Art show in Clayton
Home is Where the heART is, an art show and auction, will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. 2nd St., Clayton.
As part of his senior project, high school student Anthony Spidale is bringing together works by Johnston artists and students in the countys schools. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Smithfield Rescue Mission.
I wanted to select a graduation project that had meaning and would impact lives, Spidale said. I believe that homelessness is a nationwide problem that needs to be recognized and addressed.
In addition to art, the evening will offer live entertainment and refreshments.
B.J. Thomas at JCC
Five-time Grammy winner B.J. Thomas will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. His hits have ranged from country to pop to gospel and include Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head and (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. Tickets in advance are $27.50 for adults and $25 for seniors, students and military. Tickets at the door are $30. For advance tickets, call the box office at 919-209-2099 or go to jccperformingarts.com.
Porsche lecture at JCC
A lecture titled Porsches Story, a Historical Context is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Fine Arts Building at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Konrad Jarausch, who teaches European civilization at UNC-Chapel Hill, will speak. The lecture coincides with the Porsche exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art. Admission is free; to register, call Bill Gregory at 919-209-2032.
Nightmare in Smithfield
Smithfield Cinemas will offer free screenings of Nightmare on Elm Street Oct. 29-31. For show times, visit smithfieldcinemas.net. The movie theater is 175 S. Equity Drive, Smithfield.
High school play
The Clayton High School Players will present The Curious Savage at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-2 in the auditorium at Clayton High School, 600 S. Fayetteville St., Clayton. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $6 for students.
For more information, visit ClaytonHighSchoolPerformingArtsBoosterClub.com.
American Music Jubilee
The American Music Jubilees final October show will be at 1:40 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma. For reservations, call 919-202-9927.
Art class for toddlers
Doodlebugs, an art class for children from 18 months to 3 years, meets 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Children experiment with dough, pudding, gelatin, crayons, watercolors and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the cost is $7 or $27. Registration is due the Wednesday before a Friday class. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
Art in Clayton
Artwork by Carolyn Howard and Amy Devereaux of Clayton and Medrith Nuttle of Zebulon is on display this month at the The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. Howard works in mixed media, Devereaux in photography and Nuttle in acrylic on canvas. The exhibit will run through October. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Porsche by Design
The Fine Art Department at Johnston Community College invites Johnstonians to travel to Raleigh on Oct. 29 for an exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art. Porsche by Design features 20 automobiles owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, Janis Joplin and others.
The trip will depart JCC at 9 a.m. and return before 3 p.m. The transportation cost is $15 at the ticket booth and $16 online at www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts. Exhibit admission, payable at the museum, is $18 for adults, $15 for military personnel and adults 55 and older and $12 for ages 7-18.
For more information, call Bill Gregory at 919-209-2032.
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following pottery class at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road. For more information, or to register, call 919-934-1408.
Handbuilding 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26, and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21. The cost is $100 for residents and $125 for nonresidents. Also, students must purchase a 25-pound bag of clay.
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