Garner: Community

Club notes: Feb. 17

Democratic Women meeting

The Democratic Women of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., in Smithfield. Guest speaker will be Joyce Mitchell, president-elect of the Democratic Women of North Carolina. She is a former staffer of Congresswoman Eva Clayton, and Senators John Edwards and Kay Hagan. All Democratic women are encouraged to attend.

Garner American Legion Post 232

The Garner American Legion Post 232 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Turner Memorial Baptist Church, 3704 Benson Road, Garner. This month’s guest speaker will talk about the Wake County Transit Plan. For more information call 919-803-8846.

Barbecue fundraiser

The VFW is having a barbecue fundraiser to support the opening of its new facility, at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at 706 W. Garner Road, Garner. Eat in or take out available, $8 per plate. Deliveries available for 10 or more plates. Advance tickets available. For more information call 919-772-1062.

Garner Civitan fundraiser

Garner Civitan club has tickets for the club’s annual fundraiser. The reverse raffle drawing is March 26. Tickets are $100. Dinner is included with your ticket purchase. Every 25th ticket drawn gets a $500 gift certificate. The prize is $10,000. Call Linda, 919-422-8137.

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

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 progam is from 7 to 8 p.m. The club serves children with developmental disabilities and others in need.

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., Garner. The club welcomes guests. 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.

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 2nd Monday of the month is a board meeting. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information call 919-779-7076.

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

South Wake County VFW Post 10225

The Garner South Wake County VFW and Auxiliary meets 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.

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.

Garner Women’s Club

The Garner Woman's Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, at the clubhouse on U.S. 70 W in Garner, except for June, July, August and December, when there are no meetings. The GWC is a community service club. Contact:

Rotary Clubs

▪  The Cleveland Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at The Cleveland Draft House in Cleveland.

▪  The Garner Mid-Day Rotary Club meets for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Logan’s Roadhouse, 1000 Timber Drive East, Garner.

▪  The Rotary Club of Garner meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church located at 2100 Buffaloe Road, Garner.

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