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Community Notes: Dec. 21

Clayton

The next Clayton Food Tour is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. For tickets, which are $39 per person, go to http://www.claytonfoodtours.com/.

A diabetes self-management class will begin Jan. 6 at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. The class will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 10. For more information, call Kimetha Fulwood at 919-989-5200 or email her at kimetha.fulwood@johnstonnc.com.

The Clayton Wedding Expo is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. View wedding gowns, taste food and browse wedding-related vendors. Admission is free.

At Clayton’s Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, December is “Food for Fines Month.” Throughout the month, the library will accept food in lieu of fines for overdue and lost materials. For every $1 in fine, the library will accept one food item. Donations will go to Clayton Area Ministries. For more information, call 919-553-5542.

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a basic computer class titled “How do I ...” Starting Jan. 21, the class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through March 11. Topics include purchasing a new computer, personal software needs, security concerns, the Internet, email, search engines, social media, word processing, spreadsheets and developing a file-management system for documents and photos. The cost is $50 for Clayton residents and $65 for nonresidents. Register at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.

A jewelry silversmithing class will begin Jan. 8 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 25. Learn basic design, soldering, sawing, filing, drilling, stone setting, forms and polishing. The fee, including supplies, is $110 for Clayton residents and $125 for nonresidents. Register at the Community Center.

A workshop in digital photography is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Topics include exposure, lighting and basic workflow for online and print. Bring a camera with memory card, batteries and manual. The cost is $15 for Clayton residents and $30 for nonresidents. Register at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road.

Johnston County

A bridal expo is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at The Farm, 215 Batten Road, Selma. Couple can sample cakes and catering, view photography options and check out deejays and other vendors. Admission is free.

A bridal expo is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Gregory Vineyards, 275 Bowling Spring Drive, Angier. Find your wedding venue, caterer, wedding planner, rental companies and more. For more information, call 919-894-7700.

The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for loblolly pines, eastern red cedars and hardwoods. Available hardwoods include crepe myrtle, red maple, yellow poplar and wax myrtle. Pines will be sold in bundles of 25, hardwoods in bundles of 10. The price for both is $10 per bundle. Distribution will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. To place an order, call 919-934-7156, Ext. 3.

Selma

A free mental health support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 W. Anderson St., Selma.

Smithfield

Lego “Winter Wonderland” workshops are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 2, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-7 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 8-12. The cost is $40 per person. Children ages 5-7 should register at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/37348; children 8-12 should register at http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/37349.

The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer its childbirth class in the new year. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Jan. 22, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 5-8 p.m. Jan. 29. Topics include relaxation, breathing techniques, medication, self-care and childbirth methods. The class includes a tour of the labor and delivery department at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. For more information, call Kimetha Fulwood at 919-989-5200 or email her at kimetha.fulwood@johnstonnc.com.

Volunteers will hand out plates of food from 1 to 4 p.m. Christmas Day in the parking lot at Edwards IGA on North Bright Leaf Boulevard in Smithfield. Delivery might be available to the homebound and those without transportation. For more information, or to volunteer, make a donation or schedule a delivery, call 919-891-3551 or email jocoloveoutloud@gmail.com.

“Kids in Nature,” a class for children ages 3-5, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Upcoming sessions are mammals; Dec. 10, owns; and Dec. 17, natural ornaments. The cost is $4 for Smithfield residents and $6 for nonresidents. Register the morning before.

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