A living-history program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Learn how soldiers made meals; maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms; trained for battle; withstood the weather; and much more. This free program will feature artillery firings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and musket demonstrations at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call 910-594-0789.
Johnston County’s wheelchair basketball team for young people will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. To learn more about the team, look up Revolution Adaptive Sports on Facebook.
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A free seminar for families and friends of old drivers is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The seminar, titled “We Need to Talk,” will offer tips on how to talk with loved ones when it’s time to limit or stop their driving. To register, call Selena Royal at 919-553-4350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clayton High School clas of 1968 will gather at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at McCall’s Bar-B-Q & Seafood, 10365 U.S. 70 West, Clayton. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service invites Johnstonians to learn about food councils. The program is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Broadly speaking, a food council brings together government, business and organizations to ensure food quality and security. For registration information, email Debra Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 919-989-5380.
The Selma Police Department will offer a free, seven-week academy for citizens interested in learning about law enforcement and its role in the community. The program will begin Sept. 15 and end Oct. 27. Though open to teens and adults, the program will given preference to teens. Participants will get to know Selma police officers will having the chance to ask questions, make suggestions and share concerns. The application is online at www.selma-nc.com. Also, it’s available at the police station, Town Hall and the Selma Public Library.
Storyteller Gale S. Buck will tell family-friendly stories at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield. Buck is also the author of more than 200 short stories and three books. To learn more, email Emily Campbell at email@example.com or call her at 919-934-8146, Ext. 5.
The East Smithfield Improvement Organization will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at St. Peter’s Church of Christ, 1011 Massey St., Smithfield.
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