The Clayton Center art exhibit
The Colored Pencil Society of America will hold a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Art from Colored Pencil society members, including Annette Kirk of Wendell and Jim Sanders of Garner, will be on display in an exhibit that will run until Wednesday, May 1. For more information, call 919-553-3152 or visit www.claytonvisualartsnc.org.
‘Imogene’s Last Stand’
The Raleigh Little Theatre will perform the play “Imogene’s Last Stand” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Southeast Regional Library, 908 Seventh Ave., Garner. The free event is for school-age children. For more information, call 919-662-2250.
An art exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Garner Chamber of Commerce, 401 Circle Drive, Garner. Admission is $5. Proceeds will go to Eleos, a community-outreach center that helps at-risk youth and low-income families in Garner. For more information, visit http://business.garnerchamber.com/events or call 919-772-0299.
Hall Sisters at JCC
The Hall Sisters of Garner will perform in the next Country Music Showcase at Johnston Community College. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road. For the evening shows, tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. For the matinee, they’re $10 and $12.50. Purchase tickets online at www.jccperformingarts.com or call 919-209-2099.
‘Rabbit Hole’ at Neuse Little Theatre
The Neuse Little Theatre will present the drama “Rabbit Hole” at The Hut, 104 S. Front St., Smithfield. Show times are 8 p.m. April 12-13, 3 p.m. April 14 and 6 p.m. April 19 and 20. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1873. For more information, visit www.neuselittletheatre.org.
A free lecture titled “Art + Time” is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Curator Linda Dougherty will discuss works that approach time from a different perspective. For more information, visit www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts or call 919-209-2099.
A performance of “Martha Speaks,” a musical based on the PBS KIDS show, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. For tickets, which are $10, call 919-209-2099, visit www.jccperformingarts.com or stop by the JCC box office, which is open from 1:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays.
An eight-week class in jewelry fabrication will begin Thursday, April 11, in Room 303 in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The class, for people 16 and older, will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays. Topics include basic design, soldering, sawing, filing, drilling, tone setting, forms, polishing and copper enameling. The fee is $65 for Clayton residents and $80 for nonresidents. The cost of supplies is $40. For more information, call 919-553-3152 or visit www.townofclaytonnc.org.
Several dance schools will hold spring recitals in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. To purchase tickets, call the JCC box office at 919-209-2099 or go to www.jccperformingarts.com.
Here are the dance schools and their recital dates:
Alicia’s School of Performing Arts – Saturday, April 27. Tickets went on sale March 18.
Christy’s DancExplosion: – Sunday, April 28. Tickets went on sale March 21.
Clayton School of Dance – Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Tickets went on sale March 25.