This weekend in Wake Forest is busy with Holiday preparations in full swing! The shops and restaurants in historic, downtown Wake Forest are gearing up with their festive window displays, the homes in the historic district are preparing for the Historic Home Holiday Tour and everyone is busy, busy, busy making their plans for all the activities yet to come!
This weekend you can find a few events that you should certainly pencil into your schedule! Check out the Farmers Market in historic, downtown Wake Forest, help keep downtown Wake Forest clean by participating in the monthly “Clean Up Day” or visit the Fall Festival Bazaar to pick up a few unique Holiday decorations of your own! There are MANY ongoing Food Drives, School Supply Drives and more throughout the week – help and/or donations are always appreciated!
Jones Dairy Elementary School Supply Drive
Oct 1 – Nov 19
Capitol Financial Solutions invites you to help provide much ‐ needed school supplies to Jones Dairy Elementary School. Currently, the most urgent need is for white copy paper. Drop off donations at Jones Dairy Elementary, 1100 Jones Dairy Rd. or Capitol Financial Solutions, 8510 Colonnade Center Drive, Suite 101. Cash and/or checks made out to Jones Dairy Elementary will also be accepted. Thank you for your support! (919) 546-0400.
WF Police Department’s 4th Annual Turkey Drive
Oct 15 – Nov 19
The Police Department is collecting frozen turkeys and monetary donations or gift cards to purchase turkeys for the 4th Annual Turkey Drive. Drop off all donations at the new police substation located at 221 S. Brooks St. next to town hall. The turkeys will be distributed to needy families on Tuesday, Nov. 23 between 8 am and noon at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. For more information, contact Detective M. W. Sattler at (919) 435-9614.
Wakefield Rotary Club 2nd Annual Poinsettia Sale
Nov 5 – Nov 22
The Wakefield Rotary Club is selling poinsettias to raise funds for the local YMCA Y-Learning program. The holiday plants can be purchased from any Wakefield Rotary Club member or by calling Scott Stuchel at (919) 562-9060. To assure availability, poinsettia orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Individuals can order 6-inch ($9), 8-inch ($15) or 10-inch ($18) poinsettia plants. The plants must be picked up on Friday, Dec. 3, at Village Pharmacy of Wake Forest, 900 S. Franklin St.
Operation Christmas Child
Nov 15 – 22
Wake Forest Christian Church, 203 Capcom Ave. Suite 117
Wake Forest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be serving as a Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child this holiday season. Filled shoe boxes can be delivered to the church Nov 15 – 22 during the following times: Monday (Nov 15) through Friday (Nov 19) 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm; Monday (Nov 22) 9 am – 12 pm. For a complete list of recommended items, please refer to the link for Operation Christmas Child: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Pack_A_Shoe_Box/. For questions, please contact Pastor Jamie Eubanks at (919) 569-0015. Wakedisciples@embarqmail.com
Downtown Clean Up Day
Saturday, Nov 20; 9 am – 11 am
The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation organizes a monthly clean up of the streets of downtown. This is a great opportunity to help the community and to earn service hours. Students 16 years and under must be accompanied by a parent. Please call (919) 570-1372.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
Saturday, Nov 20; 8 am – Noon
Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
Linda Tilly of Willow Oak Adventures will talk about care, feeding, grooming of rabbits. Also, pet rabbits versus growing rabbits for meat, nutritional facts on rabbit meat. Rabbit fertilizer will be given away. Joy Thomas of JoiFulNoiz will bring her spinning wheel and one of her rabbits to spin fiber directly from the groomed rabbit. For more information, visit http://www.wakeforestmarket.org or call (919) 556-2284.
Wake Forest United Methodist Church Fall Festival/Bazaar
Saturday, Nov 20; 9 am – 5 pm
Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.
Come and enjoy a day of shopping, good food and live music! Proceeds will benefit ChurchNet, Meals on Wheels and WFUMC. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Foot-long Hot Dog Lunch; 5 pm – 7 pm: Brunswick Stew Dinner. Homemade treats, baked goods, unique gifts and Christmas decorations. (919) 556-2239.
La Leche League of Wake Forest Saturday – Series Meeting
Saturday, Nov 20: 10:30 am
Wake Forest Christian Church, 203 Capcom Ave., Suite 117
La Leche League of Wake Forest Saturday meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 am at the Wake Forest Christian Church. La Leche League provides breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support to pregnant and nursing mothers. For more information, please contact LLLofWakeForestSaturday@gmail.com.