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Franklinton Community Theatre to perform ‘Junie B. Jones Jr., The Musical’

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The Franklinton Community Theater will stage Junie B. Jones Jr., The Musical at Franklinton High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 5, at 7 p.m. on April 6, and at 3 p.m. on April 7. Tickets are $10 for adults $7 for children. Kids ages 5 and under free.

Residents invited to ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on April 5

The Wake Forest Police Department and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office will co-host “Coffee with a Cop” on Friday, April 5, from 7-9 a.m. at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.

All area residents are invited to attend, ask questions, and learn more about the WFPD and the WCSO. Wake Forest Coffee Company will provide free standard coffee during the event, and several Wake Forest police officers and Wake County sheriff’s deputies will be on-hand.

Attendees are discouraged from making speeches or airing grievances at this event.

Shag dance contest to be held April 5

The second quarterly Shag Dance Contest of 2019 will be held at My Place Restaurant & Tavern on Friday, April 5. The contest is open to beginners and amateurs only.

First-place couple wins $100; second-place couple wins a My Place Restaurant & Tavern $25 food gift certificate; third-place couple wins a bottle of wine. All other entrants will receive a My Place food purchase certificate for “$5 off $25.”

While there is no fee to enter the contest, there is an entry limit of seven couples (14 people). The regular $5 cover charge for “Shag Night Every Friday” applies. To register for the contest, contact Tom Shipman at 919-210-0665.

Slime Walk set for April 6

FGV Smart Start will present the Slime Walk on April 6 at Franklinton High School.

Slime Walk was created to promote health and wellness in the community. Vendors be on-hand, and there will be games and activities for children. There will be food trucks from local counties and slime making for children. All are invited to attend.

‘Crossroads’ Easter event scheduled

“The Crossroads of a Day: Easter 2019” will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 249 Holden Road, Youngsville. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. each night on April 12-14 and April 19-20. It is free to attend and all ages are welcome.

Fireworks Spectacular food truck vendor applications now accepted

The town of Wake Forest will accept applications through Tuesday, April 30, from food truck vendors interested in participating in the 2019 Fireworks Spectacular.

The online application is available at

This year’s Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. but food trucks are required to arrive and set up between 3 and 4 p.m.

The fee is $175, and the event includes space for up to nine food vendors.

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will notify selected food truck vendors in May.

For more information, contact PRCR events coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or

Public Art Commission issues ‘call to artists’ for upcoming sculpture and art exhibits

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission is issuing a “Call to artists” for its third annual Wake Forest Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit.

These exhibits will provide for the display of public art sculptures and murals throughout Wake Forest from July 1 through June 30, 2020.

The “Call to artists” is open at through Tuesday, April 9.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or