Auditions in Smithfield
Auditions for the comedy “Seniors of the Sahara” are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 27-28 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. The Neuse Little Theatre production has roles for four men and four women. To learn more, go to neuselittletheatre.org.
Music for lunch
A violinist will perform when Music for the Lunch Bunch continues at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Thomas Howerton, 19, attends the Manhattan School of Music, where he studies violin under Karen Ritscher. For high school, Howerton attended the UNC School of the Arts, where he studied viola performance. He is a member of 4Strung, a string quartet based in New York City. Admission to Wednesday’s performance is free.
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‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
The Clayton Youth Theater will present the musical comedy “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 7:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Set in New York City in 1922, this family-friendly musical features frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess. Tickets, excluding taxes and fees, are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, call 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com.
Photos on display
Benita VanWinkle’s photos of vintage movie theaters are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The display is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Outdoor painting in Clayton
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer art journaling, a two-day workshop, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. Enjoy the summer weather while painting outside. The cost is $20 for Clayton residents and $35 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Grant dollars available
The Johnston County Arts Council is accepting grant applications. Grant dollars are available to nonprofits that promote and develop cultural-arts programming in Johnston. Projects must occur before May 30, 2016. The application form and grant guidelines are online at jcartscouncil.org. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. July 28. For for information about the grants, call Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids can learn to weave
“Weaving the Summer Away,” a camp for children ages 9-12, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-15 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Campers will learn the basics of weaving on a handmade loom. They will also create an open-weave basket using reed and recycled materials. The cost is $100. To learn more, call 919-934-1408.
Art Faire seeks entries
The 17th annual Art Faire in Clayton is seeking entries. The competition will award six prizes in two categories – fine arts and photography. The deadline to enter is Aug. 24. Entries will go on display at The Clayton Center in September. The entry fee is $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts and $40 for all others. To learn more, go to claytonvisualartsnc.org and click on Artist Invitation, then 2015 Art Faire.
Drawing for adults
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a drawing class for adults. A morning session will begin Sept. 15 and will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. An evening session, also starting Sept. 15, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $40 for Clayton residents and $55 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
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