Community Notes: June 1

May 30, 2014 

Baccalaureate programs

• East Wake High School will hold a baccalaureate program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

• Knightdale High School will hold a baccalaureate program at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Knightdale United Methodist Church, 7071 Forestville Road, Knightdale. Light refreshments will be provided.

Zebulon Parks & Recreation

Zebulon Parks & Recreation hosts events for the whole family for having fun and staying fit. Visit TownOfZebulon.org for more information.

10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 and 21: Play & Learn features free activities for children at Whitley Park, 601 N. Wakefield St.

8:30 p.m. Friday, June 13: Movie on the Lawn will be held on the front lawn of the Municipal Complex, 1003 Arendell Ave., Zebulon.

10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19: Powder, Paint Polish workshop will teach participants how to mix and use chalk paints. $20 registration and $10 material fee for the June 14 class, $30 and $5 for July 19. Held at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon.

Swimming pool membership drive

The Zebulon Swimming Pool Association at 309 W. Glenn St. is holding a membership drive for the summer of 2014. The pool offers half-summer and full summer memberships. Email zspaboard@gmail.com for more information.

High School Credential Program

Wake Tech Community College will hold High School Credential Program (formely GED Program) informational sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19. Only one session must be attended. Sessions will last 45 minutes and will take place at the Eastern Wake Education Center, 519 Industrial Drive, Zebulon.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Knightdale Parks & Recreation will host a Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, June 13, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road. Visit Knightdalenc.gov for more information.

Rex Blood Drive

Rex Blood Drive will take place from 8 a.m. to noon June 14, at Knightdale Station, 826 N. First Ave., Knightdale. Signup forms are at www.mysignup.com/kprd. For more information, call 919-217-2234.

Special Blessings fundraiser

A Hawaiian Hoedown fundraiser will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Knightdale Parks and Recreation, 102 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale. The event will include food, games, vendors and live music from Nashville performer Jimmy Lovelace. The event will benefit Special Blessings, a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Visit SpecialBlessingsNC.net.

Camp I Can

Camp I Can will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 through July 10, at Todd’s Recreation Center, 1300 Mack Todd Road, Zebulon. The camp is designed to promote character building traits and academic readiness among low-income youth in eastern Wake County. The weekly fee is $30 per student. Call Teresa Wooten at 919-671-1168 for more information. Sponsors are also being sought.

4-H camp week

Wake County 4-H offers youth ages 8-14 the opportunity to camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center in Reidsville, N.C. June 22-27 and experience traditional camp activities such as swimming, archery, horseback riding, canoeing, outdoor living skills and more. Older campers in the Adventurer group learn outdoor living skills and the Trekker group goes on an overnight canoe and rock-climbing trip. For more information, visit go.ncsu.edu/WakeCamps.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes at Knightdale High through its Lifelong Learning Program. For more information, call 919-431-7593 or visit wcpss.net/adult-edu. Knightdale High is located at 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale.

• The Counselor and The Dad: Get a College Education Through College Athletics. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Cost is $50.

• Certified Nursing Assistant Level 1 Short Course. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays from June 9-30. Cost is $125.

• 30 Days to Living On Purpose. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, June 9 to 30. Cost is $125.

• ServSafe Certification. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from June 11 to 26. Cost is $207.

• Caribbean Cooking. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 17. Cost is $59.

• Job Skills for Career-Readiness. 6:30 to 9:30 pm Wednesday, June 25. Cost is $30.

Summer camps

Wendell Parks & Recreation will host summer camps at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell. Visit TownOfWendell.com for more information.

•  Fine Arts Camp: June 16-20. Grades K-2, 9 a.m. to noon; grades 3-5, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $135.

•  Preschool Art Camp: June 23-25. Ages 4-5, 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $40.

•  Middle School Fine Arts Camp: June 23-27. Grades 6-8, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $135.

•  Raleigh Little Theater: July 7-11. Ages 6-8 and 9-12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $175.

•  Mad Science of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill: July 21-25. Top Gun Flight Academy, ages 7-11, 9 a.m. to noon. Secret Agent Lab, ages 6-11, 1 to 4 p.m. $160.

•  Camp Choices: July 28-Aug. 1. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Applications can be picked up at the Wendell Police Department and must be submitted by June 26. No cost.

•  Morehead Planetarium Summer Science Camp: Grades 2-5, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. August 13-17; 1 to 4 p.m. August 14-16. No cost.

Independence Day celebrations

• Knightdale’s inaugural Fourth of July celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Knightdale Station Park, 810 First Ave., Knightdale, with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. The festival will include food trucks, vendors, music, activities and fireworks. A shuttle will run from Knightdale Community Park. Call 919-217-2236 for more information.

Relay For Life fundraiser

Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold a car show Saturday, June 7, at 16657 Buffalo Road, Wendell, to benefit the Relay for Life. Email sfreema4@bellsouth.net.

Farmer’s Markets

• The Wendell Farmer’s Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 25 and features local goods, crafts and produce. Visit WendellFarmersMarket.org.

• The Knightdale Farmer’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. Local produce and artisan-crafted goods will be for sale. Various bands and entertainment will perform each week. Those wanting to sell or perform at the Farmer’s Market should call 919-217-2234. All events will be at Knightdale Station, 826 N. First Ave., Knightdale.

East Wake Senior Center events

The East Wake Senior Center offers fitness and line dance classes, crafts, sewing classes, and more for the active senior. The Center is located at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. Call 919-365-4248 for more information.

• The Center offers medicare counseling on the second Tuesday of each month. The Seniors Health Insurance Information Program is designed to counsel seniors on Medicare changes or questions. Call for an appointment.

• The Center is seeking volunteers who have experience in office work, cleaning and organizing, as well as individuals with sewing, ceramics and craft experience.

• An AARP Driving Class will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Money is due the day of the class.

• The Center invites adults 60 and older to enjoy a free hot meal weekdays. The Center, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., also hosts daily exercise sessions, informative programs, entertainment and bingo.

East Regional Library events

East Regional Library at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 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.

East Regional Library is seeking adult volunteers to help care for the library. Two-hour morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts are available.

Artists interested in having their artwork on display in the library may apply to show their artwork in the library’s main reading room for one month. Call Bob Morrill or Brandy Hamilton at 919-217-5301.

Through July 31: Spark a Reaction is this year’s summer reading program. Children in grades 5 and under will receive bags and reading logs at the local library, and can receive a “Weekly Wow” when they check out three or more books. Prizes include bookmarks, coloring posters, stickers and other themed items. Teens and adults will be entered into the program and can win gift certificates to restaurants, sporting events, salons and stores in weekly drawings. A grand prize drawing Aug. 1 will give away a Google Nexus Tablet and an e-reader for adult winners, and an e-reader for teen winners.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5: Learn to use email services such as Gmail for business writing and personal use.

9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays: JobLink Job Assistance will offer help navigating job websites, submitting online applications, and more.

2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10: Join Karin Cross, human resources professional turned life coach, for a presentation on interviewing.

6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 23: Create an internet marketing plan for your small business with SCORE of Raleigh. Registration is requested.

7 p.m. Thursday, June 26: Meet Sarah Lindenfield Hall, of WRAL’s Go Ask Mom, for Ask the Columnist.

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30: Introduction to Entrepreneurship will teach participants critical first steps toward entrepreneurship.

Volunteers needed

Extended Hands of N.C. is a community-based resource and referral agency in Wendell seeking volunteers to answer telephones, schedule appointments and assist the public in the office. Email HandsOfExtension@hotmail.com for more information.

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

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.

•  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

Wendell Community Library holds events for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. 207 S. Hollybrook Road, Wendell. Call 919-365-2600 for more information.

•  Storytime for preschoolers is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the 207 S. Hollybrook Road.

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.

•  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.

Abrakadoodle

Abrakadoodle, for ages 20 months to 12 years old, meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 101 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale. Twoosy (20 months to 3 years old) will be offered from 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday and 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Mini-Doodler (3 and a half to 5 years old) will be offered from 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday and 4-4:45 p.m. Thursday. Doodler (5 and a half to 12 years old) will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Twoosy and Mini-Doodler classes are $54 per session, and Doodler classes are $58. For more information, call 919-217-2236.

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

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

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