Community Notes: Nov. 13

November 11, 2013 

Knightdale’s Christmas on First Avenue

Registration forms are available for entering the annual Knightdale Christmas parade. Christmas festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the annual tree lighting. The parade will step off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Visit for details.

College and career fair

East Wake Academy will holg its annual College and Career Fair Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 400 NMC Drive, Zebulon. Juniors and seniors will attend from 9 to 10 a.m., and freshmen and sophomores will attend from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 919-404-0444 ext. 1022.

Stay Steady

A free “Stay Steady” balance clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at WakeMed Zebulon/Wendell Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic, 535 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon. The clinic, aimed at reducing injury-causing falls, will offer balance testing, lower-extremity-strength testing and tips and exercises to improve balance and prevent falls in the home. For more information, call 919-350-4769.

Networking in Knightdale

Networking in Knightdale is held the third Tuesday of every month. The next session is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at World Karate Do, 1207 N. Smithfield Road, Knightdale. Participants are invited to eat, mingle, share a 30-second commercial and get useful information and prizes. For more information, email

Notary public

A notary-public class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, 207 Main St., Knightdale. The cost is $125 for chamber members and $145 for nonmembers. Payment must be received in advance. For more information, email

Wendell Wonderland

Wendell Wonderland, the Christmas light show previously located on Lake Myra Road, will run Nov. 19 through Dec. 31 at 210 E. Fourth St. in Wendell. Hours are 6-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6-10 p.m. Sundays. Magic shows are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. Hot chocolate will be available Fridays and Saturdays, and Santa will visit every night. For more information, For more information, visit

Night at the Museum

The East Wake School of Health Science will host “A Night at the Museum” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at 5101 Rolesville Road, Wendell. The event will include a dinner and guided tours of the school to view student projects. For more information, call 919-365-2652.

Business After Hours

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Barefoot & Young Insurance Agency, 616, N. First Ave., Knightdale. Attendees will network with elected officials, local business leaders and decision makers. Hors d’ouerves, beer, wine, and sodas will be served, and the chamber will give away door prizes. For more information, email

Unified hazard plan

For the first time, Wake County will develop a multijurisdictional hazard-mitigation plan. Previously, each jurisdiction was responsible for developing its own plan to protect life and property by reducing the potential for damage and economic loss from natural hazards. The public is invited to attend a project kickoff meeting from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, in room G31.

Lighting of the Square

The Lighting of the Square will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in downtown Wendell. Boy Scout Troop 515 will sell hot chocolate, vendors will offer seasonal items, and entertainers will perform on the pavilion stage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6 p.m.

First Friday Jazz

“First Friday Jazz” is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Knightdale Clubhouse, 202 Milburnie Road, Knightdale. The Just Friends Jazz Sextet will perform. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 919-757-3527.

Aid baskets

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Community Helpers, Knightdale High School and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will give Thanksgiving baskets to seniors and families in need Nov. 23. Community Helpers will also distribute winter coats and other outerwear. To find out if you are eligible for a basket or outerwear, call Community Helpers at 919-266-4050.

Women’s networking

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce’s Professional Women’s Networking Group will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the chamber office, 207 Main St., Knightdale. The group gives women the opportunity to share business information and build business relationships in a casual 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 or call 919-217-5300.

East Wake Education Foundation

The East Wake Education Foundation hosts recurring events throughout the year. For a complete list, visit Events are held at the East Wake Education Foundation Family & Child Resource Center, 16 E. Fourth St., Wendell.

Play Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Teachable Monday, which offers an in-house field trip or story time and crafts, is at 10 a.m. Mondays.

Ready Set Read is at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The program, for children ages 4-5, teaches symbol and sound recognition and writing practice.

Wacky Wednesday offers music, stories and art at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Thumpin’ Thursday, at 10 a.m. Thursdays, is an exercise program that helps children develop motor skills.

Relay seeks committee members

The 2014 East Wake Relay for Life is seeking people to serve on the organizational committee. For more information, email Vickie Curtis at

Senior center seeks volunteers

The East Wake Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help with entertainment, food, crafts, bulletin boards, cleaning and sign design. 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, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.

Meals for seniors

The Eastern Wake Senior Center invites adults 60 and older to enjoy a free hot meal weekdays at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. The center, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 free classes 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

Book drive

Beyond the Gate Ministries is collecting books for the Pajama Program of Raleigh. The books will go given to children in foster care.

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. For more information, call 919-201-0909 or email

Zebulon Community Library events

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

• Storytime: 6 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday.

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

Wendell Community Library events

Storytime for preschoolers is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the 207 S. Hollybrook Road. For more information, call 919-365-2600.

Beekeepers group

The Five County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave. The group welcomes new members. For more information, visit or call Bryon Way at 919-295-0245.

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