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Community Notes: Nov. 14

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Citizen of the Year

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year and the Small Business of the Year awards until Nov. 30. Nomination forms are at claytonchamber.com or the chamber office, 301 E. Main St. Call Jim Godfrey at 919-553-6352. The award winners will be announced at the chamber’s annual meeting Jan. 22.


•  The Clayton Music Club will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Edith Reed’s home. Call 919-359-3473.

•  The Democratic Women of Johnston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 S. Second St., Smithfield. Call 919-550-4186.

•  The Newcomers and Neighbors Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month until May at the Woman’s Club on Church Street in Clayton.

•  The Johnston County Scrabble Club meets every Monday 6-8 p.m. at Melody’s Coffee Shop and Book Store, 117 N. Third St., Smithfield.

•  The Clayton Area Toastmasters meet Thursdays 6-7 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 135 Best Wood Drive. Call Anthony Allen at 919-585-2098 or visit claytontm.com.


•  The Cleveland-McClemore Firefighters Association have a contract with Summit Productions for its representatives to conduct a door-to-door photo fundraiser. Representatives are knocking on doors asking for donations to help pay for emergency equipment. Representatives will carry photo ID with the person’s name, and “McClemore Firefighters Association” on the badge. They will also have a letter signed by an officer with the association.

•  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation will host a wine tasting walk 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Proceeds support Harbor Inc. programs. Walkers will visit participating businesses and sample regional, national and international wines at each location. Tickets are $20. Call 919-934-0887 or visit downtownsmithfield.com/events.

•  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. 17 on the corner of Second and Church streets in Smithfield. Register at active.com.


•  Johnston Community College offers free business seminars and counseling at the Workforce Development Center, 135 Best Wood Drive in Clayton. Contact Shelley Gardner, 919-209-2591, swgardner@johnstoncc.edu, or visit johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars. The school also offers continuing education courses; call Vic McCormick at 919-209-2595. Register online at www.johnstoncc.edu/curriculumreg.

•  The Clayton Parks and Recreation After-School program for 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.

•  Johnston County Arts Council wants artists to come and paint at Melody’s Coffee Shop and Book Store Nov. 14. Local artist can get together, share conversation and work on art. Call the Johnston County Arts Council, 919-938-0306 or Jane Kate Brown, 919 965-9785.

Holiday events

The annual Archer Lodge Christmas Celebration begins with a parade at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

Local happenings

•  The Johnston County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension is having their annual fruit and nut tree sale. Call 919-989-5380 or visit johnston.ces.ncsu.edu.

•  Date-Night Movie Nights at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton, are at 7 p.m. Bring your date to free screenings of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” on Nov. 29 and “The Shop Around the Corner” on Dec. 27.

•  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, 919-934-7156, ext. 3.

•  Johnston Health is holding open house at the Festival of Trees 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. All 12 businesses, outpatient and wellness services within the mall will offer tours and/or a meet-and-greet with specialists. Call 919-938-7186.

•  The Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Women’s Business Network will host Transitions: An Awakening to Greater Heights 11 a.m-1 p.m. Nov. 29 at Hinnant Family Vineyards. To register, call 919-934-9166 or visit secure2.chambermaster.com/directory.

•  Tuesdays 6:30 -:30 p.m. is Open Mic Nite at Melody’s Coffee Shop and Book Store, 117 N. Third St., Smithfield.

Local entertainment

•  Country Crooner Collin Raye will perform an acoustic concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the main campus of Johnston Community College in Smithfield. Tickets are $22.50 and available at the JCC Box Office, 919-209-2099, or johnstoncc.edu/performingarts.

•  The Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The 39 Steps” comes to The Clayton Center stage, 111 E. Second St. at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Buy the $30 tickets for the 8 p.m. show at theclaytoncenter.com or by calling 919-553-1737.

•  American Idol winner Kris Allen will perform at The Clayton Center Jan. 18. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating. A limited number of VIP tickets are $75. Buy tickets for the 8 p.m. performance at theclaytoncenter.com or call 919-553-1737.

Call for artists

The Eye of the Eagle Art in downtown Clayton is seeking artists, fine craftsman and vendors for the First Street Station Christmas Market. The market opens 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 15. For applications Contact the Eye of the Eagle Art Center at 131 E. First St. Clayton. Call 919-585-2461, email art@eyeoftheeagleart.com or go to eyeoftheeagleart.com. Submission are due by Nov. 18

Get healthy

•  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.

Support groups

A mental health support group meets 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at 353 Second St, Hocutt’s Education Building B, Clayton. Call 919-601-3762.

•  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.

Preschool registration

The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is accepting applications for pre-kindergarten. Call 919-202-0002 or visit pfcjc.org.

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