Things to Do in Wake Forest NC – November 1 – 7, 2010

It’s an exciting week ahead of things to do in Wake Forest NC!  You’ll definitely want to check out this things to do in Wake Forest NCweeks calendar and all there is to do.  There are numerous charity events this week, the Wake Forest NC Library’s 14th Birthday Party, a Holiday Open House, and great professional workshops! 

Have fun this week in Wake Forest NC and be sure to say hi when you see me out and about!

The Satchmo Show
Wednesday, Nov 3; 10:15 am
Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave.
Seniors are invited to an entertaining concert/show by Ramon Kenan. Mr Kenan presents an uncanny performance of the life and influence of the legendary jazz figure, Louis Armstrong. The show is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. Free. (919) 435-9560.

Positioning Your Business for Success Workshop

Thursday, Nov 4; 8 am – 10 am
CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd.
Free workshop offered by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce. Choose from any two sessions: Health-care for Small Businesses, Exiting Your Business, Managing the Books, Business Retirement Plans, HR Issues. To register, call (919) 556-1519 or contact

Holiday Open House
Nov 5 – 7
The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.
Enjoy a variety of complimentary refreshments, indulge in product samples, and try your luck at our many door prizes, including the grand prize of a $250 gift card! Santa will make his first appearance of the season at The Cotton Company as he meets, greets and takes photographs. The Wake Forest Santa will be available Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 am – 12 pm. Photos are free but Santa requests donations to the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment. For information, call (919) 570-0087 or visit

6th Annual Wake Forest Alex’s Lemonade Stand Flapjack Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov 6; 7 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 11805 Retail Dr.
Join us for a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s.  All money raised will go to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to benefit children with cancer. By the end of this year, we will have raised $25,000 in six years for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Tickets are $7.00 each.  You can contact Cindy Lunsford at (919) 332-8058or email to order tickets.

Serve Your Senior Day
Saturday, Nov 6; 9 am – 1 pm
Wake County Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave.
Please join the Wake County Northern Regional Center for a Serve Your Senior Day event. Activities will include service projects for youth groups: yard work, running errands, minor repairs, preparing disaster bags. Information booths will feature: ChurchNet, Wake County Human Services, Center for Volunteer Caregivers, Angel Food Ministries. Follow the Facebook page for updated information.

18th Annual Craft & Bake Sale

Saturday, Nov 6; 9 am – 3 pm
Ledford Center Gymnasium, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Please join us for the 18th Annual Craft & Bake Sale to be held in the Ledford Center Gymnasium.  Students, student wives, and staff from Southeastern Seminary will be utilizing their God-given talents and gifts to present unique crafts, delicious baked goods and much more!  Free admission and open to the public. Please visit for additional information and directions.

5K Rock-n-Run benefiting Safe Space
Saturday, Nov 6; 9 am
Grace Haven Property, Hicks Road, Youngsville
Grace Haven Baptist Fellowship will host their third annual 5k Rock-n-Run Saturday, November 6 at 9 am. Registration is $25.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the church website at All proceeds from the Grace Haven 5K Rock-n-Run benefit Safe Space, Inc. Safe Space is a non-profit organization helping families break the cycle of domestic violence in Franklin County and adjacent counties. For more information, visit  Please make sure to arrive by 8 am if registering the day of the race.

Wake Forest Library’s 14th Birthday Party

Saturday, Nov 6; 10 am – 1 pm
Wake Forest Library, 400 E. Holding Ave.
This party is presented by the Friends of the Wake Forest Library in celebration of the library’s 14th year at its current location. Everyone is invited to the celebration to enjoy face painting, a magic show, balloon twisting, a visit from Friends of the Library mascot “Bookman” and delicious birthday cake. From 10 am to 11 am and Noon to 1 pm, Ebony Child Face Painting Services will paint adorable faces for children and “children at heart”. Ebony will create cute kittens, colorful tigers, adorable puppies, beautiful butterflies, super-hero masks, fabulous flowers, smiling dinosaurs and more. At 11 am, “Fish the Magish” (Mike Fisher), a full time magician specializing in comedy magic, will present a program which includes a mix of storytelling, lively audience participation and magical surprises for everyone. Whether you are 3 or 93, you’ll enjoy the magic of “Fish the Magish”! After the magic show, Fish will demonstrate his balloon twisting skills. For information, email or call Bill Lee at (919) 453-0321.

Wake Forest Police Department Charity Softball Tournament
Saturday, Nov 6 and Sunday, Nov 7
Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St.
Benefitting Sybrina Hayes, the daughter of Wake Forest Police Officer Brenda Hayes, who is being treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. To register your team, contact Officer M. J. Pender at (919) 554-6150or email Any organization or person who wants to make a direct monetary donation can mail a check to: Wake Forest Police Department, Attn: Officer B. Hayes, 225 S. Taylor St., Wake Forest NC 27587. Make all checks payable to Sybrina Hayes. 

Free Business/Entrepreneur Seminar with Dr. Peter Daniels

Nov 6 – 9
Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Rd.
Living Word presents, Dr. Peter Daniels, entrepreneur and multi-millionaire! For nearly two decades, Peter Daniels built a thriving business in real estate in Australia with South-East Asian connections. He is personally wealthy, an international author, and one of the world’s most highly paid strategic planners and public speakers. Dr. Daniels will be speaking at Living Word from Nov 6-9 about: How To Go into Business and Win, How To Reach Your Life Goals, 12 Principles of Entrepreneurship and much more. Admission is free. For more information and a detailed schedule call (919) 570-2007or visit We’ll see you there!


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