Eastern Wake: Community

Community notes: Aug. 23

Social media class

The Wendell Chamber will host a 1-hour class beginning at noon Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 115 N. Pine St., Wendell. The goal of the class is to educate participants on the Chamber Master system and other social media sites to learn how to effectively market businesses. Contact Tracie Hicks at tracie@hickslandscape.com to register.

Business after hours

The Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon chambers of commerce will have their business after hours event 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Ford showroom, Leith Auto Park East, 5300 Rolesville Road, Wendell. Dinner, doorprizes and more will be offered.

Scouting round-up night

Cub Scout Pack 522 will meet at 7 p.m. weekly on Mondays beginning September 14 at Zebulon Baptist Church.

NAACP banquet

The Wendell-Wake County NAACP Youth Council banquet will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s Carver Center of Eternal Hope, 948 Morphus Bridge Road, Wendell. St. Augustine University President Dr. Everett B. Ward will speak. Tickets cost $25. Contact Mary E. Perry at 919-365-9231 for more information.

Chamber Golf Classic

River Ridge Golf Club will host the 21st Annual Knightdale Chamber Golf Classic, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, Sept. 11. The course is at 3224 Auburn-Knightdale Rd., Raleigh.

Community Day

Knightdale Station Park will host Community Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12.

Theater offerings

Raleigh Little Theater will partner with Knightdale Parks & Rec to offer classes at the Knightdale Recreation Center starting Sept. 12 (http://raleighlittletheatre.org/learn/youth/knightdale.html).

Farmer’s 5K

Wendell Farmer’s Market will host its first annual 5K run at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19, at the corner of Pine Street and Wendell Boulevard. Cost is $25 per person, $80 for a team of 4. Dress like your favorite veggie. Prizes for race winners and best costume. Visit wendellchamber.com/ for more information.

Pool events

The non-profit Zebulon Swimming Pool, 309 W. Glenn Street, Zebulon, offers half-season memberships through Labor Day.

Charleston trip

Zebulon Parks & Recreation offers a package to Charleston, S.C. Oct. 19-21. Trip includes two nights at hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, a guided tour, explore Middleton Place, boat cruise to Fort Sumter, visit to Charleston Tea Plantation and a stop at City Market. $409 per person-double occupancy, $509 per person-single occupancy, nonrefundable deposit due Aug. 12. Final payment due September 9. Contact Debbie Wheless at 919-823-0432.

NYC trip

Knightdale Parks & Recreation offers a trip to New York City Dec. 7-10. The trip includes four days, three nights, two dinners, Broadway show, guided tour of Brooklyn. $559 per person-double occupancy, $709 per person-single occupancy. Final payment is due October 16. Call 919-217-2232 for more information.

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.

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.

Food trucks

▪  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.

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. These classes will be held at Knightdale High School. For more information, contact 919-858-1735.

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 the following fitness and dance classes and more for the active senior. The center is located at 323 Lake Drive, Wendell. Call 919-365-4248 for more information.

▪  Fit and Strong classes from 8:30 to 10 a. m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through September 4. Call 919-365-4248 for more information or stop by the center to enroll. The class is designed to help older adults with lower body arthritis.

▪  Zumba Gold with instructor Maria Bolanz from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

▪  Acrylic art classes by instructor John Duzs from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. A supply list for the class is available at the center. No experience necessary.

▪  Yoga classes with instructor Laura Wilson from 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays.

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.

▪  JobLink job assistance will offer help navigating job websites and submitting online applications 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

▪  The new book club assistance service can help select and schedule titles for book clubs. Make an appointment with a librarian.

Wendell Library events

Wendell Community Library holds events for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 207 S. Hollybrook Road, Wendell. Call 919-365-2600 for more information.

▪  The K-5 Adventures takes place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

▪  Storytime for preschoolers is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

▪  Storytime for toddlers is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

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.

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.

Send announcements at least two weeks before the event to jwhitfield@newsobserver.com.

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