This summer, the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a nature camp for children ages 6-10. One session will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13-17. Another will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15-19. Children will learn about plants, animals and habitats. The price is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
The Clayton High School Alumni Association will hold a Family Fun Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the school, 600 S. Fayetteville St. The afternoon will offer bounce houses, friendly competitions, class reunions and performances by Clayton High School groups. To learn more, call Megan Marvel Cranfill at 919-247-3552 or Bucky Coats at 919-550-5719, or email email@example.com.
Boy Scout Troop 33 will wash cars from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the parking lot at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 8927 Cleveland Road. The Boy Scouts will accept donations.
The Democratic Women of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the fellowship hall at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. Patsy Keever, chairwoman of the N.C. Democratic Party, will speak. The women are still collecting diapers and wipes for Harbor.
The second annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, on the Smithfield Town Commons, 200 S. Front St., Smithfield. To learn more, call 919-989-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer two classes in June. Here are the classes, with their start dates and times: diabetes care, 10 a.m. June 4 at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield; and childbirth, 1:30 p.m. June 4. To learn more, or to register, call 919-989-5200.
The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program in Johnston County is seeking volunteers to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers about the federal health insurance program. To learn more about becoming a SHIIP volunteer, call Debbie Stroud at 919-989-5380.
The Cooperative Extension Services in Johnston and Wilson counties are coming together to offer workshops in food preservation. Here’s the schedule: “Green Beans & Such,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21 at Wilson County Cooperative Extension, 1806 SW Goldsboro St., Wilson; “Pickles – Fermented & Acidified,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18 at Johnston County Cooperative Extension, 2726 N.C. 210, Smithfield; and “Food Dehydrating,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug 20, Johnston County. The cost is $25 per workshop. To register for a Johnston workshop, call 919-989-5380; in Wilson County, call 252-237-0111.
The women of Progressive Presbyterian Church are collecting gently worn shoes to benefit Alzheimer’s research. In Princeton, drop-off places are Piggly Wiggly, Just Gifts and Progressive Presbyterian Church. In Pine Level, they’re the Town Market and Carol’s Beauty Shop. Other drop-off spots are Head Heads Beauty Salon in Smithfield and the Brogden Fire Department. For more information, call Helen Lawhon at 919-934-7640.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation will offer a number of LEGO camps this summer at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Here they are:
“Construction Vehicles & Machines,” for ages 5-7, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/49070.
“Jedi Engineering,” for ages 5-7, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1-5. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/49072.
“Bashem Bots,” for ages 8-12, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. July 11-15. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/49071.
“Jedi Master Engineering,” for ages 8-12, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-5. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/49073.
The Smithfield Police Department will offer a teen police academy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25-29. Learn about traffic stops, radio communications and the daily life of a police officer. See the county jail and the department’s canine unit. The academy is open to ages 15-18. Applications are available at the police station, 110 S. Fifth St. The deadline to apply is July 15. For more information, email email@example.com.
A blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “Melissa” or call 800-733-2767.
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