Find Out What's Playing at GPAC

To learn more about all of the upcoming performances at Garner Performing Arts Center, visit GPAC's What's Playing page.

Flu Shots at the Senior Center Sept. 23

Flu shots will be offered at Garner Senior Center on Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Appointments are required. Please click the button below for a flier with details. For additional information, please contact the Senior Center at (919) 779-0122.

Big Sweep/Litter Sweep on Sept. 27

Volunteers are needed to help clean the streets of Garner as well as the watershed area and shore of Lake Benson on Sept. 27 from 8:30-11 a.m. Registration will take place in the Nature Center at White Deer Park. To clean Garner’s streets, contact Jaclyn Rametta at 919.773.4421. To clean up the Lake Benson watershed, please contact Katie Lockhart at 919.661.6892. On-site registration begins at 8:30am the day of the event.

Operation Medicine Drop to be Held Sept. 27

The Garner Police Department is having an Operation Medicine Drop on Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located in building B of Town Hall at 900 Seventh Ave.

The event provides a safe and secure way for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. It also helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.

Operation Medicine Drop is a program administered by Safe Kids North Carolina ( and the N.C. Department of Insurance.

For more information, please contact Sgt. Walter Myer with the Garner Police Department at (919) 773-6072 or

Carnaval Latino to be Held Sept. 28 on GPAC Lawn

The Town of Garner seeks local food vendors, businesses, schools and performing artists to take part in its second annual Carnaval Latino.

The festival celebrates the Latin American community in Wake County and will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center at 125 Avery St.

For information on how to be a part of this event, please contact Jill McAllister at or call (919) 661-4602.

Firemen's Day in Downtown Garner Oct. 4

Garner's annual Firemen's Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 in downtown. The schedule of events is as follows:

11 a.m.-7 p.m.--BBQ plates, vendor stands, children's games
2 p.m.--parade starts
3 p.m.--live burn demonstration
3:30-7 p.m.--entertainment by the band 40 East
7 p.m.--raffle drawing

For more information, visit

Towne Players Production: 'The Ladies Man'

A doctor tells “one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an embarrassing indiscretion. That single fib leads to a cascade of increasingly convoluted misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Making matters worse are the man’s suspicious younger wife, his gorgon of a mother-in-law, an amorous female patient, her jealous husband, a lisping friend, a valet with an attitude and a maid with a secret! It’s tough being “The Ladies Man” in this hilariously zany farce! Shows at Garner Performing Arts Center Oct. 17-18, 23-25 at 8 p.m. with an Oct. 25 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 ($12 students and seniors).

Trick-or-Eats Food Truck Rodeo Oct. 26

We'll block off a portion of Main Street in historic downtown Garner for our All-America City's first-ever food truck rodeo on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. We're planning on having a dozen food trucks and a couple of local craft beer vendors. Visit for updates on vendors, parking and other information.

Trick-or-Treat the Trails on Halloween

Put on your costume and trick-or-treat your way around our one-mile loop trail at White Deer Park (2400 Aversboro Road) on Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m. Garner-area community organizations and businesses will be passing out treats. An adult must accompany children at all times. Parking will be available at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road, across the street from White Deer Park). Interested in sponsoring a treat table? Please contact Katie Lockhart at 919.661.6892 or