The Writers Group, a new group for writers of all genres, will hold its first meetings next month. The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Both meetings will be at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comedy in Clayton
Girl on Girl Comedy & Revue is coming to Clayton. The show, which features female, gay and lesbian performers, will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 8928 U.S. 70 Business. The lineup includes Christy Eidson, Mimi Benfield, Amy Hunt, Michelle Maclay, Blayr Nias and Gretchen McNeeley. Tickets are $10, and doors open at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 919-879-8349 or visit laughoutloudcomedyclubnc.com.
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American Music Jubilee
Here is this month’s remaining performance of the American Music Jubilee, the Branson-style variety show at the Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. For tickets, call 877-843-7839.
“The Haunting,” a mystery dinner theater, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Proceeds will benefit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly. For reservations, which are required, call 919-284-3431 or email email@example.com.
Comedy in Smithfield
The Neuse Little Theatre will present the comedy “Auntie Mame” at 8 p.m. Sept. 19-20, 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. Sept. 26-27 at The Hut at the corner of Front and Market streets in downtown Smithfield. Mame Dennis, a socialite in 1920s New York City, must suddenly care for her nephew, 10-year-old orphan Patrick. She teaches him free living and free thinking while trying to keep him from the clutches of the uptight world around him. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1832.
Art class for children
Doodlebugs, a weekly art class for children ages 18 months to 4 years, has resumed at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. In sessions at 10 a.m. Friday, children experiment with dough, paper, watercolors, glue and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the costs are $7 and $27, respectively. Register two days in advance by calling 919-934-1408.
Brewing Up Some Art
The second annual Brewing Up Some Art is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Deep River Brewing Co., 700 W. Main St., Clayton. Local artists will display their works, Wade Hill will perform, and the afternoon will feature activities for children and adults.
Organizers invite artists to display. The entry fee is $60, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 15. All entry fees will go to Pretty In Pink Foundation, which supports breast-cancer patients. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 919-532-0532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCC concert series
Johnston Community College has announced the lineup for its 25th anniversary concert series.
An Evening with Molly Ringwald – 7 p.m. Sept. 19. The stage and screen actress will present an evening of jazz vocals. Tickets are $26 in advance and $27.50 at the door.
The Annie Moses Band, with The Hall Sisters – 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The Annie Moses Band fuses Americana, folk rock and jazz. The Hall Sisters have appeared on JCC’s Country Music Showcase. Tickets are $23.50 in advance and $25 at the door.
Pianist Emile Pandolfi with vocalist Dana Russell – 7 p.m. Jan. 23. The two will perform popular standards and Broadway hits. Tickets are $23.50 in advance and $25 at the door.
Charlotte’s Web – 1 p.m. March 7. Theatreworks USA will present the popular children’s story. Tickets are $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door.
To purchase tickets, call 919-209-2099 or go to jccperformingarts.com.
Country music in Selma
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma: Eric Strickland and the B sides, Sept. 19; Raymond Bradley and the Ramblin Fever Band, Sept. 26; and Jonathan Parker and the Bel Airs, Oct. 3. All shows are at 7 p.m. For tickets, or for more information, call 919-631-3797.