Exciting Calendar of Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – October 3 – 10, 2010

This week in Wake Forest NC you can find a myriad of events and things to do that are sure tothings to do in Wake Forest NC please EVERYone!  The calendar is simply overflowing…….

The second Friday of every month always pleases with Art After Hours in historic downtown Wake Forest.  Many galleries will be open with artist receptions, wine tasting and always great music!  This week we’ve got Pumpkin Patches, Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers, Autumn Arts Festival, AND the 2011 South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating ChampionshipsHOW EXCITING!

Take some time this week to get out and enjoy all there is in Wake Forest NC – you’ll be glad you did!  And if you see me out and about please be sure to say hi!

Public Power Week

Monday, Oct 4 – Friday, Oct 8
Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 other not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week. Public Power Week is also Customer Appreciation Week. As Wake Forest’s way of saying “thank you” to its valued customers, Town staff will serve popcorn and hand out assorted giveaways each day in the town hall lobby. Oct. 4 is Kids’ Day—learn about electric safety and see a Wake Forest Power bucket truck. Oct. 5 is Customer Appreciation Day—Wake Forest will serve refreshments, provide tours of town hall, and give away assorted prizes. Oct. 6 is Seniors’ Day—staff from Resources for Seniors and the W.E.B. DuBois Center will offer information about specific programs and services they offer senior adults in our community. Oct. 7 is Energy Fair Day—Wake Forest Power personnel will be on hand from 11 am – 2 pm and 5:30 – 7:30 pm to explain how weatherizing your home can result in significant savings on your electric bill. Oct. 8 is Employee Appreciation Day. For more information about Public Power Week, contact Customer Service Supervisor Drew Brown at (919) 435-9466 or abrown@wakeforestnc.gov.

Annual Golf Tournament for the Kids
Monday, Oct 4
Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Rd.
The cost is $60 per person and includes a Chick-Fil-A lunch, a dinner as well as snacks and prizes for each golfer. All proceeds support youth programs in our community. Contact Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard at (919) 554-6150 for more information.

TOPSTake Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Club Meetings
Monday, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; 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

Firing Range Training
Tuesday, Oct 5; 1 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. http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx

Teacher Grant Fund Night
Tuesday, Oct 5; 5 pm – 10 pm
Milton’s Pizza & Pasta, 14520 New Falls of the Neuse
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to dine-in or take-out at Milton’s to help raise money for teacher grants. Call the Chamber at (919) 556-1519 for more information .

Walk to School Day

Wednesday, Oct 6; 9 am
Centennial Plaza at Town Hall to Wake Forest Elementary School
Join the students of Wake Forest Elementary School as they walk to school from town hall. Gather at Centennial Plaza between 8:30-9:00 am. Walk begins at 9:00 am. Contact the school for more information, (919) 554-8655.

2011 South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championship
2011 South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships
Oct 8-10 and Oct 15-19
The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
The Triangle Figure Skating Club will host the South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships at the Polar Ice House in the Factory. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone wanting to see some of the best skaters in figure skating. The regional competition, sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating, is one of the last steps to qualify for Nationals which take place in January. For more information, visit http://www.polaricehouse.com.     

Art After Hours
Friday, Oct 8; 5 pm – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
Art comes alive in Historic Downtown Wake Forest during the second Friday of each month. Visit several gallery opening receptions, taste regional wine, and listen to great music in the streets. Weather permitting, the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation will provide horse and carriage rides.  http://www.wakeforestdowntown.com 

Art Opening at Sunflower Studio featuring Nancy Farantatos

Friday, Oct 8; 5 pm – 9 pm (Opening Reception)
Oct 8 – Nov 6 (Exhibit)
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.
For many years Nancy Farantatos has been a pastel artist. She was never completely satisfied with the medium and began to incorporate pieces of wood, fabric material and paper into the design in an effort to create texture and dimension. About a year ago, she had an idea to create art on wood that was movable. She cut pieces of wood to revolve on dowels suspended in a deep wood frame. She designed abstract art on both sides. This evolved into stationary designs of nature and figures. She exaggerated the shapes and added repetitive design elements. Then the design is cut into pieces and placed on another piece of wood at different levels to create dimension. A simple wooden frame completes the piece. “I finally have found my element. I have never been as happy or creative as I am now with this work.” (919) 570-0765 http://www.sunflowerstudiowf.com. 

Wake Forest Presbyterian Youth Group Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, Oct 9 – Saturday, Oct 30
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd.
Enjoy a fun fall outing and help support our middle school youth mission trips. The pumpkin patch is open Monday – Friday 12 pm – 6 pm and Saturday/Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. For more information, call (919) 556-7777.

Avondale Neighborhood Yard Sale

Saturday, Oct 9; 6:30 am
Corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Street
For more information, please call Shannon at 919-539-3748 or email shannonarner@yahoo.com.

WFRHS Football Moms FUN-raising Pancake BreakfastWake Forest Rolesville Football
Saturday, Oct 9; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 11805 Retail Dr.
Please make plans to attend the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Football Moms FUN-raising Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s. The Moms are currently pre-selling tickets for $7 apiece for a pancake and sausage breakfast.  All proceeds will go toward supporting the WFRHS Football Program.  For ticket sales or more information about this FUN-raising event, please contact Football Moms president, Lisa McLemore, at lkmclemore@earthlink.net or by calling (919) 556-7046.

Wake Forest NC Autumn Arts FestivalAutumn Arts Festival: Art In Store
Saturday, Oct 9; 10 am – 5 pm
Historic Downtown Wake Forest, South White Street
The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation and the Wake Forest Cultural Arts Association  will host “Autumn Arts Festival: Art in Store” on Saturday, October 9. This year’s Autumn Arts Festival will be a new format featuring “Art In Store” with artists in each retail store and entertainment in the GC5 Vintage and Gifts Parking Lot, Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot, and municipal parking lot on South White Street. This family-friendly event will also feature children’s crafts and a theatrical production of the Ugly Duckling at 3 pm sponsored by the Town of Wake Forest. For more information, contact Maggie O’Neill at (919) 570-1372 or maggie@wakeforestdowntown.com.

Heritage Baptist Church’s Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct 9; 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Heritage Baptist Church, 230 Capcom Ave., Suite 107
Everyone is welcome. Food, music and games for people of all ages – absolutely free. For more information, call (919) 554-8711, email info@hbcwf.org, or visit http://www.hbcwf.org.

The Ugly Duckling at the Autumn Arts Festival

Saturday, Oct 9; 3 pm
S. White St., Downtown Wake Forest
Bright Star Children’s Theatre presents a hilarious and heartfelt rendition of the classic children’s tale. Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. Call (919) 435-9560. Free.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, Oct 10; 8 am – 1 pm
American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave.
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.


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