Part of the charm of living at Charleston Traditions at Bowling Green is enjoying beautiful weather in Wake Forest, North Carolina along with plenty of fun activities in the springtime. Here’s a preview of what to expect during the month that enters like a lion and exits like a lamb.
- Stroll down ArtWalk Wake Forest Friday, March 2, from 6-9 p.m. to see the work of local artists displayed in shops on or near South White Street. Artists will discuss their art and do demonstrations for guests, who are encouraged to visit these participating businesses: The Cotton Company, For Old Times Sake Antiques, North Carolina General Stores, Ollies Café and Gifts, Page 158 Books, the Arts Annex at the Renaissance Centre, The Robin’s Nest, Southern Suds and Gifts, Sugar Magnolia Café, Wake Forest Art & and Frame Shop, Unwined On White and The Artists’ Loft at Wake Forest Coffee Company.
- The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual “Carnival for the Kids” runs Tuesday, March 13, through Sunday, March 18 in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Drive. It will include rides, games and lots of food for kids and their families. Admission is free Tuesday through Friday from 5-10 p.m.; Saturday from 1-10 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available for purchase at the carnival for $20 each. A portion of the proceeds will support the department’s youth programs, including the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.
- Come “Brave the Shave” for St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brooks Street Bowl, 413 Brooks St. Cheer on volunteers from all ages who will have their locks shorn to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government, and the host team hopes to raise $100,000 locally this year. It’s a fun activity with a great purpose.
- The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24. Presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest, the egg hunt will take place at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. In addition to hiding over 10,000 Easter eggs, there will be Easter-themed arts and crafts activities in the Joyner Park Amphitheater, games and a free raffle. Egg hunt times are ages 3 and younger, 10 a.m., ages 4-6, 10:20 a.m., ages 7-9, 10:40 a.m., ages 10-12, 11 a.m. and special needs, 11:30 a.m.
Feel free to add any other upcoming local items of interest for March we might have missed in the comments below as well!