• Bethesda Baptist Church is having its annual barbecue chicken lunch and dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at 4967 U. S. Highway 70 W. Business between Clayton and Smithfield. Call 919-553-7678.
• New Bethel Baptist Church, 2110 Benson Road in Garner, is having a fall festival arts and craft show and needs craft vendors. The festival is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Interested crafters should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3468 Powhatan Road, Clayton is selling barbecue chicken plates 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28. Plates are $7 for eat-in or carry-out. Call 919-553-2228 or visit powhatanchurch.com.
• Members of Oakland Presbyterian Church are having a Craft Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, and they need vendors. Call the church office, 919-934-5476 for a vendor packet with registration information.
• Thanksgiving Baptist Church’s annual Harvest Day celebration begins at noon Sept. 8 at 6701 N.C. Highway 42 near Clayton. Call Pastor Steve Reed, 919-965-3204 or email email@example.com. Check out the church’s Facebook page or go to thanksgivingbaptistchurch.org.
• C3 Church, 8246 Cleveland Road in Clayton, is hosting a nine-week financial planning course beginning Sept. 6. Call Kristina Harrell at 919-934-3551. Class starts at 7 p.m.
• Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church, 215 South Robertson St. in Clayton will also offer this nine-week financial planning course beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Call Mark McClanahan, 919-553-6650 or to register.
• Greater Heights United Methodist Church, 111 East Second St. in Clayton is hosting this financial planning course beginning at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 9. Call Jay Hall 919-359-0504 to register.
• Community Bible study at The Discovery Church, 195 N.C. 42 E. in Clayton is 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12. Call 919-553-7256 or 919-523-4344.
• Sisters Sharing the Savior will study the books of Ruth, Esther and Proverbs at Christ Community United Methodist Church Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 4-mid April at 1082 Amelia Church Road in Clayton. Call 919-697-1214.
• The Child Development Center at First Baptist Church is enrolling children birth to 4-years-old. Call Jo Scott at 919-550-4018.
• Baptist Center Church preschool is enrolling children ages 2-4. Call Sherri Anderson at 919-553-3119.
• Mount Moriah preschool is enrolling children for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit mountmoriahpreschool.net or call 919-772-1273, Ext. 8.
• First Presbyterian Church preschool in Smithfield is enrolling children ages 2-4. Call 919-208-5106 or 919-934-0988.
• The preschool at Clayton Crossings is accepting applications for the fall and spring terms. Call 919-272-3600.