Community Notes: May 14

05/12/2014 12:00 AM

02/15/2015 11:18 AM

Movie camping night

Watch “Despicable Me” on a 30-foot outdoor movie screen at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Family camping at the park will follow the movie. Register at

Barbecue sale

A barbecue plate sale will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Garner Church of Christ, 1364 Benson Road, Garner. Proeeds will benefit the Relay for Life. Plates are $8. The event will also include a yard sale, car wash and craft vendors. Call 919-772-1534 for more information.

Document shredding

A free, on-site secure document shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2100 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Call 919-772-9044 for more information.

Crawfish festival

The inaugural Crawfish Festival will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Road, Garner. Proceeds from the festival will go to charities such as the N.C. Food Bank, ARC of Wake County, Pediatric Cancer, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the event and sponsors are currently being sought. Call 919-812-1968 for more information.

Corn hole fundraiser

A corn hole fundraiser tournament will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Aversboro Bar and Restaurant, 1411 Aversboro Road, Garner. Team registration is $30. Lunch plates are available for $5. The event will also include free children’s activities, live music, raffles and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefit the Captain Joseph House Foundation, which serves the families of deceased veterans.

Free HRD class

A fee-waived HRD class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 20-29, at Johnston Community College’s main campus in Smithfield. The 16-hour class will be free for those who are unemployed or underemployed; otherwise it is $70. The class will focus on general job requirements, necessary skills and responsibilities of the personal and home care professional, as well as a layman’s CPR class. Email or call 919-209-2042 for more information.

High school reunion

The Garner High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50-year class reunion May 30 and 31. Any class members who have not received information from the reunion committee should call 919-772-3654 or email

Paintings on display

The Africa Series, a series of paintings by Jane Lillian Vance, will be on display through the spring semester at the Frank Creech Art Gallery, 245 College Road, Smithfield. For more information, visit

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.

7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14: Transform a mason jar and recycled book pages into a rustic candle holder. All materials provided, ages 16 and up.

6:30 to 8:30 Thursday, June 12: Introduction to Entrepreneurship will teach participants critical first steps toward entrepreneurship.

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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