Updated: July 29, 2014
The Johnston County Arts Council Music For The Lunch Bunch Summer Series takes place at Smithfield First Presbyterian Church each Wednesday at 12:15pm. Performers are as follows: July 30th: Flutist Tori Howell and pianist Catherine Hamner; August 6th: Pianist Dara Edwards and students; and August 13th: Violinist Molly Olah and students. There is no admission charge but donations are accepted.
The Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center will hold a Summer Camp for children ages 5-12. The camp will include swimming, arts, sports, and other fun activities. The cost is $100 for Smithfield residence and $125 for non-residents. The camp dates are: August 4-8 and August 11-15. For more information call 919-934-2148.
The Neuse Little Theatre will hold Auditions for Aunite Mame on Tuesday, July 29th from 7-9pm at The Hut at the corner of Market and Front Streets in Downtown Smithfield. The show dates are September 19-21 and September 26-27. The production is seeking roles for 25 men, 12 women, and 3 boys.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Sunday, August 3rd from 12:00pm to 4:30pm at the Lighthouse Baptist Church located at 1140 B.H. Parrish Rd., Benson.
A Pottery Camp will be offered for youth ages 8-15 Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th from 9am until Noon each day. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for non-residents. For more information or to register call the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department at 919-934-2148.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 5th from 3:00pm to 7:30pm at the Johnston County Correctional Institution located at 2465 US 70 West, Smithfield.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 5th from 2:30pm to 7:00pm at the Shriner's Club located at 211 North Clinton Ave., Dunn.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 6th from 2:00pm to 6:30pm at the American Legion Post 109 located at 605 North Wall St., Benson.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Friday, August 8th from 3:00pm to 7:30pm at the Pine Level Baptist Church located at 110 South Peedin Ave., Selma.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Saturday, August 9th from 9:00am to 1:30pm at the Branch Chapel FWB Church, located at 7438 NC Highway 96 North, Selma.
North Carolina Pesticide Exams will be offered on Wednesday, August 13th beginning at 1:00 pm at the Johnston County Agricultural Center located at 2736 Highway 210, Smithfield. Please arrive by 12:30 pm and bring a valid ID and calculator.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 13th from 2:30pm to 7:30pm at the Selma Masonic Lodge 320 located at 405 North Pollock St., Selma.
The Holiday Band will be in Concert at the Crossroads At Flowers Crossroads near Clayton on Thursday, August 14th from 6 until 9pm. The event is being held in the shopping center on Highway 42 East at Buffalo Road. Admission is free.
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Friday, August 15th from 2:00pm to 6:30pm at the Central Baptist Church located at 6050 Plain View Highway, Dunn.
Entries are being sought for the 16th Annual Clayton Art Faire. There will be two categories: fine arts and photography. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 26th. For more information including the guidelines email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a brochure at The Clayton Center at 111 East Second Street or the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 301 East Main Street.
The Band of Oz will be in Concert at the Crossroads At Flowers Crossroads near Clayton on Thursday, September 4th. The event will be held from 6pm to 9pm in the shopping center on Highway 42 East at Buffalo Road. Admission is free.
The Clayton Harvest And Music Festival will be Wednesday, September 17th - Sunday, September 21st in downtown Clayton. The event will feature: fair-type foods, free family fun entertainment, free hands-on activities for the kids, free local talent performances, free concerts and carnival rides. For more information, check out the website at claytonchamber.com/pages/Harvest Festival.
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.