WTSB - WMPM Community Events

"Where the Stories Break"

1090 AM ~ 1270AM Smithfield, NC 


Updated: August 20, 2014

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” will be held Saturday, August 23rd, at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. Costumed living historians will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood the weather and much more. This free program will feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and artillery firings at 11:30am., 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. For more information, visit nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call 910-594-0789.

The Clayton Center for Active Aging, 303 Dairy Road, Clayton: will have a Yard Sale, 8am to noon on Saturday, August 23rd; and Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, Tuesday, September 9th  for $90. For more information, call 919-553-4350.

The Louise Austin Family Reunion is Saturday, August 23rd at the Lanwood Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 3056 Buffalo Road, Smithfield. Bring a picnic basket, tea or soft drink. Dinner starts at 5:30pm.

Listen to tobacco auctioneers from 10am to 3 pm Saturday, August 23rd at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. For more information, call 919-284-3431 or , visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org

The Johnston County Chorale has an open invitation to high school students and adults of all ages for the 2014-2015 season. Registration is August 25-September 15 from 6:30pm to 9pm each Monday at First Baptist Church, 202 South Fourth Street, Smithfield. For more information, e-mail amyrowe@gmail.com or mpbraswell@aol.com

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 claytonvisualarts@rocket-mail.com 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 Pittman Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 30th at 12:30 pm at the Micro Freewill Baptist Church, 104 US Hwy 301, Micro . For more information call 919-553-2177.

A class in Basic Digital Photography will begin in September at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents. For more information call 919-553-1550.

The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer “Living Healthy,” a six-week class in how to self-manage chronic disease. To learn more, call 919-989-5200. Also, the Health Department will offer its childbirth class the first week in September. To register, call 919-989-5200.

The Johnston County YMCA is now taking registratio for its Fall Soccer League which runs from September 2nd – October 27th at 3798 Powhatan Road in Clayton. Spots are currently open for Age 3 to Grade 7. For more information or to register online visit WMCATriangle.org (Johnston County YMCA or call 919-773-3621.


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 Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will offer four free programs to help high school students write their college-application essay and prepare for the SAT and ACT college-admissions tests. A seminar titled “How to Write a College Application Essay” is scheduled for 10am Saturday, September. 6th. A Prep session for the SAT is scheduled for 10am Saturday, September 20th. A prep session for the ACT will follow at 12:00pm. 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 at any of the programs, call 919-934-8146 and choose option 3, or stop by the reference desk.


The Selma Parks and Recreation has scheduled a line-dancing class for adults.
Starting September 9th, the class will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through October 14th. The cost is $25, and the deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 29. For more information, call 919-975-1411.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Blackman's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, September 13th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Blackman's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, located at 5813 NC Hwy 96 South. Eat in or take out plates are $7 each. For more information, call 919-207-0438.

A Recovery Event to raise awareness of Mental and Substance Use Disorder Support Services in Johnston County will be held Saturday, September 13th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the First Missionary Baptist Church on the corner of Caswell Street and Fourth Street in Smithfield. For more information, call 919-989-5575


A Computer Class titled “How Do I ...” will begin Wednesday, September 17th  in Clayton. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 5. Topics include buying a computer, software needs, security concerns, Internet, email, search engines, social media, an introduction to word processing and spreadsheet programs, and developing a file-management system for documents and photos. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. For more information, call the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department at 919-553-1550.

The daytime Adult Book Club of the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will hold a “meet and greet” at 12:15pm Wednesday, September 17th, at the Bistro on Third, 146 S. Third St., Smithfield. For more information, call Morgan Paty at 919-934-8146, Ext. 3, or email her at mpaty@pljcs.org.

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 Neuse Little Theatre will present "Auntie Mame" September 19-21 and September 26-27. The showtime September 19-20 and September 26-27 is 8pm. On September 21, the showtime is 3pm. The Neuse Little Theatre is located at 104 South Front Street. For more information, call 919-934-1873.

The Selma Railroad Days Committee is seeking contestants ages 4-20 for its Miss Railroad Days pageants on Saturday, September 27th. The $100 entry fee is due by Sunday, August 24th. For an application, go to selma-nc.com or stop by the Selma Parks and Recreation Department office at 305 N. Pollock St., Selma. For more information, call pageant director Deborah Baker at 919-965-3395 or the recreation department at 919-975-1411.

The Benson Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for this year’s Mule Day Parade, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28th. For an application, go to bensonmuledays.com or call 919-894-3825.

The Benson Center for Active Aging invites adults 50 and older to take part in a Scavenger Hunt. The cost is $5, and the winner will receive half of the money collected. To learn more, call 919-894-2370.

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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