Community Notes: Nov. 24

November 22, 2013 

ACA seminar

Area insurance agents will present a seminar on the Affordable Care Act at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Good Hope Baptist church, 4209 S. Smithfield Road, Knightdale. For more information, visit www.TheGoodHopeWay.net.

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.

Small business summit

A small business summit will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, 207 Main St., Knightdale. Local experts will come together to answer questions about starting and running a small business. For more information, visit www.knightdalechamber.org.

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.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7: A public information session on the Affordable Care Act will be held. The session will include an overview of the ACA law, as well as information on how to apply and get in-person assistance. Registration is requested for this free event.

10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 16: Children will be given two free laminated ID cards which will include a photograph, fingerprints, and a description of distinguishing features. Parents must be present. This free event is first-come, first-served.

East Wake Education Foundation

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

• Teachable Monday, which offers an in-house field trip or storytime 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 ewrelayforlife@nc.rr.com.

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

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