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Updated: September 1, 2014

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 of 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.

Demonstrations And Tips On Preserving Your Favorite Foods are scheduled from 10am to 3:00pm Saturday, September 5th at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 North Church Street in Kenly. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org.

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 Clayton High School Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, September 11th from 5pm to 8pm at Jones Lunch, 415 East. Main Street, Clayton. For more information, call Bucky Coats at 919-550-5719.

An Open House is scheduled from 10am to 3:00pm Saturday, September 13th, at Johnston County Animal Services, 115 Shelter Way, Smithfield. The event will offer dogs and cats for adoption, a microchip clinic, visiting rescue groups, vendors, food, a bounce house and raffles.

A celebration of National Recovery Month is scheduled Saturday, September 13th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at First Missionary Baptist Church, 403 Caswell Street in Smithfield. The free event will feature games, health screenings, music, speakers, vendors and food. For more information, call Pam Radford at 919-989-5514 or call Melissa Payne at 919-989-5587.

There will be a Fun Day in Pine Level on Saturday, September 13th to raise money for this year's Triangle Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. There will be Wiffle Ball and Cornhole Tournaments at Sam Godwin Park. The opening ceremony is at 8:30am and the games begin at 9am. Entry fee for the Wiffle Ball Tournament is $60.00 per team and the entry fee for Cornhole Tournament is $15.00 per team. Anyone interested in playing can call Jessica Holland at 919-429-0510 or 919-734-0033 or Beth Davis at 919-330-2520 or 919-734-0033. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks for sale, and activities for all ages.

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will hold its Fall Book Sale Friday, September 12th, Saturday, 13th and Monday, September15th at the library, 100 South Church St., Clayton. The sale’s sneak preview, with bags of books for $25, will take place from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. September. 12th. The sale will continue from 8am to 2pm September 13th with bags of books for $15 and from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. September 15th with bags for $10.

The South Johnston High School Class of 1994 will hold its 20-Year Reunion Saturday, September 13th at 7:00pm at TerraFin Station, 25 Old Drug Store Road in the Cleveland community. To attend, email southjohnston1994@gmail.com or reply to the Evite on the South Johnston Ninety-Four Facebook page.

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

The Johnston County Chorale has an open invitation to high school students and adults of all ages for the 2014-2015 season. Registration is taking place each Monday from 6:30pm - 9:00pm now through Monday,September 15th at Smithfield First Baptist Church, 202 South Fourth Street, Smithfield. For more information, e-mail amyrowe@gmail.com or mpbraswell@aol.com

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 Smith-Bryan Daughters of the American Revolution invite Johnston County residents, churches, schools and civic clubs to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution by ringing bells on Wednesday, September 17th at 4:00pm.

The Widowed Persons Organization of Clayton will travel to Fayetteville on Friday, September 19th to see the play “The Buck Stops Here” at the Northwood Temple Dinner Theater. The cost is $52. For more information or to sign up call 919-616-5131.

The next Nature Nights For Children ages 6-10 are scheduled from 6:00 to 9:00pm on Friday, September 19th and Friday, October 10th  at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Children will play games, make crafts and go on night hikes. The cost is $20 for Clayton residents and $25 for nonresidents.

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, September 28th. For an application, go to bensonmuledays.com or call 919-894-3825.

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.

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 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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