A fall festival is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at First Baptist Church, 411 N. Fayetteville St., Clayton. The festival will feature free food and games.
A holiday bazaar is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, in Wesley Hall at Centenary United Methodist Church, 140 E. Market St., Smithfield.
A Christmas Shopping Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Grace Community Assembly of God, 923 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. More than 40 vendors will sell their wares, including jewelry, candles, handmade soaps, home decor, good, kitchen gadgets, scarves, handbags, personalized gifts and items for babies and children.
A fall festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church, 2595 Lassiter Road, Four Oaks. Chicken pastry, green beans, sweet potatoes and desserts will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $6, with takeout available. An auction will run from 7 to 11 p.m. During the auction, the church youth will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and sweets.
A fall festival is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Baptist Center Church, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton. The festival will feature a bounce house, games, candy and a hot dog dinner.
The JOY Connection of First Presbyterian Church will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 6, at the church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Pottery collector Art Andrews will talk about Cole pottery. To attend, call the church at 919-934-0988.
The Hickory Grove Bluegrass Boys will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community.
“Listening to God,” an ancient practice of prayer and scripture, is from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton. For more information, call the Rev. John Gibson at 919-553-2810.
For young people
A Holy Convocation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 5-7, 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks. For more information, call 919-793-3008.
A homecoming service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Thanksgiving Baptist Church, 6701 N.C. 42 east of Clayton. The. Leland Kerr will speak.