Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

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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60 Winter 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MLK Celebration 2018 Thursday, Jan. 18, 6. p.m. Several 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: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115. 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 Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd. 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. National Dance Company of Ireland Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. "Rhythm of the Dance," performed by the National Dance Company of Ireland, comes to JPAC, the Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College, featuring a musical production that is a true celebration of Ireland presented through song, dance, and storytelling. For tickets and information, go to jpacarts.com or call the box office at 866-773-6354. Events Things to do in 27587 and beyond Now through Jan. 21 The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh presents "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair," detailing the charity fashion event's 1959-2009 run with 40 stunning ensembles by such designers as Stephen Burrows, Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent (above), and archival photos and memorabilia from Ebony magazine. For information and tickets, go to ncartmuseum.org or call 919-839-6262. 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Mardi Gras Street Festival Saturday, Feb. 10, 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. JOE MARTINSON

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