Clayton resident in ‘Velveteen Rabbit’
A Clayton resident has a role in an upcoming Raleigh Little Theatre production. Julia Ryan plays Boat in “The Velveteen Rabbit,” which opens March 6. Other show dates are March 7-8, 12-15 and 19-22 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. General-admission seating is $14 for adults and teens and $10 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, go to http://raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/14-15/velveteen.html.
American Music Jubilee, Eddie Miles
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the variety show at the The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 7:40 p.m. March 7; 1:40 p.m. March 14 and March 19; and 1:40 p.m. March 28. Separately, Elvis impersonator Eddie Miles will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20-21. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to amjubilee.com.
Clayton woman pens young adult novel
Cindy K. Green of Clayton has penned her first young adult novel, “Andrea & the Five-Day Challenge,” which will be available March 6 from Pelican Book Group. The cost is $13.99 for the paperback and $4.99 for the ebook. Green is a veteran home-school mom who has been teaching her children for the past 11 years. She taught middle school before and during home-schooling. Her book is the first in a series of four.
Art, Food Festival March 19 at JCC
The sixth annual Art and Food Festival Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.
Proceeds will fund the 2015 Artists-in-the-School program, award scholarships to JCC students and pay for free community arts programming.
Gala tickets are $40 for singles and $75 for couples. The evening will feature sample dishes from Johnston restaurants, which will compete for Best Presentation, Best Entree, Best Dessert and Best Restaurant.
The Johnston County Arts Council will announce the winners of its juried art show, and local artists will display and sell their works. A variety of musicians will perform, and a silent auction will feature collaborative and individual artwork.
To attend, or for more information, call Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or email email@example.com.
Monthly art chat
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. sponsors Third Thursday Art Chat, a monthly gathering that offers artists a chance to share ideas, art products, resources, marketing tips, etc. The monthly chat is on the third Thursday of the month in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The chat starts at 6:30 p.m.
Ice House Theatre
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: Andy Vaughan and The Driveline, March 6; Without Further Ado, March 13; Raymond Bradley, March 20; and Jonathan Parker and the Bel Airs, March 27. Show times are 7:45 p.m. For tickets, call 919-631-3797.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ at JCC
Theatreworks USA will present “Charlotte’s Web” at 1 p.m. March 7 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Tickets are $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 919-209-2099 or go to jccperformingarts.com.
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.
Concert series announces lineup
Here’s the schedule for the 2015 concert series at Flowers Crossroads, the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center on N.C. 42 East at Buffalo Road near Clayton:
April 12: The Embers.
May 10: The Tams.
Sept. 13: Jim Quick and Coastline.
Oct. 11: Band of Oz.
Admission is free.
Music in Clayton
Here are the remaining shows in this year’s performing-arts series at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are available online at theclaytoncenter.com, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the Clayton Center box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Friday, March 20 – “Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles’ Experience.” Tickets to this all-request concert are $25.
Saturday, April 11 – Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Tickets are $30.