Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2019 73 Friday Nights on the Tar Starting Friday, April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Historic downtown Louisburg — the county seat of Franklin County — will be rocking on the third Friday of each month (with the exception of April's second Friday because of Easter) through October, in the downtown amphitheater alongside the county's first brewery and tap room, Tar Banks Brewing. The free events — running from 6 to 9:30 p.m. — begin April 12 with Love Tribe, followed May 17 with The Castaways, a Carolina Beach Music "Hall of Fame" recipient. Next up is The Tyson Brothers, June 21; East Coast Rhythm & Blues, July 19; Shine, Aug. 16; and The Johnny Folsome 4, Sept. 20. Local craft beer and food trucks will add to the festivities. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfort. Pets and coolers are not permitted. 6th annual Socks & Undie 5K Rundie Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. The non-profit Note in the Pocket is to play host to a 5K and Kids Fun Run at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, on a course certified by the US Track & Field Association and one with views of the downtown Raleigh skyline. Registration closes on April 24 and 5K entry fees start at $30 and include a short-sleeve performance T-shirt. Note in the Pocket is a non-profit serving the children in Wake County schools with a mission of clothing children in dignity and love. To register for the race, visit runsignup.com. Meet in the Street Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The 39th Annual Meet in the Street festival, presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, will fill downtown with a day of food, fun, and live music and children's activities. There will be dozens of artisan booths featuring handcrafted items along South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street, and South White Street. Admission is free. Mad Hatter's Tea Party & Garden/Art Tour Saturday, May 11 Enjoy the company of friends or honor the mom in your life with fine teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets at the annual Alice-In- Wonderland themed Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Wake Forest Historical Museum at 414 North Main St. in Wake Forest. The museum grounds will be hosting a complementary vintage car show and specialty plant and art markets during the tea. This year marks the return of the garden/art tour featuring gardens specifically selected for their unique and creative displays along with plein-air artists showcasing their talents at each location. The event will include the Mad Hatter's Tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with "first come- first served" seating; and the garden/ art tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps for the Garden/Art tour will be available for pick up on the day of the tour at the museum. This is a two-ticket event, so you can select one or both. Tickets for the Mad Hatter's Tea are $20 and for the garden/art tour tickets are $15. Both can be purchased online at wfgardenclub.org or at the Wake Forest Garden Club Facebook page. Got to Be NC Festival Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19 The Got to Be NC Festival — dubbed a mini-state fair, only in May — comes to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh for three days of carnival games and rides, live music, food, and agricultural displays. Free events include concerts on the outdoor stage, antique tractor display and daily parade, racing pigs, and such grandstand shows as an antique tractor pull and fireworks. For more information, go to gottobencfestival.com. Audubon's Birds of America Ongoing; video experience through Sept. 15 The Birds of America by John James Audubon — four of only 200 complete sets known to exist — are now on display as part of the North Carolina Museum of Art's free permanent collection in Raleigh. In the new Audubon Gallery in the east wing, the NCMA is presenting Audubon's work in special cases designed for each of the enormous "double elephant" volumes, with hydraulic lifts that allow staff to periodically turn pages to display a new selection of birds. The opening selections, beginning on page one of each volume, will remain on view until May 18, when the pages will be turned. The pages will again be turned Aug. 17 and Nov. 16, putting four new birds on display each time. The display coincides with The Audubon Experience, an immersive video room, adjacent to the gallery, that surrounds the visitor with scenes from forest and jungles, mimicking what Audubon would have experienced in his world travels. JOE MARTINSON / TOWN OF WAKE FOREST

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