Town of Garner volunteers
The town of Garner is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustment and the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Committee.
The Board of Adjustment meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month to hear and decide appeals from decisions made by the Land Use Administrator or other officials. The board also makes decisions on applicants for special use permits, special exceptions and variances.
The advisory committee gives recommendations to the Town Council on services, facilities and fee policies. It meets at 6 p.m. every third Monday.
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A coloring session for adults is 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided pages.
The next session will be on Monday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the library. Registration is not required. All adults are welcome.
A blood drive for the Red Cross will be 3-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at St. Mary Mother of the Church, 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner.
To make an appointment, call 919-773-0867. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Clayton town offices, the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Clayton Community Center will be closed Monday, May 30.
Garner town offices will be closed.
Boy Scout Troop 33’s Car Wash Fundraiser is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the parking lot at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road, Clayton. Donations will be accepted.
Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge #4 hosts a free community health fair with information and screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Garner Road Community Center, 2235 Garner Road, Raleigh. For details, go to bit.ly/1r2e11J.
Health department classes
The Johnston County Public Health Department hosts classes for residents this month and in June at 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield.
A six-week diabetes workshop and a childbirth class both start on Saturday, June 4. For details or to register, call 919-989-5200 or go to johnstonnc.com/health2.
Garner Leadership Academy classes will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 9 through July 21, at White Deer Park Nature Center, 2400 Aversboro Road. Registration for this 15-person class is required.
The class is designed for Garner residents developing skills as neighborhood or community leaders, and those who have been in leadership in homeowners associations, community groups or businesses.
The Garner Police Department hosts a class for motorcyclists at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at 912 Seventh Ave. The class, led by police motorcyclists, includes time in the classroom and on-road ride-outs.
Each rider must bring their registered street-legal motorcycle, helmet, eye protection, a current driver’s license or motorcycle learner’s permit and proof of insurance. To register, go to bikesafenc.com.
Johnston Community College’s summer camps start in June. Registration is open until classes are filled. For details, call 919-209-2591 or go to johnstoncc.edu/summercamp.
“Cooking Camp: Chef in Training” for rising fifth- and sixth-graders is Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, for $130. “Bad to the Bones: CSI Camp” for seventh- through ninth-grade students, which costs $85, will be on the same days.
“Create Art with Math!” for rising seventh- through ninth-grade students is Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, for $100. “Future Entrepreneur” for ages 12-16 will be on the same days. This class on business skills, leadership, communication and etiquette is $50.
Garner’s celebration will be on Sunday, July 3.
Clayton town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4.
Garner High School class of 1967
The Garner High School class of 1967 is preparing for its 50th class reunion in 2017. Organizers are trying to reach everyone who started their freshman year at Garner High School in 1963. If you have not been contacted, call Gayle Hines at 919-772-2383.
Johnston County Amateur Radio
The Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is looking for licensed amateur radio operators interested in providing auxiliary communications in times of disaster. You do not have to be a resident of Johnston County to volunteer. ARES meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the American Red Cross office, 805-A S. Third St., Smithfield. More information on ARES can be found at johnstoncountyares.com. Contact Michael Callam at email@example.com or 919-934-9623.
TOPS Chapter 0678
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 0678 meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road. 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. the third Tuesday of the month at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 U.S. 70 W. Clayton. These free meetings are open to people with multiple sclerosis and their families.
An Overeaters Anonymous support group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church of Garner, 503 Lakeside Drive. 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 teaching literacy skills with child development and family empowerment.
The Incredible Years parent program offers weekly group sessions for 14 to 16 weeks. Participants learn 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.
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