The Town of Wendell, North Carolina, located in eastern Wake County, will be the site of a variety of family-friendly events during the month of March. In addition to town-organized events, local organizations have Spring activities planned.
The “Stars in the East” is a ticketed event, but most other listed events are free for all ages.
Stars in the East
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 5:30pm (dinner) and Show at 7:15pm (show)
Enjoy an evening out in Wendell with dinner and a show! Dinner will be catered by Rey’s Restaurant of Cary and served in the East Wake High School Cafeteria. During the food and fellowship, Tom Benton will speak about the wonderful accomplishments and happenings for Eastern Wake County Schools. As this is an evening celebrating our “stars,” the program includes a recognition ceremony of scholarship recipients for Wendell Rotary and Zebulon Rotary. Afterwards, head over to the auditorium for a live evening performance and be amazed by the local talent of our school aged children!
This location is East Wake High School, 5101 Rolesville Road, Wendell NC.
Show tickets are $7. Dinner+show tickets are $25. For tickets, visit www.eastwakeeducationfoundation.org/events/stars-in-the-east or ccontact the East Wake Education Foundation at 919.366.5901. Ticket proceeds will benefit the programs hosted at the East Wake Education Foundation.
Wendell Historical Society
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 7pm
Wendell historian Ray Hinnant will present a program titled “Happy Birthday, Wendell.” This free history program will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Selma Road, Wendell NC. With questions, call 919.365.6313.
Arbor Day Celebration
Two days of tree-related activities in celebration of Arbor Day 2018.
Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 6-8pm
Join Wendell Rocks, Lynette Pair, and Wendell Tree Board members at the Art of Giving Studio inside the Wendell Woman’s Club, 10 S Cypress Street, Wendell NC, for a free rock painting party.
Painted rocks will be hidden within the community to find on Saturday.
Visit Wendell Rocks Facebook group (or join it) for more information on this fun venture.
Saturday, March 17, 2018; 10am-12pm
Free Arbor Day festivities include a celebration of Wendell’s 35th-consecutive designation as a Tree City USA award recipient, a presentation by the Wendell Tree Board on the History of Arbor Day, an interactive tree planting and initial tree care demonstration, kick-off of the Mother Tree Project, a baby tree adoption. Activities take place around the J. Ashley Wall Town Square, Wendell NC.
For a nominal fee, enjoy optional arts and crafts with Lynette Pair at the Art of Giving Studio inside the Wendell Woman’s Club at 10 S Cypress Street, Wendell NC.
For more information, call 919.366.2266.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 with Shows at 11am and 2pm
Come out and watch the ProTown BMX stunt team demonstrate flips, spins, whips and much more at this free event. Set up will be along Main Street in downtown Wendell NC. The Greenville-based team will have autograph sessions and free riding clinics after each performance, so bring bikes and helmets and ride with the pros. For more information, call 919.366.2266 or visit ProTown BMX.
Rain Date is Sunday, March 25, 2018 with shows at 11am and 2pm.
Capital City Girls’ Choir
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 7pm
This free choral events is held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Selma Road, Wendell NC. It is part of the Covenant Presbyterian Church Concert Series. For more details, call 919.365.7979.
Wendell Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 10am
Hop over to the Wendell Community Park, 601 W Third Street, Wendell NC, for the annual Wendell Egg Hunt. Children are asked to bring a basket or a bag and participate. All ages are welcome at this free community event with inflatables, games, face painting, music, and more.
Sponsored by The Passage Church. Contact Passage via email or call 919.752.6108.
Spring Events Coming Soon
Plan to take part in these upcoming community events:
|Saturday, April 21- Opening Day at the Park; details are a work in progress|
|Sunday, April 29; 7 PM – Triangle Youth Jazz Band with Triangle Youth Orchestra; lead for this event is Covenant Presbyterian Church|
|Thursday, May 3 – National Day of Prayer; lead for the event is the Wendell Council of Churches; details are a work in progress|
|Friday, May 4 – Wendell Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament; lead for the event is the Wendell Chamber of Commerce|
|Saturday, May 5 – Public Safety Day, details are a work in progress|
|Saturday, May 12 – Spring Into the Arts Walk; details are a work in progress|
|Sunday, May 20; 7 PM – Raleigh Boy Choir; lead for this event is Covenant Presbyterian Church|
Source: Sherry Scoggins, Town of Wendell