• Christ Community United Methodist Church will host a Pinewood Derby on Nov. 3. Testing is 10:30 a.m.-noon, and 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.
• Oakland Presbyterian Church is having a Crafts Bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 and organizers are looking for vendors who sell unique, handcrafted items. Single, double, and special spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Call 919-934-5476 for a vendor packet.
• Amelia Church, 1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton will sell $7 barbecue chicken plates Oct. 5. Lunch is 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner is 5-7 p.m. Call 919-553-6171.
• Members of Grace Episcopal Church will host an Italian supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at 111 Lee Court, Clayton. Call 919-553-2810 for reservations, eat in or takeout.
• Pisgah Baptist Church Youth Seekers are having a night singing 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. There is also a social at 5 p.m. Oct. 6. Call Lynn at 919-989-7256 or Bobbi at 919-989-7016 to sign up.
• Homecoming at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 N.C. 231 is Oct. 7. Service begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Nathan Redinger will give the message. Covered-dish lunch follows. Call 919-365-5558.
• The gospel trio Mercy’s Cross will be in concert at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business W. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Donations are welcome. Call 919-553-4578.
• Fellowship Baptist Church, 911 W. Main St., Clayton has several special services planned in October, including an Old Fashion Day with lunch and guest speakers for services Oct. 21 and 28. For details, call 919-553-6774 or visit www.fellowshipbaptist.com.
• Homecoming service at Bethesda Baptist Church, 4967 U.S. 70 Business W. is 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 followed by lunch.
• Christ Community United Methodist Church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton will have an “American Heritage Girls” information meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 27. AHG is a Christ-centered character development ministry for girls ages 5 -18.
• Greater Heights United Methodist Church, 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 Community Church at 2028 Orton Road, Clayton, is offering a nine-week financial-planning course 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 14. Call Kent Woodard at 919-553-7003 to register.
• Mt. Vernon Christian Church will host an outdoor service Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. to minister to the needs of the homeless, the abused and those with addictions. The free service will include access to resource agencies. The church is at 300 N. Lombard St.
• 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.
• The Discovery Church at 195 N.C. 42 E. Clayton, has a new Bible study group meeting 7-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays. Call 919-553-7256 or 919-523-4344.
Grief support group
• Shiloh Baptist Church offers a 13-week grief support group for anyone suffering from the death of a loved one. It meets Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. until Oct. 27 at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. Call 919-553-3319, ext. 202 or visit www.shilohgarner.org.
• The Child Development Center at First Baptist Church is enrolling children 4 years old and younger. 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 this school year. Visit www.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 the 919-272-3600.