Southeast Regional Library events
Southeast Regional Library hosts free and inexpensive events to help educate local residents and promote literacy at 908 7th Ave., Garner. For details, go to WakeGov.com/libraries.
Benefit for Able to Serve
Able to Serve will have a dinner and silent auction fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at First Baptist Church, 601 St. Mary’s St., Garner. Tickets are $25. Able to Serve is a faith-based nonprofit that provides people with disabilities opportunities to actively participate in the community. For more information go to www.abletoserve.org.
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Yard Sale and Fish Fry
VFW Post 10225 is having a fundraising yard sale starting at 8 a.m and a Fish Fry starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at 1706 W. Garner Road, Garner. Plates are $8. Eat in or take out. The yard sale will continue on April 19. Call 919-772-1062 for more information.
Johnston Community College's Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center will hold its annual Howell Woodstock from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Howell Woodstock offers many free activities for the family including fishing, hayrides, environmental educational programs, stargazing, nature walks, live music, and a bonfire. Howell Woods is located at 6601 Devil’s Racetrack Rd. in the Bentonville community of southeastern Johnston County. For more information call 919-938-0115 or visit www.johnstoncc.edu/howellwoods.
Garner High School class of 1970 reunion
The Garner Senior High School class of 1970 will hold its 45-year class reunion from 7 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, June 13, at Carol Poole Clubhouse at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1509 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Cost is $50 per person and $100 per couple. RSVP by May 1. E-mail Retha Kelly Lineberger at Retha.Lineberger@gmail.com or Betsy Green Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
There will be a one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Johnston County Livestock Arena, 520 County Home Road, Smithfield. Contact the Solid Waste Services Department at 919-938-4750 or visit the County’s website at www.johnstonnc.com/recycling for more detailed information.
‘Love your money’ Lunch and Learn
A five-part financial workshop will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 6 and concluding June 3 at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Jayne McBurney of Johnston Cooperative Extension will lead the workshop and cover topics including budgeting, understanding credit and planning for the future. Register for this free class by calling the Extension office at 919-989-5380.
Teen volunteers needed
The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, located at 305 E. Market St. in Smithfield, seeks new teen volunteers to assist with the Summer Reading Program. Volunteers will assist with children’s summer programming, shelving books and keeping books in order. Volunteers must fill out an application and attend an orientation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Teens ages 12-18 may see Emily Campbell at the children’s desk to pick up an application or email email@example.com.
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. Groups or individuals wishing to volunteer should contact Jill McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit organizations who wish to act as food vendors may now apply for consideration. Applications are due by May 29 and may be found at http://www.garnernc.gov/Publications/News/July%203%20volunteers%20NR%20040215.pdf
Community organizations or businesses that wish to provide Independence Day themed crafts and games may also apply for consideration. Applications are due by May 15 and may be found at http://www.garnernc.gov/Publications/News/July%203%20volunteers%20NR%20040215.pdf.
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, 4 and 5 miles covering many paces. The restaurant offers food and drink specials to all walkers and runners upon their return.
Johnston County MS Support Group
The Johnston County MS Support Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 US Hwy 70 W. Clayton. The group is open to those dealing with MS and their families and is free of charge.
A food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The food is free to anyone presenting an ID card. For more information, call 919-934-0213.
Partnership for Children of Johnston County offers two programs for parents with young children.
Motheread is a 12-week self-paced program that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment issues.
The Incredible Years parent program offers weekly group sessions for 14 to 16 weeks. Participants practice skills to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills.
For information on times and location, contact Erica Reid at 919-202-0002, ext. 258, or email email@example.com.
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 Golden Corral, 60 Son-Lan Parkway, Garner. For more information, call 919-553-6229.
TOPS Chapter 0678
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 0678 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at The Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Rd., Garner. The purpose of the group is to provide support, share information about healthy living and celebrate success with weight loss. Participants must pay $32 for yearly national dues and $3 monthly local dues.
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 for more information.
Send announcements at least two weeks before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.