Community Notes: Sept. 18

September 16, 2013 

Park opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Child safety seat check

Wake Human Services will hold a child safety seat check event for National Child Passenger Safety Week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon. Technicians will check car seats for proper installation to assist parents and caregivers with keeping children safe in vehicles. For more information, call 919-250-3989.

Fish fry

Wendell Baptist Church will host a fish fry and concert to benefit the Relay for Life from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Friday, 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.

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 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as a $10,000 split to the person hitting 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.

International food festival

The International Food and Music Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at the J. Ashley Wall Towne Square. The festival will feature food from various countries, music and dance entertainment, free kids’ games, a silent auction, raffle prizes, as well as a food drive. For more information, visit

Robotics for kids

A STEM camp offered by STEM For Kids and East Wake Academy will provide an opportunity for students in grades 4-7 to explore the world of programming and robotics. The camp will be hosted at the East Wake Academy campus Sept. 23 - 27. For more information and to enroll, visit, or call 919-297-8366.

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

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. Tuesday, 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

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. Wednesday, 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.

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 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Wendell Baptist Church. For more information, contact Vickie Curtis at

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. For more information, contact

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. Saturday, 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.

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.

Wendell Harvest festival

The annual Harvest Festival presented by the Wendell Chamber of Commerce will be held noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4-5 at the J. Ashley Wall Towne Square. For more information, visit

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.

5K fundraiser

Wendell United Methodist Church will host the Feed Your Neighbor 5K race at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. at North Main and Wendell Boulevard. The race ends at 3450 Wendell Blvd., and will support the Wendell United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which provides emergency food for over 100 families each month.

Fire department meeting

The Wendell Holmes Rural Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at station #1, 2960 Wendell Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 919-365-3635.

Committee members needed

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

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 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

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family. 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.

Sept. 19 is “Talk Like a Pirate Day” at 3rd-5th 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.

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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