Art class in Clayton
Do you have melted crayons on your car seat? Does that beautiful quote slant down your wall? When it comes to art projects, you can avoid “Pinterest Fails” and create unique works of art with practice, knowledge and the right materials. In Clayton, an art class for people 14 and older will begin June 2. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for four weeks. The cost is $30 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Festival seeks artists
Millstock15 has extended the registration deadline for artists wishing to display and sell their works at this year’s festival, which is scheduled for June 6. The new deadline is May 27. To register, go to http://claytonvisualartsnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015-Millstock-artist-brochure1.pdf. For more information, call John McFadden at 919-865-7295 or 330-323-5772 or email email@example.com.
‘Hairspray’ at West High
West Johnston High School will present the musical “Hairspray” May 28-30 at the school, 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson. Show times are 7 p.m. May 28-29 and 2 and 7 p.m. May 30. Tickets are $10. They’re available at the school. For more information, call 919-934-7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comedy in Smithfield
The Neuse Little Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” May 29-31 and June 5-6 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. For more information, go to neuselittletheatre.org.
‘Just Passing Through’
“Just Passing Through,” an exhibit of doors covered in student art, has opened in the Frank Creech Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Magen Pike, who teaches art at Benson Middle School, developed the project with help from art teachers Katie Gentry of West View Elementary School, Kelly Crocker of Princeton Elementary, Megan Jones of South Johnston High School, Abby Boykin of Corinth Holders High School and Christina Schaffer of Smithfield Middle School.
Town Square concerts
Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Town Square Concert Series in Clayton:
June 18 – Southern Grace.
July 16 – Coco Loco Party Band.
Aug. 20 – Idlewild South.
Sept. 17 – Walrus.
The free concerts are at 7 p.m. on Town Square at the corner of Main and Fayetteville streets. Bring a lawn chair or blanket but no coolers; food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. For more information, visit www.downtownclayton.org.
Auditions in Clayton
Auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a Clayton Youth Theater musical, are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 29 and 10 a.m. May 30 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The show has roles for students in grades 7-12. For more information, go to claytonyouththeater.com.
Rodney Atkins coming to The Farm
Rodney Atkins will perform Saturday, May 30, at The Farm, 215 Batten Road, Selma. The country music artist has six No. 1 singles. Tickets are $20 and $30. They’re available at etix.com and at Springhill Oufitters, 773 Seafood House Road, Selma.
Art, photography camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following summer camps. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Youth art – 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or Aug. 3-7 for ages 9-12. Young people will create works of art based on everyday designs and images. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Teen art – 9 a.m.-noon July 20-24 for ages 13-17. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Photography – 1-5 p.m. July 27-31 for ages 11-16. A professional photographer will teach the camp; young people should bring their own digital camera. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Art camp in Smithfield
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer Smithfield Artz Kidz Play, an art camp for children ages 5-13. The camp will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. June 22-26 in Smith-Collins Park. The cost is $2 a day or $10 for the whole week. The camp will repeat July 20-24. For more information, call 919-934-2148.
Pottery camp at SRAC
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer a pottery camp for young people ages 8-15. The camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 6-10 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. The camp will repeat Aug. 3-7. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
Sundown in Benson
Here’s the remaining schedule of Sundown Concerts in the Singing Grove on Main Street in downtown Benson:
June 11 – Band of Oz.
July 9 – The Attractions.
Aug. 13 – Jim Quick and the Coastline Band.
Sept. 24 – Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.
The free concerts are at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, they move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St.
Monthly art chat
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. sponsors Third Thursday Art Chat, a monthly gathering that offers artists a chance to share ideas, art products, resources, marketing tips, etc. The monthly chat is on the third Thursday of the month in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The chat starts at 6:30 p.m.
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