Smithfield: Community

Arts Notes: Nov. 23

Riders In The Sky will perform Dec. 6 in Clayton.
Riders In The Sky will perform Dec. 6 in Clayton. THE CLAYTON CENTER

Riders In The Sky

The cowboy quartet Riders In The Sky will present “Christmas the Cowboy Way” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $28 plus fees. They’re available online at, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the Clayton Center box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Auditions in Clayton

Auditions for “Anatomy of Gray” are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The Clayton Youth Theater production is open to students in grades 7-12. For more information, visit

Printmaking at JCC

Prints by Brian Gonzales and Raj Bunnag of Supergraphics printmaking center in Durham are on display in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.

Art in Garner

Works by Kathleen Nobles and Janie Prete are on display through Nov. 30 at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. Both artists are members of Clayton Visual Arts.

Art on display

Works by Lisa Bailey of Clayton and Martha Connolly of Wendell are on display through Dec. 1 at The Clayton, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

JCC concert series

Here are the remaining shows in the 25th anniversary concert series at Johnston Community College.

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

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.

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.

Country music

Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma: Jonathan Parker and the Bel Airs, Dec. 5; Without Further Ado, Dec. 12; and the Malpass Brothers, Dec. 13. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, or for more information, call 919-631-3797.