Updated: September 30, 2014
Erwin Denim Days begins with a worship service on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00pm at the Erwin Church of God. On Wednesday, October 1st, the Golf Tournament will start with an 11:30am lunch and 12:30pm shotgun start. On Friday, October 3rd, the will be Erwin History Room Tours from1:00am to 4:00pm. There will also be a Ghost Walk at the River at dusk. On Saturday, October 4th, the 50th Annual Denim Days Festival will be held. There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, stage shows, a parade and a street dance. For more information, call 910-897-7300.
The Town of Selma is sponsoring three Community Visioning Sessions to obtain input from citizens and businesses on the current quality of life in Selma and what they would like to see in Selma's future. The sessions will be held in the Jernigan Building across from Town Hall at the following times: Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please call Town Hall at 919-965-9841 to register for one of the sessions.
The Martin Davis Band will present a Beach Music Concert at the Barbour's Grove Park in Four Oaks on Thursday, October 2nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
The 27th annual Band Classic is scheduled from 2:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday, October 4th, at Clayton High School, 600 South Fayetteville St., Clayton. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 5-11 and free for 4 and younger.
Johnston Health is having a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Monday, October 6th. With the addition of the inpatient beds in Clayton Johnston Health will need more volunteers. A recruitment fair with be on October 6th from 9-11am at the Clayton Center in downtown Clayton. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to get information about volunteering at either of the Clayton or Smithfield campuses.
The Heritage Center of Johnston County and the Selma Historical Museum will present a series of lectures on local history at Johnston Community College. The series is called Heritage Tuesdays. The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30pm in the Library at Johnston Community College. For more information call 919-333-0670.
The Johnston County Veterans Service Advisory Board will holds its next meeting at the Johnston County Land Use Center Conference Room on Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30pm. The Center is located at 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield. For more information call 919-989-5067.
The Johnston County Chapter of the National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees will meet on Wednesday, October 8th at 11:30am at the Golden Corral in Smithfield. Don Stephenson will discuss the Triangle Land Conservancy in Johnston County.
The Annual Heritage Quilt Show will be held Thursday, October 9th through Saturday, October 11th at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Member of the Johnston County Extension and Community Association, Jo Co Quilters and friends will share quilts from their own personal collections. The event will take place on Thursday from 1-7pm, Friday from 9am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm. The event is free but donations service projects are gladly accepted. The event will be held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC 210 Highway in Smithfield. For more information, contact Jayne McBurney, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at 919-989-5380.
Harbor's Walk The Track In Her Shoes Event will be held on Saturday October 11th at 8am at the Smithfield Selma High School Football Stadium, located 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The registration fee is $20 per walker. Contact 919-938-3566 or email email@example.com.
The Wilson's Mills Pumpkin Festival will be Saturday, October 11th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Wilson's Mills Town Hall area. There will be family farm with vendors, children's activities, a dunking booth, music, food and more. For more information, call 919-938-3885.
Family-friendly comedian David Ferrell will perform at 3:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday, October 11th, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. For ticket information and free child care, visit claytonccumc.org and click on “Comedy.”
Outback Steakhouse in Smithfield is sponsoring a Luncheon to benefit the Partnership for Children of Johnson County on Tuesday, October 14th from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Tickets for $15 can be pre-purchased by calling 919-202-0002. Tickets will not be available on the day of the event.
The Back Porch String Band will be in conert at the Barbour's Grove Park in Four Oaks on Thursday, October 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
There will be a Historical Ghost Walk on Thursday, October 16th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Small groups will be guided around the cemetery where costumed re-enactors will tell stories about Johnston County's past. For more information, call the Johnston County Heritage Center at 919-934-2836.
The Johnston County Department of Social Services is holding its 10th annual Joseph H. Lansinger Jr. Blood Drive on Friday, October 17th in Building 3 of the DSS Campus. The hours are 1:30pm to 6:00pm. To schedule an appointment call Jennifer Gaddis at 919-209-4103.
The Boys And Girls Club of Johnston County will host a 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Run and Walk Saturday, October 18th in Selma. The 5K run will start at 9:00 am; the fun run and walk will follow at 10:00am. Both will begin at the intersection of Webb and Waddell streets. To register, visit www.ecrr.us or www.bgcjohnstoncounty.com or call Tammy Mitchell at 919-938-2682.
The Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County will host a 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Run And Walk on Saturday, October 18th in Selma. The 5K run will start at 9:00am. The fun run and walk will begin at 10:00am. Both will begin at the intersection of Webb and Waddell streets. To register, visit www.ecrr.us or www.bgcjohnstoncounty.com or call Tammy Mitchell at 919-938-2682.
The West Johnston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 18th from 6:00am to 12:00pm. Spots are $8. Please bring your own tables. For more information, contact Amy Godwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Holmes at email@example.com
Wings Over Harnett will be Saturday, October 18th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Harnett Regional Jetport, 615 Airport Rd., in Erwin. Doors open at 9:00am. The Golden Knights will perform, there will be a P-51 and Static Aircraft Display, Classic Car Cruise In and Display. Kid's activities, food, helicopter rides and more. Admission and parking are free.
Robotic LEGOS workshops will be held Friday, October 24th at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Sessions are from 9am to noon for children ages 5-7 and 1 to 4 p.m. for children ages 8-12. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
The Tobacco Farm Life Museum will host The Haunting, a Creepy Mystery Theater and Dinner Fundraiser, on Friday, October 24th at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC Highway 210 in Smithfield. The dinner begins at 6:30pm. For more information, call the museum at 919-284-3431.
The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will offer a free program to help high school students. A combination SAT/ACT practice test is scheduled for 9:30am Saturday, October 25th. Students must arrive by 9 a.m. The library is at 305 E. Market St. in downtown Smithfield. To reserve a seat, call 919-934-8146 and choose option 3, or stop by the reference desk.
A Car Show is scheduled from 10:30am to 3:00pm Saturday, November 1st, on Main Street in Four Oaks. Registration opens at 9:00am and the fee to enter is $25 per car. Proceeds will go to Hopes N Dreams, a nonprofit that helps people with special needs. For more information, call Dale Bender at 919-938-4415.
The Johnston County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will start a Court Monitoring Program in Johnston County to oversee trials of Driving While Impaired cases. Volunteers are needed. For more information, call Ernie Adkins at 919-553-2725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is registering children in grades K-5 for its After-School Program. The weekly cost is $110 for Clayton residents and $125 for nonresidents. Transportation is available from West Clayton Elementary School. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
The year’s Railroad Days Festival in Selma is seeking Vendors. Here are the fees by category: arts and crafts, $30; commercial, $100; food, $200; and information, $30. Electricity, if needed, is another $25. For an application, go to selma-nc.com or stop by the Selma Parks and Recreation office, 305 N. Pollock St.
The Me Fine Foundation will hold a Benefit on Friday, October 17th beginning at 7:30pm at the Marble Kids Museum on East Hargett Street in Raleigh. Tickets are $100 each. For more information visit www.mefinegala.com
Enjoy the Senior Coffee Corner at the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center on Booker Dairy Road in Smithfield each Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am until 10:30am. There will be free coffee and activities.
The Smithfield First Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is in need of Volunteers to serve every Monday and/or Thursday. There is a need for cooks, servers, and drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins. For more information, call the church office at 919-934-9771.
The Healing Hope Cancer Support Group sponsored by the Stephen Ministry at Mount Zion United Methodist Church holds meetings each month on the third Monday. Caregivers and family members are invited and encouraged to attend. The church is located at 15772 Highway 50 North, Garner. For more information, call 919-772-8415.
The Pine Level American Legion Auxiliary is making plastic mats for Homeless Veterans. Donations of plastic bags in good condition are needed. For more information, call Alisia Johnson at 919-631-5490 or Heidi Sullivan at 919-320-6969.
The Johnston County Red Cross is seeking Volunteers to help respond to victims after house fires and provide emergency services to people who are in need. For more information, call 919-719-1703.
The South Johnston Optimist Club of Eastern North Carolina is sponsoring an Oratorical Contest for students under the age of 19. Students are encouraged to speak their minds about the topic: "How My Passions Impact The World". Interested students are asked to call Greta Clayton at 910-892-1399.
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