Garner: Community

Club notes: Jan. 18

Democrats to meet

The Democratic Women and Men of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. Todd Johnson, director of the Johnston County Heritage Center, will speak.

Woman’s Club

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

South Wake County VFW Post 10225

The Garner-South Wake County VFW and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at post headquarters, 1706 W. Garner Road, Garner. For more information, call 919-772-1062.

Garner Optimist Club

The Garner Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the clubhouse, 2110 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. The meeting on the first Monday of each month is meal night, while the meeting on the second Monday is a board meeting. The club welcomes guests and new members. For more information, call 919-779-7076.

Rotary Clubs

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

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

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

Classic Car Club

Memory Lane Classic Car Club meets the third Monday of the month at the Clubhouse Restaurant, 51 Technology Drive in the Cleveland community. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; the meeting follows at 7. For more information, call 919-553-6229.

Garner Lions Club

The Garner Lions Club holds a dinner meeting at 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at 305 W. Main St. The club welcomes guests. Dinner is $10. To attend, email 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 to 8 p.m. The club serves children with developmental disabilities and others in need.

Aversboro Run Club

The 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 are 3 to 5 miles. The restaurant offers specials to all walkers and runners upon their return.

Johnston County Beekeepers Association

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

Garner American Legion

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

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