Garner: Community

Community Notes

Family flick, camping

The Town of Garner will hold its Family Flick and Camping Nights at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, and Friday, June 14, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. The May film is “Wreck it Ralph,” and the June film is “Madagascar 3.” Campers will need to bring tents, camping gear, food and beverages; snacks will be available for purchase. Admission to the movie is free. Camping costs $12 per family for Garner residents and $15 for nonresidents. Campers must register online at or call 919-773-4442.

Flapjack fundraiser

A pancake breakfast is scheduled 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Applebee’s, 1165 U.S. 70 West, Garner. The cost is $7, with proceeds going to American Legion Post 232 in Garner. For more information, call 919-661-9505.

Library programs

Southeast Regional Library in Garner has scheduled the following programs. The library is at 908 Seventh Ave.

A discussion of the mystery genre is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 24. The program, with snacks provided, is for adults, who are encouraged to bring a copy of their favorite mysteries for recommendation. For more information, visit or call 919-662-2250.

Local mystery authors will discuss their works and the mystery genre at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Blogger Molly Weston will host a panel discussion with authors Lucy Burdette, Hallie Ephron and Jennifer McMahon. A question-and-answer session will follow. To register, call 919-662-2250.

Librarians will help readers discover new nonfiction titles at 2:30 p.m. May 18 and new videos, including documentaries, at 3 p.m. May 13. To register, call 919-662-2250.

A program on how to work with the Garner Chamber of Commerce on events, resources and services is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. To register, call 919-662-2250.

A discussion of Laurent Dubois’ “Haiti: the Aftershocks of History” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. To register, call 919-662-2250.

The library will offer two workshops in workplace skills. A program on workplace communication is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. A program on keyboarding techniques, resume writing and job applications is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. To register, call 919-662-2250.

Learn to create a felt brooch or pin during a “Craft It!” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. To register, call 919-662-2250.

Librarians will demonstrate how to use the hobbies and crafts database, with a focus on gardening, at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17. For more information, call 919-662-2250.

Wake County Emergency Management Services will demonstrate proper first aid techniques at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. To register, call 919-662-2250.

Relay fundraisers

The following fundraisers will benefit the Garner Relay for Life: Flowers for a Year – Relay team Southern Trace Friends is selling flowers. The cost is $20 and includes 12 bouquets, one per month. Bouquets can be upgraded for $5. The flowers are from Cleveland Flowers and Gifts. The bouquets are pick-up only. Call 919-567-0874 or email

Krispy Kreme Partnership Cards – For $12, buy a card that will allow you to purchase 10 boxes of donuts and get 10 boxes free (you can buy the boxes one at a time). For more information, or to order, call 919-772-0515.

Celebrating Home Fundraiser – Team 4 Nita is selling candles, candle accessories and other gifts. To view the selection, visit For more information, or to place an order, call Jennifer Brymer at 919-559-7801 or Dee Chavis at 919-521-6780.

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

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.

Book sale in Raleigh

Wake County public libraries will hold their annual book sale and Festival of Reading May 9-12 in the Jim Graham Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The book sale will run 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday will also feature family-friendly activities and entertainment. Book prices range from $2 to $5, with cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Visit

Go Red for Women

The sixth annual Triangle Go Red for Women luncheon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. The event will feature health education and seminars on women and heart disease. The cost is $100. Proceeds will benefit female-focused cardiovascular disease research and education. For more information, or to register, call 919-463-8388 or visit

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 or call 919-866-5820.