“The Waiting Room” will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. Tickets are $20. For information call 919-588-2848 or visit www.istanetwork.com. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-waiting-room-christian-stage-play-tickets-17599752333.
Computer courses at JCC
Johnston Community College is offering computer classes for the fall semester. Classes will be held at Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton. To register, call the main office at 919-209-2522. For questions, contact the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 919-209-2591.
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▪ Microsoft Office Suite Level 1, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18-Sept. 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, $73.
Free School Supplies at the Back to School Bash
Garner UMC and Garner PAAL will host the 3rd Annual Back to School Bash, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Garner United Methodist Church. K-12 students and their families are invited to receive free school supplies, play games, eat pizza, and more. School supply donations and sponsors are needed. Donations can be dropped off at Garner UMC during normal business hours through Aug. 21. For more information or to register, visit www.garnerumc.org/b2sb/ or www.facebook.com/garnerb2sb/.
Suvithra Music and Sri KN ShashiKiran will present Sangeet Symphony at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22, at the Garner Performing Arts Center, on 742 W Garner Road. The music is a unique fusion of western orchestra and Indian Classical vocal performed by local students. Admission is free. For more information, contact: www.suvithra.com.
Veterans benefit action event
The American Legion will host a Veteran’s Benefits Action Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26-28, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield. The event is for veterans and their dependents that have questions concerning their VA claims, appeals and healthcare. Clients are asked to appear in the following order: Wednesday August 26, Social Security numbers ending in 00-33; Thursday August 27, SSNs ending in 34-67, Friday August 28, SSNs ending in 68-99. For more information call: 919-989-5380.
Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield events
▪ Johnston County children and teens are encouraged to participate in the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, now through August 8, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, located at 305 E. Market St. in downtown Smithfield. Events this summer will focus on all things heroic including visits from local heroes, animal heroes, and even superheroes. For more information stop by the library, or contact Emily Campbell, at 919-934-8146 ext. 5 or email@example.com; or you may register online at www.pljcs.org.
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.
TOPS Chapter 0678
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 0678 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at The Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner. The purpose of the group is to provide support, share information about healthy living and celebrate success with weight loss. Participants must pay $32 for yearly national dues and $3 monthly local dues.
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.
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 their return.
Johnston County MS Support Group
The Johnston County MS Support Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 US Hwy 70 W. Clayton. The group is open to those dealing with MS and their families and is free of charge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cans For A Cure
Vandora Springs Elementary will collect aluminum cans for recycling throughout the summer months to benefit Garner’s Relay For Life. You may drop off cans at any time in the blue dumpster located at the school. For more information, contact Jim Hunt at email@example.com.
Southeast Regional Library events
Southeast Regional Library hosts free and inexpensive events to help educate local residents and promote literacy at 908 7th Ave., Garner. For details, go to WakeGov.com/libraries.
Send announcements at least two weeks before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.