A Christmas bargain bazaar will take place Dec. 12-14 at the Wagner House, 121 E. Main St., Clayton. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. This benefit for the JoCo Alzheimer’s Music and Memory Project will offer furniture, clothing, housewares, tools, home decor and more.
Clayton Area Ministries invites the crowd at the town’s tree lighting on Dec. 4 to help “Fill the Trucks.” From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., CAM will accept nonperishable food items on Main Street at North Fayetteville Street and North Lombard streets.
The Clayton Historical Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the history room at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton.
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At Clayton’s Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, December is “Food for Fines Month.” Throughout the month, the library will accept food in lieu of fines for overdue and lost materials. For every $1 in fine, the library will accept one food item. Donations will go to Clayton Area Ministries. For more information, call 919-553-5542.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a basic computer class titled “How do I ...” Starting Jan. 21, the class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through March 11. Topics include purchasing a new computer, personal software needs, security concerns, the Internet, email, search engines, social media, word processing, spreadsheets and developing a file-management system for documents and photos. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. Register at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.
A jewelry silversmithing class will begin Jan. 8 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 25. Learn basic design, soldering, sawing, filing, drilling, stone setting, forms and polishing. The fee, including supplies, is $110 for Clayton residents and $125 for nonresidents. Register at the Community Center.
A workshop in digital photography is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Topics include exposure, lighting and basic workflow for online and print. Bring a camera with memory card, batteries and manual. The cost is $15 for Clayton residents and $30 for nonresidents. Register at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.
The Cleveland High School band will hold its first holiday bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the school, 1892 Polenta Road, Clayton. Vendors will sell their wares, and a gift-wrapping station will be available. The band will award door prizes and hold raffles. The day will also feature a spaghetti lunch for $7 and photos with Santa for $5.
The Johnston County Agribusiness Council will hold a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Chris Johnson, the county’s economic-development director, will speak. The cost is $10 per person. For reservations, call the Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380 by Dec. 10.
Vendors will sell holiday crafts and goods wares from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. Items will be for sale. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo play for adults 55 and older is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at McDonald’s, 335 U.S. 70, Selma. Play is free, with prizes awarded. For more information, call the Selma Parks and Recreation Department.
Benefits for the Me Fine Foundation and a 4-year-old with sickle cell anemia will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Harrison Gym, 601 W. Noble St., Selma. Three-on-three basketball tournaments will benefit the Me Fine Foundation, which will also accept donations of clothing and miscellaneous items for its resale shop. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. The cost per player is $3 for adults and $1 for children 9 and younger. A bone-marrow registry aims to find a match for 4-year-old Thor Forte. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 44, drop by between 2 and 5 p.m. and have your mouth swabbed. For more information about the events, calls 919-351-0622.
A free mental health support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 W. Anderson St., Selma.
Here are upcoming events at the Harrison Center for Active Aging, 611 W. Noble St., Selma: Dec. 9, foot clinic, by appointment only; Dec. 11, trip to the Temple Theater to see “The Sanders Family Christmas”; and Dec. 12, covered dish Christmas party. For more information, call 919-965-6478 or email email@example.com.
The next Pour It and Paint is schedued from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Bring wine or soda and paint a wooden Santa. SRAC provides the Santa and paint. The cost is $45, and the deadline to register is Dec. 3. For more information, call Tiffany Pearson at 919-934-2148 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Kids in Nature,” a class for children ages 3-5, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Upcoming sessions are Dec. 3, mammals; Dec. 10, owns; and Dec. 17, natural ornaments. The cost is $4 for Smithfield residents and $6 for nonresidents. Register the morning before.