Big Love will headline tonight's Friday Night on White. The free outdoor concert will take place from 6-9 p.m. along South White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at several downtown restaurants. Plus, a number of food and dessert trucks will be on site in the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host the 2019 Wake Forest Home & Garden Show on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Forest Moon Theater will present “Steel Magnolias” Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-23 and 27-29, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students/seniors.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will present “Angelina Ballerina The Musical” on Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 plus tax for the 11 a.m. show and $12 plus tax for the 6:30 p.m. performance.
 
Since Jan. 1, 2019, the police department has received 65 reports of motor vehicle break-ins totaling $25,000 in stolen property - including nine handguns. Area residents are urged to help reduce break-ins by always locking their car doors.  
The fourth and final in the series of Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will feature the film “Bumblebee" Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8:30 p.m.  
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is accepting 2020 facility rental reservations.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host an Open House for Classes on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Arts Annex. The occasion will showcase the array of classes and programs scheduled to be offered over the next several months.
 
“Happy Dan the Magic Man” will perform his one-of-a-kind magic and comedy show at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person plus tax.
The Town of Wake Forest will present free concerts at E. Carroll Joyner Park on Sunday, Sept. 1 and Sept. 8, from 5-7 p.m. Sensory Expressions will headline the Sept. 1 concert, while Legacy Band will perform on Sept. 8.
"Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected" is set for Sunday, Sept. 1, at E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event invites area residents to disconnect from their smart phones, computers and other electronic devices and reconnect with their community, friends and family by engaging in healthier, more active pursuits.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will present the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “Rip Roaring Revenge” on Saturday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $40 (plus tax) and include dinner.  
Monarch City USA, a non-profit that advocates for cities and town to actively recover their monarch butterfly populations, has named Wake Forest the first “Monarch Town USA” in North Carolina.
The Human Relations Council (HRC) is soliciting youth (ages 10-18) and adult (ages 19 and older) nominations for the 10th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking recognition for their efforts.
Although NNO is offered nationally on the first Tuesday in August, the WFPD schedules its event each year on the first Monday in October to take advantage of cooler temperatures. This year's Wake Forest event will take place Monday, Oct. 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Centre parking lot.
For the third consecutive year, families, dance enthusiasts and the public will celebrate dance and music during the Wake Forest Dance Festival (WFDF). This year's event will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Admission is free.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is inviting area residents to celebrate the diversity of our community by attending the second annual Trung Thu Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children.
Beginning in October, the Town of Wake Forest will transition from weekly to bi-monthly (twice a month) loose-leaf collection service.

Town of Wake Forest and Republic Services crews will "tag" residents that violate trash, recycling and yard waste collection guidelines. Town sanitation customers may receive a Non-Collection Notice for a variety of reasons, including several common violations.
Area residents are invited to the 36 th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. The program will take place in Centennial Plaza, gateway to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
The Town of Wake Forest offers a free smartphone app that provides direct access to useful information about town programs, services and special events.
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