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Ask a Lawyer

Volunteer lawyers will answer legal questions from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the atrium area of the Johnston County Courthouse, 212 E. Market St., Smithfield.

Individuals with questions about legal issues or the legal system in general can speak with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes. No appointment is necessary. All matters discussed will be held in confidence.

For more information, call Thomas S. Berkau at 919-934-4634 or email tom@berkaulaw.com.

Self-defense class

The Corinth Holders High School Interact Club and Revolution Self Defense will offer a self-defense class for high school and college-aged girls at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at 8822 U.S. 70 Business West, Clayton. For information, call Scot Schwichow at 919-359-1776. The cost is $20 for a 90-minute session, and all of the money will go to Harbor’s shelter for battered women.

Book Sale

The spring book sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. A preview sale is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19. The after sale is from 4 to 8 p.m. April 22. For more infomation, call 919-553-5542.

Charity fashion show

“Hair 2 Heels,” a charity fashion show, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at 131 Guy Road, Clayton. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, go to hair2heels.com or call 919-655-5346. Proceeds will benefit the Michael Foy Smith Endowment Foundation and SafeKids of Johnston County.

Rummage sale

The Clayton Woman’s Club will hold its annual a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April, 20 at 109 Church St., Clayton. For information, call Faye Brooks at 919-553-8685.

Art at library

Works by William Chase, an airbrush artist, are on display this month at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Some of the art is for sale. For more information, call Chase at 919-320-6130.

Veterans fundraiser

A luncheon to benefit veterans is scheduled from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 and available at Medlin Office Supply, Edward Jones and Clayton Steakhouse, or call 919-553-4676. Proceeds will benefit Serve the Vet, a project of Serve the Need of Johnston County. For more information, go to www.servetheneedinjc.com.

HeartChase in Clayton

A HeartChase will get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, on Horne Square, 348 E. Main St., Clayton. In a HeartChase, people compete in active challenges to see who can earn the most points while raising money for the American Heart Association. The Clayton event will honor the late Hogan Teem, a Clayton High School athlete who died because of heart complications. For more information, or to register, call Michelle Gray at 919-463-8333 or visit www.heartchase.org.

Relay for Life fundraisers

Buy a “Boot for Cancer.” The 50/210 Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is painting boots to represent the different types of cancers. The boots will be given to their buyers after the Relay for Life on June 1. The cost is $35.

Also, the 50/210 Auxiliary is selling raffle tickets for a Relay for Life quilt. T-shirts are also on sale.

For more information about either fundraiser, call 919-894-4763 or visit www.50210fire.com.

Teen driving summit

The 2013 Teen Driving Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Tart Building of Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The event will feature speakers, snacks and the chance to win free items. N.C. high school students can enter to win a $500 scholarship. For more information, or to register, visit www.jocoteendrivers.com.

Family Science Day

A Science Discovery Day for families is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. The event, part of the 2013 N.C. Science Festival, will feature interactive displays on microbiology, anatomy, weather tracking and more. For more information, call Greg Johnson at 919-209-2234 or visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.

Zumba-thon at SRAC

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a Zumba-thon “Party with Purpose” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Smithfeild Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit survivors of sexual assault in Johnston County. For more information, call Whitney Kelbaugh at 919-938-3566 or visit www.sraconline.com.

Scrabble at Melody’s

The Johnston County Scrabble Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Melody’s Coffeehouse, 117 N. Third St., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-938-1511.

Anti-bullying tour

The Teen Nation Stand and Defend Tour, a national anti-bullying tour, is coming to the Howell Theatre, 141 S. Third St., Smithfield. On both May 1 and 2, a red carpet event will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 6:30. Recording artists Tristan Blaine and Riley Roth will co-headline the show. Tickets are $5. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 919-938-1201 or visit www.howellmovies.com.

Women’s health seminar

Johnston Health will hold a Ladies Night Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Bright Leaf lobby of Johnston Medical Center, 509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The event will feature seminars by specialists, massages and a demonstration of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. For more information, call 919-938-7186.

Democratic party convention

The Johnston County Democratic Party will hold its annual convention at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Old Superior Courtroom of the Johnston County Courthouse, 212 E. Market St., Smithfield. The Democratic Women of Johnston County will hold their April meeting during the convention, and both groups will elect officers. For more information, call the party headquarters at 919-550-4186.

Spring banquet

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action will hold its annual spring banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The agency assists families and individuals struggling to meet their needs. The banquet will feature dinner, entertainment and special recognition of the agency’s work. For tickets, which are $20, call 919-934-2145.

Teen reading group

A teen reading group meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Monday at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. The book for this month is “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. To reserve a copy, call 919-934-8164, Ext. 3.

Chess club

A chess club meets 3:30-5 p.m. every Tuesday and at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. For more information, call 919-934-8146.

Golf tournament, fundraiser

The Johnson County Arts Council will hold Scramble for the Arts, a golf tournament, at 11:45 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Johnston County Country Club, 694 Country Club Road, Smithfield. The cost of $60 per player includes green fees, golf cart, practice balls, door prizes and raffle tickets, a hospitality bag and meal. For more information, call the Johnston County Arts Council at 919-938-0306 or email info@jcartscouncil.org.

Foreclosure prevention

The Raleigh Area Development Authority offers free foreclosure-prevention and budget-counseling services at 1535 Booker Dairy Road in Smithfield. For an appointment, call 919-807-8400 or visit www.rada-nc.org.

Need volunteers?

A workshop titled “Building your Volunteer Base: The 4 R’s” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The workshop is nonprofits and businesses that depend on volunteers. The cost is $10. For more information, call Jayne McBurney at the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380 or email Sherry Harris at sherry@reachoutjoco.org.

Teen purity seminar

UPright Foundations will present a teen purity seminar from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and Thursday, April 25, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. To register, visit www.uprightfoundations.com.

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