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Slime Walk set for Saturday 

FGV Smart Start will present the Slime Walk on Saturday 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.

'Heritage Middle to stage 'The Music Man Jr.'

Heritage Middle School will perform the musical “The Music Man Jr.” from April 10-12 at 6 p.m. each day in the Heritage Middle School auditorium, 3400 Rogers Road, Wake Forest.

The performance is family-friendly and features an all-student cast, and will contain songs such as “Seventy-Six Trombones” and “Shipoopi.”

Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the Heritage Middle School main office.

‘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 take place 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.

Youngsville quilt show set

The Youngsville Woman’s Club is sponsoring a quilt show April 13 and 14 in the Youngsville Museum of History.

Quilts from local quilters will be on display and there will be a judged event with cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. Many quilts will be for sale as well as handmade crafts.

Proceeds will benefit local projects that the club supports such as community arts and beautification.

The Youngsville Museum of History is located at 120 W. Franklin St., and the hours for the show will be Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m and Sunday, April 14 from 1-4 p.m. There is a $1 per person entry cost.

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.

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