Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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72 Winter 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Events A sampling of things to do in 27587 and beyond Downtown Raleigh Home Show Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-Feb. 17 The Downtown Raleigh Home Show returns in February with fresh inspiration for remodeling, home improvement, and outdoor spaces from hundreds of experts, including such celebrities as Kevin O'Connor, pictured, of the PBS series "This Old House" and "Ask This Old House." Check out the designer showrooms, cooking stage, and outdoor living exhibit. The event — running from Friday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 17 — is at the Raleigh Convention Center. For more information and ticket details, go to raleighspringshow.com. The State of the Town Monday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones' State of the Town address and dinner, which offers citizens the opportunity to reflect on the town's accomplishments and learn about its goals, is scheduled at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in downtown. Tickets are $15, but anyone not interested in dinner is welcome to attend without purchasing a ticket but should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. for the mayor's address. Nevermore Film Festival Friday, March 8 - Saturday, March 10 The 20th Annual Nevermore Film Festival comes again to the Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street in Durham, featuring brand-new genre feature and short films from around the world in a juried exhibition. The festival highlights films with an emphasis on horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation, mystery/suspense, and action-thrillers. For ticketing and other information, go to carolinatheatre.org. Wake Forest Film Festival Thursday-Saturday, March 28 through 30 Prepare for a cinematic tour de force with the debut of the Wake Forest Film Festival, an inaugural event to spotlight passionate, creative, and thought-provoking movies by some of today's most promising filmmakers. The festival is a 3-day film showcase that will engage audiences with films of all lengths and genres, including short and feature, documentary, horror, animation, narrative, and student. This festival, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, is intended for the public as well as film professionals. For more information, call 919-435-9567. Thursday, Jan. 24, 6. p.m. Churches and community organizations are coming together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a free, public celebration at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. People are invited to attend the observance, beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event's theme centers on one of King's messages: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that! Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." The celebration coincides with contests to recognize students' talents in performances (dancing, singing, or speaking), writing (essays and poetry), and art (drawing and painting. The contests are based on this year's theme. For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115 2019 MLK Celebration PHOTOGRAPH BY JOE MARTINSON ARTWORK BY RENEE HARRIS JOE MARTINSON Mardi Gras Street Festival Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual Mardi Gras Street Festival features live music, special performances, and a family parade. For the children, look for bounce houses, sidewalk chalk art, and face painting — all free. Look around for stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians, and acrobats. A 1 p.m. Mardi Gras Walking Parade starting at town hall's Centennial Plaza will wrap up with contests for "Best Custom" and "Most Festive Family," among others. The downtown merchants also get into the theme by offering Mardi Gras specials or activities in their stores.

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