Variety show in Selma
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the musical variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma; 1:40 p.m. May 9, 16, 21 and 30. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to amjubilee.com.
Paint Party in Benson
The Benson Center for Active Aging will hold its next Paint Party at 6 p.m. Friday, May 8. The cost is $20 per person or $30 for two people. For more information, call 919-894-2370.
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Embers in Smithfield
The Embers will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at 121 N. Fourth St. in downtown Smithfield. The free concert is a service of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce.
Rodney Atkins coming to The Farm
Rodney Atkins will perform Saturday, May 30, at The Farm, 215 Batten Road, Selma. The country music artist has six No. 1 singles. Tickets are $20 and $30. They’re available at etix.com and at Springhill Oufitters, 773 Seafood House Road, Selma..
Town Square concerts
Here’s the lineup for this year’s Town Square Concert Series in Clayton:
May 21 – Jack the Radio.
June 18 – Southern Grace.
July 16 – Coco Loco Party Band.
Aug. 20 – Idlewild South.
Sept. 17 – Walrus.
The free concerts are at 7 p.m. on Town Square at the corner of Main and Fayetteville streets. Bring a lawn chair or blanket but no coolers; food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. For more information, visit townofclayton.org/Downtown-Clayton/.
A screening of “Monsters University” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. In-town families can camp overnight for $12; out-of-town families can do so for $15. For more information, or to register for camping, call 919-661-6982. The June 12 Friday Family Flick is “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water.”
Chorale in Clayton
The Johnston County Chorale will present its spring music, “Cinemagic,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The show will feature songs from classic movies. Disney characters, a jazz ensemble, bluegrass and the West Johnston High School chorus will join the chorale. For tickets, call The Clayton Center box office at 919-553-1737 or go to theclaytoncenter.com.
Art, photography camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following summer camps. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Youth art – 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or Aug. 3-7 for ages 9-12. Young people will create works of art based on everyday designs and images. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Teen art – 9 a.m.-noon July 20-24 for ages 13-17. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Photography – 1-5 p.m. July 27-31 for ages 11-16. A professional photographer will teach the camp; young people should bring their own digital camera. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Art camp in Smithfield
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer Smithfield Artz Kidz Play, an art camp for children ages 5-13. The camp will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. June 22-26 in Smith-Collins Park. The cost is $2 a day or $10 for the whole week. The camp will repeat July 20-24. For more information, call 919-934-2148.
Sporting art at JCC
Works by sporting artist Gordon Allen are on display through May 7 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A reception for the artist is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7.
Pottery camp at SRAC
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer a pottery camp for young people ages 8-15. The camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 6-10 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. The camp will repeat Aug. 3-7. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
Sundown in Benson
Here’s the remaining schedule of Sundown Concerts in the Singing Grove on Main Street in downtown Benson:
May 14 – Too Much Sylvia.
June 11 – Band of Oz.
July 9 – The Attractions.
Aug. 13 – Jim Quick and the Coastline Band.
Sept. 24 – Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.
The free concerts are at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, they move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St.
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.
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