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Community Briefs: Bunny Hop dance party to travel streets of Rolesville

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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.

Free tax preparation assistance

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

Tax Day for federal and state tax returns has been postponed to July 15. The AARP Foundation intends to resume tax preparation assistance in Franklinton and Louisburg as soon as facilities become available. AARP staff plan to accommodate everyone who needs assistance. Information will be posted when it is decided to reopen the facilities.

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 Bunny Hop

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

In it’s place, the town will bring The Bunny to residents during the Bunny Hop 2020 rolling dance party. The Bunny will travel the streets of Rolesville neighborhoods and encourage residents to dance from a safe distance in their driveways or vehicles.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. Visit for a map of the route.

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.

Easter at Home

Newhope Church’s worship celebration, Easter at Home, will be online Sunday, April 5, from 8:45-10:45 a.m. The church, which normally meets at Heritage Middle School, will broadcast the celebration on Facebook at

Wake Forest Board of Commissioners

In accordance with Wake County’s stay-at-home order, the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners work session on Tuesday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. will be conducted virtually and not open to on-site visitors. The only people expected to attend physically are the mayor most of the commissioners, the town manager, town clerk and town attorney. All will be seated in a manner that ensures proper social distancing.

Members of the public may live stream the meeting at and and view it on Spectrum Channel 10 (WFTV10).

There are also two new ways the public can participate via audio only in the April 7 meeting:

• Join the meeting through Zoom from your computer or smartphone (Meeting ID: 845 550 220)

• Join the meeting through audio only via telephone. Call 1-929-205-6099 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 845550220#.

Pancake breakfast

The monthly American Legion Post 187 Pancake Breakfast, previously scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12, has been canceled due to COVIC-19. The post is contemplating the resumption of its monthly Pancake Breakfast on the second Sunday of each month once the virus crisis ends. Details will be announced when they are available.

Paper shredding event

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


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. Participants are encouraged to bring 10 canned goods.

Register online at

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

Southeastern Alumni & Friends

Every year during the Southern Baptist Convention, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosts an event for alumni and friends. The convention was canceled this year, but the Southeastern Alumni & Friends event, scheduled for 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, will be livestreamed online. Seminary president Danny Akin will offer an update to viewers. Register online.