Wendell needs board members
The Wendell Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for town advisory boards and commissions, including the board of adjustment, parks and recreation commission, planning board, tree board and appearance commission. Find applications at www.townofwendell.com or Town Hall, 15 E. Fourth St. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.
American Legion Post 529 is having a seminar on Alzheimer’s and related diseases at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Knightdale Baptist Church, 15 Main St., Knightdale. For information, call Vane Polky, 919-266-9326.
Substitute teachers meeting
The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions Club fundraiser
Wendell Lions Club will sell barbecue plates 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the IGA parking lot at 2971 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. Buy $8 tickets from club members or call 919-365-7000.
Cub Scout Pack 515 will hold a flapjack fundraiser 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Applebee’s, 6609 Knightdale Blvd. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 919-889-7728.
Girl Scout Troop 331 is having a yard sale 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Zebulon Baptist Church parking lot, 400 N. Arendell Ave. For information, call Darcie Helbig, 919-291-1654.
The town of Zebulon has scheduled a series of events in April to promote the arts.
Friday, April 19: Youth Celebration Banquet 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the community center, 301 S. Arendell Ave.
Friday, April 26: Market on the Lawn with local produce, eggs, crafts and more plus local entertainment including Massey School of Dance, 5-9 p.m. at 1003 N. Arendell Ave.
For information, call 919-823-0432 ext. 4202.
Free plants for those who’ll donate harvest
Gardeners who sign a pledge to share their harvest with the community can get free plants 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 20, at Wendell Farmers Market, 21 E. Third St. For information, call 919-365-6402.
The Belk Gives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will be open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Belk Triangle East Center, 164 Wakelon St., Zebulon. The 39-foot screening center on wheels offers free mammogram screenings. Call 855-655-2662 to schedule an appointment. For information, visit belk.com.
Spring litter sweep
Wendell needs volunteers to pick up litter at the intersection of Buffalo Street and Wendell Boulevard 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will meet at Wendell Elementary School, 3355 Wendell Blvd. For information, call 919-365-4448.
Free help for pet owners
Wendell is holding an information session for pet owners 6:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the town hall, 15 E. Fourth St., Wendell. Learn about the services offered and operation hours at the Wake County Animal Center, pet health and safety, and more. For information, call 919-365-4448.
Neuse River Trail dedicated
The Neuse River Trail dedication activities will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh.
Anderson Point Park is on the Raleigh/Knightdale line. For event information, call 919-996-3285. The ceremony opens the 20 miles of the 28-mile trail that runs from Falls Lake Dam on Falls of Neuse Road to the Wake/Johnston county line. Learn more about the trail at raleighnc.gov/projects.
Humane Society supply drive
The Franklin County Humane Society will hold a supply drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Youngsville Branch Library, 218 U.S.-1A South, Youngsville. See rescued kittens and cats and enjoy food, games and prizes. For information, call 919-475-2517.
Garden club plant sale
The Perennial Garden Club of Wendell will hold a plant sale from at 8a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27 at the J. Ashley Wall Town Square, Third and Cypress streets, Wendell. Proceeds help fund a scholarship for an East Wake High School senior and civic beautification and maintenance of North Carolina public gardens. Perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, herbs and vegetables will be available for purchase.
Teen Poetry Contest
Wake libraries’ annual Teen Poetry Contest runs through April 30. Students in grades 6-12 can submit up to three original poems. Winners will be chosen in four categories: sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade, ninth-10th grade and 11th-12th grade. Winners will be announced in early May. For online submissions and entry guidelines, go to wakegov.com/libraries/kids. For information, call Judy Packer 919-387-4311.
Franklin County historic homes tour
Franklin County’s biennial historic homes tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Buy tour tickets at Designs By Donna Florist, 36 N. Main St., Wendell, or call 919-539-7868. Some of the homes featured include Georgian/Federal, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival styles.
Riley Hill Family Life Center offers end-of-grade test preparation and tutorial sessions at 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, and Saturday, May 4. For information, call 919-365-7899 or email email@example.com.
Kiwanis bike tour
The Knightdale Kiwanis Club will hold a bike tour through eastern Wake County beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The race starts at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane. Registration is $35. Tour proceeds go to the Kiwanis International Foundation and local Kiwanis projects. For information, go to knightdale.kiwanisone.org.
Relay for Life
• The PACER’S Relay for Life Team is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 5-8 pm, Saturday, April 27, at Wakefield Central Baptist Church, at 308 Proctor St., Zebulon. Eat in or take plates are$6. For information, call 919-269-9512.
• Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church Relay for Life team is selling raffle tickets for $1 each for a queen size Star/Log Cabin quilt. For information, call Saundra at 919-365-6969.
• Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church Relay team is hosting a car show 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 16657 Buffalo Road, Wendell. The rain date is Saturday, May 11. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For information, call Wayne Pender, 919-624-3730, or the church office, 919-365-6969.
Wendell’s commissioners will hold a public budget work session at 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Wendell Community Center, 601 E. Third St. For information, call Jonnie S. Driver, 919-365-4450. Commissioners will discuss the 2013-2014 budget.
Center holds raffle
The East Wake Senior Center is holding a raffle fundraiser through Friday, May 3, for a 32” television . Tickets are $5 each for the drawing on Wednesday, May 15. Buy tickets at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. For more information, call 919-365-4248. Proceeds support center activities.
Wendell Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at 101 E. Fourth St., Wendell. For information, call Chris at 919-605-8111 or visit wendellhistoricalsociety.com.
Zebulon Community Library events
Toddler storytime for walkers to age 3 is 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Preschool storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds is 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Storytime and More for 3- to 5-year-olds is 6 p.m. Mondays. Kindergarten to fifth-grade Adventures is 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, at 1000 Dogwood Drive. For information, visit wakegov.com/libraries/locations or call 919-404-3610.
East Regional Library events
East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family in April. Find a list of events at wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-217-5300. East Regional Library is at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
Wendell Community Library events
Storytime for preschoolers is 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 919-365-2600 or go to 207 S. Hollybrook Road.
The Five County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Zebulon Community Center. Guests are welcome to join. For information visit 5cba.org or call Bryon Way, 919-295-0245.
Network in Knightdale
Networking in Knightdale meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Applebee’s, 6609 Knightdale Blvd. Register at chambermaster.com/directory or call 919-266-4603.
Small business group
The Zebulon Chamber of Commerce Small Business Networking Group meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at Italia Express, 103 N. Arendell Ave. Call 919-269-6320 or visit zebulonchamber.org/home.
Tuesday coffee break
Tuesday Morning Coffee Break meets 8-9 a.m. at La Familia Bakery & Coffee Shop, 4 N. Main St., Wendell, 919-924-0474.