• Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield, will have a pig picking and chicken barbecue Sept. 21. Plates are $8 and available 11a.m.-7 p.m. Eat in or take out; delivery is available for large orders. For tickets, call Jack Smith, 919-300-3078. For questions, call John Buckley, 919-270-8579.
• Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church at 3468 Powhatan Road, Clayton, is selling barbecued chicken plates 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28. Plates are $7 for eat-in or carry-out. Call 919-553-2228.
• Christ Community United Methodist Church will host a Pinewood Derby Nov. 3. Racing divisions include standard and modified BSA cars, and washer wheel cars. Testing is 10:30 a.m.-noon; the race starts at 1 p.m. Contact Chris Cipriani, 919-810-8901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Fall Festival and Arts and Crafts Show at New Bethel Baptist Church, 2110 Benson Road, Garner, is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Send emails to email@example.com.
• Members of Oakland Presbyterian Church are having a Crafts Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17. Call the church office at 919-934-5476 for a vendor packet.
• Fellowship Baptist Church, 911 W. Main St., Clayton has several special services planned in October. Events include an Old Fashioned Day with lunch as well as guest speakers for services Oct. 21 and 28. For details, call 919-553-6774 or visit fellowshipbaptist.com.
• “A Day of Family Fun,” the International Food Festival at St. Ann Catholic Church, is 1:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at 4057 U.S. 70 Business West, Clayton. Visit internationalfoodfestival.net for details.
• Greater Heights United Methodist Church at 111 E. Second St., Clayton, offers a financial planning course at 9:15 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 4. Call Jay Hall at 919-359-0504 to register.
• Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church at 215 S. Robertson St., Clayton, is offering a nine-week financial-planning course at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 7. Call Mark McClanahan at 919-553-6650 to register.
• Southside Church at 2028 Orton Road, Clayton, is offering a nine-week financial-planning course 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 14. Call Kent Woodard at 919-553-7003 to register.
• Community Bible study at The Discovery Church, 195 N.C. 42 East, Clayton, is 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 919-553-7256 or 919-523-4344.
• Sisters Sharing the Savior are studying the books of Ruth, Esther and Proverbs 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Call 919-697-1214.