Garner: Community

Community Notes: July 7

‘Wake is Great’ Contest

Wake County Government will host the “Wake is Great” Instagram Contest through Sunday, July 21. Wake County residents and visitors are invited to follow Wake County on Instagram and upload photos that they believe best portray how “Wake is Great” and tag the images with the hashtag #wakeisgreat.

Selected photos will be featured on wakegov.com and in the 2013 Wake County Annual Report. For contest rules, visit wakegov.com/connect/instagram/Pages.

Celebrating MLK

The local Martin Luther King Committee plans to charter 10 buses for a trip to Washington, D.C., Aug. 23-25 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Trip prices start at $225 per person. The deadline to register is Monday, July 8. For more information, call 919-834-6264, email info@king-raleigh.org or visit king-raleigh.org/events.

Public shredding

The Johnston County Register of Deeds office, is organizing a public shredding event 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the Edwards IGA parking lot, 721 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-989-5160. The public can shred old files, receipts, credit card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information that they want to discard.

‘Wake is great’ contest

Wake County is hosting the “Wake is Great” Instagram contest through Sunday, July 21. Wake County residents and visitors are invited to follow Wake County on Instagram and upload photos that they believe best portray how Wake is great. Tag the images with the hashtag #wakeisgreat. Selected photos will be featured on wakegov.com and in the 2013 Wake County Annual Report. For contest rules, visit wakegov.com/connect/instagram/Pages.

Library programs

Southeast Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family in July. Librarians are available to help individuals find the right book, lead group book discussions with teens and suggest new avenues for reading and enjoying books. The library has scheduled several programs highlighting American music and artwork in July. All programs are free. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/events or call 919-662-2250.

Carseat safety checks

Trained staff members from Wake County Human Services will make safety checks on child car seats from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the parking lot at the Southeast Regional Library.

Boathouse opens

The Lake Benson boathouse has opened for the season at 975 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Fridays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and noon- 7 p.m. Sundays. It will be closed on Fridays in July and August. Boat rentals start at $4 an hour. No private boats are allowed. Free fishing is available from the dock. Call Stephanie Shaffer at 919-661-6892 or visit www.garnernc.gov.

Summer camps

Design a video game or create a website. Learn what it’s like to run a business. Wake Tech Community College will offer summer camps for middle- and high-school students. Topics include engineering, youth entrepreneurship, video game design, robotics, drama, photo editing, biotechnology and website creation. Visit http://summercamps.waketech.edu or call 919-866-5820.

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.

Workshops

Johnston Community College’s Corporate Solutions is offering several training workshops this summer for business and industry professionals. Call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591 or email swgardner@johnstoncc.edu.

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Clayton Youth Theater

Clayton Youth Theater will perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 1-3 at the Clayton Center. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this musical parable.

For tickets, call 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com.

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