Garner: Community

Community Notes: Aug. 21


Honeycutt, a longtime resident of Willow Spring and the former owner of Capital Maintenance Co., is currently at the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health in Smithfield suffering from kidney failure and other life-threatening illnesses, and he needs help with his medical expenses. Buy tickets at Jus’ Enuff Restaurant, 736 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, 919-567-0587; White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Willow Spring, 919-639-9973; or Hilltop Farms, Willow Spring, 919-552-5541.

Democratic women hold celebration

The Democratic Women of Johnston County will hold their annual Women’s Equality Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Market Street Coffee and Bakery, 227 E. Market St., Smithfield. Attendees are invited to wear vintage hats to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. For information, call Pat LeGrand at 919-550-6898.

Library programs

Southeast Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the family in August, including several programs highlighting American music and artwork. Bassoonist John Pedersen will perform at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Pedersen’s performance is part of the North Carolina Symphony’s Instrument Zoo series for young children. All programs are free.

For more information, visit or call 919-662-2250.

Class reunions

Alumni meeting

Johnston County Alumni Chapter of N.C. Central University meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Johnston Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1691 Barber Mill Road, Clayton. Register by calling Margaret Barbee at 919-585-2934 or 215-840-6877.

Parenting workshops

Partnership for Children of Johnston County offers two programs for parents with young children.

For information on times and location, contact Erica Reid at 919-202-0002, ext. 258, or email

Boathouse open

The Lake Benson boathouse is open for the season at 975 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays. 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

Summer camps

Wake Tech Community College 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 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.

JCC classes and workshops

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 for more information.