Wendell’s Parks & Recreation Department will host its Outdoor Movie Night at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Wendell Parks & Recreation Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell. The movie showing will be Disney’s “Frozen.” Attractions include bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, acts, entertainment, food, vendors and more.
Knightdale Community Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. The event offers games, inflatables, local vendor products, food trucks, local acts and more. There is no admission charge. Visit KnightdaleNC.gov for more information.
International Food Festival
The 12th annual International Food and Music Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the J. Ashley Wall Towne Square in downtown Wendell. Attractions include food booths and entertainment by Barleycorn & Rye, Damascus Ridge, Fil-Am Dance Troupe, Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance, Rhythmicity, St. Eugene Hispanic Choir and St. Eugene Hispanic Dancers. There will also be raffle prizes for cash, a 50-inch smart HDTV, a gas grill and a beverage center. Visit thefoodfestival.com for more information.
Food truck rodeo
A food truck rodeo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. Trucks will include Chick-N-Que, Kona Ice, Iced Cupcakes, 101 Catering, Deli.icious, King’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Sol Tacos and Great American Meltdown.
Boy Scout Troop 524 will hold its annual barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. Plates are $8, and include half a barbecue chicken, potatoes, green beans, corn sticks and dessert. Drive through or dine-in. Sodas and water will be available for sale. Funds will support the troop’s activities. Call Annie Burke at 919-606-9884 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.
Little Miss & Mr. Wendell
The Little Miss & Mr. Wendell contest will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at the Wendell Harvest Festival. Contestants will ride a float at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in the festival parade, and will gather at the town square stage at 11:30 a.m., where each contestant will be introduced and winners will be crowned. The deadline for registration for this contest is Aug. 30, and registration fees must be turned in by Sept. 19. Call 919-365-6318 or email WCOC@WendellChamber.com for more information.
The Wendell Harvest Festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the J. Ashely Wall Towne Square. Attractions include a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, a pumpkin derby, a cornhole tournament from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, craft and food vendors, the Village of Yesteryear, the Wendell History Gallery, games and inflatables, a beer garden, and face painting. Entertainment will be provided by Stone Age Romeos on Friday and the Band of Oz on Saturday. Crosspointe Church Band, and other local bands and performers will take the stage during the day. Visit wendellchamber.org for more information.
The American Cancer Society’s Celestine Richardson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at The River Golf Club, 170 Clear Water Road, Louisburg. Entry is $50 per person, or $200 per team. The first tee will take place at 8 a.m., and the second at 1 p.m. Call Tammy Driver at 919-210-2784 for more information.
Fire station anniversary
The Pilot Fire Department will hold its 40th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8028 N.C. 39, Zebulon. Activities will include children’s fire prevention education, fire extinguisher training, a bouncy house, food for sale, a classic car cruise-in, “Jaws of Life” Hurst tool and accident rescue demonstrations, a taekwondo demonstration and more. Visit pilotfiredepartment.com for more information.
• 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 noon 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.
The East Wake High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion from 4:30 to midnight Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Zebulon Rotary Club, 405 W. Sycamore St., Zebulon. Cost is $30 per person or $60 with a guest. Adult guests only. Make certified checks or money orders payable to Rhonda Talton Hayes, 2505 Edgemont Road, Wendell. Deadline to register is Oct. 3. Call Ann Morris Luck at 919-971-9854 or Hayes at 919-625-2988 for more information.
Pigeon Forge trip
Zebulon Parks & Recreation will hold a Smoky Mountain Getaway to Pigeon Forge, Tn., Nov. 3-5. The tour features two live shows, visits to the Christ in the Smokies Museum and the Titanic Museum, and a guided tour deep into the mountains. Call 919-823-0432 for more information.
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.
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.
• Legal aid appointments are available from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 11. Call to make an appointment.
• The annual community health fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 12, at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell. Health screenings, information, flu and TDAP vaccinations, aerobic demonstrations and more will be available. Bring your insurance 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.
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.
• 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.
•10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9:
Read and discuss Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo. Join a conversation of a variety of books selected by librarians. For information about titles read each month, or a full list of all of our book discussions, visitguides.wakegov.com/bookdiscussions
•7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10:
Introduction to Endrepreneurs will teach participants about the critical first steps toward entrepreneurship. Learn about researching both the market and competitors, as well as securing funds and projecting results.
•6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11:
Learn test taking strategies for ACT and SAT tests, and learn about the roles of the tests in college admissions. Practice tests from August will be scored and ready for pick-up and review at this session.
•4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11:
Learn how to run a Green & Clean Home at this seminar by the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Learn how to save time and money with cleaning strategies and natural cleaning recipes.
•4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12:
The 2nd and 3rd Grade Book Blast will feature a book discussion on “Lunch Lady” and “Cyborg Substitute” by Jarrett Krosoczka.
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 email@example.com, or Janice Squires at 919-365-0921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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.