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eastern areaEastern Wake News,Boy Scout Troop 524 is hosting a flapjack fundraiser, from 7:30 – 10 a.m.June 4 at Applebees in Knightdale. The fundraiser will help cover cost of summer camp for Scouts. For advance tickets call Darcie Helbig at 269-0743.Knightdale Parks and Recreation offers pottery classes for beginning and advanced potters 6-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $80. Students have access to open studio nights on Tuesdays during the eight-week class. The cost for that is $24.East Wake High School will have their baccalaureate service 3:30 p.m., June 5 at Faith Baptist Church, 2728 Marks Creek Road, Knightdale. The public is welcome to attend.Learn how to prepare for emergencies such as hurricanes or tornadoes and donate blood to the American Red Cross at an event 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 11 at The Church of Christ of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, 300 Jones St., Zebulon. To sign up to give blood go www.redcrossblood.org.Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Thomas Jeffersons Popular Forest during a trip to Lynchburg, Va. June 18. Cost for transportation is $62. To sign up, click on the Poplar Forest box on architectsandartisans.com/, send an email to mike@architectsandartisans.com or call 562-1725.Library staff members have planned numerous activities this summer to encourage summer reading. Summer reading clubs begin June 7. For details including dates and times call 217-5317 or visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/eastregional/deult.htm.Wendell Library kicks off its summer events from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. June 9. Along with a magic show performed by Ronald McDonald, children can also decorate T shirts. Activities for children kindergarten through 5th grade continues through August 11. For details call 365-2600.The Wendell Police Department is accepting applications for a free camp. Kids can enjoy various activities including sports and games. Camp CHOICES is for kids 9 – 12-years-old Aug 1 – 5 at the Wendell Community Center. To register a child for the camp pick up an application at the Wendell Police Department. Applications must be returned by July 1. Call Sgt Jody Wall at 365-4444 or send an email to jwall@townofwendell.com for more information.Reservations are now being accepted for a bus trip to Washington, D.C. for the Aug. 28 unveiling of a national monument in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The $130 travel package incudes the round-trip transportation, two days, and one night hotel accommodations. For details on this trip including a complete itinerary visit www.king.org/ncevent/, call 834-6262 or text 630-3439.Zebulon Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to New Bern to tour Tryon Palace June 7. The bus leaves from the community center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Cost is $37 for residents and $42 for non-residents. Call 823-0432 for information.East Wake Concerned Citizens meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Black Belt World in Knightdale to discuss issues of community importance and to find ways to support local youth. Call James Perry at 539-6967 for more information.Wake County Public School System offers lifelong learning classes June 1 – 29. Some of the classes offered include curriculum assistance for middle schoolers, Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. June 1 – 29 for $90; dissertations support, Wednesdays 8 – 9:30 p.m.; Zumba, Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for $45 and behavior management that works, 6-7:30 p.m. for $45. To sign up for a class call 850-1807.The Wendell Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vendors who with to reserve a space can call Brenda Johnson at 366-0664.GlaxoSmithKlines 2011 Science in the Summer program will focus on electricity and magnetism. Online registration is underway for Level I (grades 2-3), Level II (grades 4-5) and Level III (grades 6-8). Level I runs from July 11-15, 9 a.m. – noon. Level II runs July 11-15, 1- 4 p.m., and Level III runs July 18-19, 1- 4 p.m.The Bunn Garden Club will hold a crafts show on Saturday, Sept. 24, and is searching for crafters to participate. The group is accepting applications for handmade crafts only. For more information, call Chris Fields at 269-8041.If you graduated from between Lockhart Hight School between 1960 and 1968 the Lockhart High School Alumni Association wants to hear from you. The association is planning a reunion. Contact Wilma Watkins Gibson at 271-7321, wilwatkins@bellsouth.net or Janie Watkins Green at 325-6410, gree6253@bellsouth.net. Volunteers are needed to achieve 100 percent graduation in eastern Wake County high schools by 2014. Various support options are available. Attend the volunteer orientation and RACE to 100 taskforce meetings on the first Saturday of each month at the East Regional Library, 94easteastern areaEastern Wake Newsern area health education center6 Steeple Square Court in Knightdale. Volunteer trainings are the fourth Thursday of each month. You must attend orientation before trainings. Contact Track My Steps at www.trackmysteps.org or call 295-0595. The NuBeginning Womens/Teens Resource Center, located at 7417 Knightdale Blvd., Suite 108, needs volunteers. To become a volunteer, call 426-5894. Wendell Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to help with various activities and tasks inside and outside the community center. If you are interested in volunteering send an email to tkay@townofwendell.com or call 366-2266.The Wendell Historical Society encourages all existing members to renew their membership for 2011. It is also seeking new members, and all citizens are invited to join. Membership forms can be found online at www.wendellhistoricalsociety.com. New memberships and renewals can also be mailed to P.O. Box 426, Wendell, N.C. 27591 Att: Ray Hinnant/Treasurer. Visit the Web site or call President Chris Smith at 365-5714 for more information.Beekeeper meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Zebulon Community Center. For information call Jerry Brantley at the 269-9333.A new session of Celebrate Recovery is meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Bethany Baptist Church, 3417 Rolesville Road, Wendell. Food and fellowship take place from 6:30-7 p.m., and teaching and small-group discussion follow. Childcare is provided as needed. For more information, call Pastor Phillip Brantley at 266-3273. Another session meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at the New Fire Worship Center, 100 W. Barbee St., Zebulon.Free movie nights are held on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Zebulon Community Center, 301 S. Arendell Ave. Free popcorn will be served at the events, which are suitable for all ages. A parent or guardian must be present for all children.Knightdale United Methodist Church and friends have started a Crafty Creators group and membership is open to the public. Crafty Creators meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p. m. in the Knightdale United Methodist Church, kitchen area. On May 10 the crafters are casserole carriers.Life Changing Transplant Foundation will offer health screenings and provide health education at community wide event 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 4 at Mount Peace Baptist Church, 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd, Raleigh. For more information or to become a vendor at this event call 618-3326 or email lifechangingtransplant@yahoo.com.

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