Pottery class in Smithfield
A handbuilding class will begin Aug. 27 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Diary Road, Smithifeld. The class will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 1. The cost is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. Also, students must purchase a 20-pound bag of clay. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
Bluegrass in Selma
Bluegrass band Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, the Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma. For tickets, which start at $25, call 919-202-9927.
Music in Clayton
Here is next weekend’s music lineup at The Flipside, 408 E. Second St., Clayton: Day 2 will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Back Alley will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
Southeast Regional Library, at 908 Seventh Ave. in Garner, has scheduled the following arts programs. For more information, or to register, call 919-662-2250.
Art on display
Photos by Frank Dziepak of Clayton and Mary Doherty of Raleigh are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The exhibit runs until Sept 3. Admission is free. The Clayton Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
JCC Concert Series
Johnston County Community College has announced its 2013-2014 Concert Series lineup. All shows will be in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.
JCC faculty, staff and students are eligible for one free ticket per person for the following shows: “Blood Done Sign My Name” and comedians Shang Forbes and Aaliyah Ford. Also, students, faculty and staff can receive a 10 percent discount on the following shows: B.J. Thomas, Generation Bluegrass, “Grease,” “Seussical” and “The Fantasticks.” For tickets, call the JCC box office at 919-209-2099 or visit www.jccperformingarts.com.
Clayton concert series
The Clayton Center has announced its 2013-2014 Palladian Series lineup. All shows will be at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. For tickets, call 919-553-1737, visit www.theclaytoncenter.com or drop by the box office.
Call for artists
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking artists to enter the 15th Art Faire competition.
Prizes are the $750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence in fine art, the $750 Award of Excellence in photography, three Judge’s Choice awards of $100 each and the Sunnie Chance People’s Choice award of $100.
Entries are due by Wednesday, Aug. 28. The entry fee is $35.
Entry brochures are available at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St.; the Coffee Mill, 105 S. Lombard St.; the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St.; and Right Angles frame shop, 215 E. Main St.
Also, brochures are online at claytonvisualartsnc.org/artist-invitation/2013-art-faire, and they’re available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries may be emailed to the same address or mailed to Clayton Visual Arts, Art Faire Competition, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, NC 27528. For more information, call 919-553-1242.
The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield welcomes new members to its daytime book club. Meetings are at 12:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members suggest the titles to read, and the library lends copies of each month’s selection to the members. For more information, call Morgan Paty at 919-934-8146 or email email@example.com.
Johnston Chorale seeking voices
The Johnston County Chorale welcomes new voices. Starting Aug. 26, rehearsals will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. Auditions are not required, and members perform in the chorale’s Christmas, spring and Broadway concerts. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama group seeking members
A drama group is seeking members in the Clayton area. All levels of interest and experience are welcome. The group will collaborate on pieces by playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, Eugene O’Neill, Henrik Ibsen and more. For more information, call Camille Sprague at 910-315-4529.