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I don’t remember just when the Wake Forest Community Council was formed, but I do remember why.
It was a chance for representatives of the dozen or so organizations in town to get together once a month and share ideas and report on activities and, most important, coordinate their calendars so major events were not scheduled on the same date.
That was then, when there were fewer people and fewer organizations and enough days to go around. The civic-minded could take in almost every presentation and fundraising event that came along.
But this is now when there are events on top of events and the only person who seems to be able to attend them all is our amazing mayor, and I’m sure even she has to miss a few.
There are always lots of interesting options in town, but with the arrival of spring, we add a plethora of outdoor activities to the calendar and we are heading into an incredibly busy season. A visit to the Wake Forest Community Calendar is a bit mind-boggling. There are nine events listed for Saturday and the opportunities just go on from there.
Herb Fest is coming up later this month, and the Six Sundays in Spring concerts sponsored by ARTS Wake Forest start April 28 and run through June 2. In May, there is Meet in the Street on the 4th, and the Garden Club’s annual Mad Hatter’s Tea and Garden Tour on May 11 just to name a few.
When you add in sports, end-of-school activities, and church- and organization-sponsored ceremonies and fundraisers, the warm weather whirlwind is on. I know I won’t make it to everything I would enjoy, but I hope I’ll see you at least at a few of them.
Jean McCamy is a Wake Forest artist.