You're invited to the grand opening of the Joyner Park Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. The event will serve as the official introduction of the 32,000 square-foot community center and the adjacent playground.

The grand opening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Town officials, tours of the facility, class and program demonstrations, face painters, a DJ and light refreshments. A Fitness Fair will follow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring local health and fitness vendors. The facility will officially open for business on Monday, Oct. 21.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will sponsor its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30-8 pm at the Joyner Park Community Center , 701 Harris Road. The Halloween Spooktacular is a free, family-oriented festival for children ages 12 and younger. Please note: The event will take place at the new Joyner Park Community Center.
The Town of Wake Forest is partnering with Trees for the Triangle to help the non-profit meet its goal of planting 50,000 trees in Wake, Durham and Orange counties by 2050. 
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department requires Wake Forest residents and non-residents to obtain a Rec Card to access amenities at PRCR facilities. There are fees for non-residents. You can start the process for securing a Rec Card by creating an online profile .
The Town of Wake Forest’s annual loose leaf collection program is underway and will continue through early March 2020. Residents are reminded that this year the Town is providing bi-monthly loose leaf collection service which calls for crews to service town streets twice each month. 
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will introduce the 2019-20 “Rockin’ the Forest” music series tonight (Friday, Oct. 11), at 7:30 p.m. with one of our area’s most popular party bands – Hip Pocket. Tickets are $15 plus tax.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host the Wake Forest Guild of Artists and ARTS Wake Forest Exhibit on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 20 artists will display and sale their works of art in a variety of mediums and styles, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, encaustic, woodworking, and mixed media.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and the Northeast Community Coalition (NECC) are partnering to offer Wake Forest residents an afternoon of family-friendly fun and share useful information during “Unity in the Community” on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, the Wake Forest Loop (WFL), a weekday, fare-free bus for residents traveling within Wake Forest and a portion of Wakefield, will expand to offer an early/late extension along North Main Street and a mid-day extension into Heritage.
The Town of Wake Forest is again making it easy for area residents to keep track of popular Town events with its 14-month wall calendar. Now available at several area locations, the free calendar offers a comprehensive listing of events scheduled between November 2019 and December 2020. 
Geared for kids in preschool through second grade and their families, this free hands-on musical activity will combine music and storytelling. Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to try their favorite instrument in the instrument zoo.
You still have time to apply for one of the upcoming vacancies on the Town’s advisory boards. The boards were established to give residents input into what happens in the community and to advise the Board of Commissioners on matters that affect citizens and their town government. Applications accepted through Oct. 31.
The Wake Forest Police Department has scheduled its next Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events class for Tuesday, Oct. 29. The session will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. 
The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov. 23, as part of its 13 th Annual Turkey Drive. Area residents can support this worthy cause by submitting online donations via PayPal .
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is looking for responsible adults interested in volunteering their time to coach in the several leagues during the upcoming Youth Basketball season.
The Town of Wake Forest often receives inquiries from area residents and candidates concerning rules for political signs. While temporary political signs advertising candidates or issues are permitted, a combination of state law and municipal code regulates how political signs may be displayed within Wake Forest.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 1, for participation in the 2019 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Application forms are available online  and at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
The Renaissance Centre is currently accepting film submissions via FilmFreeway for the the 2 nd Annual Wake Forest Film Festival on Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, 2020. Entitled “A Light in the Forest,” the event will spotlight passionate, creative and thought-provoking movies by some of today's most promising and accomplished local, national and international filmmakers. 
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