Upcoming Events in Wake Forest for Sept 26 – Oct 7

Quite frankly we have no idea how Bill Crabtree, the Town of Wake Forest public information officer ever sleeps. He seems like his duties far outweigh a reasonable amount of time. So from now on he will be known as Super Crabtree. Able to leap massive deadlines in a single bound. Stronger than an editor.

Bill or his massive staff just sent out these updates for everyone to be aware of.

September 26 – October 7, 2013 Events

Feel the Beat with CPR Anytime
Thursday, Sept. 26; 6:30 – 7:30 pm
YMCA at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
When it comes to caring for your heart, the experts at WakeMed Heart Center don’t skip a beat. We’re teaching CPR basics using the American Heart Association’s CPR Anytime For Family & Friends kits. Plus, learn the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do if one should occur. Program is free and open to the public. Please register in advance by going to events.wakemed.org. Program includes a presentation followed by a 30-minute CPR Anytime activity. Participants will receive one free American Heart Association CPR Anytime for Family & Friends kit per household. However, donations to the WakeMed Foundation – Heart Education Fund are encouraged and make it possible for WakeMed to continue heart health education programs in your community. For more information, visit events.wakemed.org or call 919-562-9637.

Partnering to Protect Imperiled Plants in the Piedmont
Friday, Sept. 27; 8:30 am – 3 pm
Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.
Friends of Plant Conservation will host their annual meeting “Partnering to Protect Imperiled Plants in the Piedmont” on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum from 8:30 am – 3 pm, followed by a tour and picnic dinner at the B.W. Wells preserve, Rockcliff Farm. They will also be hosting optional preserve tours to Mitchell Mill Preserve near Rolesville on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2 pm, and the Harrelson Tract- Eno Diabase Preserve near Durham on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 am. Please join them for natural area tours and discussions that are sure to be full of information on the status of imperiled plant species and unique habitats in the Piedmont. For more information on speakers, preserve tours, and registration costs, see: www.ncplantfriends.org/Pages/AnnualMeeting2013.aspx. For more information, email Camille Collins at [email protected]

Melan-Aid Fundraiser
Saturday Sept. 28; 7 am – Noon
Corner of North Rock Springs Road & Stadium Drive
Please visit our yard sale, lemonade stand and bake sale to benefit Melaney Jayne Holden. Melaney was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma on June 22, 2012, and has undergone numerous rounds of treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, antibody therapy, 9-hour tumor removal surgery and stem cell transplant. 100% of proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Holden family to assist them with everyday expenses (such as gas and hotel bills) along with their enormous medical bills. Visit our Facebook page “Melan-Aid” for more information and if you would like to volunteer at this event.

Wake Forest Farmers Market
Saturday, Sept. 28; 8 am – Noon
OneCare, Inc. parking lot, 150 N. White St.
Educational event is our 4th Sheep to Scarf – A Summer’s Fiber Journey; Learning about Crocheting; Felting – knit then machine felt; Felting using the needle; Knitting, and using the Triangle Loom. Weaver Joy Thomas with Son Rise Farm Crafts will create a scarf or two with our market yarn. Check her tent through the next two months to see the progress. The finished scarf will be on display in the market manager’s tent and will be raffled off at our Holiday Market during the first weekend in December. For more information, call 919-671-9269 or visit www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.

5th Annual Carolina Pediatric Dentistry Buddy Run
Saturday, Sept. 28; 8:30 am
929 Heritage Lake Road
The 5th annual Carolina Pediatric Dentistry Buddy Run is coming to Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 28. This family friendly event donates 100% of the registration fees paid by our runners and walkers to the Backpack Buddy programs supporting the Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Wakefield schools. Registration is online at www.fsseries.com/buddyrun. Come run or walk with us and know that every penny you paid to run the race will be used to feed a local child!

Wake Forest Reservoir Clean-Up Day
Saturday, Sept. 28; 9 – 11:30 am
Wake Forest Reservoir, Intersection of Wait Avenue and Dr. Calvin Jones Highway
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, the Wake Forest Greenways Advisory Board will sponsor a clean-up project at the Wake Forest Reservoir on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 am – 11:30 am. For more information, contact Greenways Advisory Board Member Don Bode via email at [email protected] or phone 919-526-3481.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Saturday, Sept. 28; 10 am – 2 pm
The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.
The Cotton Company is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive this Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm upstairs in our Event Gallery. You are all welcome to sign up and give blood – or tell your friends! All Blood Types Welcome! You can call us for available time slots 919-570-0087 or just hop online at: www.redcrossblood.org and search for us by Sponsor Code: COTTON. If you cannot give blood you can donate time to work a registration desk or donate snacks – whatever your comfort level will allow. If any of you can join or share our Facebook event that would be an excellent gift as well.

National Alpaca Farm Days
Saturday, Sept. 28; 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Sept. 29; Noon – 4pm
Alpaca Dreams Farm, 2714 Schloss Road, Louisburg, NC
Alpaca Dreams will be open to the public. Come and visit the alpacas and our 3 guard llamas; learn about these wonderful creatures; and think Holiday shopping! You’ll find everything at our farm store from stuffed alpaca toys + books to super soft baby alpaca throws, and everything in between. We even have some alpacas for sale this year and bags and bags of raw alpaca fiber. For more information, call 919-340-0070 or email [email protected]

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 28; 10 am – 4 pm
DuBois Center Outdoor Basketball Courts, 520 N. Allen Road
Let’s see if your team has what it takes! Living Word will be hosting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for New Hope Village and LWFC at The DuBois Center Outdoor Courts. Come play or volunteer! The cost is $3 per team. Four age brackets: 9-12; 13-15; 16-18; and 19 and older. For more information, visit http://lwfc.org/3on3/ .

Falls of Neuse “Praise Fest”
Saturday, Sept. 28; 6 pm
Falls of Neuse Pentecostal Holiness Church, 9501 Fonville Road
The entire community is invited to attend this event featuring music for all ages. For more information, call 919-554-9735 or email [email protected]

CROP Hunger Walk 2013
Sunday, Sept. 29; 2:30 pm
Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.
The Wake Forest Lydia Lowie CROP Hunger Walk 2013 is set for Sunday, September 29, at 2:30 p.m. Now is the time to set up your team online, to join an existing team, or to register and make a donation as an independent walker. This community event will be Wake Forest’s 34th annual CROP Walk, following the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” The walk, which begins and ends at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 South Main Street, is approximately 3.5 miles on sidewalks that include beautiful historic Wake Forest. All walkers will sign in at the Welcome Tent at WFUMC beginning at 2:30 p.m. on September 29. Step-off time will be 3 p.m. Bring along nonperishable foods to donate to the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry van, which will be parked near the registration tables. Participate in writing notes of encouragement to U.S. soldiers through a ministry known as M2M, Ministry to Military. Note cards will be provided, and the messages will be included in care packages that will be sent to troops. This year’s organizers of the Wake Forest walk have set a goal of at least 200 walkers and donations of $10,000 or more to help end hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world. A portion of the funds raised here and all the donated food will go to the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry in Wake Forest. All who participate–walkers and their sponsors–will declare their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk long distances for water or other necessities in order to survive. Join us by registering online at www.cropwalkonline.org/wakeforestnc and then get started recruiting sponsors to make donations on behalf of your efforts for Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk 2013. For additional information or questions, contact Marilyn at [email protected]

Fun & Money Social Club Event
Monday, Sept. 30; 7 – 9 pm
Real McCoy’s, 3325 Rogers Road (formerly O’Dwyer’s)
This free event is for anyone who would like to experience more out of life, likes to travel, and wishes to create priceless memories with friends and family. Come out and enjoy a night filled with great food, great music, great drink specials & great people. For more information, contact Gia Harris at 919-244-9541 or [email protected]

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Club Meetings
Mondays; 9:30 am weigh-in; 10:10 am meeting
Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $28. Contact Sandy Hope for more information at 919-556-6407. www.tops.org

Storytelling at Seuss & Sailor
Mondays; 10:30 am
Seuss & Sailor, 12243 Capital Blvd.
We will have a professional storyteller every Monday from now through the month of August. Open to children of all ages, storytelling time will begin at 10:30 am and run for 45 minutes to an hour. It is a come and go storytelling time and there is no charge. For more information, call 919-999-7576.

Monday Night Bingo
Mondays; Doors open at 6:30 pm; Games from 7 – 9:30 pm
The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
If you’re a serious BINGO player, then make plans to start spending your Monday nights at The Factory with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club. Wake Forest Kiwanis are hosting regular CASH bingo each Monday night at the Factory in Wake Forest. All profits support our children’s projects, such as Key Clubs, Third Grade dictionaries, and scholarships. For the $20 entry fee you will receive a packet of BINGO cards for all the evening’s games. Cash prizes will be awarded and food and drinks will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games are held from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call Tom Dimmock at 919-622-5401 or visit www.wakeforestbingo.com.

Chess Club
Mondays; 6 – 8 pm
Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.
For ages 16 and older. Bring your chess set and plan to join us for a good night of fun! For more information, email Teri at [email protected]

Oak Grove Baptist Church Care Ministries
Mondays; 6:30 pm
Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2124 Oak Grove Church Road
Oak Grove Baptist Church offers the following ministries on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm: Divorce Care, Divorce Care for Kids, and GriefShare. These ministries are designed to help, comfort, and instruct both adults and children who have suffered through separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one. This is an ongoing 13-week program on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in the Youngsville/Wake Forest area. For more information, contact Paul Cusac at 919-556-2315 or visit www.oakgrovebc.com.

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Evening Club Meetings
Tuesday Oct. 1
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm weigh-in; 6:45 pm meeting
Wake Forest Baptist Church, Room 213, 103 N. Main St.
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $28. Contact Megan for more information at 501-499-3098 and www.tops.org.

Custom Built Chiks
Tuesdays; 7 pm
YMCA at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
We are a women’s Inspiration-Accountability Circle to support women who have 50+ pounds to lose. We meet at the YMCA in the Factory on South Main Street in Wake Forest. Every Tuesday night at 7 pm. The meetings are just $5 on Tuesday nights with several free exercise events throughout the week. Meetings are community driven featuring wellness experts hosting mini wellness workshops, exercise events throughout the week at different venues, accountability pages and more. For more information, email [email protected]

Optimist Club Meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St.
Optimist clubs around the world are dedicated to “bringing out the best in kids”. Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth and empower young people to be the best that they can be. For more information about the Optimist Club, contact Dawn M. Nakash at 919-926-1452.

Divorce Care, GriefShare, and Single & Parenting Ministries
Wednesday, Oct 2 at 6:45 pm
Grace Assembly Church, 2405 Wait Ave.
Grace Assembly Church offers the following ministries on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm: Divorce Care, GriefShare, and Single & Parenting. These ministries are designed to help, comfort, and instruct adults who have suffered through separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one. These are ongoing 13-week programs on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm held at Grace Assembly Church in the Wake Forest area. For more information, contact Jennifer Revoir at 919-554-0997 or visit www.graceassembly.com.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
Thursday Oct. 3
Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road
Divorced? Separated? There’s Hope. With the help of others who have ‘been there before’ and who are ‘going through it now,’ you can develop safe, meaningful friendships that last long after the workshop. The large and small group sessions encourage people to accept their new life circumstances, let go of past injustices, and ultimately to forgive. For more information, visit www.richlandcreek/DivorceRecovery.com or contact Perry Safron at [email protected] or 919-556-9292.

Run For Their Lives: SAFE Haven 5K
Saturday, Oct. 5; 8:30 am – Noon
8431-137 Garvey Dr., Raleigh
Lace up your running shoes and join us for our 2nd annual “Run For Their Lives” 5K race, on October 5, 2013! This event will benefit SAFE Haven for Cats and provide a fun, healthy get-together for our N. Raleigh community. This family fun event consists of a competitive 5K for runners/walkers through a newly certified 5K course and a dog jog/family 1 mile walk. And it’s all for the cats! Registration is already available, so whether you want to run solo or with a team, be prepared to hit the road for a great cause. Check out our Race Website, as well as our Facebook page for updates, insider scoop and other vital information regarding the race. We look forward to the “Run For Their Lives” becoming a great success – thanks to all of you! For more information, contact Cait A. Hawley at [email protected] or 919-609-7267.

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, Oct. 5; 9 am – 1 pm
Wake Forest Church of the Nazarene, 203 CapCom Ave., Suite 114
Seasonal and Holiday Gifts Galore featuring Beautiful Crafts, Jewelry, Home Décor, Artwork from various local Artists, Delicious Baked Goods, Refreshments & Treats and much more. Proceeds and donations help support Nazarene Missionaries around the world. For more information, visit www.wfnazarene.org or call 919-528-8455.

2013 Rocktoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 5; 11 am – 5 pm
Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St.
Celebration of another year serving the local youth of Wake Forest. There will be a live concert stage/performances, fun activity booths, food, prizes and lots of fun for the entire family! For more information, email [email protected]

Wake Forest Police Department’s Golf Tournament for the Kids
Monday, Oct. 7; Noon
Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road
The Wake Forest Police Department is inviting area amateur golfers to participate in the 18th annual Tournament for the Kids on Monday, Oct. 7. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 12:00 noon at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road, Wake Forest. The field is limited to the first 32 paid teams, so interested golfers are encouraged to register early. The entry fee is $60 per person and $240 for a foursome and includes lunch, green fees, cart, prizes and dinner. Tee box and hole sponsorships are available for $100 each and include sign recognition of sponsorship for one hole. Proceeds from the Tournament for the Kids will benefit children in the Wake Forest community. Money raised during the event in recent years has been used to purchase Christmas gifts for less fortunate children, fund T-ball and softball teams, and sponsor children in local recreational events. To register your team for this year’s Tournament for the Kids or for more information, call 919-435-9611.

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