• A benefit with vendors, raffles, a silent auction, carriage rides and more is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 4269 Cleveland Road, Smithfield. The benefit will help a local family with medical bills. Call Debra Kadlec at 919-464-8051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kings Messengers, Legacy and the Social Security Boys will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Everett Chapel Church, 307 Everett Ave., Clayton. This is a fundraiser for children’s Christmas gifts.
• Christ Community United Methodist Church will host a Pinewood Derby Nov. 3. Testing is from 10:30 a.m.-noon, and the races start at 1 p.m. There are also silent auctions at noon and 2:30 p.m. The church is accepting donations for the auction. Contact Chris Cipriani, 919-810-8901 or email@example.com.
• The Fall Festival and Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 2110 Benson Road, Garner. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• White Oak Baptist Church will hold a bazaar at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. The proceeds support mission projects. Call 919-553-7560 or visit whiteoakchurch.us/wp.
• Oakland Presbyterian Church is having a crafts bazaar from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, and organizers are looking for vendors who sell unique, handcrafted items. Call 919-934-5476 for a vendor packet.
• Fellowship Baptist Church, 911 W. Main St., Clayton, has several special services planned in October, including an Old Fashioned Day with lunch and guest speakers for services Oct. 21 and 28. For details, call 919-553-6774 or visit www.fellowshipbaptist.com.
• St. Augustine African Methodist Episcopal Church, 405 E. Stalling St., Clayton will host a Community Health & Wellness Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27.
• 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.
• Life Community Church will hold a free yard sale with food and entertainment from 7 a.m.-noon Oct.27 at Shotwell Station, 1609 Old U.S. 70 West, Clayton.
• Beginning Oct.28, Hocutt Baptist Church’s new Sunday schedule begins with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Hocutt Baptist Church is at 215 S. Robertson St., Clayton.
• 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 through 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 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 14. Call Kent Woodard at 919-553-7003 to register.
• Sisters Sharing the Savior are studying the books of Ruth, Esther and Proverbs from 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 East, Clayton, has Bible study from 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 from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27 at 3414 N. Shiloh Road, Garner. Call 919-553-3319, Ext. 202.
• Shiloh Baptist Church is also hosting a surviving-the-holidays seminar from 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10. For details call 919-553-3319, Ext. 202, or visit shilohgarner.org.
• The Child Development Center at First Baptist Church is enrolling children ages 4 and younger. Call Jo Scott at 919-550-4018.
• The 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.