You're invited to the grand opening of the Joyner Park Community Center this 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.
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.
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce will host an informative and interactive Board of Commissioners Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Wake Forest BOC will be present, including Anne Reeve, Greg Bartholomew, Jim Dyer, Heather Holding, Chad Sary, Sean Sullivan and Adam Wright.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host two performances of Joshua Lozoff’s “Life is Magic” on Friday, Nov. 22. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host three performances of “Live from Nashville - Merry Country Christmas” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15. Saturday’s showtime is 7 p.m., while Sunday showtimes are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.
The Wake Forest Police Department will host “Operation Medicine Drop” Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the cafe area outside the ground floor meeting room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.  
You're invited to enjoy the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn while also learning about native trees during two "Fall Foliage Tours" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The one-hour tours will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Although Christmas is well over two months away, Wake Forest offers a variety of yuletide events in early December guaranteed to deliver a hearty helping of holiday spirit for the entire family. From the Lighting of Wake Forest and Pictures with Santa to Merry Country Christmas and the annual Christmas Parade, the holiday season is jam-packed with fun-filled happenings guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.
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 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 will host a Smart Cycling class for beginners on Saturday, Oct. 26, and advanced riders on Saturday, Nov. 2. Both sessions will be offered from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the ground floor meeting room of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
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 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 Renaissance Centre will continue the 2019-20 “Rockin’ the Forest” music series on Friday, Nov. 8, with the popular beach band The Catalinas. Tickets are $15 plus tax.
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.
The Wake Forest Loop (WFL), a weekday, fare-free bus for residents traveling within Wake Forest and a portion of Wakefield, is now offering 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. 
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is inviting local families to participate in the second annual Family Gobblequest on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.
Before wintry weather comes our way, all Wake Forest residents are encouraged to opt-in to the Town's phone notification system and provide their complete contact information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses.
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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