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College-age Ballroom Dancing Class Stressed about classes starting back? This dance class will be an inexpensive, fun, relaxing, but also energizing way to relieve stress and learn to ballroom dance at the same time! This will be held EVERY Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. Come with a group, come by yourself or bring a dance partner, no matter what, it will be a lot of fun learning to dance with people your own age! Class costs $7.50. For more information, please contact us at 919-249-6446 or check out the website at www.graceballroom.com. The address is 47 S. Broad St. E, Angier, NC 27501. We hope to see you out on the dance floor! Gospel Concert
Lighthouse Gospel Music Association will host a southern gospel concert Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Convention Center, 326 Tryon Road in Raleigh. The concert will feature Living Waters from Princeton, N.C., and Mercy's Cross from Angier, N.C. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted at intermission. Doors and concession open at 6 p.m. with door prize drawings at intermission. Visit www.lgma.info, click on concert schedule, or call 919-661-6902. Upward Soccer
The Upward Soccer Spring 2011 Season is just around the corner! Open to Girls and Boys K-3 through 7th grade. Practices and games begin in March and run through late May. Cost is $70, which includes player jersey kit & end of year prize. Registrations and evaluations will be held between noon and 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 at Faith Alliance Church, 2225 Aversboro Road. Call Chris at 919-550-9899 or visit www.facupwardsoccer.com. Sunday Afternoon Storytime
Visit White Deer Park Nature Center (2400 Aversboro Road) the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. and listen to fun and entertaining stories about nature -- complete with hand puppets. The next story time is Feb. 6. This is a perfect FREE event for the entire family. No reservations are required. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times. Call the Nature Center at 919-661-6982. Cooks for Books
Sample terrific food and beverages while supporting the Garner Educational Foundation and its literacy enrichment programs at the Cooks for Books “Battle of the Chefs” event on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Garner TV & Appliance at 875 U.S. Hwy. 70. Special guests are WRAL’s Brian Schrader and Lisa Prince, “My Carolina Today”’s Elise Johnson and WTVD’s Angela Hampton. Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple and are available at Garner TV & Appliance, The Garner Citizen office (1401 Aversboro Road, Suite 104) or from any Garner Educational Foundation board member. For more information, contact Amy White at 919-201-1211 or by email at singforHim@nc.rr.com.
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
The American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina is holding a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance on Feb. 12 at the post (6400 Johnson Pond Road in Fuquay-Varina). Dinner will start at 7 p.m. and dancing will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in the recreation room at the post for $15 per single and $25 per couple. Prices at the door will be $20 per single and $40 per couple. Music will be provided by "DJ Ray" Zechman and he will take requests. Call our recreation room for more information at 557-5990. The public is welcomed so please come on down and have a LOVELY evening! BBQ fundraiser
The Freedom Biker Church in Angier will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for a trip to India, where they will purchase off road bikes for church planters. They will be selling BBQ plates at the Food Lion shopping center at 40/42 on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plates are $7 and include a beverage. There also will be a bake sale. Garner Relay for Life
Garner Relay for Life cancer walk will be held Apr. 29 this year. Here are a few upcoming community fundraiser events: ▪ Garner Fire & Rescue Golf Tournament and BBQ Chicken Dinner on Mar. 26 at Pine Hollow Golf Course. Information on the tournament such as registration and sponsorship forms can be found at www.garnerfire.com. ▪ First Presbyterian Church of Garner is having an all you can eat pancake supper Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., a Donut Fry and Chinese Auction Saturday, Mar. 19 at 6 p.m. and a Chicken BBQ Dinner on Apr. 10 at noon at 503 Lakeside Drive. Contact email@example.com for more information. ▪ Lord of Life Lutheran Church is having a BBQ Dinner on Apr. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eat in or take out. For $7, enjoy a plate of BBQ, potatoes, slaw, roll and dessert. Tea provided for eat-in customers. Crossroads Civitan Club
Serving our community. Meeting at Golden Corral, first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Exit 312, Interstate 40 and State Route 42, Garner, NC. Call 919-656-4378 or 919-625-8068. C3 Church Resets in 2011
C3 Church, also known as Cleveland Community Church, is resetting in 2011. To better serve the Cleveland community, C3’s new Sunday service times are 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The church’s Pastor, Matt Fry, will be teaching on getting a fresh start with God in a brand new five-week series beginning in January entitled “Reset.” C3 Church is a contemporary, life giving church, celebrating 12 years of ministry in the Cleveland community of Johnston County. Their passion is to provide real hope, for real people, in a real world. Visit their website at www.c3church.com. Learn Steps to Happiness
TRINITY United Methodist Church invites you to worship with us each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Kid’s Clubhouse (10525 Cleveland Road in Garner, behind the new Dollar General). Through January and February, our message will focus on the Steps to Happiness -- Recovering the Life God Planned for You. The sermon series borrows heavily from the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, which are applicable in the lives of all who seek to find freedom from our hurts, hangups, and habits. Our hope is that you will find new levels of freedom and happiness in life. We also have kids’ activities, refreshments, and coffee all morning. TRINITY UMC welcomes you to join us for FamJam at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday at the Kid’s Clubhouse. Call 919-647-9447 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. WIC Program
The WIC Program provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and community resources. Services are available in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest, and Brentwood. Those eligible must be a pregnant or postpartum woman, infant, or child under age 5; live in North Carolina; and have a gross annual income under 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. For an appointment, please call 919-250-4720. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Christian Women’s Job Corps
Do you feel stuck in life and need a hand UP? Christian Women’s Job Corps can help. Learn to manage your money, save and create a budget. Learn how to handle and avoid conflict. Learn skills that help you when applying for jobs and help you keep a job. Attend Bible study. Get support and encouragement from a mentor who will cheer you on! Become a stronger you, with hope for your future! If you would like to hear more about being part of this program call 231-3995 ext. 113. Staff is in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Leave a message anytime. Email email@example.com. Calling Service-Minded People
The Garner Lions Club is expanding! Our club is looking for individuals who are interested in getting involved with their community and helping people in need. The Garner Lions club has helped over 20 individuals in the local area with assistance in getting an eye exam and getting glasses over the last year. We had a BBQ chicken fundraiser in late winter to raise funds to help local citizens in need. Our main goal is to assist those who are visually impaired. We help provide help for Camp Dogwood, a camp specialized for those who are visually impaired. We also help in funding Campaign SightFirst, an international effort to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world. Contact Ed Ketron at 662-5266. Sharing Our Stories Grief Support Group
Sharing Our Stories, a grief support group sponsored jointly by Resources for Seniors and Amedisys Hospice meets biweekly, first and third Mondays of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road. Those who have experienced loss are invited to join anytime. Contact Ann Ritter at 773-4865 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Harrison at 661-6894. Volunteers Needed
Can you spare one hour per month? If so, would you donate it to us? Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who are willing to spare one hour of their time to deliver lunch to home bound citizens in the Garner area on weekdays only. Call the Garner Senior Center at 919-772-5057 or visit 205 E. Garner Road between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.