Wendell-based Special Blessings, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities, is holding a golf tournament Thursday, April 30, at River Ridge Golf Club, 3224 Auburn Knightdale Road, Raleigh. Registration opens at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, go to www.specialblessingsinc.net/2015-golf-tournament.html.
NAMI Connections Support Group
NAMI Connections Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, at Northside Community Church, 621 N. First Ave., Knightdale. All are welcome. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides free support groups for adults living with a mental illness. Contact Lisa at 919-819-1580 for more information.
Public Safety Day
The Wendell Police Department will host its 7th annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, on Campen Street in downtown Wendell. The free community awareness event features public safety agencies demonstrating a wide array of equipment and vehicles, educational booths, kids rides, activities, a raffle, food and drinks.
Rabies and Microchip Clinic
Knightdale Parks and Recreation will hold a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, at Ashley Wilder Dog Park, 810 N. First Ave. Rabies vaccinations are $5 and microchips are $10.
▪ Wendell Park will host food truck luncheons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month. The park is located at 601 W. Third St., Wendell.
▪ Knightdale Station Park will host Food Truck Thursdays every week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 810 N. First Avenue.
Relay for Life events
▪ The Fighting for PopPop team is sponsoring a Facebook auction for a facial at Skinsation. Contact Becky Dement at 919-235-2989 for more information.
▪ Tickets are on sale for the opportunity to win a quilt that will be given away during the May 8-9 Relay for Life at Five County Stadium. For more information, contact Saundra Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The PACEr’s are selling T-shirts that read “It’s All About the Cure, All About the Cure, No Cancer.” For more information, contact Bobbi Jane Duke 919-801-5898.
▪ Clyde’s Chapel is selling tickets for an opportunity to win an Irish chain/fan quilt. For more information, contact Saundra Freeman at email@example.com.
▪ The Holy Rollers are selling tickets for the opportunity to win a “beach scene” which includes two beach chairs, two towels, a cooler and a set of cornhole boards customized for the winner by Ooh-La-La Designs. The winner will be announced at Relay on May 8. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The PACEr’s are sponsoring a “Guns and Hoses” softball tournament Saturday, May 16 at Zebulon Community Park. Vendors are wanted. For more information, contact Connie Gay at 919-291-5673.
▪ The Relay Road Runners are benefiting from the Friday, June 5 Glow in the Park Run at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. To register and receive 10 percent off the registration fee, visit glowintheparkrun.com and use the promo code RELAYGLOW. For more information, contact Becky Deitrick at 919-523-8062.
▪ Clyde’s Chapel will host a car show Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Saundra Freeman at email@example.com.
The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. These classes will be held at Knightdale High School. For more information, contact 919-431-7593 or wcpss.net/adult-edu.
▪ Phlebotomy: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26-June 18; $450.
▪ Weight Training and Conditioning: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 19-June 25; $225.
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 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.
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.
▪ Join free exercise classes including Tone & Sweat, Zumba, Bandercise, Aerobics, Chi-Gong and Dancing. Other activities include bridge, bingo, Yahtzee, dominoes, Pinochle and Rook, as well as musical choir and handbell groups. The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪ The Center offers acrylic art classes by instructor John Duzs from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. No experience necessary. A supply list is available at the Center.
▪ The Center offers a yoga class from 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays.
▪ The Center will offer basic computer classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. An appointment is required.
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 offers storytime for various ages. Baby Storytime is 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Storytime is 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Preschool Storytime is 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Family Storytime is 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
▪ 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays: JobLink Job Assistance will offer help navigating job websites and submitting online applications.
▪ Learn about the new Book Club Assistance Service. Make an appointment with a librarian for help selecting and scheduling titles for your book club.
▪ Sunday, May 3 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. "Music in the Library" Join us for an hour of traditional music, presented by local musician Scotty Miller.
▪ Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. "Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Ready to start a business?" Figure out those critical first steps toward entrepreneurship. Learn about researching the market and competitors, securing funds and projecting results.
▪ Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. "The New PSAT: Practice Test" A full length practice PSAT will show students what to expect on test day. Students will receive a complete score report and comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test.
▪ Thursday, May 14 from 4-5 p.m., "Humor: There’s a Book for That." Like to laugh? Let us help. Drop in to find books that are sure to make you chuckle.
▪ Friday May 15 at 2 p.m. "Storytime for Grownups: Thrilling Tales and Selected Shorts" Story time is not just for kids! Enjoy engaging and thought-provoking short stories read to you by a librarian, followed by a brief discussion. Registration requested
▪ Thursday, May 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. "TLC Kickoff & Orientation"Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) is a leadership, learning and service program for library members in grades 6-10. TLC offers teens the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills, explore and develop a variety of interests and talents, contribute to the community, and get to know other teens with similar interests."
▪ Create Mini Ecosystems. K-2nd Adventures, Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m., 3rd-5th Adventures, Thursday, May 7, at 4:30 p.m.
▪ Special exhibit: Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. a NASA/Harvard sponsored exhibit “Here, There and Everywhere” will be held at the library.
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Green Pines Baptist Church, 1498 Hodge Road, Knightdale. For details, call 919-210-2580.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
▪ 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. Wednesdays and Fridays.
▪ Storytime for toddlers is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.
▪ The K-5 Adventures takes place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.