Something for Everyone at Wendell NC 2017 Events

Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina.
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina.

By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell

For more information on these upcoming community events and other happenings, visit the town website at www.townofwendell.com.

Public Safety Day 2017

Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 10am-2pm
  • Held in Downtown Wendell, Campen Street, Wendell NC.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.365.4445

Meet and greet the people who keep our community safe at the ninth annual Public Safety Day!  Join us in Downtown Wendell the first Saturday in May for this free community event in which citizens – young and old – interact with our police, fire and EMS professionals.  Get behind the wheel of a police car and turn on the lights and siren as well as learn about the equipment on the fire and EMS trucks in a fun and interactive day.  Join us for food, fun, facts, and fellowship at this family friendly event!

Spring Into the Arts Walk 2017

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9am-7pm
  • Held in Downtown Wendell — N Main Street and Third and Cypress Streets [J Ashley Wall Square], Wendell NC.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.365.4448

The Wendell Appearance Commissioner invites you to the second annual Spring Into the Art Walk — a day long gala of visual, fine and performing arts!

The second annual Spring Into the Arts Walk will feature several local artists in an open air art competition throughout downtown.  Artists will set up in Wendell’s historic downtown district and beyond. Walkers are invited to watch the artists create a masterpiece highlighting Downtown Wendell beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm. From 12 noon until 3pm, be amazed as a sidewalk chalk artist takes creative liberties with the walking pavement along North Main Street.

Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.

Join us at the J Ashley Wall Square [Third and Cypress Streets] for a picnic while enjoying the acoustic harmonies of a bluegrass performance by The Grass Cats from 2pm to 4pm.  Join us for the Artist Reception and Silent Auction at Wine and Beer 101 on Main Street from 5pm to 6:30pm to meet the local artists and view their creation.

Everyone is encouraged to check out all of the artists as they bring their creations to life. A map showing the artist’s locations will be available soon.

Additional events happening in Wendell during the second annual Spring Into the Arts Walk include:

  • Arts & crafts vendors on Campen Street hosted by the Wendell Chamber of Commerce (9am-6pm)
  • Classic Car Show at Universal Chevrolet on North Main Street (9am-3pm)
  • Kids Art Walk at 6 North Main Street (10am-3pm)
  • Scrap Exchange Kid’s Event at the Wendell Woman’s Club (11am-2pm)
  • “Remembering Helen Wootton” (see below)

“Remembering Helen Wootton”

Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 2-5pm
  • Held at the Historic Wendell Post Office, Corner of Oakwood and Fourth Streets, Wendell NC.
  • Admission:  Free
  • Phone: 919.365.6313

Join family, friends and former students of Helen Wootton (1892-1977), longtime teacher at Wendell School and artist, for a display of her art.  Event sponsored by the Wendell Historical Society.

Farm House Jams

Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
  • May 20, June 17, and July 15, 2017 @ 5:30pm (bands play 6-9pm)
  • Held third Saturdays in the lake pavilion at Wendell Falls, 320 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell NC.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.822.3060

Do you enjoy an evening of music in an intimate setting that is family friendly and safe?  Bring a blanket or a chair and join us at Wendell Falls for Farmhouse Jams, taking place at our beautiful lake pavilion beside the Farmhouse the third Saturday of the month from May through July.  Chill and unwind as you kick-back and enjoy live music, catch up with neighbors or make new friends, and savor the foods and beverages from on-site Grounds Café.

Big Truck Day 2017

Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
Source: Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell NC.
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 11am-2pm
  • Held in Downtown Wendell, W Campen Street, Wendell NC.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.366.2266

Curious about what it’s like to sit in the cab of the garbage truck or tow truck?  Come out to the Big Truck Day!  This is a fun, exciting and horn blowing extravaganza for truck enthusiasts of all ages.   Touching and asking questions about the big trucks are welcomed!

July 4th Parade and Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 10:30am
  • Held in Downtown Wendell — Main Street and Third and Cypress Streets [J Ashley Wall Square], Wendell NC
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.365.3228

Join the Wendell Historical Society and Town of Wendell for a July 4th parade and celebration.  Parade begins on Main Street at Wendell Boulevard and includes veterans, children in their most patriotic wear, and bands and winds its way to the Town Square for a program appreciating our military and recognizing our most patriotic children.  Reminiscent of how Independence Day was honored in the good ole days, it’s a quaint and wholesome observance for the whole family.  Following the program are FREE hot dogs and fellowship!

All Star Recognition and Family Movie Night

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 7:30-9:30pm
  • Held in J. Ashley Wall Square, Third & Cypress Streets, Wendell NC.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 919.366.2266

Join us in recognizing the young baseball players as another season of baseball wraps up in the Town of Wendell.  After our All Star Recognition, stay and enjoy an evening on the Town Square with the neighbors while watching a family-friendly movie.

 

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