Community Notes: Sept. 15

September 12, 2013 

Dinner & history program

The Col. Henry K. Burgwyn/East Wake Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 17 at Boulevard Pizza, 2925 Wendell Blvd, Wendell. Earl Ijames, historian and curator at the North Carolina State Museum of History in Raleigh, will speak on “Black Confederates from North Carolina.” For more information, call 919-365-5206.

American Legion meeting

Post 529 of the American Legion will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the B&B Wrecker Service office at the Raleigh East Airport on U.S. 64 E.

Team members needed

The East Wake Relay for Life is seeking individuals to create or join teams for the 2014 Relay season. Kick-off for returning teams and newly interested individuals is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Wendell Baptist Church. For more information, contact Vickie Curtis at

Committee members needed

Committee members are needed for the 2014 East Wake Relay for Life organizational committee. For more information, contact Vickie Curtis at

Fish fry

Wendell Baptist Church will host a fish fry and concert to benefit the Relay for Life from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 20. Advance tickets are $8, or $10 at the door. The event will feature music by Servant’s Heart. For more information, call the church office at 919-365-4631.

Fire department meeting

The Wendell Holmes Rural Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at station No. 1, 2960 Wendell Boulevard. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 919-365-3635.

Boy Scout barbecue sale

Boy Scout Troop 524 of Zebulon will host its annual chicken barbecue plate sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave. Plates include half a chicken, green beans, potatoes, and a roll. Prepaid tickets are $7, or $8 at the door. Proceeds will go to buy supplies and uniforms for the troop. Event is dine in or drive-thru. Desserts and beverages are also available for purchase. For prepaid tickets, contact Anne Burke at or 919-606-9884.

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. 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. 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.

Food Pantry Race

The Wendell United Methodist Church Food Pantry is hosting a 3.1-mile race at 8 a.m. 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. Sept. 13-14, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15. For more information, contact

Healthy living classes

The East Wake Senior Center will host a class on living healthy with chronic diseases class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays 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 places as well as a $10,000 split to the person who hits a hole in one, courtesy of Todd and Scarboro of Wendell. $5,000 will be rewarded to the winner, and $5,000 to the Relay team. Tee time is 1 p.m., shotgun start. For more information, call W.R. Dean, Jr. at 919-553-6461.

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.

Library volunteers

East Regional Library is seeking adult volunteers to help staff check in books and keep 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.

Networking program

Networking in Knightdale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at World Karate Do, 1207 N. Smithfield Road, Knightdale. Beth Holland of Wellington Rehabilitation will speak. Participants will eat, mingle, and get useful information and door prizes. Bring business cards. Registration is required at 919-266-4603 or

Notary public class

Wake Technical Community College will offer a notary public class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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. 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 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.

• The Art of Songwriting event at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 will feature local songwriter Tony Dickens in a program designed to help attendees explore the basics of writing memorable lyrics and melodies, learning tips and techniques, marketing music and more.

• “What the Dickens?! Literary Trivia” is a new monthly series set to kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Librarians will ask questions about books, authors and more in a Bingo-style trivia game for adults of all ages.

• The Nonfiction Book Discussion reads and discusses a variety of narrative nonfiction titles selected by librarians. This month’s book is “My Reading Life” by Pat Conroy. This month’s meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 18.

• Sept. 19 is “Talk Like a Pirate Day” at third through fifth Adventures, 4:30 p.m. Third- through fifth-grade children are invited to read, create, discover and explore through books, activities, and more. This week’s topic is pirates.

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. 4-5.

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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