Art class for children
Doodlebugs, a weekly art class for children ages 18 months to 4 years, resumes Sept. 12 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.
A class in drawing cartoons and caricatures will begin Sept. 15 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class, designed for people 14 and older, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks. Students will need to have a sketchbook. The cost is $55 for Clayton residents and $70 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
‘Young da Vinci’s’ in Clayton
“Young da Vinci’s,” an art class for children ages 3-5, will begin Sept. 13 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. A second class will begin Sept. 23. Both will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. The class will introduce children to shapes and primary colors. The cost is $25 for Clayton residents and $40 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
“Clay Exploration,” a class for people 16 and older, will begin Sept. 10 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks. Students will learn to create functional and decorative pieces. The cost is $85 for Clayton residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay will be available for $15. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Brewing Up Some Art
The second annual Brewing Up Some Art is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Deep River Brewing Co., 700 W. Main St., Clayton. Local artists will display their works, Wade Hill will perform, and the afternoon will feature activities for children and adults.
Organizers invite artists to display. The entry fee is $60, and the deadline to enter is Aug. 27. All entry fees will go to Pretty In Pink Foundation, which supports breast-cancer patients. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 919-532-0532 or email email@example.com.
Clay for teenagers
“Totally Clay,” a class for teens, will begin Sept. 11, at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays for seven weeks. Students will learn to create functional and decorative pieces. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Auditions in Benson
Auditions for “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” a musical, are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 in the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium. 303 E. Church St., Benson. Be prepared to sing and dance. For more information, call the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce at 919-894-3825.
Monthly art chat
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. has launched Third Tuesday 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 Tuesday of the month in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The chat starts at 6:30 p.m.
Chorale seeking voices
The Johnston County Chorale is seeking voices for its 2014-15 season. Through Sept. 15, registration is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. No audition is required, the chorale is open to adults and high school students. The chorale will present two shows this season – a Christmas show in December in Smithfield and a spring musical in Clayton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
JCC concert series
Johnston Community College has announced the lineup for its 25th anniversary concert series.
The series opens at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 with a concert celebrating JCC’s 45th anniversary. The Nu-Tones, JCC President David Johnson, The Hall Sisters and others will perform Billboard hits from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Tickets in advance are $20.69.
Also on the 2014-15 schedule are:
An Evening with Molly Ringwald – 7 p.m. Sept. 19. The stage and screen actress will present an evening of jazz vocals. Tickets are $26 in advance and $27.50 at the door.
The Annie Moses Band, with The Hall Sisters – 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The Annie Moses Band fuses Americana, folk rock and jazz. The Hall Sisters have appeared on JCC’s Country Music Showcase. Tickets are $23.50 in advance and $25 at the door.
Pianist Emile Pandolfi with vocalist Dana Russell – 7 p.m. Jan. 23. The two will perform popular standards and Broadway hits. Tickets are $23.50 in advance and $25 at the door.
Charlotte’s Web – 1 p.m. March 7. Theatreworks USA will present the popular children’s story. Tickets are $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door.
To purchase tickets, call 919-209-2099 or go to jccperformingarts.com.
Art on display
Works by Raleigh artist Martha Thorn are on display through Sept. 9 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. From noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 28, the artist will demonstrate her work in Room B113 in the college’s Fine Arts Building. Families are welcome.
Pottery, paintings at chamber office
Pottery pieces and paintings are on display at the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce office, 1115 Outlet Center Drive, Smithfield. The works are by members of the artists’ studio at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center.
Country music in Selma
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, a country-music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma: Stetson, 7 p.m. Sept. 5; and Kathrine Aycock and Legend Road, Sept. 12. Shows are at 7 p.m. For tickets, or for more information, call 919-631-3797.
Gaylon Pope returning to Selma
Gaylon Pope and SweetWater will perform Sept. 6 at the Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma. Pope is a former vocalist and emcee for the American Music Jubilee, which makes its home in the Rudy Theater.
“I have fond memories of my years in Selma and the American Music Jubilee Show, and I hope all our friends in Johnston County and surrounding areas will come out to visit with me,” Pope said.
Pope’s Selma show will mix country, Motown, gospel and humor.
For tickets, which are $16 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger, call 919-202-9927.