Eastern Wake: Community

Community Notes: Oct. 5

Spirit night

Boy Scout Troop 365 will hold a spirit night from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Zaxby’s at 6702 U.S. 64 Business, Knightdale. Zaxby’s will donate 10 percent of the sales for the night to the troop.

Class reunions

•  The Zebulon High School Class of 1989 will celebrate its 25th class reunion Oct. 10-11, including a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Fargo Cattle Company Restaurant, 1007 Shepard School Road, Zebulon. Visit classcreator.com/Zebulon-NC-1989 for more information.

•  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.

Fire rescue anniversary

The Eastern Wake Fire and Rescue will hold its 60th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 4828 Clifton Road, Knightdale. Attractions include music, food and drinks, a tour of the station, fire and rescue demos, a bouncy house and clown for children and a dunking booth.

Walk/Run for Hope

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness will hold the 26th annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope and the 6th annual Run for Hope Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Angus Barn restaurant at 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The Walk for Hope features 10k, 5k and 1-mile route options and begins at 10 a.m. with onsite registration starting at 8 a.m. The Run for Hope features a 10k or 5k run and starts registration at 7 a.m. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $60. Visit walkforhope.com for more information.

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 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.

5K runs

•  Wendell United Methodist Church will host a 5K walk/run event at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 129 N. Main St., Wendell. Pre-register through active.com or register at the event. $30 for an individual, $25 per person for teams.

•  Knightdale Parks & Recreation and the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce will host the Knightdale Turkey Leg 5K Family Fun Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. Registration is $10 per person (participants 5 and under free). After Nov. 10, registration is $15 per person. Registrations will be accepted until Nov. 26.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help set up Lake Myra’s Christmas lights in downtown Wendell from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14. All ages, skill levels and abilities are encourage to help. Email lakemyrac@gmail.com.

Holiday fair

The registration deadline for vendors who want to take part in the Knightdale Holiday Fair is Sept. 26. The fair will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Road, Knightdale. Registration for vendors costs $25. If electricity is needed the cost to register is $35. Call 919-217-2232 for more information on becoming a vendor.

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.

Brunswick stew sale

The Dragon Slayers M/C will hold its annual fall Brunswick stew sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the IGA at 2971 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. Containers are $7 per quart. Proceeds will benefit Firefighters Assisting Armed Forces Families. Email aharbour@nc.rr.com for pre-orders.

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.

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 will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Knightdale Zaxby’s at 6702 U.S. 64 Business.

•  The Center will hold art classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 through Nov. 12 with art instructor John Duza.

•  Join free exercise classes including Tone & Sweat, Zumba, Bandercise, Aerobics, Chi-Gong, and Dancing. Other activities include bridge, bingo, Yahtzee, domino, Pinochie 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.

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.

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: 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.

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.