Independence Day celebrations
Family fun day
The Archer Lodge Community will hold its annual Family Fun Day Saturday, July 5, at the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road, Clayton. Events will include a 5k walk/race at 7 a.m., a parade at 2 p.m., and concessions and bingo when the park opens at 2:30 p.m. A cakewalk will take place at 3:30 p.m., with Splashdown from the Archer Lodge Fire Department at 5 p.m. an activity in which the fire department sprays water onto the baseball field and lets children run in the mud, a patriotic ceremony at 7:30 p.m., and a performance from the Army Band at 8 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.
The Kendall Project annual blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 11, behind Klip Chicks Salon, 3541 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. Sign up at MySignUp.com/TheKendallProject.
Knightdale Parks and Recreation will host a bike rodeo Saturday, July 12, at Knightdale Station Park, 810 First Ave., Knightdale. Call 919-217-2234 for more information.
Parent’s Night Out
A Parent’s Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Knightdale Community Pool, 202 Milburnie Road, Knightdale. Swimming, games, music, pizza and more will be available for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. $20 per child, call 919-217-2232 to register.
Zebulon Parks & Recreation
Zebulon Parks & Recreation hosts events for the whole family for having fun and staying fit. Visit TownOfZebulon.org for more information.
Summer campsCamp I Can
Wendell Parks & Recreation will host the following summer camps at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell. Visit townofwendell.com for more information.Raleigh Little Theater:
Community garden class
Wake Tech Community College will offer a community garden class from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 18 through Sept. 15, and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 19 through Sept. 11, at its Eastern Wake Education Center, 519 Industrial Drive, Zebulon. Visit Continue.WakeTech.edu to register. The registration fee is $72.
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.
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 919-217-5300.6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.