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Please contact your community website administrator if you have an event of interest to the community:
  • Bob Turnage
 

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27th, 2:15 - 6 pm at Villas Clubhouse East Lawn
Memorial Day
 
2:15 pm - Patriotic Tunes with Laurie
3:00 pm - Taps Across America
3:15 pm - Memorial Day Cookout
 
There are TWO signups sheets on the Clubhouse bulletin board:
  • attending the cookout
  • provide food items for the cookout
 
Please sign-up if you plan to attend the cookout following the program. Add your name at the Clubhouse bulletin board or contact me - Kathee (Bailey) and Committee 
Minor League Baseball Outings
Thursday, May 30th, 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm at Five County Stadium Zebulon — or — DBAP Durham
Bob Petrucelli is organizing trips to the minor league baseball teams in the area. Please contact him if you are interested in attending a game.
  • Carolina Mudcats at the Five County Stadium
      1501 NC 39 Hwy Zebulon NC
  • Durham Bulls at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP)
      409 Blackwell St. Durham NC
Bulls tickets are typically $18 IN ADVANCE
Garage deck parking is $7?.
 
Mudcat tickets are typically $15 each.
Stadium parking is $5?.
 
Carpooling is done as much as possible.
Each participating resident pays the driver(s) $5 each to help with gas, etc.
Each driver then pays the parking fee.
Routinely, travel to the ballgame takes 30-45 minutes.
We leave the Villas for the game about 5:15pm
FYI: There is more traffic to get the Durham Bulls stadium and parking garage.
 
Typical game start time / first pitch: 6:30pm. The proposed schedule of HOME games to attend are on Thursday nights as follows:
  • April 25th:  Mudcats
  • May 30th:   Mudcats
  • Jun 27th:   Mudcats
  • Jul 25th:    Bulls
  • Aug 15th:  Bulls
  • Aug 29th:  Bulls
  • Sept 5th:   Mudcats
Again - contact Bob Petrucelli if you are interested.
Friday Night on White
Friday, June 14th to Friday, September 13th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Downtown Wake Forest White Street
 
Friday Night on White (FNOW) returns to historic downtown Wake Forest on April 12th and continues the second Friday night of each month through September. This year’s FNOW promises to be bigger and better than ever thanks to a power-packed lineup featuring several of our area’s most popular bands. Each concert is scheduled from 6-9 p.m, subject to weather issues.
 
 
Our 2023 concert series will include:
  • April 12th: The Magic Pipers
  • May 10th: Irresistible Groove
  • June. 14th: Bounce! Party Band
  • July 12h: The Brickhouse Band
  • August 9th: Sleeping Booty
  • September 13th:  Crush
 
For April 2024, the following food and dessert trucks will be onsite:
  • Virgil’s Jamaica
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • VFW Chuck Wagon
  • Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels
  • Crumbstruction
  • Not Just a Fry Guy
  • the Naked Empanada
  • Lumpy’s Ice Cream
  • La Katrina Tacos
  • Mama Churro
  • Kono Pizza
For all concerts, multiple food trucks and beverage sales will be available as street sales.
 
Food truck menus:

Items Allowed & Not Allowed
Bring a lawn chair and blanket - but if you bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, please place them in the street - not on the sidewalk. Please leave the sidewalks open for pedestrians.
 
Please leave your coolers and outside alcoholic beverages at home.
 
Please leave your pets at home.

 
Fireworks Spectacular
Wednesday, July 3rd, 5:30 - 10:00 pm at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest
Free and open to the public, our Fireworks Spectacular will take place inside Husky Stadium on the campus of Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. 
 
Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fireworks show on the Husky Stadium football field or on one of the designated viewing areas on the Heritage High School campus. Spectators may also sit on the home side stadium bleachers.
Mama Mia - DPAC
Thursday, August 1st, 7:30 - 10:00 pm at Durham Performing Arts Center - 123 Vivian Street, Durham NC
For more information, contact Shirley Neal, Sonia Giscombe, or Cynthia Rizzo.
Concerts In The Park
Sunday, September 1st at Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
Sunday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 8.
 
Bring your family and friends, a picnic and a blanket and settle in for some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times!
 
Bands scheduled to perform during this year's Concerts in the Park will be announced in the coming days. 
Villas Holiday Party
Saturday, December 7th, 12:30 - 4:00 pm at Campbell Lodge, 3237 Spottswood St Raleigh, NC 27615
 
The Venue
  • Campbell Lodge at Durant Nature Park at 3237 Spottswood Street, Raleigh NC 27615
    (just 7 miles from the Villas; directions below)
  • Handicap accessible
  • Plenty of parking
 
DIRECTIONS From Wake Forest:
  1. Take US 1 / Capital Blvd. SOUTH towards Raleigh - about 6 miles.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto Gresham Lake Rd.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto Burwell St after crossing the railroad tracks. (0.5 mi)
  4. Burwell St. makes a 90° LEFT and becomes Spotswood St.
  5. Durant Nature Preserve entrance is just past the chain-link fence on your right.
 
For more information, contact Kathee Bailey.