Five Dollar Feline Adoption Event
Friday, Aug. 24; 11:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday, Aug. 25 – 26; 11 am – 5 pm
SAFE Haven Cat Shelter & Clinic: 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh
Adult cats are $5 and kittens are only $20. Every SAFE Haven cat or kitten has been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. They have also received a thorough medical exam by SAFE Haven’s licensed staff veterinarian. Every adopter is also provided a bag of food and a toy for their new cat or kitten. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.safehavenforcats.org.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Saturday, Aug. 25; 8 am – Noon
OneCare Inc. parking lot, 150 N. White St.
The market will have live music by Joan Burroughs who plays the lap and hammer dulcimer. This week features an educational event. Long-time rock hound Joe Moylan brings his collection of Rocks and Indian artifacts found in central NC . If you’ve got some interesting artifacts, rocks and not sure what they are, bring them this Saturday. Joe, along with Hugh Nourse, will try to identify them for you. Recipe exchange: bring in your favorite to share with others incorporating all the good produce, or eggs and or meat found at the market. Recipe exchange takes place at the manager’s booth. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer garden questions and Wake Forest Vets will be gathering support for veterans’ causes. For more information, visit www.wakeforestmarket.org or call 919-671-9269.
Saturday, Aug. 25; Noon
Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Downtown Wake Forest businesses have organized the town’s first cash mob, and it all starts Saturday, Aug. 25 at noon. The meeting place is in front of Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. A cash mob takes place when a group of people support a local business en masse and share in a collective spending spree. The retailer will not be revealed until the mob meets. All participants are committed to spending $20 in the business. Organizers guarantee that the lucky retailer offers something for everyone and every budget. We will walk in a group from Town Hall to the designated business. After everybody’s $20 is spent, the group will then walk together to a designated nearby restaurant for an after-party with new found friends. Support local business. You don’t need to sign up. Just show up at Town Hall! For more information, contact Pam Jay at email@example.com or 919-623-4901.
Firing Range Training
Wednesday, Aug. 29; Noon – 9 pm
Police Department Firing Range, behind Flaherty Park Community Center
Residents in the area are advised that the Wake Forest Police Department will conduct firing range training at the police department firing range, located behind the Flaherty Park Community Center. The firing range is utilized by Wake Forest Police officers who require instruction and practice in order to obtain current certification in the use of firearms. Tactical training sessions are also held at the firing range. www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/police_firingrange.aspx
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Wednesday, Aug. 29; 4 – 7 pm
OneCare Inc. parking lot, 150 N. White St.
The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market, located at 150 N. White St., is open Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday mornings from 8 am – noon. For more information, call 919-671-9269 or visitwww.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org. Also, “Like” us on Facebook.
Annual DuBois Alumni Reunion Reception and Gala
Friday, Aug. 31; 7 – 11 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
The Alumni Reception and Gala will be held Friday, Aug. 31, beginning at 7 pm. The event is open to the community and will feature a special recognition of the 1962 graduating class. Tickets to this semi-formal event (no jeans) are $15 each. Music provided by DJ Quiet Storm. For more information, call Theresa Watkins at 919-556-2797 or 919-771-7101.
Annual DuBois Alumni Reunion Community Picnic
Saturday, Sept. 1; 4 pm
Historic DuBois Campus
There will be food, games, and music. Picnic baskets and personal tents are welcome. Bring your lawn chairs. Event is open to the community. Music provided by DJ Quiet Storm. For more information, call Theresa Watkins at 919-556-2797 or 919-771-7101.
Friday, Sept. 7; 6 – 8:30 pm
Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road
Come party with Mariu, Gigi, and Jenny! The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Check-in and surprise dance start at 6 pm and Zumba starts 6:30 pm. There will be a special drawing for the first 30 people at the door and a grand prize drawing at the end of party – plus more wonderful prizes throughout the night! Free childcare will be provided by RightTimeKiDS of Wake Forest for first -time customers. Wear low tread shoes as the floor is carpeted. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, contact Mariu at 919-671-7115 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Gigi at 919-271-6632 or email@example.com; or Jenny at 585-330-8321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual Tunnel to Towers Run
Saturday, Sept. 8; 8 am
Wake Forest Fire Department 1, 420 E. Elm Ave.
On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the Wake Forest community will come together for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Wake Forest 5K Run/Walk to honor the heroic efforts made every day by emergency responders – local firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel and military service members. The run originated in New York City as a tribute to New York Fireman Stephen Siller. After running three miles while wearing 60 pounds of firefighter gear in an effort to rescue survivors in the Twin Towers, Siller lost his life at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. His family created the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run/Walk to remember his sacrifice and to inspire doing good for others. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. at the start/finish line at the Wake Forest Fire Department 1, 420 E. Elm Ave. in Wake Forest. The costs to participate in the competitive and non-competitive races are $26 for competitive runners, $21 for non-competitive runners/walkers and $16 for runners/walkers 12 and younger. Participants can register online at www.tunneltotowerswf.org. Those registered before September 1, are guaranteed a t-shirt. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, September 5, 2012. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Stephen Siller Foundation and to the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. For more information, visit www.tunneltotowerswf.org or www.facebook.com/T2TWF.
The Neck of the Woods Performance Series
Saturday, Sept. 8; 7 pm
Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.
Come out for a night of enlivening performance art. The show is free to all, but we do suggest a $5 per person donation to support these great artists and their work. As usual, the performance is held upstairs at The Wake Forest Coffee Co. Please come a few minutes early so that you won’t miss any of these talented performers. The Neck of the Woods Performance Series is a variety art show featuring the work of local performing artists. Running for about a year, this unique show has included singers, musicians, writers, dancers, actors and comedians. Visit our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WakeForestNeckOfTheWoods. If you are an artist and would like to share your work, contact Cora Hemphill at email@example.com.
Living Stones Family Church Grand Opening
Sunday, Sept. 9; 10:30 am
North Forest Pines Elementary, 11501 Forest Pines Dr., Raleigh
Come join the grand opening celebration of a new and exciting church and experience for yourself what you always thought church should be! Nursery and children’s church are available for all children up to the 5th grade. For more information, visit www.LSFamily.org.