Lewis/Whitfield reunion Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Lewis and Whitfield families will host their 43rd reunion Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Wake Forest community house, 133 W. Owen Ave. For more information, call Laura Wilkins at 919-426-0756.

Democratic ice cream social Saturday

WAKE FOREST — An ice cream social will be hosted by Shirley Sulick, precinct chairperson and treasurer of Democratic Women of Wake County, Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 3512 Trawden Drive in Wake Forest. Democratic candidates and constituents are invited and should RSVP to...

Legion to host BBQ fundraiser

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 is hosting a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 40 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 for eat-in or take-out.

Parks program registration made easier

WAKE FOREST — A new onsite registration process is underway for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) department’s fall programming. For years, participants were required to register at the PRCR facility offering the particular class or program. The new onsite...

Purple Heart dinner Saturday

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets remain for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605...
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Purple Heart dinner tickets available

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605...

Bowl for charity Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club hosts a family-friendly Charity Bowl-A-Thon Sunday in two sessions, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St. in downtown Wake Forest. There is still time to register a team by choosing a name and having the team...

History museum offers much to do in August

RALEIGH — There’s a lot to do and see at the N.C. Museum of History in August. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free on the weekends. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St. downtown. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or see ncmuseumofhistory.org....

celebrate National Night Out Tuesday

Local communities are hosting National Night Out events in August. National Night Out, NNO, is always held the the first Tuesday in August and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs,...
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Free gospel concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The Branchettes will perform a free concert Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The Branchettes feature Wilbur Tharpe and Lena Mae Perry, whose styles and repertoire are deeply rooted in the older African-American musical traditions...

Church hosts arts showcase

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Family Church hosts the second Arts Café Summer Showcase Friday at 7 p.m. The Christian arts showcase features mime, dance, rap and spoken word. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The church is located at 231 Capcom Avenue. For more...
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What’s in season at markets?

I am asked throughout the growing season what produce is in season. Keep in mind that the list does not reflect what is available at the grocery store. Peaches are generally ready June through September. Apples and grapes are generally ready August through October. Blueberries...
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Adams’ memorial service Friday

WAKE FOREST — A celebration of life memorial service for Timothy Michael Adams, 18, of Wake Forest, will take place Friday at 6 p.m., at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned July 5 in the Tuckaseigee River...
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Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...
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‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...
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Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...
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Clint Black to play Sept. 23

LOUISBURG — A country music legend will be leavin’ here a better man, having performed to raise money for a good cause. The Friends of the Franklin County Cancer Center will host Clint Black in a concert to benefit breast cancer Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisburg College...
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Riverside HS gathers after 50 years

LOUISBURG — Approximately 50 members of the Riverside High School class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion June 7 at the school on West River Road in Louisburg. The reunion included a tour of the building that housed the school in 1964, live entertainment and a meal. Former...

Franklin County SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY —The Meow Luau is scheduled Saturday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Wake Forest’s Holding Park pool, 133 W. Owen Ave. Tickets are available through Friday at the Franklin County SPCA office, 1614 U.S. 1, Youngsville. Call 919-556-0954 for more information. Foster homes...

Blood needed at upcoming drives

WAKE FOREST — The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...

See the horse farms Aug. 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County’s cooperative extension is hosting its 19th annual horse-farm tour Aug. 1. The driving tour begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Three stops are on the tour — Trails End Farm, Wildwynn Stables and Sandy Hill...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...