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Updated: October 23nd, 2014

The NC Cooperative Extension Service will host a 5-Part Series about taking care of your money. The classes will be held at the Johnston County Agriculture Center on Highway 210 near Smithfield on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Thursday, October 23rd: Easy Come, Easy Go; Thursday, October 30th: Got Credit?; Thursday, November 6th: Getting Out Of Debt; Thursday, November 13th: The Twilight Zone. The cost is free but registration is requested. Jane McBurney will lead the sessions. Register by calling 919-989-5380.

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.

The Kiwanis Club of Smithfield will hold their annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, October 28th  from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Smithfield. Tickets are $7.00 and take out is available and it's all you can eat. All proceeds used to fund various community groups/activities.

Movie On The Lawn presented by JCC 45th Anniversary Committee and Zaxby's will be showing Godzilla on Friday, October 31st at 7:30 pm. Games and activities are from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission, popcorn and face painting are all free.. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted. The college is located at 245 College Road in Smithfield.

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.

A Tractor/Truck Pull will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 12 pm at the Four Oaks Pulling Track located at 659 Tettersville Road in Four Oaks. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. No alcohol, drugs or profanity allowed. Proceeds will benefit Four Oaks-area Boys and Girl Scouts. Call Jim Best at 919-796-2775 for more information.

Johnston County teens are invited to enter the local and national “It Came from a Book” Teen Art Contest. All original works of art inspired by a book including photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and manga are eligible. The Johnston County Public Library, located at 305 East Market Street, Smithfield will be accepting art during library hours now through Saturday, November 1st. The first place winner will receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. All teens that enter will also have an opportunity to enter their art in the national “It Came from a Book” contest presented by the Library as Incubator Project. All entries will be on display in the library November 10th-22nd. For more information contact Emily Campbell at 919-934-8146 ext. 3 or ecampbell@pljcs.org.

Johnston County Mental Health Center will host a Meet and Greet With Robert Hinson, Eastern Region Recruiter for Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy on Tuesday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a quasi-military style program for at-risk high school dropouts and is sponsored by the North Carolina National Guard. The academy, in Salemburg, is a 17-month program divided into two phases: a 5-month in-residence phase at the academy, and a 12-month post-residential phase immediately following graduation from the in-residence phase. Prospective cadets must volunteer for the training. Please RSVP with Felecia Ferrell, System of Care Coordinator at the Johnston County Mental Health Center, if you plan to attend at 919-989-5584 or felecia.ferrell@johnstonnc.com.

The Joy Connection November meeting will be held at Smithfield First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, November 6th at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served. Art Andrews who will be speaking about the famous Cole pottery that had its beginnings in Smithfield. If you have a piece of Cole pottery please bring it to the meeting for others to see. Call the church at 919-934-0988 for reservations.

A Turkey Shoot sponsored by the Men's Brotherhood of Stewarts Chapel PFWB Church will be held on Friday, November 7th and Saturday. November 8th from 7 pm – 11 pm each night. Ham, Turkey and Gun Boards will be available. The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling food and drinks. All proceeds Friday night will benefit Jaylen Stanley of Four Oaks. 

The Little River Volunteer Fire Department, located on Gurley Dairy Road in Wayne County, will have their Turkey Shoot on Friday, November 7th, Saturday, November 8th, Friday, November 14th, & Saturday, November 15th beginning at 7:00pm each night.

Four Oaks Church Of God is sponsoring a Food Drive on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 12 noon to collect food for local families during the holidays. They are accepting canned, boxed or frozen food items. The church is located at 315 Wellons Street off 301 in Four Oaks. Call 919-963-3042 for more information.

All interested vendors are invited to join the Archer Lodge Farmers Market for a special Holiday Homegrown & Handmade Market Event on Saturday, November 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The market will be held at the Archer Lodge Farmers Market site on the corner of Archer Lodge Road and Buffalo Road in downtown Archer Lodge. For more information call Mary Bevier at 919-553-2992 or 919-815-6090.

The Salvation Army of Johnston County and Triangle Travelers for Jesus ( the Raleigh Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association) will hold the19th Annual Ina Fitts Memorial Toy Run to collect Christmas toys for children on Saturday, November 15th at 9 am at Capital PowerSports 10920 Star Road in Wake Forest. For additional information contact Richard Streib, Ina Fitts Toy Run coordinator at 919-673-1522 or Micheal Jessup, President, Triangle Travelers for Jesus at 919-489-5240.

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 cla102558@gmail.com.

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 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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