Community Notes: Nov. 6

November 4, 2013 

Veteran’s Day dinner

Green Pines Baptist Church, 1948 Hodge Road, Knightdale, will host its third annual Veteran’s Day Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. This free event will honor patriots that have served to protect the United States in the military. Col. Craig Hales, USMC Retired, will speak at the event. RSVP requested by Nov. 1. For more information or to register, call 919-266-1613 or email gpcvettribute@yahoo.com.

Brunswick stew sale

The Dragon Slayers M/C and Firefighters Assisting Armed Forces Families will hold a Brunswick stew sale beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the IGA at 2971 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. Proceeds will benefit programs that purchase special equipment for wounded veterans. Stew is $7 per quart. For more information and to preorder, call 919-369-9925.

Veteran’s Day tribute

A Veteran’s Day tribute will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Blue Star Memorial at the corner of N. First Ave. and Main St., Knightdale. This tribute will be hosted by Two Green Thumbs Garden Club.

Veteran’s Day service

American Legion Post 148 will hold a Veteran’s Day service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at J. Ashley Wall Town Square in Wendell at the gazebo. They will also donate a new flag for the square.

Wendell Wonderland

Wendell Wonderland, the Christmas light show previously located on Lake Myra Road, will run from 6-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6-10 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 19 through Dec. 31. The show, located at 210 E. Fourth St. in Wendell, will also host magic shows at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. Hot chocolate will be served Friday and Saturday nights, and Santa will visit every night. For more information, visit www.lakemyrachristmas.com.

Lighting of the Square

The Lighting of the Square will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in downtown Wendell. Boy Scout Troop 515 will serve hot chocolate for a fundraiser, vendors will sell seasonal items, and entertainment will be held on the pavilion stage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6 p.m.

Women’s networking

Knightdale Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Women’s Networking Group will meet 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Chamber, 207 Main St, Knightdale. PWNG provides women the opportunity to share helpful business information and build business relationships in a less formal atmosphere. Lunch is provided. For more information, call 919-266-4603.

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family. Find a complete list of events at www.wakegov.com/libraries or call 919-217-5300.

• Teen Time - Puzzles & Games: 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

• Meet the Artisan: The Art of Decorative Handwriting: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Members of the Triangle Calligrapher’s Guild will demonstrate calligraphy in the library.

• eBook Drop In Sessions: 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Staff from Wake County’s Digital Library will be on site for one-on-one assistance with downloading eBooks.

• Book Bites & Recipe Exchange: 1 p.m. Nov. 8. A snack will be served, recipes will be exchanged, and librarians will introduce participants to select books.

Committee members needed

Committee 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.

Zebulon Community Library events

Zebulon Community Library, 1000 Dogwood Drive, hosts several ongoing events. For information, visit wakegov.com/libraries/locations or call 919-404-3610.

• Storytimes: Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

• K-5th Adventures: Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

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 www.5cba.org or call Bryon Way, 919-295-0245.

Send announcements at least two weeks before the event to jwhitfield@newsobserver.com.

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