Music for lunch
Gospel singer Mary D. Williams will perform Wednesday, June 22, for Music for the Lunch Bunch. The free concert is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield.
A historian and gospel singer for more than 20 years, Williams sings and shares stories of the black South. She has traveled to more than 20 college and universities, more than 30 public schools, more than 100 churches and a dozen libraries. She has conducted workshops for teachers.
Williams is a 2016 graduate for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies. She minored in the African-American diaspora and history.
Here’s the remaining schedule for the Clayton Town Square Concert Series: Ken Knox & Co., June 21; Kasey Tyndall, with Big River Band, Aug. 20; and Natural Wonder, Sept. 15. Shows start at 5:30, and admission is free. Bring a lawn chair but no coolers; beer and wine will be available. Town Square is at 110 W. Main St.
Country music in Selma
Eric Strickland and The B Sides will sing at 7:45 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma Doors open at 7 p.m. For reservations, email email@example.com.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer two art camps this summer.
“Young Rembrandts,” a drawing camp, will meet July 25-29 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Young people will learn to draw snakes, jaguars, toucans and more. Hours are 9-10 a.m. daily for ages 5-7 and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8-13. The cost is $75. Register online at youngrembrandts.com/raleigh.
A second drawing camp, with a Southwestern U.S. theme, will meet Aug. 8-12, also at the SRAC. Young people will learn to draw a cactus, flowers, basketry, a pueblo and more. Hours are 9-10 a.m. daily for ages 5-7 and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8-13. The cost is $75. Register online at youngrembrandts.com/raleigh.
Summer art camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer two art camps this summer.
A teen art camp, for ages 13-17, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22. Young artists will explore different mediums to challenge their creativity. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
A pottery camp for ages 9-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 and July 7. Kids will create functional and decorative items inspired by summer gardens. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Art Faire seeks entries
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking entries for this year’s Art Faire. The annual competition accepts works in two categories: fine arts and photography. The winner in each category receives $750. The entry fee is $25 for Clayton Visual Arts members and $40 for nonmembers, and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More information is available at claytonvisualartsnc.org.
Sundown in Downtown
Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Sundown in Downtown concert series in Benson: Aug. 11, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band; and Sept. 22, Justin West Band and The Jonathan Parker Band. Concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Note: The Sept. 22 concert will start at 6 p.m. In case of rain, concerts move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., Benson. Admission is free.
The art studio at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is $100 for six months. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
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