Community shred event
A community shred event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the parking lot at Edwards IGA, 721 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive encourages Johnstonians to shred old files, receipts, credit-card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information they want to discard. For more information, call 919-989-5160.
GOP women to meet
The Johnston County Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Festejos Mexican Bar and Grill, 905 E. Main St., Clayton. Dinner will at 6 p.m. Joyce Krawiec, vice chair of the N.C. Republican Party, will speak. For more information, call Teresa Grant at 919-606-1070 or email email@example.com.
Civil War symposium
North Carolina: A Civil War Symposium will be held Sept. 14-15 at Johnston Community College in Smithfield and at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Saturdays speakers include historians Mark Bradley and Chris Fonvielle. Sunday will include refreshments and a bus tour of Bentonville Battlefield. Tickets range from $25 to $110. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.fobb.net.
DVD on stuttering
Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, a DVD, is available at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield Public Library, 309 E. Market St., Smithfield. It features experts who address common concerns, such as how to help the child at home and whether to seek the advice of a speech pathologist.
The Clayton Senior Activity Center and the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following programs for adults 60 and older. For more information, call 919-553-4350.
Walking A weekly walking program will begin at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the concession stand on the walking trail at Clayton Community Park, 1075 Amelia Church Road.
Bridge class Starting July 12, a bridge class will meet at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Clayton Senior Activity Center, 303 Dairy Road. All skill levels are welcome. Refreshments and coffee will be available.
Lamitca Inc. in Selma is offering summer dance classes for ages 3 and older. Registration is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Womens Club, 203 Oak St., Selma. The cost is $30. For more information, call Danielle Wall at 919-274-6996 or Deatha Kirkland at 919-610-2104.
Veteran needs help
A disabled veteran needs help moving his mobile home from Raleigh to Clayton. He needs help with land clearing, well and septic systems, electricity, plumbing, and heating and cooling. If you know of reputable companies with a good discount for veterans, email Ronna Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer Tdap clinics from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 at the Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. In North Carolina, the Tdap booster a vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis is required for entry into sixth grade. For more information, call 919-989-5200.
Christmas in July
A Christmas in July shopping extravaganza is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Proceeds will support the Clayton Youth Theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Concessions will be available, and members of Clayton Youth Theater will present miniperformances.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department invites beginning and seasoned runners to join the River Rats Running Club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the large picnic shelter in Community Park, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The membership fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call Tiffany Pearson at 919-934-2148, ext.112, or email email@example.com.
John Ormsby will sign copies of his book at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. The book is a history of six-player football teams and girls basketball teams in North Carolina and at Clayton High School. For more information, call 919-553-5542.
Mental health class
The Johnston County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a 10-week class for persons with a mental-health diagnosis. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Stellar Peer Recovery Center, 440 E. Main St., Clayton. A start date will be set after the roster is filled. For more information or to register, call 919-601-3762.
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