Monthly "E-News" transitions to weekly "What's Up in Wake Forest"

We are pleased to officially introduce the weekly email newsletter, "What's Up in Wake Forest," as our latest offering via E-Notifier - our free email subscription service.

For nearly 15 years, we produced the monthly online newsletter, "E-News" - and included it among the options offered through E-Notifier. Recently, due to the ever-increasing array of programs, services and events offered by the Town and our desire to keep residents informed about all that's happening in our community, we transitioned from the monthly "E-News" to the weekly "What's Up in Wake Forest."

By sharing news you can use weekly instead of monthly, we intend to keep you even more current on goings-on in Wake Forest. Plus, by providing a comprehensive rundown of Wake Forest news and information in a single email each Friday, we are able to limit the overall number of E-Alerts and other email we direct to your inbox. You're welcome!

Thank you for being an E-Notifier subscriber! We hope you will consider sharing this information with your Wake Forest neighbors, friends and family.


The Wake Forest Police Department 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 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.
For the third consecutive year, families, dance enthusiasts and the public will celebrate dance and music during the Wake Forest Dance Festival . 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 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.
 
Forest Moon Theater will present “Steel Magnolias” Friday-Sunday, Sept. 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 concludes Oct. 3. 
The Taylor Street Park Sprayground will close for the 2019 season Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. The facility will reopen in April 2020.
The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power (WFP) are joining more than 2,000 not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 6-12. As part of this annual week-long celebration, the Town and WFP will offer several special events and activities.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host “Zombie Survival” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Volunteers are needed to ensure a "howling" good time.
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.
The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is pleased to announce Simone Smith and Tilda Caudle as the 2019 youth and adult Good Neighbors of the Year. Mayor Vivian Jones made the announcements during Saturday’s Good Neighbor Day celebration at E. Carroll Joyner Park.
Area residents are invited to the official grand opening of the Joyner Park Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. The event will serve as the official opening of the 32,000 square-foot community center and the adjacent playground.
 
Wake Forest is introducing a new educational series for residents interested in learning about lawn care, landscaping, plants and trees. The new “Lawn & Landscape Series” is comprised of “Lawn Care 101” workshops and “Tree Talk” seminars. The sessions get underway Tuesday, Oct. 1, with “Home Lawn Turfgrass 101.” 
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is accepting Youth Basketball League applications for boys and girls ages 5-17 through Monday, Sept. 30.
Register online or at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
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 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.
Applications are 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.
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 introduce 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. 
You're invited to the 37 th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. The service will honor Henry Clay Willis and take place in Centennial Plaza, gateway to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
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 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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