Great Fall Week with Tons of Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – Oct 11 – 17, 2010

It’s been beautiful Fall weather in Wake Forest NC over the last week and the calendar of events and things to do in Wake Forest NCthings to do continues to be plentiful!  With so many activities to choose from it will be hard to decide which one to “pencil i” on your calendar!  Regardless of which you choose to do just don’t forget to stop and take in the beauty of the colorful leaves, the crisp smell in the air and the natural scenery that abounds in Wake Forest NC.  We certainly do live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country!

Building Strong Nonprofits: Beyond the Grant—Fundraising for Success
Monday, Oct 11; 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St.
The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the INS Group, presents a workshop series open to members and non-members. In this session, participants will learn the key elements of an effective strategic fund development plan and concrete actions to ensure sustainability. $20 per person/per session or 4 sessions for $70. Contact Mary Yount at (919) 556-1519 or

Wake Forest Garden Club Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 12; 9:30 am
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
The meeting will begin with social time and refreshments, followed at 10 am by a gardening program. The October program, entitled “All Things Fun About Growing Gourds,” will be presented by Paul Buescher, amateur gourd grower and treasurer of the NC Gourd Society. The morning will conclude with a garden club business meeting and a plant exchange. The Wake Forest Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Wake Forest Community House. Anyone with an interest in gardening or who just wants to get involved in making Wake Forest a more beautiful place is welcome to attend a meeting to learn about the club. Garden club members and guests are encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items to the meeting for donation to the Tri-Area Ministries food pantry. For information, email or call Les at 562-4660.

Benefit Concert for Sybrina Hayes
Wednesday, Oct 13; 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Crossroads Entertainment, 405 S. Brooks St.
Teen band Brimstone will be playing 70s and 80s rock at this free benefit concert for Sybrina. This is an alcohol-free family night. No admission fee.  Pepsi products will be served for free as well.  One or two food vendors will be on hand to provide food. For more information, email 

Jon Schallert Destination Marketing Workshop
Wednesday, Oct 13; 8 am – 3:30 pm
Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St.
The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation is pleased to present world renowned destination marketer, Jon Schallert. Jon Schallert will present a seminar called “Increasing Sales and Profits as a Destination Business.” The seminar will include three hours of tips from Jon and then a 90-minute marketing roundtable. Breakfast will be served and participants are welcome to visit historic Downtown Wake Forest for lunch. The cost is $25 for Renaissance Area businesses and $125 for individuals. Contact Maggie O’Neill at (919) 570-1372 or

Firing Range Training
Thursday, Oct 14; 1 pm – 7 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.

Candidates Forum for the 13th Congressional District

Thursday, Oct 14; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuxedo Junction, 405 S. Brooks St.
The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce announces a Candidates Forum for the 13th Congressional District at Tuxedo Junction in downtown Wake Forest. Candidates Bill Randall (R) and Congressman Brad Miller (D) will be speaking. The Wake Forest Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee has formulated a series of questions for both candidates and the floor will be open to the public for questions. The Forum is free to the public. For more information, please contact The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce at (919) 556-1519.

Wake Forest Lions Club Hosts Motorcycle ‘Ride for Sight’ Benefit

Saturday, Oct 16; 9 am – 4 pm
Wake Forest Walmart parking lot, 2114 S. Main St.
The Wake Forest Lions Club will host a motorcycle ‘Ride for Sight’ Benefit on Saturday, October 16. Registration will begin at 9:00 am. Scenic ride will travel back country roads to Henderson, NC and end at the Pilot Lions Club in Pilot, NC for food, fun, door prizes and music. All proceeds will go to support Clinical Eye Research at UNC and Duke as well as other Lions projects such as White Cane, Leader Dog Program, VIP Fishing Tournament and Camp Dogwood for the Blind.

Wake Forest Baptist Church Fall Festival & Sports Gala

Saturday, Oct 16; 10 am – 2 pm
Stephenson Property Annex, 12120 Wake Union Church Rd.
Wake Forest Baptist Church invites you to join us for a Fall Festival & Sports Gala to be held at 12120 Wake Union Church Rd. Free fun and games for the little kids and a nominal fee for concessions and sporting competitions which are designed for older youth and adults. Most of the sports competitions require pre-registration, so please register at  For more information, contact Wake Forest Baptist Church at (919) 556-5141.

5th Annual Craft Fair NC National Guard 30th BSTB Family Readiness Group

Saturday, Oct 16
801 Stadium Drive, Durham
Craft vendors needed! The Family Readiness Group that supports the NC National Guard 30th BSTB will be hosting their 5th Annual Craft Fair. Indoor and outdoor spaces are still available—single booth spaces are $40. The event will take place in Durham at 801 Stadium Drive, across from Durham Regional Hospital and Durham Country Stadium. We are looking for crafters in the following areas: quilting/sewing, wood working, painting, floral arrangements, paper crafts, children’s items, home deco., seasonal, etc. All jewelry spaces are now filled. Applications are available on the website and also on Facebook at 30th BSTB NCNG Craft Fair. You may also email with questions about the event or to request a registration form.

Funday Sunday Downtown – Fall Concert Series
Sunday, Oct 17; 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Join the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation as we celebrate fall with a concert series. Family activities and music will fill Downtown Wake Forest on Sundays through October and November. Contact Maggie O’Neill at (919) 570-1372 or


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