This summer, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is offering guided battlefield tours on Saturdays. The guided tours typically last two hours and consist of seven stops on the battlefield plus an orientation at the Visitors Center. Follow your guide in your own vehicle onto the battlefield. Tours are limited to the first 12 cars and are $5 per person for ages 12 and up. Under age 12 is free, but the tours might not be suitable for a younger audience. Tours begin at the Visitors Center at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The state historic site is located at The site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Call Amanda at 910-594-0789 to reserve your space.
A bowl-a-thon to benefit the Fragile X Foundation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7, at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center, 850 N.C. 42 West, Clayton. Monies raised will help families receive DNA testing and support services through the Fragile X Clinic at Duke University Medical Center. The deadline to register is July 15. To sign up, go to ncfragilex.org.
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.
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.
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.
A blood drive is scheduled from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 805 Town Center Blvd., Clayton. A second blood drive is set from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at C3 Church, 8246 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community.
The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Wilson Building boardroom on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road, Smithfield.
Johnston County Chapter 2107 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Golden Corral on East Market Street near Interstate 95 in Smithfield.
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.
Fun in the Park is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Smith-Collins Park on East Lee Street in Smithfield.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation will offer two LEGO camps next month at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Here they are:
“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.
“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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