Springbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation invites seniors to breakfast and bingo at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at 195 Sprinbrook Ave., Clayton. The event is free, but to attend, call 919-550-7200 or email Spb57firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 21.
A reception for Iva Lee Benson Gainey of Benson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Johnston County Heritage Center, 241 E. Market St., Smithfield. Gainey is the daughter of a soldier who fought for the South in the Civil War. She is one of just two such women in North Carolina and one of only 10 or so in the United States. Her father was Charles H. “Charlie” Benson (1844-1929), a private in the 24th North Carolina Regiment, Company I, organized at the beginning of the war as the Smithfield Light Infantry. Benson enlisted at age 20 and served alongside his brother, Sgt. William C. Benson, in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee.
The Johnston County Area Mental Health Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Aug. 23, in the conference room at the Mental Health Center in Smithfield.
The East Smithfield Improvement Organization will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Mitchener Memorial Baptist Church, 911 Blount St., Smithfield.