Smithfield: Community

Arts Notes: Nov. 17

Pour It and Paint

“Pour It and Paint” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Bring a bottle of wine and paint in a relaxing atmosphere. The Smithfield Parks and Recreaton Department will provide canvas and paint. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, call 919-934-2148, ext. 112.

Raleigh author at Princeton Library

Raleigh author Lisa Carter will read from her second novel, “Aloha Rose,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Princeton Public Library, 101 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Jr. Blvd., Princeton. “Aloha Rose” highlights adoption and the scenery and culture of Hawaii. For more information, call 919-965-3627.

Auditions in Clayton

Auditions for “Almost, Maine,” a Clayton Youth Theater production, are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. 2nd St., Clayton. The production is open to students in grades 7-12. For more information, visit

‘An Evening with Elvis’

“An Evening with Elvis,” featuring Wayne Tindle, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the fellowship hall at Four Oaks United Methodist Church, 302 N. Church St., Four Oaks. Doors open at 5:30. Dessert and coffee will follow the show. For tickets, which are $10, call 919-963-2095.

Concert in Clayton

Barbara Bailey Hutchinson, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. They’re available online at, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the box office, which is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more about the singer, visit

‘Music Man’ at JCC

The Neuse Little Theatre will present “The Music Man,” a musical by Meredith Wilson, at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Admission is $18.

Photos, fiber art on display in Clayton

Works by photographer Rhonda Peters and fiber artist Maureen Wartski are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton.

Peters is a retired optometrist who moved to Goldsboro in 2007 after spending most of her career in Chicago. She has been behind a camera since 1987. In 2012, she won the Clayton Art Faire Award of Excellence in photography.

Wartski, a Raleigh resident who was born in Japan, has studied art in Japan, Thailand and the United States. In addition to creating fiber art, she has written nearly 50 novels.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Admission is free. The Clayton Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Art class for toddlers

Doodlebugs, an art class for children ages 18 months to 3 years, meets from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Children experiment with dough, pudding, gelatin, crayons and watercolors. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the cost is $7 or $27. Registration is due the Wednesday before a Friday class. For more information, call 919-934-1408.