An Easter Eggtravaganza for children ages 3-8 is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Singing Grove on Main Street in downtown Benson.
Pajama story time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Mary Duncan Public Library, 100 W. Main St., Benson.
Coffee hour is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Benson Museum of Local History, 102 W. Main St., Benson.
A peanut butter and jelly drive to benefit the Clayton Area Ministries food pantry will take place April 17-18 at Lowes Foods on U.S. 70 Business in Clayton. The drive is a project of the United Methodist Men of Horne Memorial United Methodist Chuch. To learn more, call Denny Headington at 843-907-02727.
The Clayton Center for Active Aging has scheduled the following trips: March 6, “Staring North Carolina” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History, $17; April 6, Caroline Tiger Rescue, $37; and May 4-5, Biltmore House, about $200. For more information, call 919-553-4350. Separately, the Center for Active Aging is seeking line dancers for the 2015 Senior Games. Practice is at 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the senior center, 303 Dairy Road, Clayton. F ree legal aid for seniors will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. For an appointment, or for more information, call 919-553-4350.
The Miss Clayton Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $11 in advance and $14 at the door. For tickets, go to theclaytoncenter.com.
Plates of barbecued chicken will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Amelia Christian Church, 1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The cost is $8 per plate and includes half a chicken, boiled potatoes, green beans and hush puppies. Homemade desserts will be for sale.
A Fitness Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at the Portofino Piazza, 25 Paraggi Court, Clayton. Here’s the schedule: 9 a.m., kids’ Zumba; 9:30 a.m., Zumba; 10:15 a.m., interval training; 10:45 a.m., sit and stretch; 11:15 a.m., green smoothie demo; and 11:40 a.m., preparing healthy meals. Also, the fair will offer fitness testing, blood-pressure screening and chair massages. It’s all free.
The next free community classes at Purna Yoga East are scheduled for 11 a.m. March 21 and April 18 at 107 E. First St. in Clayton. Register online at purnayogaeast.com
The Clayton branch of Zeta Phi Beta sorority will hold its fifth annual Finer Womanhood Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner. The brunch will feature a fashion show. For ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An after-school origami class for beginners is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the children’s section at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield.
The Johnston County Republican Party will hold its 2015 precinct meetings and county convention at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the county courthouse, 207 E. Johnston St., Smithfield. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m.
The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Wilson Building conference room on the Smithfield campus, 245 College Road.
The Johnston County Senior Games are seeking competitors for this year’s Games, which will take place April 13-24. Here is a partial listing of competitions by category:
Sports – cycling, cornhole, pickleball, track and field, walking, bowling, bocce, golf.
Silver Arts – visual, including acrylics, drawing, photography; heritage, including quilting, knitting, needlework; literary, including essays, poems, short stories, life experiences; and performing, including comedy, drama, vocal, dance and instrumental.
The Games are open to adults 50 and older. Registration forms are available in parks and recreation offices across Johnston County. For more information, or to volunteer, call 919-553-1550.
The 2015 Cure SMA Walk-n-Roll is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Smithfield Community Park on Booker Dairy Road. The event, now in its third year, raises money for a cure for spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic spinal disorder. It’s named in memory of Logan Moore, who died from the disorder at age 10 months. In addition to the walk, the day will offer a raffle, children’s activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information, visit events.curesma.org/2015LovingLoganWalk or email at LovingLoganSMA@gmail.com.
On the second Saturday of every month, a food pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. at O’Neal Revival Tabernacle, 500 Richard Road, Zebulon. Bring a photo ID or two other forms of identification to receive a box of food. For more information, call 919-375-4275, email pastor@ONealTabernacle.org or visit ONealTabernacle.org.
A conference for children who stutter and their families is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wake County Public Schools’ Central Office, 110 Corning Road, Cary. For more information, or to register, call Rita Thurman at 919-571-0622. To learn more, visit friendswhostutter.org/.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites children ages 3-7 to spend March 7 with “Frozen” characters Elsa and Anna. The day will offer crafts, activities and an interactive story in which every child will have a role. The cost is $20. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites adults 55 and older to travel to Greensboro’s Barn Dinner Theater on March 24 for a performance of “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” The cost is $85 per person and includes transportation, dinner and the performance. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
Again this year, volunteers are offering free income tax preparation and filing in Smithfield. Help is available from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at First Baptist Church on South Fourth Street. For an appointment, call 910-891-4004.