four individuals who were prominent in sports during the mid 50s will serve as panelists.  They are: Curtis Harrison, Larry Lindsey, Al Merritt and Jack Murdock.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Suzanne Erskine (919) 556-5980 or Louis Jackson (919) 554-1679


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