Exciting Calendar of Things To Do in Wake Forest NC – October 18 – 24, 2010

There is no excuse to stay in this week in Wake Forest NC!  The calendar is things to do in Wake Forest NCOVERFLOWING with things to do and events for all ages.  This week in Wake Forest you can find Halloween events ramping up, benefits and fundraisers, Socials, community tag sale, outdoor concerts and way more!  Check out the latest calendar of events and, as always, if you see me out and about please say HI!

Thirty-One Shop for the Cause – Relay for Life
Tuesday, Oct 19; 6 pm – 9 pm
O’Dwyers Irish Pub, 3325 Rogers Rd.
Senior Consultant Mary Beth Roberson will be donating a percentage of her profits to Relay for Life on any Thirty-One merchandise purchased this month. Place your order at the Purses, Prizes and Pizza Party at O’Dwyers on Oct. 19 or visit http://www.mythirtyone.com/marybeth.

Building Strong Nonprofits: An Effective Nonprofit Board
Monday, Oct 18; 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. This workshop will introduce nonprofit staff and board members to the principles of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board. $20 per person/per session or 4 sessions for $70. Contact Mary Yount at (919) 556-1519 Mary@wakeforestchamber.org.


Firing Range Training

Thursday, Oct 21; 3 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

Unified Development Ordinance Workshop
Thursday, Oct 21; 6 pm
Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest residents are invited to offer their input concerning the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) process during a public workshop. The Lawrence Group, an award-winning town planning and design firm hired by the Town of Wake Forest, will present their recommendations and introduce the concept of integrating elements of a form-based code into the UDO. The Lawrence Group’s recommendations, known as the Diagnosis Report and Annotated Outline, are available for viewing on the Town’s website at http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/Residents/PlanningZoning.aspx. For more information, contact Assistant Planning Director Chad Sary at (919) 435-9514. To offer your input, email your comments to udocomments@wakeforestnc.gov.

Open House Social
Thursday, Oct 21; 6 pm – 8 pm
Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 N. Main St.
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club along with the Wake Forest Juniors are hosting an informative open house social at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The public is invited and encouraged to participate. This event is for women of all ages. For further information and/or to RSVP for the event, please email wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com.

Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday, Oct 21; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.
The Halloween Spooktacular is a family-oriented event for children ages 12 and younger. This year’s festivities will include a costume contest, face painting, a haunted maze, and moon bounce, along with a variety of other ghostly games and activities, and free pumpkin giveaways – while supplies last. Costumes are optional, but a prize for “Best Costume” will be awarded. For more information, contact the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department at (919) 435-9560.

Wake County Early Voting
Oct 22 – 30
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Polls will be open for citizens wishing to vote early in the 2010 General Election. For daily hours and other locations, visit http://www.WakeVotesEarly.com.

Wake Forest Community Tag Sale
Saturday, Oct 23; 8 am – noon
Tuxedo Junction Parking Lot, 405 S. Brooks St.
The Wake Forest Community Tag Sale is coming!  The WF Junior Woman’s Club invites you to come shop our community tag sale on Saturday, Oct. 23. The sale is being held in Tuxedo Junction’s parking lot located in downtown Wake Forest. Interested in selling? There’s still time to register, check out http://www.wfjuniors.com for details.

St. Catherine of Siena Flapjack Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct 23; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 11805 Retail Dr.
Pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Wake Forest to benefit St. Catherine of Siena School. To purchase tickets, call Laura Panebianco at (919) 554-6951.

Friends of Libraries Week Celebration
Saturday, Oct 23; 10:30 am – Noon
Wake Forest Library, 400 E. Holding Ave.
October 17-23 is National Friends of Libraries Week. Stop by the library on Saturday, October 23 to celebrate with the Friends of the Wake Forest Library. Enjoy a cookie, learn what the Friends organization does to support the library and sign up to become a Friend of the Wake Forest Library. For more information email friendswflibrary@yahoo.com or call Mary (919) 761-1130.


Wake Forest Block Party featuring the Steelwater Band

Saturday, Oct 23; 4 pm – 7 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd.
Free cookout with burgers, hot dogs, beverages and Frosty the Ice Cream Truck. Steelwater, the popular Raleigh cover band, will play rock/dance music beginning at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by Lifepointe Church. Contact Gerritt Raterink spiffytown@gmail.com for more information.

Wake Forest Rotary Club Comedy Night
Saturday, Oct 23; 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Crossroads Entertainment, 413 S. Brooks St.
John Betz Jr., named “Carolina’s Funniest Comic” in 2009, and “Big A,” also known as Andy Forrester, winner of the Ultimate Comedy Challenge in 2008, will perform at this community event designed to raise funds for a number of local non-profit organizations. Former WRAL-TV news reporter Mark Roberts will serve as emcee. Tickets are $15 each and can be made out directly to the non-profit organization of your choice: The Safe Space of Youngsville, Stop Hunger Now, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest, or The Kerr YMCA Literacy Program. For more information, call Al Tadych at (919) 609-2407 or askal@browncommercialrealty.com.


Funday Sunday Downtown – Fall Concert Series

Sunday, Oct 24; 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 maggie@wakeforestdowntown.com.

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