Dog wash in Smithfield
A dog wash to benefit the Johnston County Animal Protection League is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Willowrun Veterinary Hospital, 1417 S. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The cost ranges from $7 to $20, with the highest fee covering a bath, ears, nail and anal glands. Bring your dog’s proof of the rabies vaccination.
Parks and Recreation Day
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Parks and Recreation Day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Community Park, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The celebration will feature a nature hike, games and more. For more information, call Tiffany Pearson 919-934-2148 or email email@example.com.
Want to save energy?
“Chill Your Bill,” a workshop on saving energy in the home, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the conference room at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Jayne McBurney will conduct the workshop. She is a family and consumer educator with the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service. For more information or to register, call 919-989-5380.
The Johnston County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has scheduled a family support group meeting for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at 26 Noble St., Smithfield. The group meets every other Tuesday. For more information, call 919-601-3762.
Pageant in Selma
The Selma Railroad Days Committee is accepting applications for the Railroad Days pageants, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the auditorium at Selma Elementary School, 311 W. Richardson St., Selma. The age divisions are: Tiny Miss, ages 4-6; Little Miss, ages 7-9; Junior Miss, ages 10-13; Teen Miss, ages 14-16; and Miss, ages 17-20. The contestant fee is $100. Applications are due Sunday, Aug. 25, at www.selma-nc.com or at the Selma Parks and Recreation Department, 305 N. Pollock St., Selma. For more information, call pageant director Deborah Baker at 919-965-3395 or the recreation department at 919-975-1411.
A Zumba-thon to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Interskate Family Fun Center, 131 Guy Road, Clayton. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The event will also feature a raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.zumbathontofightMS.eventbrite.com.
“Walk the Trail in Her Shoes,” a benefit for Harbor Inc., will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, on the trail at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Last year, the event drew 100 local businessmen, male community leaders and young adults who walked in women’s shoes.
Community shred event in Smithfield
A community shred event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the parking lot at Edward’s 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.
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. Saturday’s 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.
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 be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clayton Senior Activity Center and the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department are offering the following programs for adults 60 and older. For more information, call 919-553-4350.
Walking – A weekly walking program is at 8:15 a.m. Thursdays. The walks begin at the concession stand on the walking trail at Clayton Community Park, 1075 Amelia Church Road.
Bridge class – A bridge class meets at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Clayton Senior Activity Center, 303 Dairy Road. All skill levels welcome. Refreshments and coffee available.
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 or not to seek the advice of a speech pathologist.
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 email@example.com.
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