• The 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 11 Johnston County Board of Education meetings, normally held in the Simpson Building, will be in the A.G. Glenn Building.
• 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.
• The Outback Steakhouse staff and community leaders served lunch at two different seating’s and raised more than $3,000 during the Partnership for Children steak luncheon Oct. 10. The money will be used to improve the health, education and emotional well-being of Johnston County children. For information on the Partnership for Children of Johnston County programs and services for children, visit www.pfcjc.org or call 919-202-0002.
• The Johnston Health Champions 5K Walk/Run begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 in front of Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. 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.
• 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. Call 919-971-3368 for tickets or buy at the door. Proceeds benefit organizations supported by CHICKS Civitan Club. Visit chicks.civitan.net.
• The Woman’s Club of Clayton’s annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine fundraiser is 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.
• HealthQuest Wellness Center is hosting a HealthQuest Gobble Waddle food drive and fundraiser 5K/10K Run and Walk. The run begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 17on the corner of Second and Church streets in Smithfield. Register at active.com.
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. 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. For a complete Clayton Parks and Recreation Department schedule, call Wanda Tetterton, 919-553-1550 or visit www.townofclaytonnc.org/residents/Recreation.
• 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.
• The Johnston County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension is having their annual fruit and nut tree sale. Call the Johnston County office, 919-989-5380 or email johnston.ces.ncsu.edu.
• Meet Halloween characters, play games, win prizes and ride around the trail at the park during a funride 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Clayton Community Park.
• Pumpkin Carving with White Oak Baptist Church 6 p.m. Oct.28 at Archer Lodge Community Center. Bring pumpkins to carve, carving utensils, newspaper and trash bag.
• Clayton’s Halloween Parade is 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31 on Main and West Fayetteville streets in Clayton. Call Susie Pasqual, 919-553-1555.
• During Clayton’s Halloween Parade, members of the Downtown Development Association’s Economic Restructuring Committee are giving away goodie bags with the logo “Think Clayton Think Downtown.” Business owners can provide promotional materials for 200 bags. Promotional pieces must be delivered to Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes, 120 E. Main St. by Oct. 25. Call Debbie Austermuehle 919-553-0803 or the Downtown Development Office 919-553-1545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Date-Night Movie-Nights at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton are 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 29 and Dec.27. Bring your date to free screenings of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas;” Oct. 25; “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” Nov. 29 and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Dec.27.
• Halloween Fallapalooza Oct. 31. at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton 10 a.m.-2 p. m. There will also be baked goods on sale. Call Christie, 919-359-9366.
• Darkside Haunted Estates’ haunted adventure is open 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween. The house is also open Nov. 2 and 3 at 11875 N.C. 222 W., Middlesex. Go to darksidehauntedestates.com.
• 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. Call Susan Woodard, 934-7156, ext. 3.
• The Clayton Christmas parade is 3 p.m. Dec. 8. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is looking for parade sponsors. Call 919-553-6352.
• American Idol winner Kris Allen will perform at The Clayton Center Jan. 18. Buy tickets for the 8 p.m. performance at theclaytoncenter.com or call 919-553-1737.
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 email@example.com; or complete the online entry form at claytonvisualartsnc.org/artist-invitation. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 31. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.com.
• A North Carolina Public Health State veterinarian will speak to the public about rabies 6:30-7:30p.m. Nov. 27 at the Johnston County Public Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Call 919-989-5200.
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.