A blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the American Legion Building on U.S. 301 north of downtown Benson. The America Red Cross has an emergency needs for blood types O and B. To make an appointment, call 919-894-4261 and leave a message.
A living-history program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Learn about camp life and the role of the Civil War enlisted man in battle. Historians in period dress will demonstrate how Union and Confederate soldiers made meals, maintained weapons and uniforms, and trained for battle. The day will feature three artillery demonstrations and rifle firing. For information please call 910-594-0789 or visit nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm.
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A free mental health support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at 353 Second St. in Clayton. For more information, call 919-817-6294.
The Clayton Center for Active Aging invites adults 55 and older to travel to the N.C. Zoo on June 9. The cost is $45. To learn more, call Selena Royal at 919-553-4350.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer its summer playground program June 15-Aug. 14. Open to children ages 6-12, the program will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The registration fee is $25, and the weekly camp fee is $50 for Clayton residents and $100 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
This summer, the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a nature camp for children ages 6-10. The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 6-10. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
A Sept. 12 car show near Four Oaks is seeking entries and vendors. The show will present a number of awards. The entry fee is $20 per car. Vendors can sell their products and services for $20 plus a percentage of sales. Proceeds will benefit Hopes N Dreams. For more information, call Dale Bender at 919-938-4415 or Jennifer Grimm at 919-618-3470.
The biennial Glendale alumni reunion is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Robbins Nest, 121 U.S. 70-A East, Selma. The cost is $17.50 per person. RSVP by June. Make a check payable to Glendale Alumni and mail to Nadine Crocker, 568 House Road, Kenly, N.C. 27542. For more information, call Eloise Sidelinger at 252-237-1334, Evelyn Ellis at 919-284-1545 or Nadine Crocker at 919-284-3341.
Community & Senior Services of Johnston County is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Openings are available in the Benson, Clayton and Selma areas. For more information, call 919-934-6066 and ask for Barbara.
The Johnston County Health Department has a childbirth class starting in July. Its next stop-smoking class will begin July 6. For more information about health department classes, call 919-989-5200.
Johnston Health is accepting applications for Camp Courage, a bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 13. The free camp is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 at Camp Mary Atkinson near Selma. Activities include music, games and art. The staff is made up of nurses, chaplains, social workers and bereavement counselors, all of whom have been trained to work with children and teens. The camp is for any child who has experienced the death of a loved one, such as a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. To register, visit the events section of www.johnstonhealth.org or contact Murray Dees at 919-209-5104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnston Health will offer its Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 16-17, July 14-15 and Aug. 11-12 at the Johnston Medical Mall, 514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The two-day class teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Students learn basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions to prevent accidents, how and when to summon help, and tips on basic child care. The cost is $65. To register, call 919-938-7736.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for its All-American Festival on July 4. The fee is $50; electricity is another $25. To reserve a space, visit selma-nc.com or pick up a packet at the Selma Parks and Recreation office, 305 N. Pollock St., Selma. The deadline to register is June 5. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center will offer summer camp June 15 through Aug. 14. Open to children ages 5-12, camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The cost is $100 a week for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. Early drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. Late pick-up ends at 5:30 p.m. That’s another $25 a week. Children must bring lunch, two snacks, drinks, swim suit and towel daily. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer two Lego camps this summer. A camp for children ages 5-7 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 13-17. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/39712. A camp for ages 8-12 will run from 1 to 4 p.m. July 13-17. The cost is $150. Register online at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/39713.
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