Volume 16, Number 7
*The Wake Forest Farmers Market will be held in Renaissance Plaza on Brooks Street Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. On Sept. 9 the market will host the Pottery and Craft Market. See the market’s Facebook page for vendors for the market and later for the Pottery and Craft market.
*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.
*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 the house 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.
*The dementia series continues on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m. with a program about effective communication strategies. Admission at the Renaissance Centre is free, but pre-registration is required. The series is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina.
*The seminar series Wake Up Wake Forest at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, will feature Joe Milazzo, executive director of the Regional Transportation Alliance, speaking about transit’s impact on the business community. The $10 ticket includes breakfast.
*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.
*There will be an Expansion Celebration from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Wake Forest Public Library on East Holding Avenue and everyone is invited to have some refreshments and say good-by to the small library that opened in 1996. Construction of the expanded library will begin this fall.
*The Wake Forest Concerts in the Park series will end on Sunday, Sept. 3, when The Piney Woods Boys entertain with a tribute to Doc Watson from 5 to 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at E. Carroll Joyner Park. The concerts are free; bring a blanket or a chair.
*Friday Night on White will end the 2017 season with Crush as the featured band.
*FNOW After Party sponsored by White Street Brewing Company will run from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the Renaissance Center with the Magic Pipers Band entertaining. Tickets are $5; food and drink will be available for purchase. Call the Renaissance Centre to purchase tickets.
*The third in the Wake Up Wake Forest series will feature transportation in Wake County and will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 a.m. in the Renaissance Centre on Brooks Street. See article in this issue for more information.
*California Suite by Neil Simon will be presented by the Forest Moon Theater in the Renaissance Centre over two weekends, Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24. Tickets are $15 adult, $13 student/senior in advance; $18 adult and $16 student/senior at the door.
*The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Richland Creek Community Church on Burlington Mills Road. Admission is free as are the food samples and all the information about the exhibiting businesses and organizations.
*The Rolesville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual BBQ and Bands Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 am. to 6 p.m. Admission is free; bring a lawn chair and enjoy. The location will be announced later.
*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.
*The Irish music festival, Feis in the Forest, will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 10 p.m. along Taylor Street behind the Wake Forest Town Hall. For more information, go to raleighirishfestival.com.
*Wake Forest Dance Festival, the Triangle’s first outdoor dance festival, is planned for Sept. 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park on Harris Road. Free and family-friendly, the inaugural event will feature national and regional professional dancers, as well as local rising advanced performers.
*The 25th annual Golf Outing sponsored by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce will tee off Monday, Oct. 2, at Hasentree Golf Club. The event is limited to 120 golfers. Call the chamber staff to reserve your foursome.