Don’t Miss This … or This

There’s lots to do in Garner over the next few weeks, and we want to make sure you don’t miss a minute of it!

Check out this sampling from our Social Calendar … and feel free to post your organization’s events here too!

Saturday, Sept. 29: Taking care of business

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., bring your expired, unwanted — and potentially dangerous — prescriptions drugs to Garner Town Hall for free disposal by the Garner Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Also that day, a rabies/microchip clinic will be held at Lake Benson Park, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabies shots will be $5; microchips will be $10; cash only please. A three-year vaccine will be available with proof of one-year vaccine.
All dogs must be on leashes, and cats in carriers. The clinic is sponsored by Garner Animal Control, Ansede Animal Hospital, WCAS and SPCA.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: National Night Out

The Garner Police Department and Target will host this community event from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the parking lot of Target at White Oak Crossing shopping center. Held nationwide, the event promotes police-community partnerships, safety and neighborhood unity. Get crime-prevention and injury-prevention tips, find fun activities for kids, and more.

Friday, Oct. 5: Country artist Gene Watson

Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band perform at the Garner Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Over a 40-year career, Watson has more than 72 charted songs, including 23 Top Tens and six No. 1 hits, and is known by fans as one of the genre’s best ballad singers. For tickets, visit or call (919) 661-4602.

Saturday, Oct. 6: Clean up, and salute a firefighter

Garner’s Fall 2012 Litter and Big Sweep will take place, with registration at 8:30 a.m., at White Deer Park Nature Center. Cleanup supplies and free breakfast will be provided. To RSVP, contact Jaclyn Sumner at (919) 773-4421 or

Also on Oct. 6, it’s the annual Garner Fireman’s Day, a full day of activities beginning with a fire truck pull competition at 9 a.m., a parade at 2 p.m., a raffle drawing for $10,000 cash, and much more. See for more info.


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