Eastern Wake: Community

Community Notes: Dec. 24

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Wendell Baptist Church’s small Fellowship Hall, 3651 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. To schedule an appointment, call the church office at 919-365-4631.

MLK Jr. banquet

Riley Hill Baptist Church will host its fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at 6101 Riley Hill Road, Wendell. Tickets are $5 and can be obtained by calling 919-365-6875 or 919-365-5277.

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.



•  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.



• Rex Mobile Mammography will be at the Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Call to make an appointment.



• AARP will host its annual Tax Assistance Program on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 2 through April 15 at Longview Baptist Church, 2308 New Hope Road, Raleigh. Call to schedule an appointment.



• The Center will offer shag and ballroom dance lessons at 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 7 through February.



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.

•  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.



• 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.



• 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6: Find It: Classic EBooks will help participants find classic books to read on their computers or tablets.



• 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20: Essays: There’s a Book for That! will help participants find essays with librarians on hand to make recommendations.



• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13 to March 31: Reading Buddies will let children in preschool through grade 5 practice their reading skills with volunteers from the library’s Teen Leadership Corps.



• 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will present “Oh, Deer” by Judy M. Dove.



Historical Society

The Little River Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall of Zebulon United Methodist Church, 2804 Hunters Cove Court, Zebulon. The group focuses on the history of the eastern Wake County area.

ESL classes

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.

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.



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