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The Wake Weekly Community Briefs for May 10

American Legion pancake breakfast

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A pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at Walter E. Cole American Legion Hall, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. The cost is $5 per person, and children under 11 years old eat free. There will be pancakes to order, sausage, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice. Proceeds will go toward veteran rehabilitation programs.

Comprehensive Transportation Plan public information meeting

The town of Wake Forest will host a Comprehensive Transportation Plan public information meeting on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

The meeting will have an informal, open house-style format, so there will not be a formal presentation. Attendees may arrive any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to share comments and ask questions.

During the session, organizers will review ideas and opinions shared during the first CTP public meeting on topics such as safety, intersections, roadway congestion, technology, driving, walking, biking and transit.

Light refreshments, along with soft drinks and water, will be available.

For more information, visit and search “Comprehensive Transportation Plan” or contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9510 or

Music at Midday continues Thursday

Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and ARTS Wake Forest, the Music at Midday weekly concert series continues on consecutive Thursdays through May 30.

Scheduled from noon-1 p.m., Music at Midday will feature a variety of local performers and take place in Centennial Plaza, the gateway to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

This year’s concert lineup includes Into the Fog on Thursday; Kristi Dixon on May 23; and Freddy Greene Trio on May 30.

For more information about Music at Midday, contact Special Events Recreation Specialist Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or

Police Department Recruitment Fair

The Wake Forest Police Department will host a Recruitment Fair for sworn law enforcement officers and NC Basic Law Enforcement Training graduates Friday, May 17, from 4-7 p.m. The event will take place both inside and outside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

The recruitment fair will also offer attendees the opportunity to interact with members of the WFPD and the Town’s Human Resources Department.

Anyone interested in joining the Wake Forest Police Department is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Cpl. A. Lezama at 919-435-9625 or

Youth in Government Coat Drive is underway

The Wake Forest Youth in Government Advisory Board will collect clean, gently used coats and jackets through Friday, May 17, as part of a community service project.

Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome and may be dropped off at one of the following area locations:

• Dance Dynamics Studio, 123 Capcom Ave., Wake Forest

• Heritage Elementary School, 3500 Rogers Road, Wake Forest

• Heritage Middle School, 3400 Rogers Road, Wake Forest

• Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest

• Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

• Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, Rolesville

• Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville

• Wake Forest Elementary School, 136 W. Sycamore Ave., Wake Forest

• Wake Forest High School, 420 Stadium Dr., Wake Forest

• Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest

All donated coats will be given to the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club for distribution to area residents in need. For more information about this year’s coat drive, contact YIG Advisory Board advisor Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or