For the next three months Johnston County Board of Education meetings normally held in the Simpson Building will be in the A. G. Glenn Building. The board meetings are set for 2 p.m. Oct. 9, Nov. 15 and Dec. ll. Call 919-934-6031 for details.
• Ken’s Korny Corn Maze in Garner has teamed up with North Carolina’s Outstanding Little Miss Queens to host Family Fun Night Out 4-9 p.m. Sept. 28. Mention Children’s Miracle Network when purchasing ticket’s and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to this charity.
• Serve the Need in Johnston County is having a fundraising auction Oct. 6 at Grace Covenant Ministry, 510 W. Main St., Clayton. Register and view auction items begining at 9 a.m. Bidding starts at 10 a.m. Call 919-553-4676 or visit servetheneedinjc.com.
• The Sue Daniels Memorial Run/Walk for Backpack Buddies begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Wilson’s Mills Town Hall, 101 Railroad St. Register online at runtheeast.com.
• The Rotary clubs of Clayton will hold their annual wine-tasting fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. Proceeds support the clubs’ scholarship funds.
• The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is holding its annual Outback Steakhouse fundraiser Oct.10 at the Smithfield Outback Steakhouse. Two seating’s are available, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for $10. For tickets, call 919-202-0002 or come to the Partnership for Children Selma office, 1406-A S. Pollock St., Selma.
• A Party in Pink Zumbathon marathon event is scheduled from 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Riverwood Middle School gymnasium. Tickets are $5. Contact Karrin Quinn at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity.
• The Johnston Health Champions 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 in front of Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. Children 12 and under can walk with a parent or guardian for free. Entry fees are $25 for the run or $20 for the walk. Proceeds support a capital campaign to expand and renovate the hospital’s emergency department. Registration forms are at the HealthQuest wellness center or at johnstonhealth.org.
• Clayton Town Square Concert Series concert dates are the third Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. on the Town Square at 100 W. Main St.
The Clayton Farm & Community Market is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays on the Town Square at Main and O’Neill streets.
• Johnston Community College offers free business seminars and counseling at the Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive in Clayton. Contact Shelley Gardner, 919-209-2591, firstname.lastname@example.org. The school also offers continuing education courses; call Vic McCormick 919-209-2595. Students also can find information and register online at johnstoncc.edu/sbcregistration.aspx.
• The Clayton Parks and Recreation After-School program for kids in grades K-5 operates Monday-Friday from school dismissal to 6 p.m. Call Wanda Tetterton at 919-553-1550 for information.
• After-school art classes begin Sept. 18 for kids 5-7 years old; Sept. 19 for kids 8-10 years old; and Sept. 20 for kids 11-13 years old. These six-week classes are 4:30-6 p.m. at the Clayton Community Center. Call 919-553-1550.
For a complete list of Clayton Parks and Recreation Department events, activities and classes, call Wanda Tetterton, 919-553-1550 of visit townofclaytonnc.org/residents/Recreation.
• Johnston County Health Department is offering a parenting class to Johnston County residents with children from birth to five-years-old Oct. 17. To register, call Tierra Taylor, 919-989-5200.
• Michael Bridges, Clinical Director of New Start Support Services for addiction treatment will present “The true problem with gambling” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Church at Clayton Crossing, 11407 U.S. 70 W., Clayton. Local therapists are invited to attend the program which focuses on internet gambling as an addiction and resources for treatment. The meeting is free, however therapists can pay $5 to earn Continuing Education Unites from the National Board of Certified Counselors. Contact Robert Cooke at email@example.com to register.
• The Women’s Council of Realtor’s Raleigh Regional Chapter is holding a luncheon to honor it’s past presidents Sept. 20 at Portofinos in Clayton. Contact the current president Lynn Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-622-2898.
• The Democratic Women of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the fellowship hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. For information. call the headquarters office, 919-550-4186.
• The town of Benson’s annual Mule Days are Sept. 20-23. This festival is one of the largest in North Carolina and will kickoff with a Barrel Exhibition and Open Barrel Race. For a complete schedule of events visit bensonmuledays.com, or call the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce. 919-894-3825.
• The Clayton High School class of 1987 will hold a reunion from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at Venero’s Italian Restaurant. Cost is $35 per person, check payable to Clayton High Class of 87 Reunion. Mail to CHS Class of 87 Reunion, 5842 N.C. Highway 42 West., Garner, N.C. 27529. Contact email@example.com.
• The Clayton Area Toastmasters meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Workforce Development Center at 135 Bestwood Drive. The group is dedicated to helping people improve their communication and leadership skills. Call Anthony Allen at 919-585-2098 or visit claytontm.com.
• Clayton’s annual “Squealin’ on the Square” barbecue cook-off is Oct. 5 and 6 on the Town Square. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 the day of the event. Buy tickets at chamber office Oct. 1. Registration and entry fees must be in at the chamber by Oct. 1. Call 919-553-6352 for details.
• Keep Johnston County Beautiful, Inc. is planning its annual Festival of Trees Nov. 29-Dec. 5 at the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. For information, call Susan Woodard at 934-7156, Ext.3.
• Melody’s Booksellers and Coffee Shop is presenting a solo exhibition of art by Jane Kate Brown, “An Artist’s Journey.” This exhibit runs through September. There’s a reception from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 22 for coffee with the artist at 117 N. Third St. in Smithfield. Call 919-938-1511.
• Johnston County Public Health Department has walk-in adult flu vaccine clinics 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A walk-in Tdap clinic for sixth-graders is 2-7 p.m. Sept. 25. For information, call 919-989-5200.
• Carl Williams, North Carolina’s public health state veterinarian, will conduct a rabies in-service at Johnston County Public Health Department. The date will be announced. Call 919-989-5200.
Coats family reunion picnic
Descendants of Amos “Babe” and Lenora “Nora” Wood Coats will have a family reunion and picnic Sept. 30 at Clemmons Educational State Forest on Old Highway U. S. 70. The picnic under the pavilion begins at 12:30 p.m.
• The Widowed Persons Organization of Clayton meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center in Clayton. Call 919-616-5131 or 919-772-7086.
• Parents-as-Teachers, a free parent-support program, serves Johnston County families with children from birth to 5 years old. For information, call Tammy Evans, 919-989-5200.
The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is accepting applications for pre-kindergarten. Call 919-202-0002 or visit pfcjc.org.