The Archer Lodge Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the 2016 season, which opens Saturday, April 9. This year, the market is waiving membership and rental fees. To sign up, go to thearcherlodgefarmersmarket.com.
An introduction to crochet will begin April 4 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class, for ages 16 and older, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through May 5. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
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A spring fling and flock swap are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Hudson’s Hardware, 77 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The spring fling will offer pony rides, pet adoptions and “plant a pot” for little gardeners. The flock swap, visitors can buy, sell or trade poultry and rabbits.
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking vendors for Mondo Roots, a new cultural arts and music festival. The vendor application is online at claytonvisualartsnc.org/calendar/2016-mondo-roots. The deadline to apply is March 31. The festival will offer music, food trucks, beer and wine, handmade arts and crafts, art vendors and live art performances. It’s scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
Cody Braxton will perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at The Flipside Restaurant & Pub, 408 E. Second St., Clayton. For more information, call 919-553-0123 or go to flipsiderestaurantpub.com. The eatery is also on Facebook.
“How Do I ...,” a computer class, will begin April 1 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays through May 20. Topics include buying a computer, software needs, security concerns, the Internet, email, search engines, social media, word processing, spreadsheets and file management for documents and photos. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
The Woman’s Club of Clayton will hold its annual rummage sale April 21-23 at the club building, 109 S. Church St., Clayton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will offer clothing, household items and more. Barbecue sandwiches will be for sale.
A 5K run and walk to benefit Harbor Inc. will take place April 2, beginning and ending at Cooper Elementary School, 849 Mial St., Clayton. This year, the run is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The event will follow at 9. The fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students in grades K-12. Harbor Inc. provides aid, including shelter, to victims of rape and domestic violence. To learn more, call 919-279-8076 or email email@example.com.
“Kicking Cancer in the Commons,” a benefit for the American Cancer Society,, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, on the Town Commons along the Neuse River in Smithfield. The afternoon will offer food, entertainment and vendors.
N.C. Safe Plates, a certification course for food-safety managers, will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3-9 at the Johnston County Agricultural Building, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The exam will be May 6. The class is designed for food-service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child-care centers and other food-handling establishments. To register, call Debbie Stroud at 919-989-5380.
An class in infant massage will begin April 11 at the Johnston County Partnership for Children, 1406 S. Pollock St., Selma. The class will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through May 9. Registration includes a book and massage oil. For more information, or to sign up, call Darrella Cavenaugh at 919-975-2511 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnston County Animal Services will hold a rabies clinic April 9 at 115 Shelter Way, Smithfield. Hours are 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. The cost is $5, cash only. For more information, call 919-934-8474.
Johnston County Home Educators will hold their annual Homeschool & Book Fair Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road near Wilson’s Mills. The conference will offer workshops, vendors and a keynote address by Heidi St. John. For more information, go to jchenc.org/bookfair/.
The Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, or ARES, is seeking licensed amateur radio operators interested in providing auxiliary communications in times of disaster. The volunteer group meets once a month at the Johnston County Red Cross office, 805-A S. Third St., Smithfield. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday. To learn more, call Michael Callam at 919-934-9623 or email him at email@example.com.
Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action invites former employees to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. To attend, call 919-934-2145, Ext. 125.
Through April 15, the AARP is preparing income-tax returns at Community and Senior Services, 1363 W. Market St., Smithfield. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The service is for elderly and low-income taxpayers. They should bring their Social Security card or Medicare card with an A, plus a photo ID and last year’s tax return. For an appointment, call 919-934-6066.
The Antique Outlaws will perform at 7:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. For tickets, go to icehouseselma.com.
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