Community Notes: Aug. 25

August 22, 2013 

Library volunteers

East Regional Library is seeking adult volunteers to assist staff with checking in books and keeping the library tidy. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Applications are available at the circulation desk at East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.

Meals for seniors

The Eastern Wake Senior Center invites seniors ages 60 and older to enjoy a free hot meal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. The center also hosts daily exercise sessions, informative programs, entertainment and Bingo play. For more information, call the center at 919-365-4248 or Wendell Meals on Wheels at 919-365-4684.

Ready to Learn classes

The Eastern Region Ready to Learn program offers several free classes for Wake County residents at Knightdale Parks and Recreation, 950 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. All classes require parent participation. For more information, contact Shelia Dodd at 919-365-2606 or; or Janice Squires at 919-365-0921 or

Music and Movement – 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays Aug. 27-May 22. The class if for ages 3-5.

Second Step – 10-11 a.m. Thursdays Aug. 27-May 22. The program focuses on social and emotional themes and is for ages 4-5.

Free movie night

Knightdale Recreation Center is hosting a free movie presentation of “Wreck-It Ralph” 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at Forestville Elementary School. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy entertainment, food and vendors. The event is sponsored by the Total Connection.

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family, at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. East Regional Library will host conversations about Southern literature of all types 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Find a complete list of events at or call 919-217-5300.

Senior Center events

•  An Introduction to Line Dance class is at noon Fridays at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. The class runs throughout August. Call the center at 919-365-4248.

•  The Rex Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the center 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. For appointments, call 919-365-4248.

•  The center is hosting its annual free community health fair 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 12. Participants can get flu shots, have blood pressure screenings and compete for door prizes at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St.

Lifelong learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer Historias cortas en Español (short stories in Spanish) Part I 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 19-Sept. 30, at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale. Call 919-431-7593 or visit

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast is set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Applebee’s, 6609 Knightdale. The cost is $7. Proceeds will help pay for medical expenses for Tammy Zukoski, who has cancer. For information, call 919-665-1672.

Mud Run

Registration is open for the annual Zombie Escape 5K race set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Youngsville. For more information, go to Proceeds benefit the Shepherd Youth Ranch and the Raleigh Jaycees.

Parade sign up

The Wendell Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendor applications and float entries for the Harvest Festival parade. For applications go to or call 919-365-6318. Entries will be judged for best looking float. The festival is Oct. 4 and 5.

Book drive

Beyond the Gate Ministries is collecting books for the “Pajama Program of Raleigh.” Books will be given to children in the Wake County foster care system who are waiting to be adopted.

The nonprofit is also collecting new pajamas (newborn to XXXL). Drop donations at Total Connection, 7 W. Third St., Wendell or Dream Coat Ministries, 861 Old Knight Road, Suite 112, Knightdale. Call 919-201-0909 or email

K’dale Parks & Rec

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.

•  The community pool is open. 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. Visit

Summer learning

East Wake Education Foundation offers summer learning activities for preschool children 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, at 16 E. Fourth St. Wendell. For information, call 919-366-5901.

Farmers Markets

•  The Knightdale Farmers Market is open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the summer, at 207 Main St., Knightdale. Call Chris Roland 919-217-2234 or visit

•  The Wendell Farmers Market is open 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Visit or call 252-886-1939, or email

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.

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.

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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