Garner: Community

Community notes: June 12

Town of Garner volunteers

The town of Garner is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustment and the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Committee.

The Board of Adjustment meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month to hear and decide appeals from decisions made by the land use administrator or other officials. The board also makes decisions on applications for special use permits, special exceptions and variances.

The advisory committee gives recommendations to the Town Council on services, facilities and fee policies. It meets at 6 p.m. every third Monday.

For an application, go to The application can also be emailed to

Organizers are now accepting volunteers for a Sunday, July 3, celebration. For details and to sign up, go to


A coloring session for adults is 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Bring your own coloring book or choose from provided pages.

Registration is not required. All adults are welcome.

‘A Walk in the Park’

The Art League of Garner presents “A Walk in the Park.” Paintings will be on display until Wednesday, June 15, at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road.

Treasured Moments

Treasured Moments, an event for fathers and daughters, is 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the gymnasium at Word of God Christian Academy, 3000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh.

Tickets are $45 per pair ($20 for an additional guest). Daughters must be at least 6 years old. For details, call 919-834-1141.

Summer camps

Johnston Community College’s summer camps start in June. Registration is open until classes are filled. For details, call 919-209-2591 or go to

“Cooking Camp: Chef in Training” for rising fifth- and sixth-graders is Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, for $130. “Bad to the Bones: CSI Camp” for seventh- through ninth-grade students, which costs $85, will be on the same days.

“Create Art with Math!” for rising seventh- through ninth-grade students is Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, for $100. “Future Entrepreneur” for ages 12-16 will be on the same days. This class on business skills, leadership, communication and etiquette is $50.

Independence Day

Garner’s celebration will be on Sunday, July 3.

Clayton town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Garner High School class of 1967

The Garner High School class of 1967 is preparing for its 50th class reunion in 2017. Organizers are trying to reach everyone who started their freshman year at Garner High School in 1963. If you have not been contacted, call Gayle Hines at 919-772-2383.

Johnston County Amateur Radio

The Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is looking for licensed amateur radio operators interested in providing auxiliary communications in times of disaster. You do not have to be a resident of Johnston County to volunteer. ARES meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the American Red Cross office, 805-A S. Third St., Smithfield. More information on ARES can be found at Contact Michael Callam at or 919-934-9623.

TOPS Chapter 0678

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 0678 meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road. 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.

Johnston County MS Support Group

The Johnston County MS Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 U.S. 70 W. Clayton. These free meetings are open to people with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Overeaters Anonymous

An Overeaters Anonymous support group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church of Garner, 503 Lakeside Drive. 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.

Parenting workshops

Partnership for Children of Johnston County offers two programs for parents with young children.

Motheread is a 12-week self-paced program that combines teaching literacy skills with child development and family empowerment.

The Incredible Years parent program offers weekly group sessions for 14 to 16 weeks. Participants learn 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

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