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Community briefs: Here's what's canceled and postponed amid coronavirus

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Editor’s note: Check with event organizers for up-to-date information on event cancellations, postponements, refunds and other impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Capitol Steps

Political comedy group The Capitol Steps has postponed its Friday, March 20, performance at the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium in Louisburg College’s Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center. A new date will be announced.

Arbor Day celebration

Wendell canceled its community Arbor Day celebration that was Saturday, March 21.

ProTown BMX

The two BMX shows in downtown Wendell planned for Saturday, March 21, will be postponed.

Family Expo

The Wake Forest Area Chamber Family Expo, scheduled for March 21, will be postponed to August. A new date will be announced.

Triangle Area Landscape School

The N.C. Cooperative Extension is partnering with area businesses to host the Triangle Area Landscape School, an educational event for landscape professionals. Scheduled originally for Wednesday, March 25, the event is postponed until further notice.

Live, Laugh, Love Fun-raiser

Special Blessings, a Knightdale-based nonprofit that servers people with developmental disabilities, has postponed its “Live, Laugh, Love Fun-raiser” originally set for March 27.

Litter Sweep

The March 28 Rolesville Litter Sweep volunteer cleanup is canceled.

Salute to Servicewomen

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187 is looking to find attendees for its 2020 Salute to Servicewomen. The Auxiliary will welcome and honor servicewomen during an afternoon reception at the American Legion Post 187 in Wake Forest. Originally scheduled for March 29, the event has been postponed.

To be considered, provide your name, address, email address, phone number, branch of service and the years you served by email to

Rockin’ the Forest

The final Rockin’ the Forest concert on Friday, March 27 featuring The Magnificents Band is canceled.

Easter egg hunt

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department canceled annual Easter Egg Hunt, set for Saturday, March 28, at E. Carroll Joyner Park.

Dementia education program

The Eastern North Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association canceled a dementia-related workshop set for March 30 at the Eastern Wake Senior Center in Wendell.

Domestic abuse workshop for churches

Called to Peace Ministries has postponed its day-long workshop, Building a Church-Wide Coordinated Response to Domestic Abuse. Originally set for April 2, a tentative date is now July 16. Pastors and church leaders will learn how to develop a policy and response team for their church. Lunch will be provided. Register online at

Wisdom Calls Conference

Called to Peace Ministries canceled its 2020 spring Wisdom Calls conference with Chris Moles, set for April 3-4 at Imago Del Church in Raleigh.

Rolesville Egg Rush

The free Rolesville Egg Rush egg hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been canceled.

Music at Mill Bridge

The spring Music at Mill Bridge concert featuring the Will McBride Group on Saturday, April 4, in Rolesville has been canceled.

Benefit for Belarus

Hearts for Children canceled its Benefit for Belarus on Saturday, April 4, at Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church in Louisburg.

Free tax preparation assistance

AARP Foundation as suspended its service where counselors prepare and e-filing individual federal and N.C. state income tax returns at the senior centers in Louisburg and Franklinton.

Paper shredding event

The town of Wake Forest canceled its fifth annual paper-shredding event that was scheduled for April 20.

Science in the Summer

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with GSK and the UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center to offer “Science in the Summer” in July for rising second through eighth graders.

The free program will be offered at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

The online application is available at Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and may be emailed to Recreation Specialist Garrett Bryant at or mailed to the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Bunn Fun Run

The 10th annual Bunn Fun Run and Walk begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Bunn High School track. The event includes a 5K, a 1 mile and a kid dash races.

Proceeds benefit A Blessing soup kitchen.

Register online at Register before April 1 to guarantee a T-shirt.

National Trails Day 5K

The Wake Forest Greenways Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5K race as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6 at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. New this year, the day’s festivities will also include a Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run for ages 12 and under.

Online registration for both races is available at The 5K entry fee is $25 before April 26; $30 before May 24; and $35 through June 6. Everyone who registers before May 24 will receive a race T-shirt. Same-day registrations will be accepted.

The Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run is for children ages 12 and under and the entry fee is $5. All participants who register on or before Sunday, May 10, will receive a 2020 Fun Run medal.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512 or