The Town of Benson will hold its semiannual bulk yard debris collection Monday Sept. 12. Residents should place their limbs, sticks and other yard debris between the sidewalk and street no later than Sunday evening. Cut limbs to a length of 5 feet or less. The town will not collect construction debris, pallets and processed wood. For more information, email Erika Simoni at email@example.com or call her 919-894-3553.
Friends of the Library will hold their fall book sale Sept. 9, 10 and 12 at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday, when a bag of books will be $25; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, $15 for a bag of books; and 4-7 p.m. Monday, $10.
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Memory Lane Car Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Pizza Inn, 60 Son Lan-Parkway in the Cleveland community. For more information, call Ken Wendel at 919-815-6148.
Johnston County’s landfill and solid waste convenience centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.
The Johnston County chapter of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Golden Corral on East Market Street near Interstate 95 in Smithfield. Retirees will learn about health insurance options.
The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.
The Johnston County MS Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 U.S. 70 Business West, Clayton. To learn more about the group, email JoCoMS.firstname.lastname@example.org and find the group on Facebook.
The Princeton High class of 1959 will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Robbin’s Nest restaurant, 121 U.S. 70-A, Selma. For reservations, call 919-631-0187.
“Peer to Peer,” a 10-week class for adults with mental illness, will begin Sept. 6 at Pathways to Life, 1420 S. Pollock St., Selma. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. To attend, call 919-817-6294.
A car show to benefit Hopes N Dreams is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Four Oaks Bank, 6114 U.S. 301 South, Four Oaks. Registration opens at 10 a.m. The cost to enter a vehicle is $20; vendor space is $20 a booth, plus a percentage of sales. The show will present a host of awards. For more information, call Dale Bender at 919-618-3537 or Jennifer Grimm at 919-618-3470.
The Johnston County Scrabble group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at McDonald’s, 884 W. Market St., Smithfield. The group welcomes players of all skill levels. Play is free; pay only for your food. To learn more, email email@example.com. Write Scrabble in the subject line.
The book club based at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield welcomes new members. The club meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members suggest the titles to read, and the library lends copies of each month’s selection to club members. For more information, call Morgan Paty at 919-934-8146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johnston County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday every month. Meetings are at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours Tuesday, Sept. 8. The social is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raymond James/Longleaf Wealth Group, 310 Bridge St., Smithfield.
The next Kids Night is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. In advance, the cost is $8 for Smithfield residents and $13.50 for nonresidents. Each additional child is $5. Same-day registration is $10 for Smithfield residents and $16.50 for nonresidents.
The Sterling Silver Seniors Club meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The club is for adults 55 and older. To learn more, call Tiffany Pearson at 919-934-2148, Ext. 107.
A craft and vendor fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield.
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