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Annual HerbFest Right Around the Corner

Annual HerbFest Right Around the Corner

Get your planting gloves on because the Wake Forest Annual HerbFest is coming soon! The Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment is proud to present the 13th Annual Wake Forest HerbFest.   This popular annual event has been offering attendees the greatest selection of organic herb plants and local grown perennials in one place for the last twelve […]

Wake Forest HerbFest 2011 Open

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The annual Wake Forest HerbFest opened Friday with a visit from some live animals courtesy of the Millennium Academy of Wake Forest. HerbFest is the annual plant sale to promote healthful living through herbs. Proceeds support the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, a local organization with a mission to support cultural arts in the Wake […]

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Wake Forest IrishFest Poetry and Prose Writing Competitions Are Now Open

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Wake Forest IrishFest Poetry and Prose Writing Competitions Are Now Open

On Sept. 26, the first Wake Forest IrishFest will be held at Festival Park in downtown Wake Forest. To help celebrate Wake Forest’s national and international reputation for fostering the arts, there will be two writing competitions – a short story contest and a poetry contest.

These competitions are in proud and loving memory of two young men who shared a passion for writing. They left behind a rich legacy of the written word. In their honor, the following events are now added to the inaugural Wake Forest Irish Festival: The Andrew Britton Short Story Competition & The Graham Johnson Poetry Competition.

The Rules
* No entry form is needed. Entry is by US Mail, or by e-mail if required.
* You can make as many different entries as you like, in either or both competitions. Cost is $15 per story; $10 per poem.
* There is no restriction on theme or style, and all are welcome.
* Entries should be submitted on standard 8.5×11 paper, double-spaced type, and with no name showing on script.
* Maximum 2,000 words for the short stories; maximum 50 lines for the poems.

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Live Music Friday Evening at Three Locations

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Live Music Friday Evening at Three Locations

Where can you go to hear good music for free? Wake Forest, of course. It seems there’s always someone playing at one of the great spots around town these days. Alyn Mearns and Claire&Kenny will be playing at 8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Coffee Company in downtown Wake Forest. Festival Friday at Festival Park will focus on Christian music featuring Locust -n- Honey at 6 p.m. (Sponsored by the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment.) The Well Coffee House on S.

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Yum Yum Statue Downtown

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Yum Yum Statue Downtown

Yum Yum StatueWondering about the new bronze statue downtown?  It’s called the Yum Yum Statue, and has been provided by the GJCAE and Storyteller’s Bookstore.  For More information, check out the article about it on the GJCAE Web Site.

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What does Wake Forest taste like?

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What does Wake Forest taste like?

Seems like an odd question, doesn’t it? It’s the question asked by a friendly female voice in the spoken-word ad for Taste of Wake Forest, which will take place on Saturday, May 23, noon to 7 p.m. The full schedule is available by following the above link. 

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