A fall festival is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Lionsgate Child Development Center, 15 Middleton St., Clayton. The festival will offer games, food, vendors and face painting.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers Family Fun in the Sun-day at Clayton Community Park. The next session is Nov. 23, with “Jump into Fall.” Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per family. Register in advance at the Clayton Community Center. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Here are upcoming events at the Clayton Center for Active Aging, 303 Dairy Road: music with Steve King, 10 a.m. Nov. 5; crafts fair and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8; flu shots, 10 a.m. Nov. 12; Thanksgiving potluck lunch, 11 a.m. Nov. 21; cookie swap, 10 a.m. Dec. 2; and pizza and painting, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4, $28. The crafts fair is seeking vendors of crafts made by seniors. The fee is $20. For more information, call 919-553-4350 or email email@example.com.
A Santa Shop crafts fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at First Baptist Church, 601 St. Mary’s St., Garner. Vendors will sell crafts, grilled hot dogs will be available, and children may visit with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Proceeds will go to Able to Serve, a Cleveland nonprofit that serve people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
The Johnston County Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Golden Corral on East Market Street near Interstate 95 in Smithfield. Paula Brown will talk about 2014 North Carolina tax laws and how they will affect retirees.
The 19th annual Ina Fitts Memorial Toy Run will be held Saturday, Nov. 15. The run will begin at 9 a.m. at Capital PowerSports, 10920 Star Road, Wake Forest. It will stop at Garcia Moto in Raleigh and Team PowerSports in Garner before heading to Walmart in Smithfield to shop for toys, which riders will deliver to the Salvation Army in Smithfield. For riders unable to make the complete trip, each stop will have drop boxes. The toy run is a project of the Salvation Army and the Triangle Travelers for Jesus. To learn more, call Richard Streib at 919-673-1522 or Micheal Jessup at 919-489-5240.
Dunn-based Liberty Hospice is seeking volunteers in Johnston County to visit patients, run errands, cook meals and help out in the home office. To learn more, call Amber England, volunteer coordinator, at 910-892-1906.
Basket makers will demonstrate their skills and sell their wares from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. Items will be for sale. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.