Eastern Wake: Community

Community Notes: Oct. 22

Blood drives

• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the fellowship hall of Wendell Baptist Church, 3651 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. To schedule an appointment, call 919-365-4631.

• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Family Life Center, 15 Main St., Knightdale.

Wake Tech classes

Wake Technical Community College will NCWorks Online from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Eastern Wake Education Center, 519 Industrial Drive, Zebulon. Visit hrd.waketech.edu for more information and to register.

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 “Feed Your Neighbor” 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 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 $15 per person (participants 5 and under free). Registrations will be accepted until Nov. 26.

Breast cancer seminar

A free breast cancer seminar will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale. The program will be presented by the Community Outreach and Engagement Core of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility. Light snacks will be provided. Email neasha_graves@unc.edu for more information.

Volunteers needed

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

Holiday fair

The Knightdale holiday 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.

Barbecue sale

Zebulon Cub Scout Pack 522 will hold a barbecue chicken fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon.

Relay craft fair

A craft/vendor fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, in Wendell, to benefit the Relay for Life. “The Jingle Bell Express” has space for 41 crafter/vendor booths. For more information and vendor application, call Vickie at 919-210-6888 or email 2craftyangels@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Nov. 12.

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.

•  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 Medicare counseling during open enrollment on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m through Dec. 7.

• The Center will hold its annual craft sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3-7.

• Join the Center for art classes running through Nov. 13. The classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. with art instructor John Duzs.

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.

Cub Scouts meetings

Cub Scout Pack 522 of Zebulon meets at 7 p.m. Monday nights at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. Visit cubscoutpack522.weebly.com for more information.

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.