Updated: April 24th, 2015
The Neuse Charter School PTO will hold a Live/Silent Auction & Cake Fest on Friday, April 24th from 6 to 8 pm. Adult tickets are $10 and student (K-12) tickets are $5. A portion of the proceeds will got towards Relay For Life. The school is located at 909 E. Booker Dairy Rd., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-938-1077.
The Gerald Lee Memorial 5k Race will be held on Saturday, April 25th at Four Oaks Elementary School. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For registration information call Gardner Johnson at 919-963-2165.
The Spring/Summer Movie Night In The Grove will be held Friday, May 1st from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm in the Benson Singing Grove. The event will continue throughout the Summer on the first Friday of each month. The event is sponsored by the Benson Parks and Recreation. Call 919-894-5117. Benson Singing Grove is located at 400 E. Main St., Benson, NC 27504.
The Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department is having a Fund Raising Supper Saturday, May 2nd at the Bentonville Fire Department at 4:00 pm. Plates are $8.00; eat in or take out. An auction will be held at 7:00 pm featuring homemade cakes, pies, and crafts. Proceeds from the supper and auction go to benefit the Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department is located at 301 Keen Rd., Four Oaks. Call 919-963-2039.
The Triangle Land Conservancy is sponsoring their annual “Rhodo Ramble" at Flower Hill in Johnston County on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The tour is free to the public and will be led by biologists beginning at 10 am. Participants must be able to walk several hundred yards of steep terrain. The 10 acre Flower Hill Tract was purchased primarily through the efforts of Keep Johnston County Beautiful. It is located in northeast Johnston County just off NC 231 at 8954 Flower Hill Rd., Middlesex. on Flower Hill Road. Call (919) 908-8809
Harnett County Literacy is offering two Introduction to Computer Literacy classes for anyone interested. One class will be Tuesday’s from 10 am to 12 pm beginning Tuesday, May 5th. The other class will be Thursday afternoons from 1 - 3 pm beginning Thursday, May 7th. These classes will be held for 13 weeks. For more information or to enroll call 910-891-4111. All the classes are located at the HCL offices at Triangle South Enterprise Center, 600 S. Magnolia Ave in Dunn.
‘Love your Money’ Lunch and Learn at Johnston County Library will be led by Jayne McBurney of Johnston Cooperative Extension, this five-part workshop will help you learn to budget, pay down debt, understand credit and plan for the future. The weekly series begins on Wednesday, May 6th, from 12 noon until 1:30 pm and concludes on Wednesday, June 3rd. The library is located at 305 East Market Street in Smithfield. Register for this free class by calling the Extension Office at 919-989-5380. Bring your pack lunch and be ready to learn.
The Band Boosters at Archer Lodge Middle School will host their Inaugural Cow Patty Bingo Event on Saturday, May 9th at 11:30am at the Archer Lodge Middle School Football Field. The fundraiser is a 50/50 Raffle, with tickets selling for $100 each and a limit of 100 tickets being sold. The Cow will choose the lucky winner of up to $5,000 at 1:30pm. There will be Barbecued Chicken Plates available for $7, a Crazy Hat Contest, Cakewalk, Concession stand with funnel cake, activities and games for children, and performances by the Archer Lodge Middle School Bands and Chorus students. To purchase tickets for the Raffle or Chicken call 919-538-1989. The school is located at 762 Wendell Road, Wendell.
Johnston County Chorale Presents Cinemagic. The Johnston County Chorale’s spring performance will be the musical Cinemagic at The Clayton Center on Saturday, May 9th at 7:00pm. The show will include Hollywood’s greatest movie classics. Also featured will be the Johnston County Chorale Jazz Ensemble, Live Bluegrass Band, West Johnston High School chorus, and Wishes & Wands Events Disney Characters. Tickets are available at the Clayton Center Box Office at 919-553-1737 or www.theclaytoncenter.com.
West Johnston High School is holding its Annual Classic Car & Truck Show Corn Hole Tournament & Craft Fair on Saturday, May 9th at the school, located at 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson. Proceeds will benefit the WJHS Athletic Booster Club. Call 919-422-3391 or 919-422-8697 for more information.
The First Annual Valiant Vikings Car/Truck Show to benefit the Selma Middle School PTO will be held Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Awards will be given at 3:00 pm. All awards are People's Choice. For registration or sponsorship information, contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be held at the school, located at 1533 US Highway 301 in Selma.
The West Johnston High School Baseball & Softball Teams will be hosting a Benefit Concert for the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, May 16th. The event will feature the Blake Kearney Band, Jordan Hines and Kasey Tyndall. The school is located at 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson. The parking lot opens at 2:00 pm and gates open at 2:45 pm. No alcohol allowed. The price is $20 per ticket. Children under 10 are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Join Senior Helpers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and Teepa Snow for two Interactive Sessions related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Tuesday, May 19th at Turner Auditorium at Campbell University. Health care professionals, caregivers and senior advocates are invited to join us from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Families and loved ones are invited to join us from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. There is no cost for this event and you are welcome to join both sessions if you would like. There will be a Meet & Greet with Teepa 30 minutes prior to both sessions. You can RSVP by calling 910-892-2224.
The 5th Annual Princeton Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 3 pm at the Princeton Elementary School. The school is located at 650 Holts Pond Rd., Princeton.
The 95th State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th. Singing begins Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 10am at at the Benson Singing Grove in Benson. Competition begins at 2pm both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Call 919-894-4389 for more information.
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 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 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is having a Private Applicator Pesticide Re-certification/Safety Class on Thursday, September 10th from 6:30pm until 8:30 pm at the Johnston County Ag Center. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code to class. The Johnston County Ag Center is located at 2736 NC 210 Highway in Smithfield. Please call Tim Britton at 919-989-5380 to check credits.
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