Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K and Jingle Bell Jog
The annual Smithfield Grinch Stink, Stank, Stunk 5K and Jingle Bell Jog will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The races will help collect toys to benefit Harbor House and the Johnston County Department of Social Services Angel Tree Project. The registration fee is one unwrapped, new toy. There will also be prizes awarded for those who dress as Whoville characters, including dogs. Registration begins on race day at 8:30 a.m. at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The Grinch will make an appearance about 9:30 a.m. Registration forms are available at the SRAC or online at smithfield-nc.com. Register by Dec. 1 and pay an extra $15 to get a long-sleeve event T-shirt.
Wilson’s Mills Fire Turkey Shoot
The Wilson’s Mills Fire Department Station 1 will host the Wilson’s Mills Turkey Shoots from Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 23-25 at 145 Fire Department Road in Clayton. The shoot begins at 7 p.m. each night. The fee is $4-5 per shot for prizes of turkey, sausage, ham or pork chops. Search for Wilson’s Mills Fire Department on Facebook for more info.
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Junior golf tournament at The Neuse
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will hold the Raleigh Jr. Shootout Nov. 21-22 at The Neuse in Clayton. The tournament is open to players ages 11-18. Entry fees are $189-234. For more info about the HGJT or the tournament at The Neuse, visit hjgt.org.
Swim Lessons at Flowers Plantation
Private and group swim lessons are available at The Club at Flowers Plantation. For more info, visit flowersplantation.com or contact Anndria Throne at 919-553-1984, ext. 201.
2015 Horse Show Series
The Johnston County Horse Show Series offers fun and exciting shows while still maintaining a down home atmosphere that encourages family participation. The shows, mostly held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena near Smithfield, are open shows that welcome riders and horses/mules from all riding levels, breeds and disciplines. JCHSS offers classes in Halter, Western, Working Western, Hunters & Jumping, Dressage Suitability, Trail, Miniature equines, Driving and English. Classes are placed through eighth place with 21 championship divisions per show. The remaining show date is Nov. 14. A negative coggins test within one year is required. Info: visit blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com or contact Michelle McLaughlin at 919-934-1344 or email@example.com.
Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments
The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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