Community Notes: May 14

May 12, 2014 

Clayton

The Clayton Center for Active Aging is seeking volunteer instructors for aerobics, dance exercise, beading crafts, quilting and computers. Also, the center is seeking volunteers to help with newsletter distribution, maintenance and health screenings. For more information, call 919-553-4350.

The Center for Active Aging, located at 303 Dairy Road, has scheduled the following events and programs. For more information, call 919-553-4350.

•  Clayton Senior Day, with free lunch and entertainment – 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 16, at The Clayton Center.

•  Day trip to farmers’ market, D&S Cafeteria and South Hills Mall – 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20. A $10 payment will hold reservation.

•  Joy Choir performance – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Center for Active Aging. Joy Choir will perform at the Clayton Center for Active Aging.

•  Caregive Support Group meeting – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

A forum on North Carolina’s voting laws is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Former N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird will speak.

The American Heart Association is seeking teams to join its HeartChase at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Clayton. HeartChase is an “Amazing Race”-style event. For more information, visit honor.americanheart.org/claytonhc or email james@myhtr.com.

Johnston County

A Las Vegas-style show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Corinth Holders High School, 6875 Applewhite Road, Wendell. The show will feature hypnosis and comedy with Herb McCandless Jr. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. For ticket information, call 919-302-9780. Proceeds will go to the school's band program.

A spaghetti supper is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Family Life Center at Burnell Baptist Church, 3729 Old School Road, Four Oaks. The cost is $7 per plate, with takeout available.

A public shredding event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the parking lot at Edwards IGA, 721 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive encourages Johnstonians to shred old files, receipts, credit-card offers, bank statements, returned checks and other sensitive documents. The services is free.

The Johnston County chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Golden Corral, 1932 E. Market St., Smithfield. Shawn Banks of the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service will talk about container gardening.

The Johnston County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Rick Coor of Spring Bank Bee Farm will talk about queen management. For more information, visit jocobee.org.

The Johnston County Boys and Girls Club is enrolling children ages 6-14 in its summer day camp. The daily camp with free lunch starts June 16. Registration is underway. For more information, call 919-965-5240.

Selma

A superhero party for children ages 3-8 will be held Saturday, May 17, at the Selma Fire Station, 201 N. Webb St. Hours are 11 a.m. to noon for children ages 3-5 and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for children ages 6-8. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy crafts, cupcake decorating and games. The cost is $10, and the deadline to register is Friday, May 2. For more information, call 919-975-1411.

Kenly

Plates of barbecued pork will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at American Legion Post 328, 401 W. Second St., Kenly. Plates are $7 and include boiled potatoes, green beans and dessert. Proceeds will go to Christmas for Kids. For more information, call 919-440-4121.

Sweet treats made in North Carolina will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org or email groups@tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org.

Smithfield

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is seeking volunteers to help with its Children’s Summer Reading Program. Volunteers must be 12 to 18 years old; the deadline to fill out an application is May 31. The program will run from June 8 to Aug. 9. To apply, call 919-934-8146, Ext. 3, or email ecampbell@pljcs.org.

The 3 Little Pigs Triathlon will take place June 14 in Smithfield. Register online at fsseries.com. The deadline to register is June 10.

The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center invites children ages 5-12 to its weekly summer camp, which will offer art, swimming, sports and outdoor fun. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1, Aug 4-8 and Aug 11-15. The weekly cost is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-934-2148.

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer two LEGO camps this summer. Here’s the schedule:

•  Pre-engineering – 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11 for ages 5-7. The cost is $150. Register online at register.play-well.org/registration/new/30450.

•  Engineering FUNdamentals – 1-4 p.m. July 7-11 for ages 8-12. The cost is $150. Register online at register.play-well.org/registration/new/30451.

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer a pottery camp for children ages 8-15 twice this summer. One session will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11. Another will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-8. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. Clay is separate. For more information, call 919-934-2148.

Open pickleball play is from 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Play is free for SRAC members. For nonmembers, it’s $2. The SRAC provides the paddle, balls and net. For more information, call 919-934-2148, Ext. 112.

“Gone But Not Forgotten,” a veterans’ expo, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44, 1500 Buffalo Road, Smithfield. The expo will offer free food, family entertainment, free haircuts, door prizes, music and information on employment, veterans’ benefits, education, health and wellness.

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for a crafts fair on Saturday, June 21. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The SRAC is seeking sellers of handmade items, antiques, plants, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, woodwork and re-purposed or unique finds. The cost for a vendor space is $25. For more information, contact Kristin Sasser at ksasser-parks@ncrrbiz.com or Tiffany Pearson at tpearson-parks@ncrrbiz.com or 919-934-2148.

Free coffee for adults 55 and older is available from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield.

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