Volume 16, Number 7
*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be held in Renaissance Plaza on Brooks Street Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. See the market’s Facebook page for vendors.
*Monday Night Bingo at The Factory is hosted by the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club in the Mill Room from 7 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday night. All profits support the club’s projects for children. Visit www.wakeforestbingo.com for more information.
*Overeaters Anonymous meets on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 South Main Street. Enter through the back by the office. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone welcome! Contact Jennifer at 928-225-5236.
*Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry at 149 East Holding Avenue is now open from 9 to 11 a.m. every third Saturday along with its regular hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for food distribution. It serves about 700 families in Wake Forest, Youngsville, Rolesville and their surrounding areas. Call 919-556-7144 for information about receiving food, volunteering and donations. You can send donations to Tri-Area at PO Box 1394, Wake Forest NC 27588.
*Hope House Weekly Food Pantry distributes food at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Hope House volunteers pick up the food from the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and typically has vegetables, fruits, salad packages and breads but sometimes does have meat, eggs, fruit juice and milk. Hope House is at 334 North Allen Road. For more information, call Norma Bennekin at 919-263-1007.
*Cars & Coffee is a free monthly gathering of auto and motorcycle enthusiasts that happens every fourth Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at 940 Gateway Commons Circle.
*Friday Night on White will be back on July 14 featuring Big Love. It takes place on South White Street between 6 and 9 p.m.
*The Listening Room, a new local music scene for aspiring artists, will feature live performances in different downtown shops. The first will take place Saturday, July 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Wake Forest Coffee Company.
*The first in a series of workshops about dementia, The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be held Thursday, July 20, in the Wake Forest Renaissance Center. See article in this issue for details.
*Neck of the Woods performance series will be back at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21. See article in this issue for details.
*The second annual Wake Forest Guild of Artists and Wake Forest ARTS Art Exhibit will be at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Arts Annex on Sunday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit, featuring 20 local artists, is free and open to all.
*The Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo will return on Sunday, July 23, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Renaissance Plaza on Brooks Street with 17 trucks and a beer tent provided by Brooks Street Bowl.
*SING-WF, the Senior Information & Network Group of Wake Forest, will hold a community-wide meeting Friday, July 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Wake Electric Community Room at 100 South Franklin Street. Breakfast and networking begins at 8:30. See article in this issue for more information.
*The Wake Forest Public Art Commission will host a reception Saturday, July 29, to formally open the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre for the Arts Annex on Brooks Street. Light refreshments will be served.
*The second annual Wake Forest Home Garden Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13, at the Renaissance Centre on Brooks Street featuring over 40 local experts in home improvement projects, services and features. Visitors will also be able to purchase local art, handmade décor and various home products.
*Good Neighbor Day, sponsored by the Wake Forest Human Relations Council, will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event features fun, food and fellowship, and all town residents are invited.