Volume 16, Number 7
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on Brooks Street will host the 2017 Wake Forest Home & Garden Show on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.
Presented by Mitchell Heating & Cooling, the Home & Garden Show will feature over 40 local experts showcasing the latest in home improvement products, services and features. New to the event will be the Tiny Home Tour, Grilling Demonstration, and Shopping Marketplace with local art, handmade decor and various home products available for purchase. Wake Forest Power staff will also be on-site providing electric safety demonstration.
As an added bonus, organizers are offering several free seminars according to the following schedule:
- Saturday, Aug. 12
- 10 a.m. – Upcycle That! Projects for your Home & Garden – Shanna Labrador, The ReFab Lab
- 11 a.m. – HVAC Maintenance & Duct Design for Efficiency – Allen Mitchell, Mitchell Heating & Cooling
- Noon – The Benefits of Going Solar – Erin Hawks, NC Solar Now
- 1 p.m. – Slamming Doors on Home Improvement Scams – Claire Abshire, BBB of Eastern North Carolina
- 2 p.m. – Cleaning Tips from the Pros – Nina Fenwick, Raleigh Cleaning Company
- 3 p.m. – Grilling: Barbeque Essentials – Joe Kimray, B&W Hardware
Sunday, Aug. 13
- 1 p.m. – Could you Go Tiny? Exploring the Tiny Home Movement – Jeff Marlow, Free Spirit Tiny Homes
- 2 p.m. – Simultaneous Home Buying & Selling: A Survival Guide – Brian Pate, Pate Realty Group
- 3 p.m. – Ask the Designer – Q&A Session – Rhonda Benvie, Help me Rhonda Interiors
- 4 p.m. – Enhancing Your Soil for Fall Planting – Debbie Ludas, Wake Forest Garden Club
Admission to the Wake Forest Home & Garden Show is free and open to the public. In lieu of an admission charge, attendees are encouraged to jumpstart their fall cleaning by bringing clothing donations for Note in the Pocket. Note in the Pocket is a local non-profit organization that provides clothing to homeless and impoverished children and their families. Donation needs include new and gently used school clothing and shoes of all sizes, adult clothing and shoes appropriate for older students, and new packages of socks.
A designated drop-off area will be provided at the event entrance. Volunteers will be on hand to assist attendees with transporting large donations from their vehicles into the Renaissance Centre. To learn more about Note in the Pocket, visit www.noteinthepocket.org/.
Several food trucks will be on-site at various times over the course of the two-day event, including the Taco Bell Taco Truck, MoonRunners, Medley, Lumpy’s Ice Cream and Kona Ice.
The following sponsors have generously contributed to the 2017 Wake Forest Home & Garden Show: Mitchell Heating & Cooling, Champion Windows, Sunrooms and Home Exteriors, Century Link, Hasentree by Toll Brothers, LeafFilter North of North Carolina and The ReFab Lab.
For more information about the Wake Forest Home & Garden Show, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Home & Garden Show” or contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist Anna Bolton at 919-435-9422 or firstname.lastname@example.org