919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov
The Garner Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of sports for preschoolers (ages 4-5) including soccer, T-ball, basketball, floor hockey and flag football. Basketball is Feb. 4-18 at 5 and 6 p.. T-ball will be held March 4-18 on the same days and times. A general sports intro for ages 3-4 is also planned on Tuesdays from Feb. 24 until March 10 at 10 a.m. The cost for each sport is $17-23.
Beginner gymnastics is offered in Garner at Artistic Gymnastics Tuesdays, March 5-19 at 7 p.m. The cost is $31-40.
Recreational softball league
A recreational softball league for ages 18 and older played under USSSA rules will be offered this spring in Garner. The fee is $475 per team and $32 per non-resident of the town of Garner on the team roster. Register by March 9.
Men’s 50-plus softball league
A competitive softball league for ages 50 and older will be offered in Garner this spring. The fee is $475 per team and $32 per non-resident of the town of Garner on the team roster. Register by March 9.
30-and-older basketball league
An adult basketball league for ages 30 and up will be offered this spring in Garner. Teams will be divided on the night of the league meeting, Tuesday, March 10. The fee is $73-95 per player.
Preschool sports leagues
Preschool sports leagues for ages 4-5 are instruction-based and focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. All leagues will have five practices and three games on Saturday mornings at either 8:30 or 9:30 at the Avery Street Recreation Center. The cost is $35-46 per sport.
Youth open gym at Avery Street Recreation Center
Youth open gym sessions for ages 6-17 will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Avery Street Recreation Center from Feb. 7 until March 28. There are games, activities and basketball available each week. There is no charge for the event.
Indoor winter walking
Get out of the cold and walk in the comfort of a heated gym at the Avery Street Recreation Center from 9-10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays now until March 27. There is no fee.
Adult open gym
Adult open gym organized pick-up basketball games are played from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Avery Street Recreation Center. Ages 18 and older can participate. The cost is $2-3. Registration is not required.
Volunteer Youth Coaches
The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.
Fitness Classes and Activities
The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.
An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Dept. for specifics.
Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Dept. for dates.
Johnston County Senior Games registration opens
Registration for the Johnston County Senior Games is open until March 13. The Games will be held April 13-24. The games are a health and fitness program for ages 50 and older with 30 athletic events (including cycling, corn-hole, pickelball, track & field, walking, bowling, bocce, golf and more). The competition also includes the Silver Arts (visual including acrylics, drawing, photography), Heritage arts (quilting, knitting, needlework), Literary arts (essays, poems, short stories, life experiences) and Performing arts (comedy/drama, vocal, dance, instrumental). To register or to volunteer to help with the games, call 919-553-1550.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit townofclaytonnc.org online.