Good Neighbor Day returns to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1-4 p.m. Good Neighbor Day is an annual celebration that assembles Wake Forest residents from all walks of life for a day of food, fun and family entertainment. By bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages and ethnicities, the event celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill among all of Wake Forest’s citizens.

A special part of this year's Good Neighbor Day will be the presentation of the 10th annual "Good Neighbor of the Year" Award. The honor will be presented to two local youths and one adult who consistently demonstrate an unfailing commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhood and community.

Over 4,000 Wake Forest-area residents have participated in Good Neighbor Day since its inception in 2006. Offering food, dancing, local musicians, a DJ, face painting, prizes, and recreational activities for both children and adults, this family-oriented celebration promises something for everyone.

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is encouraging area residents, businesses, neighborhood groups, and homeowners’ associations to show their support for police-community crime prevention partnerships by participating in Wake Forest’s National Night Out (NNO) on Monday, Oct. 7. The event will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre parking lot, 405 S. Brooks St. NNO promises something for everyone, including a DJ, food and special prizes, and fire, police, and EMS vehicle displays, along with a variety of booths highlighting crime prevention and safety.
Crush will headline the final Friday Night on White of the season. The free outdoor concert will take place Friday, Sept. 13, 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, the 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 is inviting area residents to celebrate the diversity of our community by attending the second annual Trung Thu Moon Festival this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children.
You can make a difference in our community by applying 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 (WFPD) is warning residents that law enforcement officers are being impersonated in a recently reported phone scam. Although WFPD has not received any reports, Raleigh Police have reported incidents of residents receiving calls from individuals posing as Wake Forest Police officers.
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.
You're invited to listen to great music and dine outside, while enjoying the end of the summer season, during our weekly Music at Midday concerts. The free music series continues each Thursday through Oct. 3. 
Applications are now being accepted 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.
Seven months after initiating a comprehensive study on the feasibility of the Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) joining the Town of Wake Forest, a management consulting firm specializing in local government public safety services has concluded the fire department should join the Town. 
The Greenways Advisory Board is inviting volunteers of all ages to sign up to clean up the Smith Creek Greenway and plant bulbs along the trail. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road, for a brief orientation.
Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources will host a Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fathers and daughters throughout Wake Forest are invited to celebrate their special bond during an unforgettable evening at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
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 Police Department has scheduled its next Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) 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 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will accept Youth Basketball League applications for boys and girls ages 5-17 Sept. 1-30. The fee is $60 for residents who live within the Wake Forest corporate limits and $100 for anyone who lives outside the town’s corporate limits.
The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is now 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 kick off the 2019-20 “Rockin’ the Forest” music series on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. with one of our area’s most popular party bands – Hip Pocket. 
Area residents are invited to the 37 th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. The program will take place in Centennial Plaza, gateway to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
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.
 
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. 
Safety is something most people look for when choosing where to live, and Wake Forest residents may be in one of the safest areas in North Carolina, according to a new study. The Town of Wake Forest was recently named the 15th-safest city in the state by BackgroundChecks.org.

You can have a handy pocket guide to all things related to Wake Forest by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app. Designed to provide smartphone users with useful information about Wake Forest, the app offers instant access to the Waste Wizard, downtown Wake Forest, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, popular local events and much more!
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