Community Notes: Nov. 6

November 4, 2013 

Yard sale

Garner American Legion Post 232 will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Civitan Club, 1005 Poole Drive, Garner. All proceeds will benefit the Post’s charitable endeavors supporting local veterans.

Veteran’s Day

The Town of Garner and Garner Veterans Memorial Committee will honor veterans at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11, at Aversboro Road Baptist Church. The event will include a concert by the Garner Magnet High School band, followed at 11 a.m. by a program featuring Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, Steve L. Muro as guest speaker. For more information, call 919-455-8278.

Music association meeting

The Johnston County Music Association will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 13, at 50 Beech Trail, Garner. For more information, call 919-359-3473

Talent show

Auditions will be held for Garner Showcase of Talent on Nov. 14. The show is open to all performers who have a connection to Garner. Deadline for registration is Nov. 11. For a complete set of rules as well as an audition registration form, visit

Flu clinics

Wake County will kick off weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Nov. 14 at the Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina. In additional to the weekly clinics, appointments can be scheduled. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 919-557-2501.

Republican Women

Johnston County Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, at Festejos, 905 East Main St., Clayton. Bob Muller, Republican party 7th district chair, will speak. For more information, call 919-255-0990.

Johnston County Festival of Trees

The tenth annual Festival of Trees, presented by Keep Johnston County Beautiful, Inc., will open to the public at 9 a.m. Dec. 6, at the Johnston Medical Mall on Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield. The event will run until noon , Dec. 14. The festival is a display of 55 decorated live Christmas trees sponsored by various businesses in the county. Live performances for visitors by school and church choirs, soloists, and other music and dance groups are scheduled throughout the festival. Other attractions include a cookie baking contest at 6 p.m. Dec. 9, and a Christmas tree raffle valued at $1,000 set to take place Dec. 14. For more information, visit

Food pantry

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.

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 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

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

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