919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov
Preschool youth sports
The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers a variety of preschool youth sports, including gymnastics (both individual and parent-tot gymnastics), Snow Plow Sam 1 (the basics of ice skating), floor hockey, soccer, basketball and T-ball. Visit garnerNC.gov for dates, prices and more info on the current offerings.
Mini Hoopsters is an instructional basketball league for ages 4-5 with the Garner Parks and Recreation Department. The league includes five practices and three games on Saturday mornings from Jan. 23 until March 12. The cost is $50-65.
Youth Open Gym
The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers an open gym at the Avery Street Recreational Center on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. from Feb. 13 until March 19. There is no cost and registration is not required.
Mini Kickers is an instructional soccer league for ages 4-5 with the Garner Parks and Recreation Department. The league includes five practices and three games on Saturday mornings from April 2 until May 21. The cost is $50-65.
Optimist Basketball is through the Garner Optimist Club for boys ages 8-12. Contact Danny Thornton at 919-772-8223 for more info.
30-and-Over Basketball League
The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer a basketball league for ages 30-and-over in the spring. Games will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights mainly. The cost is $65-85; register by March 15.
Wednesday Night Adult Open Gym
Adult open gym at the Avery Street Recreation Center will be held weekly from 7-9 p.m. until March 30. (No open gym will be offered on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.) The cost is $2-3.
Recreational Softball League
The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer a recreation softball league for ages 18 and older in the spring. The fee is $450 per team with an additional $25 per player fee for non-residents of the Town of Garner. Teams deemed too strong for the league by GPRD staff will be asked to make roster changes. A two-home run rule will be enforced. Register by March 7.
Men’s 50-Plus Softball
The Garner Parks and Recreation Department offers a softball league for men ages 50 and older in the spring. The fee is $450 per team with an additional $25 per player fee for non-residents of the Town of Garner. Register by March 7.
Volunteer Youth Coaches
The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.
An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Dept. for specifics.
Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Dept. for dates.
Fitness Classes and Activities
The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.
Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit townofclaytonnc.org online.
Tae Kwon Do
This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.
The Clayton Parks Dept. is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in our community garden.
If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).