The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2019 Board of Commissioners Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. All seven candidates vying for three seats on the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners participated, including Anne Reeve, Greg Bartholomew, Jim Dyer, Heather Holding, Chad Sary, Sean Sullivan and Adam Wright. 

Wake Forest residents can watch the event on Wake Forest TV 10 (WFTV 10) daily through Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 5) at noon and 6 p.m. WFTV 10 is also provided online in real-time streaming video.

You may also watch the forum in streaming video by clicking the video image above .

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.  

The WFPD offers Operation Medicine Drop as a prescription and over-the-counter medication take-back initiative that promotes proper medication disposal. By providing a safe and secure way for people to get rid of unwanted pills, tablets and other medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse, while also protecting local rivers and streams. The service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked.
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 & Sale 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.
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.
The Joyner Park Community Center officially opened for business Monday, Oct. 21. Designed to blend in with current Joyner Park structures and the natural habitat, the new 32,000-square-foot facility features a walking track, gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and pickleball, multi-purpose rooms, dance studio and kitchen.
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.
You can receive email notifications concerning road closures and traffic alerts in Wake Forest by signing up for E-Notifier - our free email subscription service. The service allows you to subscribe to several specific information categories and receive an e-mail notification whenever we post new information on the website related to your selected categories.
The Town of Wake Forest is recruiting friendly, outgoing volunteers to greet and help direct customers visiting Town Hall as part of the Guest Services Volunteer Program.
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 .
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 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 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.
Wake Forest sanitation customers can now use an online form to request a variety of assistance related to their rollout trash and recycling carts.
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 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 pleased to welcome Courtney Tanner as its new Planning Director. She succeeds Chip Russell, who will retire later this year after 32 years of service to the Town. 
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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