Community Notes: Sept. 8

September 6, 2013 

Women’s networking

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Networking Group (PWNG) will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and is designed to help women develop networking skills, exchange tips and ideas, and build business relationships. For more information, call 919-266-4603.

Business After Hours

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours program will be hosted by World Karate Do: Supreme Martial Arts & Fitness at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at 1207 N. Smithfield Road, Knightdale. Participants are invited to enjoy networking and hors d’oeuvres, meet business leaders, and enter their business cards for a chance to win door prizes. For more information, call 919-266-4603 or visit

Park opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 to celebrate the opening of Knightdale’s new park, Knightdale Station, situated off First Avenue in downtown Knightdale. Festivities will be held throughout the day. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 919-266-4603.

Teen Leadership Corps

Teens are invited to come to the Wendell Community Library for the Teen Leadership Corps kickoff event starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The event will involve planning service projects for the library and community. Teens can earn community service or volunteer hours. Applications are available at the Youth Services desk. For more information, visit

Knightdale Community Day

Knightdale Community Day will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14. The event is free and includes games, rides, inflatables, music by The Catalinas, local acts, local vendors, and more. For details, visit

Food Pantry Race

The Wendell United Methodist Church Food Pantry is hosting a 3.1 mile race at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5. Awards will be given around 9 a.m., and the Wendell Harvest Festival Parade will start at 10 a.m.. Walkers are welcome. To register and for more information, visit

Consignment sale

The Wendell Woman’s Club is having a consignment sale for children’s clothing, toys, and accessories, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-6, at the Wendell Woman’s Club house at 10 S. Cypress St. Drop off times are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13-14, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15. For more information, contact

Meet and greet

A meet and greet event will be held for Tom Benton, the new member of the Wake County school board, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the IHOP at 6707 Knightdale Blvd. To RSVP and for more information, contact Rita Rakestraw at or 919-360-0975.

Community health fair

The annual Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 12 at the Wendell Community Center. Attractions include flu shots, blood pressure checks, games and door prizes. For more information, call 919-365-4248.

Volunteers needed at Senior Center

Volunteers are needed at the East Wake Senior Center for entertainment and music, food and hospitality, craft department and bulletin boards, organization and cleaning, and sign design to help with advertising. For more information, call the center at 919-365-4248.

Healthy living classes

The East Wake Senior Center will host a class on living healthy with chronic diseases class from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5 at the senior center, 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. This six-week program is designed to teach participants how to self-manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma and more. For more information, contact the center at 919-365-4248.

Relay for Life golf tourney

Registration begins for the Relay for Life golf tournament at noon Friday, Sept. 20, at the Wendell Country Club. Cash prizes are available for first, second and third place, as well as a $10,000 split to the person hitting a hole in one, courtesy of Todd and Scarboro of Wendell. The winner will receive $5,000, so will the Relay team. Tee time is 1 p.m., shotgun start. For more information, call W.R. Dean, Jr. at 919-553-6461.

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.

Life skills session

A Study and Life Skills information session will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale. Rob Lewis, founder of Success4Students, will discuss the benefits of SOAR Study Skills and the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” Life Skills material. Registration is required at 919-669-8077.

Networking program

Networking in Knightdale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Applebee’s, 6609 Knightdale Blvd., Knightdale. Beth Holland of Wellington Rehabilitation will speak. Participants will eat, mingle, and get useful information and door prizes. Registration is required at 919-266-4603 or

Notary public class

Wake Technical Community College will offer a notary public class 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, 207 Main St., Knightdale. Registration is required at 919-266-4603 or

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

East Regional Library events

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

The genre book discussion reads and discusses a variety of titles from across many genres, selected by the librarians. They are meeting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 to discuss Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist .” Next month’s selection is “God Don’t Like Ugly,” by Mary Monroe.

The “Fall Into Good Parenting: Homework 9-1-1 for Parents” workshop is at 11 a.m. on Sept. 12. The workshop is a drop-in event with a librarian who will teach about online resources that can help children with their homework.

The Book Bites event features snacks and an introduction to books selected by the librarians. In September, the featured genre is Southern Fiction and Literature. Attendees can also share books of any genre with the group in a casual setting. Registration requested.

Senior Center events

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.

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

Knightdale 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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