Workshop for artists
The Johnston County Arts Council and Johnston Visitors Bureau invite artists to a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Lampe Building, 235 E. Market St., Smithfield. Artists will learn how to place their works on the “marketplace” on johnstoncountyevents.com website. For more information, email Darlene Williford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 919-936-0306.
Chic Gamine, which puts a new spin on the 1960s girl group, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets cost $20. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 919-553-1737 or visit www.theclaytoncenter.com.
Art in Clayton
Artwork by Carolyn Howard and Amy Devereaux of Clayton and Medrith Nuttle of Zebulon are on display this month at the The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. Howard works in mixed media, Devereaux in photography and Nuttle in acrylic on canvas. The exhibit will run through October. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
‘Porsche by Design’
The Fine Art Department at Johnston Community College invites Johnstonians to travel to Raleigh on Oct. 29 for an exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art. “Porsche by Design” features 20 automobiles owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, Janis Joplin and others.
The trip will depart JCC at 9 a.m. and return before 3 p.m. The transportation cost is $15 at the ticket booth and $16 online at www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts. Exhibit admission, payable at the museum, is $18 for adults, $15 for military personnel and adults 55 and older and $12 for ages 7-18.
For more information, call Bill Gregory at 919-209-2032.
Southeast Regional Library in Garner is offering a number of arts programs.• The Ebony Raleigh Area Group Stitchers will discuss quilt making at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
• Andy Kasab will perform a mix of American and world music on the harp guitar at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.
• Explore classic literature by British authors at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following pottery class at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road. For more information, or to register, call 919-934-1408.
Handbuilding – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26, and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21. The cost is $100 for residents and $125 for nonresidents. Also, students must purchase a 25-pound bag of clay.
Children’s art class
Children 18 months to 3 years can experiment with dough, pudding, gelatin, crayons and watercolors from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. For residents, the cost is $5 per class or $19 for four classes. For nonresidents, the cost is $7 per class or $27 for four. Registration is required the Wednesday before each class. For more information, or to register, call 919-934-2148.
Music at the Rudy
The bluegrass group Little Roy & Lizzy will perform Friday, Oct. 11, at the Rudy Theater in downtown Selma. For reservations and ticket prices, call 919-202-9927.