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Apr
29
Sat
Independent Bookstore Day @ Page 158 Books
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

April 29 Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017. During the month of April, visit any or all of the 12 Independent Booksellers of Piedmont North Carolina (IBOP*NC) to get your Field Guide map stamped for a chance to win prizes. Special programming, merchandise and giveaways are planned at each store on the last Saturday of April. For a list of stores and more information, visit www.Page158books.com/IBOPnc or www.facebook.com/IBOPnc

HPC Archaeology Workshop @ Alston-Massenburg Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am

HPC Archaeology Workshop April 29

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission will host an Archaeology Workshop on Saturday, April 29, at the site of the Ailey Young House. The workshop will be partially funded with a federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant awarded by the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) through the National Park Service’s Certified Local Government Program (CLG).

The Ailey Young House is located along North White Street, north of Spring Street and south of the Wake Forest Cemetery. The one-and-one-half story saddlebag house is a rare example of Reconstruction-era rental housing that was the childhood home of Allen Young, an important educator in the history of Wake Forest.  It is the oldest known African American historic resource within Wake Forest.

The April 29 workshop is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to those with an interest in history, historic preservation and archaeology. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at www.wakeforestnc.gov/archaeology-workshop.aspx. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registrants may choose from one of the following start times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Each workshop is approximately two hours and each group is limited to 30 participants.

Participants will meet at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., at the appointed time for a brief presentation on the Ailey Young House and to view artifacts collected from the site. Staff from the Office of State Archaeology will also be on hand to discuss appropriate methods of artifact collection and interpretation.

Following the presentation, participants will proceed to the Ailey Young House site to view the structure and participate in a ground penetrating radar demonstration by New South Associates.

The Ailey Young House site is not an improved site, so it is not handicapped accessible. The archaeology workshop is not recommended for anyone who has difficulty walking or moving around.

Participants should dress appropriately for being outdoors by wearing protective clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, and appropriate shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). 

Parking will be available at the Alston Massenburg Center and along Taylor Street. Parking will also be provided along Spring Street and within the Wake Forest Cemetery. Participants are asked to be respectful in the event a funeral is scheduled on the day of the workshop.

For more information, contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

May
1
Mon
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

May
3
Wed
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

Storytime at Page 158 Books @ Page 158 Books
May 3 @ 12:00 pm
Storytime at Page 158 Books
Wednesdays; Noon
Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St.
On Wednesdays at noon we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, contact Suzanne Lucey at 919-741-9156.
Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tour @ See below
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

Space is limited to the first 12 participants to sign up, so pre-registration is required by completing the online sign-up form at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-historic-district-walking-tours.aspx.

The Town of Wake Forest will offer additional walking tours on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, March 29; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 12; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 19; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 10; 10 am
  • Wednesday, May 17; 1 pm

Led by architectural historian and Town Historic Preservation Planner Michelle Michael, the tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and South Avenue. Along the way, each group will discuss the developmental and architectural history of the area, along with the significant men and women who lived in the homes. Tours will not include individual homes.

Each walking tour is approximately two hours and will begin at the corner of North Main Street and Walnut Street and end at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

May
8
Mon
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

May
10
Wed
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tour @ See below
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

Space is limited to the first 12 participants to sign up, so pre-registration is required by completing the online sign-up form at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-historic-district-walking-tours.aspx.

The Town of Wake Forest will offer additional walking tours on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, March 29; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 12; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 19; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 10; 10 am
  • Wednesday, May 17; 1 pm

Led by architectural historian and Town Historic Preservation Planner Michelle Michael, the tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and South Avenue. Along the way, each group will discuss the developmental and architectural history of the area, along with the significant men and women who lived in the homes. Tours will not include individual homes.

Each walking tour is approximately two hours and will begin at the corner of North Main Street and Walnut Street and end at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

Storytime at Page 158 Books @ Page 158 Books
May 10 @ 12:00 pm
Storytime at Page 158 Books
Wednesdays; Noon
Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St.
On Wednesdays at noon we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, contact Suzanne Lucey at 919-741-9156.
May
12
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

May
13
Sat
Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden/Art Tour @ See below
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden/Art Tour

Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10-4 the Wake Forest Garden Club will host its’ Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden and Art Tour.

A $20 traditional plated tea will be served from 11-2 at the Historic Wake Forest Museum building and a $15 Garden Tour featuring 10 area gardens and artists. Free festivities include a Plant Sale & Classic Cars.

More info: Wakeforestgardenclub@aol.com or www.wfgardenclubevents.org. Tickets for both events are available on-line at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/  by searching for either WFGC Mad Hatter’s Tea or WFGC Garden and Art Tour.

May
15
Mon
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

May
17
Wed
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

Storytime at Page 158 Books @ Page 158 Books
May 17 @ 12:00 pm
Storytime at Page 158 Books
Wednesdays; Noon
Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St.
On Wednesdays at noon we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, contact Suzanne Lucey at 919-741-9156.
Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tour @ See below
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

Space is limited to the first 12 participants to sign up, so pre-registration is required by completing the online sign-up form at www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-historic-district-walking-tours.aspx.

The Town of Wake Forest will offer additional walking tours on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, March 29; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 12; 10 am
  • Wednesday, April 19; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3; 1 pm
  • Wednesday, May 10; 10 am
  • Wednesday, May 17; 1 pm

Led by architectural historian and Town Historic Preservation Planner Michelle Michael, the tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and South Avenue. Along the way, each group will discuss the developmental and architectural history of the area, along with the significant men and women who lived in the homes. Tours will not include individual homes.

Each walking tour is approximately two hours and will begin at the corner of North Main Street and Walnut Street and end at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

For more information, contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

May
22
Mon
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

May
24
Wed
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry open @ Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

To volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, contact Jerry Bender at jb99nc@yahoo.com.

The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry is located at 149 E Holding Avenue in Wake Forest.  For more information about the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, please go to http://www.triareaministry.com/

Storytime at Page 158 Books @ Page 158 Books
May 24 @ 12:00 pm
Storytime at Page 158 Books
Wednesdays; Noon
Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St.
On Wednesdays at noon we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, contact Suzanne Lucey at 919-741-9156.