A sock hop is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Benson Parks and Recreation Department, 1204 N. Johnson St., Benson. Dress in 1950s fashions to enter a costume contest. Admission is $5 for singles, $8 for couples and $3 for children. To attend, call 919-894-2370 or 919-894-5117.
Purna Yoga East in downtown Clayton offers a free community class on the third Saturday of every month. The next class is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at the studio, 107 E. First St. No experience is necessary, and all props are supplied. Register online at purnayogaeast.com.
The next Clayton Food Tour is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. For tickets, which are $39 per person, go to http://www.claytonfoodtours.com/.
The Clayton Wedding Expo is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. View wedding gowns, taste food and browse wedding-related vendors. Admission is free.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a basic computer class titled “How do I ...” Starting Jan. 21, the class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through March 11. Topics include purchasing a new computer, personal software needs, security concerns, the Internet, email, search engines, social media, word processing, spreadsheets and developing a file-management system for documents and photos. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. Register at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.
The Memory Lane Car Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Golden Corral off of N.C. 42 near Interstate 40 in the Cleveland community. The club is open to enthusiasts and owners of old cars. To learn more, call Ken Wendel at 919-815-6148.
The Democratic Women of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. A representative of the N.C. League of Conservation Voters will speak.
The Johnston County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. For more information, visit jocobee.org.
The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service will offer “Love Your Money,” a money-management workshop, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithifeld, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Starting Jan. 29, the workshop will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26. The class is free. To register, call 919-989-5380.
A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Peter’s Church of Christ, 1011 Massey St., Smithfield. The Rev. Kenneth D. Copper will speak. He is pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh.
The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield now offers electronic audiobooks, or e-audiobooks. The e-audiobooks are an addition to the electronic books currently offered through the 3M Cloud Library. Patrons with active library cards and accounts in good standing may borrow e-books and e-audiobooks for two weeks. A 3M Cloud Library Event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29 at the library, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Library staff will help owners of e-readers install the 3M Cloud Library app on their devices. Staff will also demonstrate the use of e-books and e-audiobooks.
The Johnston County Chorale is seeking voices for its spring musical. Through Jan. 19, tegistration is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 Fourth St., Smithfield. The spring musical will be May 8 in Clayton. The cost to join is $35 for adults and $25 for students. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the second Saturday of every month, a food pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. at O’Neal Revival Tabernacle, 500 Richard Road, Zebulon. Bring a photo ID or two other forms of identification to receive a box of food. For more information, call 919-375-4275, email pastor@ONealTabernacle.org or visit ONealTabernacle.org.
A bridal expo is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at The Farm, 215 Batten Road, Selma. Couple can sample cakes and catering, view photography options and check out deejays and other vendors. Admission is free.
The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for loblolly pines, eastern red cedars and hardwoods. Available hardwoods include crepe myrtle, red maple, yellow poplar and wax myrtle. Pines will be sold in bundles of 25, hardwoods in bundles of 10. The price for both is $10 per bundle. Distribution will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. To place an order, call 919-934-7156, Ext. 3.
A Micro Community Watch meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Micro Fire Department.
A free mental health support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 W. Anderson St., Selma.
A crafts fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Proceeds will help send students to Denmark. Vendor spaces are $50. To reserve one, call 919-934-5191.
The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer its childbirth class in the new year. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Jan. 22, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 5-8 p.m. Jan. 29. Topics include relaxation, breathing techniques, medication, self-care and childbirth methods. The class includes a tour of the labor and delivery department at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. For more information, call Kimetha Fulwood at 919-989-5200 or email her at email@example.com.