Garner: Community

August 8, 2014

Community Notes: Aug. 10

The Adams family reunion will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road, Clayton.

Family reunion

The Adams family reunion will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road, Clayton.

Flapjack Fundraiser

LifeSpring Academy will be hosting a flapjack fundraiser Saturday, August 16, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's, 5158 N.C. 42 West, Garner. All proceeds will be donated to the LifeSpring Building Fund as the Academy looks to expand and update its current facilities to attract more students next year. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 604-6506.

Cub Scout events

Cub Scout Pack 392 will hold events open to rising first through fifth grade boys, free of charge. RSVP for any of these events at or call 919-669-1356.

•  Rain Gutter Regatta: 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 Lakeside Drive, Garner.

Classes at JCC

Johnston Community College offers human resources and workforce development classes at the main campus in Smithfield at 245 College Road, Smithfield, and the Workforce Development Center at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton.

•  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11: Overhauling Your Existing E-Commerce Site will take place in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. $79 registration.
•  8 .m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15: A notary public class will take place in the Workforce Development Center. $70 registration plus book.

Connect and plug in

The Garner Chamber of Commerce will hold “Connect & Plug In the Future” from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 14, at The Grand Marquise Ballroom, 225 new Fidelity Court, Garner. The half-day conference will focus on major developments impacting the town’s economic climate and quality of life. Registration and lunch will take place at noon, with conference sessions running from 1 to 5 p.m. and reception and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration for the full conference is $79, reception and dinner only is $35. Visit for more information.

Cans for a Cure

Vandora Springs Elementary will host the Cans for a Cure aluminum can recycling project throughout the summer months at 1300 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Everyone is invited to recycle aluminum cans at the school in the blue recycling dumpster. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Garner. For more information email

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Call 919-773-0867 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Aversboro Run Club

Aversboro Run Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday outside Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Road, Garner. The club is open to every runner and walker, and runs set routes of 3, 4 and 5 miles covering many paces. The restaurant offers food and drink specials to all walkers and runners upon return.

Square dancing lessons

Square dancing lessons are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday night at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh. Casual dress, $20 per person per month. Call 919-266-0845 or visit

Events at Southeast Regional Library

Southeast Regional Library, 908 Seventh Ave., Garner, has an extensive list of activities for the whole family. Find a complete list of events at or call 919-662-2250.

•  10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Take a SAT/ACT preparation test with Kaplan Test Prep. Get a feel for the questions and experience exam-like conditions before taking the real test.

Food pantry

A food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The food is free to anyone presenting an ID card. For more information, call 919-934-0213.

Parenting workshops

Partnership for Children of Johnston County offers two programs for parents with young children.

•  Motheread is a 12-week self-paced program that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment issues.
•  The Incredible Years parent program offers weekly group sessions for 14 to 16 weeks. Participants practice skills to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills.

For information on times and location, contact Erica Reid at 919-202-0002, ext. 258, or email

Classic Car Club meets

Memory Lane Classic Car Club meets for dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Golden Corral, 60 Son-Lan Parkway, Garner. For more information, call 919-553-6229.

Overeaters Anonymous

An Overeaters Anonymous support group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Lakeside Drive and N.C. 50 in Garner. Park in the rear of the church and look for the OA signs. Call Sherylyn at 919-779-6392 or Regina at 919-614-3425 for more information.

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