• The town of Clayton has several meetings in October, including the Board of Adjustment meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 17. The Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 22.
• The next two 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. Nov. 15 and Dec. 11.
• From September through May, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Woman’s Club on Church Street.
• A Party in Pink Zumbathon 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.
• Serve the Need in Johnston County will hold a fundraising lunch from 11a.m.-2 p.m.. Oct. 22 at the Clayton Steak House. The $10 tickets are available at Medlin Office Supply, Edward Jones and the Clayton Steak House. All the proceeds go the Serve the Vet Project. For information visit www.servetheneedinjc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Johnston Health Champions 5K Walk/Run begins 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 and $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 www.johnstonhealth.org.
• The CHICKS Civitan Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Applebee’s Restaurant on N.C. 42 near Interstate 40 in the Cleveland community. Call 919-971-3368 for tickets or buy at the door. Proceeds benefit organizations supported by CHICKS Civitan Club. For information visit chicks.civitan.net.
• The Woman’s Club of Clayton will stage its annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Clayton Center. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any club member or by calling Marie Monsees at 919-553-5289.
Through Oct. 27, the Clayton Farm & Community Market is open from 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, email@example.com or visit johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars. The school also offers continuing education courses; call Vic McCormick 919-209-2595. Students can also find information and register online at www.johnstoncc.edu/curriculumreg.
• 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. For a complete list of Clayton Parks and Recreation Department events, activities and classes, call Wanda Tetterton at 919-553-1550 or visit www.townofclaytonnc.org/residents/Recreation.
• The Johnston County Health Department will offer a parenting class Oct. 17 to Johnston County residents with children from birth to age 5. To register, call Tierra Taylor, 919-989-5200.
• Students and faculty in public safety and nursing programs at Johnston Community College are taking part in an emergency exercise that simulates a multi-vehicle crash involving fire and injuries. This exercise is Oct. 24 on the fire training grounds on the south end of campus near the Public Safety Services Building.
• Meet Halloween characters, play games and win prizes and ride around the trail at the park during a funride 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Clayton Community Park.
• Clayton’s Halloween parade is scheduled 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31 on Main and West Fayetteville streets in Clayton. Call Susie Pasqual at Clayton Parks & Rec, 919-553-1555.
• Darkside Haunted Estates’ haunted adventure is open from 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween, Oct. 31. The house is also open Nov. 2 and 3 at 11875 N.C. 222 W., Middlesex. For details go to www.darksidehauntedestates.com.
• The Clayton High School Performing Arts Students will present Blue Carpet Night-A Performance Benefit at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Clayton High School auditorium, 600 S. Fayetteville St. Tickets are $6.
• Zaxby’s next Movie Night is Oct. 20. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Town Square in downtown Clayton. Zaxby’s will show “Monsters Inc.” at 7 p.m. and “Ghostbusters” at 9 p.m.
• Little River Historical Society members are getting together for breakfast at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 at Ricky Chamblee’s cabin, 9677 Applewhite Road, Wendell.
• The Clayton Area Toastmasters meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Workforce Development Center at 135 Bestwood Drive. Call Anthony Allen at 919-585-2098 or visit claytontm.com.
• Keep Johnston County Beautiful Inc. will stage 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.
• The Clayton Christmas parade is at 3 p.m. Dec. 8, and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce is looking for parade sponsors. Call 919-553-6352.
Call for artists
• Clayton Visual Arts Inc., needs artists to feature in the 2013 monthly exhibits at The Clayton Center. Artists should mail their resume, a portfolio of four to six images and the $10 application fee to Clayton Visual Arts, Exhibits Committee, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, NC 27528; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or complete the online entry form at claytonvisualartsnc.org/artist-invitation. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 31. For details visit claytonvisualartsnc.org.
• Johnston Community College wants entries for the Howell Woodstock photography contest. Photos must depict plant life, animal life or landscapes. Winners will be announced Nov. 10 at the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center. For contest rules and entry forms, call 919-209-2173 or email email@example.com.
• The Johnston County Public Health Department has walk-in flu-vaccine clinics for adults from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For information, call 919-989-5200.
• Medicare open enrollment dates are Oct. 18 at the Clayton Center and Oct. 25 at the Clayton library. Call 919-989-5380.
• The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield, is the coordinating site for the Johnston County Senior Health Insurance Information Program and is offering Medicare 101 workshops at 6 p.m. monthly on the second Tuesday. Call 919-989-5380 to reserve a seat or visit johnston.ces.ncsu.edu.
• Johnston Health has a number of preventive health clinics and workshops scheduled in October. The annual prostate screening is 1-5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Mohamed & Lippitt Urology Center. For appointments, call 888-977-3319. A women’s health event is 5:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Johnston Medical Center-Clayton and the Johnston Professional Plaza. For details go to johnstonhealth.org.
• Johnston Health’s Fall Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. Vendors will sell crafts, jewelry and baked goods.
• Active Healthcare is hosting a free sleep learning event from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct.25 at the Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. To RSVP, call 919-870-8600, Ext. 250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.