Notary public training class
A notary public course will be offered by the Garner Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the Garner Chamber conference room, 401 Circle Drive, Garner. The class offers an understanding of the qualifications and requirements to practice as a notary public in North Carolina. The Notary Public Guidebook and lunch are included. Register: http://bit.ly/22AtsNg.
6th Annual Cooks for Books
Join the Garner Educational Foundation at the 6th Annual Cooks for Books: Tailgate Edition, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Garner TV & Appliance. There will be a Super Chili Cook-Off, and Garner restaurants will be competing for the “Best of the Best” tailgate food. Also, sample the entries of the “Garner – It’s a Sweet Place to Be Dessert Challenge.” Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. http://bit.ly/1IGgdnE.
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Master Gardener class
A 13-week Master Gardener course will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 28. A course fee of $120 includes a training manual and name tag. To learn more about Master Gardeners, go to ncstategardening.org. Contact Marshall H. Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-989-5380. The application and check are due by Jan. 20. Mail to: 2736 NC 210 Highway, Smithfield, NC, 27577.
Taking Watercolor Lightly
The Frank Creech Gallery presents “Taking Watercolor Lightly,” a collection of works by Jim Brown’s watercolor class, now through Feb. 14, on the Johnston Community College campus. This free event is sponsored by the Down to Earth Garden Club.
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.
Johnston County MS Support Group
The Johnston County MS Support Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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