Community Notes: May 19

May 18, 2013 

Charity events

•  Friends of Bruce Hemmingway are having a fundraiser 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Rudinos Restaurant, 4022 Village Park Drive, Knightdale. The group has several events planned including a raffle and a silent auction. Hemmingway recently suffered major injuries in a motorcycle accident and proceeds will help with medical expenses. For information, call Gail Hall at 919-607-4829 or visit

•  Sonic in Zebulon will host a fundraiser Monday, May 20. A percentage of the sales will benefit the college scholarship fund in memory of Jacob Spain, the East Wake High School student who passed away suddenly in 2012. The $500 annual Spain scholarship is awarded to an East Wake Future Farmers of America member.

•  East Wake Animal Hospital is conducting a rabies clinic 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14, at 2100 Zebulon Road, Zebulon. Cost is $7 and proceeds will help with medical expenses for Mason Brantley. Mason, who is 8, was diagnosed with leukemia. For more information, call 919-375-4180. Make donations at “Prayin’ 4 Mason,”

Sons of Confederate Veterans dinner

Author and historian Richard E. Shields will address the Col. Henry K. Burgwyn/East Wake Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in an open dinner meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Boulevard Pizza, 2925 Wendell Blvd. For information, call 919-365-5206. Shields will speak on the role of Freemasons during the Civil War.

American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 529 will meet 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at B & B Wrecker & Transport Company, 8822 Knightdale Blvd., Knightdale. For information, call Vane Polky, 919-266-9326.

Historical presentation

Former Wendell Town Manager Tim Burgess will give a presentation on his father, Walter Burgess 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Burgess home, 216 Dogwood Trail, Wendell. The older Burgess was a famous architect from Wendell. This program is open to the public. Bring a chair.

Human development event

The Eastern Regional Center will hold its Human Capital Development Fair 1-5 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at 1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon. The public event is free and includes a job fair, mini seminars, community resource booths, information on dressing for success and computer demonstrations. For information, call 919-404-3915.

Memorial Day service

American Legion Post 148 will hold a Memorial Day service 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Legion hut, 5100 Wendell Blvd.

Youth council meeting

The Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department is working with local high school student Jasmine Porter to create a youth council for the Zebulon community. An informational session, open to the public for ages 13-18, is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave. The focus of the Zebulon council would be civic engagement, leadership opportunities, community service, recreation, and fundraising. For more information, call 919-823-0432.

Baccalaureate service

East Wake High School baccalaureate service for the class of 2013 will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Central Baptist Church, 1109 Poole Road, Wendell.

Daddy-daughter dance

The Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department and Chick-Fil-A of Knightdale are hosting a daddy-daughter dance 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 14, at 102 Lawson Ridge Road. Cost is $20 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter). Pre-register at Town Hall between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $20 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter). For more information, call Michelle Wester at 919-217-2232.

Business Expo

The Knightdale Business Expo is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane.

Summer Camp

Summer camp at Kindred Spirits Farm is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9, at 16 Olde Charles Towne Court, Wendell. Visit, or call 919-215-0811.

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 or call 919-404-3610.

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family in May and June. Find a list of events at 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.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer Spanish Classic Cine through its Lifelong Learning Program 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June12-July 24, at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale. For information, call 919-431-7593 or visit

Lunchtime trek

Walk through downtown Wendell with the Art Whittington’s Health and Wellness group, 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. The walk starts and ends at 115 N. Pine St., Wendell. For information, call 919-365-6318.

Beekeepers group

The Five County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Zebulon Community Center. Guests are welcome to join. For information visit or call Bryon Way, 919-295-0245.

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