Smithfield: Community

Arts Notes: June 23

Arts classes

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following classes at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield.

For more information, email Kristin Sasser at or Tiffany Pearson at

Pottery Camp – 9 a.m. to noon July 15-18 for young people ages 8-15. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. The materials fee is $20.

Pour It and Paint – 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, for adults 21 and older. Bring wine and paint a piece of art. The cost is $25. Registration in advance is required.

Johnston Chorale seeking voices

The Johnston County Chorale welcomes new voices. Starting Aug. 26, rehearsals will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church, 202 S. Fourth St., Smithfield. Auditions are not required, and members perform in the chorale’s Christmas, spring and Broadway concerts. For more information, email

Art on display

Works by Rose Stites are on display this month at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield.

Music for lunch

“Music for the Lunch Bunch” will continue at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Pianist Jonathan Levin will perform.

Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, call the Johnston County Arts Council at 919-938-0306 or email

Here’s the rest of the summer schedule:

July 3 – Mary Ann Nilsson, piano.

July 10 – Thomas Howerton, viola.

July 17 – Nate Leyland, cello, and Lisa Ferebee, cello.

July 24 – Tori Howell, flute.

July 31 – Rachel Harmatuk Pino, violin.

Aug. 7 – Julie Stewart, vocalist.

Aug. 14 – Shelly Maddox, vocalist.

Drama group seeking members

A drama group is seeking members in the Clayton area. All levels of interest and experience are welcome. The group will collaborate on pieces by playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, Eugene O’Neill, Henrik Ibsen and more.

For more information, call Camille Sprague at 910-315-4529.

Army band at JCC

The 440th Army Band will play an Independence Day concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.

JCC will accept donations for the show, with proceeds going to performing arts at the college.

For more information, call the box office at 919-209-2099 or visit