Community Notes: June 9

June 7, 2013 

Left: Charles Jones, Tosha Thomas, Derek Cart and Eddie Atkins are performing in the “Motown Revue” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at the Boykin Center, 108 Nash St., Wilson.


Free lecture

Dr. Mary Wayne Watson, a humanities professor at Nash Community College, will present a scholarly lecture on Gerald White Johnson, one of North Carolina’s pioneering journalists and a noted historian, at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, on the NCC campus, at 522 North Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount. For more information, call 252-451-8235.

Motown Revue

To celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month, Vision Community Theatre Group, Inc., presents a “Motown Revue” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at the Boykin Center, 108 Nash St., Wilson. The revue was written and directed by Middlesex resident Toshika Johnson Smith. Tickets are $12 in advance and on sale at the Arts Council, or Chat-N-Chew, 130 Goldsboro St., Wilson. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office for $15. For information, call 252-206-9800.

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. Preregister 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.

Charity events

East Wake Animal Hospital is conducting a rabies clinic 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 15, at 2100 Zebulon Road, Zebulon. Cost is $7 and proceeds will help with medical expenses for Mason Brantley. Mason, who is 5, was diagnosed with leukemia. For more information, call 919-375-4180. Make donations at “Prayin’ 4 Mason,”

Substitute teachers’ meeting

The Wake County Substitute Teachers Association will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Olive Garden, 7805 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. RSVP to

Business Expo

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

Book Reading

Karen Matthews will read from her new children’s book, “The Legend of Lizard Lick” 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, June 22, at the Art of Giving Gallery, Studio and Gift Store at 123 N. Main St., Wendell.

Family Fun Day

The Archer Lodge Community Center is hosting its annual Family Fun Day and Independence Day celebration Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, at the corner of Archer Lodge and Buffalo Road in Archer Lodge.

Featured highlights on Friday include the crowning of Little Miss Archer Lodge 2013 and the barbecue pig cookoff. Activities start early on Saturday, with a road race and a patriotic parade, concessions all day and inflatables, corn hole tournament, bingo and cake walk.

The center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a patriotic ceremony that honors local veterans and features the Army Ground Forces Band. For more information, visit

Farmer’s Market

The Knightdale Farmer’s Market is open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the summer, at 207 Main St., Knightdale. For more information, call Chris Roland 919-217-2234 or visit

Knightdale Parks & Recreation

Knightdale Parks & Recreation has scheduled the following summer activities:

•  Water Aerobics : 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Knightdale Community Pool, 202 Milburnie Road.

•  Aerobics Classes: 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 6-7 p.m. Sunday, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road.

•  Yoga : 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Knightdale Clubhouse, 202 Milburnie Road.

•  Zumba : 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Knightdale Clubhouse, 202 Milburnie Road.

•  Senior Health Fair : 9 a.m.-noon June 13, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The community pool opens June 25. The hours are 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. For information on rentals, swim lessons and summer passes, call 919-217-2232.

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 4647 Massey Road, Zebulon. 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 June.

The East Regional Library will host an informational session about ThirdEd Enrichment Centers 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. Find a complete list of events at or call 919-217-5300.

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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