Community Notes: Sept. 22

September 19, 2013 

Robotics for kids

A STEM camp offered by STEM For Kids and East Wake Academy will provide an opportunity for students in fourth to seventh grades 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 www.stemforkids.com, 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 www.knightdalechamber.org.

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 www.knightdalechamber.org.

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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Wendell Baptist Church. For more information, contact Vickie Curtis at ewrelayforlife@nc.rr.com.

Bake sale

Hopkins Fire Department will host a hot dog and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at 8933 Fowler Road, Zebulon. Other attractions include a silent auction, the Massey School of Dance, and the Firefighter Fashion Show. The event is sponsored by the Hopkins Rural Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

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 jkcorke@yahoo.com.

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 sburke888@yahoo.com 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 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 www.wendellchamber.org.

Bike return

The Wendell Police Department has several unclaimed bicycles that have been found or turned in to the station. If your bicycle is missing or stolen, go to the Wendell police station by Oct. 20, or they will be donated to a nonprofit organization. For more information, call Jody Wall at 919-365-4444.

Parade sign up

The Wendell Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendor applications and float entries for the Harvest Festival parade. For applications go to www.wendellchamber.com 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 more than 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 No. 1, 2960 Wendell Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 919-365-3635.

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family. Find a complete list of events at wakegov.com/libraries 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 library will offer Resources for Resume Writing at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22. The session, led by librarians, will include an overview of Learning Express Library’s resume course, Microsoft Word resume templates, and tips from the Goodwill Community Foundation’s Learning Foundation. The sessions are free; however, registration is requested.

The Choosing the Right College for You event will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Brooke Daly, founder of Advantage College Planning, returns to the Regional Libraries to lead the discussions. Sessions are free but registration is requested.

The October Craft It event will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Participants are encouraged to bring a plain white coffee or tea mug and decorate it. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Registration requested.

Parents are invited to join librarians at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 for recommendations from librarians for books on keeping children healthy.

Participants are invited to explore their family history at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Experts from the Raleigh and Apex Family History Centers and staff from the Olivia Raney Local History Library will demonstrate the variety of available resources for your genealogical research. The session is free, but registration is required.

Up and coming entrepreneurs are invited to a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 hosted by local members of SCORE on the legal aspects of starting a business. Interested parties should register on www.Raleigh.score.org.

Committee members needed

Members are needed for the 2014 East Wake Relay for Life organizational committee. For more information, contact Vickie Curtis at ewrelayforlife@nc.rr.com.

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 sedodd@wcpss.net; or Janice Squires at 919-365-0921 or jsquires@wcpss.net.

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 beyondthegateministries@gmail.com.

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 knightdalenc.gov.

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 knightdalenc.gov.

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

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 wakegov.com/libraries/locations 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 5cba.org or call Bryon Way, 919-295-0245.

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