Chorale seeking voices
The Johnston County Chorale invites high school students and adults in to sing in its Christmas show. No audition is required; registration is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. The cost to join is $40 for adults and $30 for students. The Christmas show will be Dec. 17 in Clayton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Book signing in Smithfield
David Stephens of Smithfield will sign copies of his book, “A Plantation Mistress and Her Daughter: A True Gone With the Wind Story,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Johnston County Heritage Center, 241 E. Market St., Smithfield.
The biographical work tells the story of New York native Fannie Secor Mitchener Hastings Gardner and her daughter, Mary Hastings Blandy, two somewhat atypical Southern ladies who lived in and around Smithfield from the Civil War period to the Great Depression.
“You will find no shortage of drama in the lives chronicled here,” the author states in his preface, “for here we have two ladies, five husbands, a true story of love and war, and of men and money.”
Art on display in Clayton
Works by Clayton artists Jeff Horton and Lauree Colpetzer are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Horton is a photographer. Colpetzer works in colored markers.
Variety show in Selma
The next performance of the American Music Jubilee is scheduled fro 1:40 p.m. Aug. 27 at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma. For ticket information, call 919-202-9927 or go to amjubilee.com.
Youth art classes
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following are classes for young people. They range in length from four to six weeks. For more information, call 919-553-1521.
Teen Handbuilding Pottery, for ages 13-18: first session, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Tweens Pottery, for ages 9-13: first session, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The fee is $65 for Clayton residents and $80 for nonresidents.
Kids ’N’ Clay, for ages 6-8: first session, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The fee is $45 for Clayton residents and $60 for nonresidents.
After-School Art, for ages 5-7: first session, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. The fee is $35 for Clayton residents and $50 for nonresidents.
After-School Art, for ages 8-10: first session, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. The fee is $35 for Clayton residents and $50 for nonresidents.
Middle & High School Art, for ages 11-17: first session, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The fee is $35 for Clayton residents and $50 for nonresidents.
Watercolors on display at Smithfield library
Watercolors by Ann Ragland are on display this month at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield.
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