Garner: Community

Club notes: Oct. 26

Taste of Carolina

The Woman’s Club of Clayton hosts its annual Tast of Carolina Cuisine fundraiser Nov. 4 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Clayton Center. Area restaurants will serve samples of their best foods. There will also be a live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from any club member or by calling 919-550-2539 or 919-359-3544. Funds raised from the event will be used for local charitable efforts.

Garner Optimist Club

The Garner Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Club House, 2110 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. The meeting on the first Monday of each month is meal night and the meeting on the second Monday of the month is a board meeting. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, call 919-779-7076.

Garner Lions Club

The Garner Lions Club meets for dinner at 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at 305 W. Main St. Guests are welcome.

Dinner is $10. To RSVP, email The Garner Lions Club serves blind and visually impaired people and other people in need in the Garner community.

Rotary Clubs

▪  The Clayton Mid-Day Rotary Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Cleveland Draft House, 461 Shotwell Road, Clayton.

▪  The Clayton club meets from 6:45-8 a.m. Thursdays at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center, 850 N.C. 42 W., Clayton.

▪  The Cleveland Rotary Club meets from 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays at Cleveland Draft House, 6101 N.C. 42 W., Garner.

Garner Civitan Club

The Garner Civitan Club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 1005 Poole Drive, Garner. The program is from 7-8 p.m. The club serves children with developmental disabilities and others in need.

Classic Car Club

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 Clubhouse Restaurant in the 40/42 community. For more information, call 919-553-6229.

Johnston County Beekeepers Association

The Johnston County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.

For more information, visit

Garner Women’s Club

The Garner Woman’s Club, a community service club, meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the clubhouse on U.S. 70 W. in Garner. Contact:

The club does not meet in June, July, August or December.

Essay contests

The South Wake VFW Post 1025 is holding its annual national VFW essay contests for high school and middle school students. The Voice of Democracy is a high school contest and is open to students in grades 9-12. The Patriot’s Pen is open to students in grades 6-8. Submission deadline is Nov. 1 and prizes range from $30,000 for high schoolers and $5,000 for middle schoolers. For more information, contact the VFW post at 919-772-1062 or Jeff Hicks at 561-267-8863 or email

Garner American Legion

The Garner American Legion Post 232 meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Garner Masonic Lodge, 406 E. Main St., Garner. For more information, call 919-803-8846.

Aversboro Run Club

Aversboro Run Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday outside Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Road, Garner. The club is open to every runner and walker, and runs set routes of 3 to 5 miles. The restaurant offers specials to all walkers and runners upon their return.

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