Smithfield: Community

Community Notes: Jan. 18

Benson

A sock hop is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Benson Parks and Recreation Department, 1204 N. Johnson St., Benson. Dress in 1950s fashions to enter a costume contest. Admission is $5 for singles, $8 for couples and $3 for children. To attend, call 919-894-2370 or 919-894-5117.

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/.

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.

Cleveland

The Memory Lane Car Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Golden Corral off of N.C. 42 near Interstate 40 in the Cleveland community. The club is open to enthusiasts and owners of old cars. To learn more, call Ken Wendel at 919-815-6148.

Johnston County

A valentine’s dance for older teens and adults with special needs is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Holland’s United Methodist Church, 9433 Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh. Alossi Renewal Spa will do makeup, and Studio 121 will do hair. Admission and snacks are free. The dance is a project of Able to Serve, a Johnston County organization that helps people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

The Johnston County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. For more information, visit jocobee.org.

The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service will offer “Love Your Money,” a money-management workshop, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Starting Jan. 29, the workshop will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26. The class is free. To register, call 919-989-5380.

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Peter’s Church of Christ, 1011 Massey St., Smithfield. The Rev. Kenneth D. Copper will speak. He is pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh.

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield now offers electronic audiobooks, or e-audiobooks. The e-audiobooks are an addition to the electronic books currently offered through the 3M Cloud Library. Patrons with active library cards and accounts in good standing may borrow e-books and e-audiobooks for two weeks. A 3M Cloud Library Event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29 at the library, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Library staff will help owners of e-readers install the 3M Cloud Library app on their devices. Staff will also demonstrate the use of e-books and e-audiobooks.

Selma

Bingo play for adults 55 and older is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at McDonald’s on U.S. 70. Play is free with prizes awarded. For more information, call the Selma Parks and Recreation Department at 919-975-1411.

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites adults 55 and older to travel to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum on Feb. 3. The trip also includes a stop at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. The cost is $60 per person and includes transportation and entrance to the museums. For more information, call 919-975-1411.

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites adults 55 and older to travel to Greensboro’s Barn Dinner Theater on March 24 for a performance of “First Baptist of Ivy Gap.” The cost is $85 per person and includes transportation, dinner and the performance. For more information, call 919-975-1411.

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department invites adults 55 and older to enjoy decadent desserts on Feb. 12. The cost is $10 per person and includes desserts and games. To register by Feb. 2, call 919-975-1411.

Smithfield

A community march in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, in Smithfield. A worship service will follow at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church on Caswell Street in Smithfield. For more information about the march or worship service, call the church at 919-934-7007.

A daddy-daughter dance will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The dance is for girls ages 3-14 and their fathers. The cost is $45 for Smithfield residents and $50 for nonresidents. Each additional daughter is $5. Payment is due at Feb. 13. The registration form is online at smithfield-nc.com.

Lego workshops for children ages 7-12 are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Build elaborate objects while exploring the fundamentals of engineering and physics. For Jan. 13, register at http://registration.play-well.org/registration/new/37501. For Jan. 27, go to http://registration.play-well.org/registration/new/37500.

A Wonderland Tea Party for children ages 4-10 is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Dress as a princess or “Alice in Wonderland” character. The party will feature tea, crafts and games. The cost $15 for Smithfield residents and $20 for nonresidents. The deadline to register is Jan. 30. For more information, call 919-934-2148.

Saturday, Feb. 7, is the next Kids Night at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Kids Night offers swimming, gym time, a snack and other organized activities. In advance, the fee is $8 for Smithfield residents and $12 for nonresidents. Same-day registration is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Each additional child is $5.

A crafts fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Proceeds will help send students to Denmark. Vendor spaces are $50. To reserve one, call 919-934-5191.

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