Purna Yoga East will celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 with free yoga and meditation classes. The yoga 90-minute classes will be at 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The meditation classes, also 90 minutes, will meet at 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. The studio is at 107 E. First St. in Clayton. To learn more, call 919-270-4892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Lane Car Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday June 20, at McCall’s BBQ & Seafood Restaurant, 10365 U.S. 70 Business, Clayton. The club welcomes owners of classic cars and car enthusiasts. For more information, call Ken Wendel at 919-815-6148.
The Clayton Farm and Community Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Horne Square, 348 E. Main St., Clayton. The market offers locally grown produce, free-range eggs, honey, fresh-baked items, jams, jellies and hand-crafted items.
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Christmas in July is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. More than 40 vendors will sell their products and services. Also, the event will offer concessions, face painting, a cash raffle and performances by the cast of “The Little Mermaid,” this summer’s Clayton Youth Theater production. Proceeds will benefit the theater troupe.
The Clayton Police Department is enrolling young people in its second Teen Summer Academy, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11-15. The camp will feature visits to the county’s jail and 911 communications center, a run through a shooting simulator, SWAT demonstrations and an introduction to the Clayton department’s K-9 team. To sign up for the free camp, email Officer Owen Phillips at email@example.com.
This summer, the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a nature camp for children ages 6-10. The camp 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.
Johnston County 4-H has openings for the July 24-29 session of Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville. Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 take part in water sports, horseback riding, land sports, crafts, environmental educational classes and swimming classes. The cost of $420 for ages 8-12 and $440 for ages 13-14. This cost includes transportation, most meals, lodging and insurance. A nonrefundable deposit of $50 is due as soon as possible. The balance will be due at the mandatory camp meeting on July 11. Deposits should be mailed to the 4-H office of the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield, N.C. For more information, call Lori McBryde or Angie Hampton at 919-989-5380.
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.
Micro Community Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Micro Fire Department, 321 U.S. 301.
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.
Bingo play for adults 55 and older is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at McDonald’s, 335 U.S. 70, Selma. Play is free, with prizes awarded. For more information, call the Selma Parks and Recreation Department at 919-975-1411.
Selma’s July 4 celebration, dubbed the All-American Festival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. July 4 on Railroad Street near the train station. The festival will feature a children’s area, a music, vendors and fireworks. For more information, call the Selma Parks and Recreation Department at 919-975-1411.
The East Smithfield Improvement Organization will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Evans Chapel AME Church, 905 Second Ave., Smithfield.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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