Garner: Community

Community Notes



Johnston Community College’s Corporate Solutions is offering several training workshops this summer for business and industry professionals. For registration information, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591 or email


The Chick-fil-A 3 Little Pigs Triathlon is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. The competition includes a 250-yard pool swim, 14-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Park and the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County. Register online at For more information, call 919-376-9441.

Town of Garner seeks volunteers

The Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is seeking volunteers for its Independence Day celebration Wednesday, July 3, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. Volunteers are needed to help in setup, cleanup, arts and crafts and games. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. They will receive a free T-shirt and meal. The registration deadline is Monday, June 24. To register, call Nicole Sweat at 919-773-4441 or email

Library programs

Southeast Regional Library has an extensive list of activities for the whole family in June. The Southeast Regional Library will host an informational session about ThirdEd Enrichment Centers 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at 908 Seventh Ave. Garner. For more information, visit or call 919-662-2250.

Band concert

The 440th Army Band will be in concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The free concert is in honor of Independence Day. Donations will be accepted to benefit the performing arts programs at JCC.

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

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 the Golden Corral 60 Son Lan Parkway

Garner. For more information, call 919-553-6229.

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.

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.