Weekends in Wake Forest NC – March 11 – 13, 2011

Weekends in Wake Forest NCWhile there is always something to do in Wake Forest NC the weekends always seem to offer up some additional fun and excitement.  Don’t forget to check out this upcoming weekend’s list of events so you can schedule a little fun into your calendar!

Art After Hours
Friday, March 11; 5 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
On the second Friday of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Art After Hours at Sunflower Studio featuring Guest Artist Michael Castonova
Friday, March 11; 5 – 9 pm (Opening Reception)
March 11 – April 2 (Exhibit)
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.
Michael has developed a technique for creating portraits and other art through painstaking intricate paper cutting. He also works in graphite and caricature. Exhibit will continue through April 2. Also see what the six resident artists have been creating! Regular hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; (919) 570-0765 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-0765      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or http://www.sunflowerstudiowf.com.

Art After Hours at Gilded Palette Gallery featuring Guest Artist Cynthia Mollenkopf
Friday, March 11; 5 – 9 pm
Gilded Palette Gallery, 123 S. White St.
You’re invited to our Opening Exhibit and Reception on Friday, March 11, from 5 – 9 pm. The show will extend though April 4. Our featured artist is Cynthia Mollenkopf, who will be displaying the ancient art of feltmaking. Cynthia is a founding member of the Southeastern Felter’s Guild. Her show includes two and three dimensional artwork. Regular hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm. For more information, call (919) 570-7070 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-7070      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Art After Hours at The Cotton Company featuring the photography of Leigh Moose
Friday, March 11; 6 – 9 pm (Wine Tasting Reception)
March 7 – April 4 (Exhibit)
The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.
The Cotton Company in Historic Downtown Wake Forest is excited to announce we will be featuring the photography of Leigh Moose throughout the month of March. A wine tasting and reception will be held on Friday, March 11, from 6 – 9 pm in conjunction with Art After Hours. Inspired by the diversity of the world around her, Leigh Moose found herself developing a natural artistic talent and chose to narrate living through photography. Born and raised in North Carolina, Leigh kept her eyes open to the world and leaped at the opportunity to live across country.  Having experienced small-town living as well as large metropolitan locations, Leigh was fascinated with the variety of architecture, color, nature, history and people each area had to offer. This exposure nurtured an appreciation in her for a variety of art mediums. For more information, visit http://www.thecottoncompany.net, or call (919) 570-0087 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 570-0087      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Wake Forest Shred-a-Thon
Saturday, March 12; 9 am – 1 pm or until the shredding bins are full
Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest
The Wake Forest Police Department is partnering with the US Postal Inspector, the NC Attorney General’s Office, the Northern Wake Senior Center, and the NC Senior Health Insurance Information Program to sponsor a free Shred-a-Thon on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – or until the shredding bins are filled. The service will be offered in the side parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The goal of the shred-a-thon is to help local businesses and consumers minimize the risk of identity theft by destroying old documents that contain private information, such as old bank statements, insurance reports or business records. Acceptable items for shredding are any personal documents that are loose, folded, stapled or in envelopes. It is not necessary to remove staples or paper clips from the documents. However, videos, cassettes, CDs, DVDs and credit cards will not be accepted.For more information, contact the Wake Forest Police Department at (919) 554-6150 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 554-6150      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Sunday, March 13; 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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (919) 494-2707      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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