Things to do in Wake Forest August 2012

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The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) will sponsor the 7th Annual Good Neighbor Day on Sunday, Sept. 16. This free, family-friendly event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave. Good Neighbor Day assembles people from all walks of life for a day of food, fun, and family entertainment. By bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages, and ethnicities, the event celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill among all of Wake Forest’s citizens. For more information, visit



A special part of this year’s Good Neighbor Day will be the presentation of the third annual “Good Neighbor of the Year” Award. The HRC is soliciting both youth (ages 13-18) and adult nominations for the award, which was created to recognize the efforts of Wake Forest residents who make exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The award is also designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service. In order to qualify, a nominee must be a Town of Wake Forest resident who made a significant contribution to the community between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012. For more information, visit



Tri-Area Ministry serves families that live in Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Youngsville. The ministry allows registered families to come in once a month to pick up a bag stuffed with groceries for no charge. Nearly 200 families go to the ministry each week. Food donations have slowed and the shelves are nearly empty. Tri-Area is in need of food items such as canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, and pop top cans like Chef Boyardee Ravioli – foods kids can open themselves while they are out of school for the summer. Please take your food donations to Tri-Area Ministry, 149 E. Holding Ave. For more information, call (919) 556-7144 or visit



Upcoming Events


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 or visit


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 or call 919-671-9269.


Cash Mob
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 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.


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 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.


Zumba Party
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; Gigi at 919-271-6632 or; or Jenny at 585-330-8321 or


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 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 or


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 If you are an artist and would like to share your work, contact Cora Hemphill at


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





Standing Weekly Events

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Club Meetings
Mondays; 9:30 am weigh in; 10:10 am meeting
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Keith Store 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.

Wake Forest Chess Club
Mondays; 6-8 pm
Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.

The club meets every Monday from 6 – 8 pm and is open to ages 16 and older. For more information, email

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


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 Deborah Williams at (919)556-2315 or visit


Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Evening Club Meetings
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 $26. Contact Anne Marie for more information at (919) 649-4818 or and


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.


Wednesday Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Wednesday; 4 – 7 pm
OneCare Inc. parking lot, 150 N. White St.

For more information, visit or call (919) 671-9269.


Divorce Care, GriefShare, and Single & Parenting Ministries

Wednesdays 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


North Wake Church’s Crossroads Addictions Ministry
Thursdays; 6 pm
North Wake Church, 1212 S. Main St.   North Wake’s Crossroads Addictions Ministry encourages addicts to strengthen their faith in Christ, learn about God and biblical truths, and receive the sober fellowship and community needed to cultivate freedom from addiction. For more information, contact Christopher A. Ball at

All information taken directly from the town of Wake Forest updates.


About Peter Kima

When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972 led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move. When Peter is not helping one of his clients he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the Wake Forest Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake county with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime however is spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cole (7) and Camden (4 going on 44!). Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you. When the time comes for your next move in and around Wake Forest, NC don't settle for ordinary! Count on Peter and his entire team to help you achieve...The Good Life.

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