Town of Garner volunteers
The Town of Garner is seeking volunteers to serve on the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Veterans Advisory Committee. For more information or to request an application form, contact the town clerk’s office at 919-773-4406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also available at garnernc.gov under Forms.
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 email@example.com or call 919-989-5380. The application and check are due by Jan. 20. Mail to: 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield, NC 27577.
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Red Cross blood drive
A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Walk ins are welcome or call 919-773-0867 to set an appointment.
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.
Catch Snerd the groundhog’s prediction at a Groundhog Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2, at White Deer Park, 2400 Aversboro Road, Garner. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-661-6892 or visit garnernc.gov.
Cub Scout Pack 10 is holding a Fat Tuesday all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage dinner from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9, at Holland’s UMC, 9433 Ten Ten Road, Raleigh. $5 per adult, $3 per child 10 and under. Contact: Jamie Parker, 919-268-2369.
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.
Clayton Youth Theater presents “You Can’t Take it With You”
Clayton Youth Theater will perform “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27, at The Clayton Center. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy celebrates family and nonconformity. Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for students 18 and under. Reserved seating. For tickets call 919-553-1737 or visit www.theclaytoncenter.com.
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 U.S. 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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