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.
▪ 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.
The South Wake VFW Post 10225 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 have been pushed back to Nov. 15 due to Hurricane Matthew 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. The Garner Lions Club serves blind and visually impaired people and other people in need in the Garner community.
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 jocobee.org.
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: garnerwomansclub.org.
The club does not meet in June, July, August or December.
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.
Send club announcements to Johnny Whitfield at firstname.lastname@example.org