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Community Briefs 11-8-2019

Zebulon Meals on Wheels drivers needed

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Meals on Wheels of Zebulon is seeking volunteer drive to deliver hot lunches to disabled people in the Zebulon area. Commitment is for one hour per month. For more information contact Cindy Privette at 919-601-1575 or

Betty Maynard Book Club

The Betty Maynard Book Club, which is sponsored by the Gen. James Moore Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month except in December at 11:15 a.m. in the Dogwood Room at the Forks Cafeteria, Wake Forest. The book of the month is discussed for about an hour and then members enjoy lunch together. For more information about the Betty Maynard Book Club, contact chapter librarian Belinda Wilson at 919-845-5332.

‘Rockin’ the Forest’ continues with The Catalinas

The “Rockin’ the Forest” music series continues with the popular beach band, The Catalinas, tonight. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St. The Catalinas were inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995, followed by the NC Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Advance tickets are $15 each plus tax and selling fast. Tickets can be purchased online at

Interactive exhibit regarding teen drug abuse

The town of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative and Code 3 to bring the RALI CARES (Community. Awareness. Readiness. Engagement. Service.) educational trailer to the Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road, on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The RALI CARES exhibit is an interactive experience set up as a mock teenage bedroom for families to walk through and learn where possible warning signs of substance misuse may be hidden. Tours are led by former vice cops, local law enforcement and other leaders. For more information, visit

Wake Forest Veterans Day food drive

The Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Mission2Military and Veterans ministries will hold a food drive from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday at Lowes Food, 12524 Capital Blvd., to help stock the shelves of the emergency food pantry of the Durham VA Medical Center Volunteer Office and to collect items for care packages sent to active military men and women serving overseas. Donors can stop by Lowes Foods from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to shop for requested items or make a financial contribution.

Veterans Day celebration

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will celebrate Veterans Day and its 100th anniversary as a post on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The day’s activities will include food and drinks, games for kids and adults, and live music. All are invited to attend and help honor veterans. Post 52 is located at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton.

Veterans Day free pancake breakfast

A free pancake breakfast for veterans event will be held on Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 2728 Marks Creek Road, Knightdale.

Family Gobblequest at Joyner Park

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is inviting local families to participate in the second annual Family Gobblequest on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Gobblequest is an opportunity for families to spend a morning together outdoors participating in an activity similar to a scavenger hunt.

The event is $5 per child, and space is limited. Pre-registration is required at As part of the event, the PRCR Department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry. Tri-Area Ministry will distribute the donated food items to people in need in the community. For more information, visit or contact Special Events Specialist Suja Jacob at 919-435-9558 or

Applications for Angel Tree

Hope House is now taking applications for 2019 Christmas Angel Tree program. Visit Hope House Inc., 334 N Allen Road, Wake Forest on Thursday and Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. weekly until Nov. 16. Anyone who wants to complete an application can come to Hope House or visit the website to get an application.

Kiwanis Club good giveaway

The Kiwanis Club of Rolesville will host a free food giveaway from 8-11 a.m. on Nov. 23 in the Village Church parking lot, 410 Southtown Circle. The giveaway is open to the public.

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