Crenshaw Hall is a premier pool community located in Wake Forest, North Carolina

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We are a tight-knit subdivision of single-family homes in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The Homeowners Association takes great pride in the community’s manicured common areas which include landscaped entrances, a large park with a gazebo, playground, and tennis court. The community pool and clubhouse are open to residents and their guests from May to September. Residents enjoy many social activities such as pool parties, holiday celebrations, and an annual 5K race throughout the year.

The neighborhood is conveniently located near shopping centers, highways, and Wake Forest’s unique historic downtown business district.

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The Wall That Heals in Wake Forest opens today

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, officially opens today, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. in Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be available 24-hours-a-day through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. A schedule of events is attached.

Wake Forest has the honor of being the only town in North Carolina scheduled to host The Wall That Heals (TWTH) in 2018. A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, TWTH honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

TWTH schedule in Wake Forest is provided below:

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • 8 a.m. – TWTH officially opens to the public 24-hours-a-day
  • 4 p.m. – TWTH Welcome Ceremony
  • 7 p.m. – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Friday, Oct. 19

  • 7 p.m. – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Noon – “Reading of the Names” – The names of NC service members Missing In Action (MIA) will be called out
  • 7 pm – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • 11:30 a.m. – TWTH Closing Ceremony
  • 2 p.m. – TWTH closes

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/the-wall-that-heals.aspx.

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Tickets selling fast for 2018 Christmas Historic Home Tour

TheWake Forest Historic Preservation Commission(HPC) and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present thebiennial Wake Forest Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-7 p.m. – rain or shine.

Offered only ineven-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays andopen for viewing. This year’s event will also offer wonderful Christmas music and more.

Advance tickets are on sale for $20 (price includes tax) and going fast. Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card at www.wakeforestnc.gov/christmashometour.aspx, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., and Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Tickets can also be purchased with cash or check only at the following area locations:

  • Arrow Tree Boutique, 415 S. Brooks St.

  • North Carolina General Store, 150 S. White St.

  • Page 158 Books, 415 S. Brooks St.

  • The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.

  • Village Pharmacy of Wake Forest, 900 S. Franklin St.

  • Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St.

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.

  • Wake Forest Coffee Co., 156 S. White St.

Tickets are limited to a total of 2,000 to ensure the best possible experience for everyone and will not be available for purchase on the day of the tour. Well-mannered children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to this year’s Christmas Historic Home Tour in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s “Christmas Historic Home Tour” function. Designed to provide smart phone users with useful information about this year’s tour, the function offers instant access to contact and ticket information, as well as tour directions and news.

IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the Town’s free app by searchingfor “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, orin Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided atwww.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.

Wake Forest is also offering email updates about this year’s tour through E-Notifier, the Town’s free email subscription service. Anyone interested in receiving announcements about the tour can sign up for free at www.wakeforestnc.gov/enotifier.aspx.

For more information about this year’s Christmas Historic Home Tour, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/christmashometour.aspx or contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

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Renaissance Centre & NC Symphony to host “Music Discovery & Instrument Zoo” Nov. 7

The NC Symphony will present a free “Music Discovery & Instrument Zoo” on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St.

Geared for preschool and elementary age children and their families, this hands-on musical activity will feature NC Symphony musician Rachel Niketopoulos reading a children’s book followed by an interactive demonstration of orchestra instruments. Attendees will learn how the horn instruments of the orchestra make their sounds and hear examples of classical and popular music composed for horns.

Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to try their favorite instrument in the instrument zoo.

This Music Discovery program is sponsored by PNC’s “Grow Up Great” initiative, promoting literacy and arts education for preschoolers and their families.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestrencen.org/event/music-discovery-instrument-zoo or contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.

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