Community Notes: Nov. 17

November 15, 2013 

Veterans Advisory Board

The Town of Garner is seeking applicants for a new Veterans Advisory Board. The board will be composed of seven at-large members, at least four of whom will be honorably discharged veterans. This board may make recommendations concerning issues related to town policies that affect veterans, and will operate as a link between Garner residents and Town officials to explore ways to honor and recognize the service of area veterans. Meeting dates and locations have not yet been established. For application or questions, please call 919-773-4456.

Flu clinics

Wake County is holding weekly drop-in flu vaccination clinics from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays, 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. Thursday, 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.

Unified hazard plan

For the first time, Wake County will develop a multijurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for this year. Previously, each jurisdiction was responsible for developing its own plan. The general purposes of the plan are to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic loss that come as a result of natural hazards. The public is invited to attend a project kickoff meeting from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, in room G31.

Clothing giveaway

A clothing and household item giveaway will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the fellowship hall of Red Hill United Church of Christ, 10412 Buffalo Road, Clayton. For more information, call 919-989-5902.

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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