A reverse raffle to benefit the Comet Athletic Booster Club will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, in the cafeteria at Clayton High School, 600 S. Fayetteville St., Clayton. Tickets are $100 and include dinner for two. To learn more, call 919-333-5515.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department invites children ages 5-9 to carve pumpkins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. The cost is $10 for Clayton residents and $15 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
The Clayton Kiwanis Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Cleveland Draft House, 461 Shotwell Road, Clayton.
Cedar Production Studios will hold its second annual Chili Cook-Off from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Deep River Brewing Co., 700 W. Main St., Clayton. Admission is free; bottomless bowls of chili are $8 for ages 6 and older. Local musicians will perform, and Deep River will sell a special craft beer to benefit the recording studio, which gives young artists recording time in exchange for community service. To volunteer at the event, email Averil Glover at email@example.com.
The Clayton Center for Active Aging invites older adults to travel to the N.C. State Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The travel fee is $12. Admission to the fair is free for adults 65 and older. To sign up, call 919-553-4350.
The Clayton High School class 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“L2L:Live2Lead,” a leadership simulcast, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Public Safety Building at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Admission is free; doors open at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will feature John C. Maxwell, a leadership expert, coach and author; Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of The Table Group and bestselling author of more than 10 books, including “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”; Valorie Burton, bestselling author, speaker and life coach; and Kevin Turner, chief operating officer of Microsoft. To register, call Rosa Andrews, director of economic development at JCC, at 919-209-2594.
Community and Senior Services of Johnston County is seeking volunteers to deliver meals in Princeton. To learn more, call Barbara Barbour at 919-934-6066.
It’s not too early to sign up for Selma’s annual train trip with Santa. On a ride from Selma to Raleigh, Santa will go car to car talking to each child and posing for photos. The cost is $34 for adults and $26 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites adults 55 and older to travel to the State Fair on Thursday Oct. 22. The cost is $15 for round-trip transportation, and the deadline to register is Oct. 9. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department is seeking entries for this year’s Railroad Days parade. The cost to enter is $25. For more information, call 919-975-1411 or visit selma-nc.com.
Neuse Charter School is seeking crafters, vendors and artisans for its fourth annual Booster Bazaar, which will take place Dec. 4-5. New commercial vendors should call Hilary Leiz at 919-359-2227.
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