Community Notes: Dec. 18

December 17, 2013 

SCV meets

The Col. Henry K. Burgwyn/East Wake Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Christmas meeting will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Boulevard Pizza, 2925 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. The meal will begin at 6:30, with a program featuring Louisburg attorney Larry Norman to follow. For more information, call 919-365-5206.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Wendell Baptist Church, 3651 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. Walk-ins are welcome, but to schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: WENDELL.

Zebulon Parks & Recreation Department events

Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department will host several events throughout the month at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. For more information, call 919-823-0432.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Operation North Pole will feature Santa’s Helpers making phone calls to Zebulon children. Visit by 5 p.m. Dec. 13 to sign a child up for a phone call.

1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30 and 31: Participants are invited to play camp games and enjoy crafts. Cost is $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.

4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays: Kids’ Fitness is free for the month of December.

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.

10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 16: Children will make 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.

10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16: Bring your child to experience and discover the benefits of early childhood music education. The Music Together class will include singing, dancing, chanting, and playing instruments. Ages 3-5.

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. 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 to children in foster care.

The nonprofit is also collecting new pajamas (sizes 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.

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

• K-5 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 meet

The 5 County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Bennett Bunn Plantation, 1915 Old Bunn Road, Zebulon. The group welcomes new members. For more information, visit or call Bryon Way at 919-295-0245.

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