Kids’ and teens’ activities
The East Regional Library hosts activities for children and teenagers at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
Reading for kids in kindergarten through second grade will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in May. Activities for third through fifth grade students will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teen Scene for sixth- through tenth-grade students is at 6 p.m. Mondays.
Teen Leadership Corps
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The East Regional Library’s Teen Leadership Corps orientation and training will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
The group meets for leadership and service projects for the library and community. To apply, email Janet West: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zebulon Swimming Pool Association
The Swim Team Parents/Swimming Kick-off meeting is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the ZSPA site, 309 West Glenn St. Email email@example.com.
The swim team is seeking swimmers ages 3-18. Practices are from May 23 through July 24, mornings and/or evenings. ZSPA membership is required.
Christine McDonald leads a stress reduction class for adults with yoga, tai chi and breathing techniques from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. Registration is requested: 919-217-5300.
Food Truck Thursdays
Food trucks visit Knightdale Station Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays at 810 N. First Ave. The complete schedule is online at knightdalenc.gov.
May’s food trucks are:
▪ May 5: Cousins Maine Lobster at lunch and Stuft and Jay’s Italian Ice at dinner.
▪ May 12: Will and Pop’s at lunch and CockADoodleMoo and Dusty Donuts at dinner.
▪ May 19: The Wandering Moose at lunch and The Humble Pig and Not Just Icing at dinner.
▪ May 26: Baozi at lunch and Pho Nomenal Dumplings and Two Roosters Ice Cream at dinner.
Mother & Son Party
Knightdale’s beach-themed Mother & Son Party is 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road.
Register for $25 for a pair ($5 for each additional child) at Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court, or online at bit.ly/1Tb8pZM.
The town’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be in June.
Wendell Farmer’s Market
The market’s vegetable plant giveaway is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, on the corner of Pine Street and Wendell Boulevard.
Opening Day is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, with a strawberry shortcake eating contest at 11 a.m. There will be children’s activities, a food truck, music and more. wendellncfm.org.
Public Safety Day
The Wendell Police Department’s eighth annual Public Safety Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 9 S. Pine St.
“Star Wars” Fest with a screening of the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated movie, crafts, activities and books is noon to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
All ages are welcome. Registration is required: 919-217-5300.
The library also offers book recommendations on “Star Wars” and science fiction for adults in a drop-in session from noon to 2:30 p.m.
The East Regional Library hosts “Ted Talks @ Your Library: Different Ways of Thinking” with a screening and discussion from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale. Registration is requested: 919-217-5300.
Outdoor Movie Night
Knightdale’s Outdoor Movie Night continues this spring. Movies will be shown for free at dusk at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater, 810 N. First Ave. Bring chairs or a blanket.
▪ May 13: “Rio.”
▪ June 10: “Home.”
▪ June 24: “Independence Day.”
Food trucks will also be there: Dusty Donuts on May 13, C&J Funnel Cakes on June 10, Dusty Donuts on June 24 and Jay’s Italian Ice on each of those days.
East Wake High School’s PTSA hosts a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, in the school student parking lot at 5101 Rolesville Road, Wendell.
Spaces for vendors cost $15. Sellers keep all proceeds; the $15 fee benefits the PTSA. To register for a space or for details, call 919-889-4499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knightdale Farmers Market
The Knightdale Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from May through October.
A Mother’s Day themed event will be on May 14. For details, go to bit.ly/1QyvEev.
Five County Beekeepers Association
The Five County Beekeepers Association’s next meeting will be Tuesday, May 17, at the Bennett Bunn Plantation, 1915 Old Bunn Road, Zebulon.
The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 919-626-2930 or go to 5cba.org.
Stephen Barrington will host a seminar on financial interests and goals for adults from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
Ready, Set, School Community Playdate
Marbles Kids Museum at the Library visits the East Regional Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale.
The Knightdale Community Pool opens on Saturday, May 28, and will be open through Monday, Sept. 5.
Support Group for Caregivers
The Support Group for Caregivers, sponsored by Resources for Seniors, is led by a trained Alzheimer’s facilitator. Regular meetings are from 9:30-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell. The support group is a confidential safe place to share one’s challenges, frustrations, sadness, and loneliness with others. To register call 919-365-4248.
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Green Pines Baptist Church, 1498 Hodge Road, Knightdale. For details, call 919-266-1613.
NAMI Connections Support Group
NAMI Connections Support Group will meet from 7-8:30 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.
Carlton Vinson and Brandi Dockery are teaching shag lessons at the Archer Lodge Community Center. The beginners class is at 7 p.m. and the beginners 2 class is at 8 p.m. every Thursday night. Classes cost $40. Register at the community center 15 minutes before the first class. For more information, go to ncshaglessons.com.
Knightdale leaf collection
Curbside loose leaf collection is underway now in Knightdale. Please move any loose leaves to the curb for collection while avoiding utility boxes, mailboxes and other obstacles. Keep branches and other debris separate. Go to bit.ly/1NrFLVX for leaf collection dates for each neighborhood.
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 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 includes 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 Regional Library events
East Regional Library at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, lists activities online at wakegov.com/libraries. For more, 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 9:30a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Preschool Storytime is 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Family Storytime is 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays.
Knightdale Parks and Recreation
▪ Knightdale Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Programs is offering a Pilates class for ages 18 and older from 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at K-FIT Center, 426 N. First Ave., for $5. Pilates is a system of exercises that improves physical strength and flexibility and enhances mental awareness.
▪ The Ready to Learn program offers free classes for ages 2 to 5 at Knightdale Parks and Recreation, 950 Steeple Square Court. All classes require parent participation. For more information, contact Shelia Dodd at 919-365-2606 or email@example.com.
Wendell Library events
Wendell Community Library holds events for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 207 S. Hollybrook Road, Wendell. Call 919-365-2600 for more information.
▪ Story times begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Ages 5 and younger and their caregivers will participate in a program with books, music, rhymes and movement. Registration is not required.
▪ K-5 Adventures is at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Kids read, create, discover and explore through books, activities and more.
▪ ABC Craft & Snack program: 10:30 a.m. every Saturday, for ages 3-5.
▪ Marbles Kids Museum play dates: 3-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, for ages 3-5.
Zebulon 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.