Community Notes: May 5

May 2, 2014 

Clayton

A plant sale and crafts fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Mosaic Community Garner, 439 E. Main St., Clayton. Shop for Mother’s Day gifts. Proceeds will go to providing healthy food to the needy.

A forum on North Carolina’s voting laws is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. Former N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird will speak.

Christ Community United Methodist Church will give away food from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at the church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Those receiving food must have their ID card. For more information, call the church office at 919-553-9770.

Clayton will hold its annual 5k road race at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Registration is $20 by May 4 and $25 on race day. The event will also feature a 0.1-mile Tot Trot for children 6 and younger. The fee is $5. Registration forms are online at townofclayton.org. For more information, call 919-553-1550.

An 11-week gardening class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class is free; the materials cost is $20. For more information, call 919-553-1550.

Here’s the latest schedule of activities at the Clayton Center for Active Aging, 303 Dairy Road: group exercise, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday; computer lab open, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; knitting and crocheting, 1 p.m. Monday; billiards play, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. A caregiver support group meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 24.

A program titled “We Need to Talk” is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The seminar is designed to help participants talk to their loved ones about remaining active in the community when it is time to limit or stop driving. For more information, visit AARP.org/WeNeedToTalk for more information.

The Clayton Women in Networking will hold their annual Mother’s Day luncheon and fashion show from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Brick and Mortar Events & Catering, 217 E. Main St., Clayton. Tickets are $30, and they’re available at Blackley’s Printing and Sign Shop, 229 E. Main St., Clayton. For more information, call Joyce Blackley at 919-516-3391 or Bonnie Burns at 919-561-2234.

Battle of the Badges, a softball match between Clayton’s police and fire departments, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Clayton Community Park on Amelia Church Road. Admission is free, but the organizers will accept donations of canned goods for Clayton Area Ministries. Also, a raffle winner will receive a Caribbean cruise for two. The rain date is June 8.

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers “Mature Movers,” a low-impact aerobics class with strength and stability exercises geared toward older, active adults. The next six-week class will begin April 25 at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The class will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. The cost is $20 for Clayton residents and $35 for nonresidents. For more information, call 919-553-1550.

The Clayton Area Toastmasters meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in Room 109 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. To learn more, email contact@claytontm.com.

A multiple sclerosis support group meets the third Tuesday of every month at The Church at Clayton Crossings, 11407 U.S. 70, Clayton. Meetings are at 11 a.m.

Hope Church is selling a cookbook that contains more than 187 recipes in nine categories. The cost is $15. For more information, call 919-553-5482 or visit www.HopeChurchClayton.com.

Clayton American Legion Post 71 is seeking golf teams and hole sponsors for its golf tournament May 3 at Riverwood Golf Club. For more information, call 919-320-6200.

The American Heart Association is seeking teams to join its HeartChase at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Clayton. HeartChase is an “Amazing Race”-style event. For more information, visit honor.americanheart.org/claytonhc or email james@myhtr.com.

Johnston Community College

A job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the lobby of the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. More than 40 employees will be recruiting nurses, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, habilitation technicians, law enforcement officers, machine operators, welders, HVAC service technicians, clerical workers, electricians, sales associates, industrial maintenance technicians, quality technicians, teachers, custodians, plumbers, bus drivers, carpenters, biopharmaceutical technicians, diesel technicians and more. From 11 a.m. to noon, human resource professionals will be on hand to help with resumes and interviews.

Johnston County

The next “Ask a Lawyer Day” is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the atrium of the Johnston County Courthouse, 212 E. Market St., Smithfield. During the event, individuals can legal questions of a lawyer one-on-one. The service is free. For more information, call 919-934-4634.

The Johnston County Boys and Girls Club is enrolling children ages 6-14 in its summer day camp. The daily camp with free lunch starts June 16. Registration is underway. For more information, call 919-965-5240.

“Chill Your Bill,” a workshop in reducing household energy costs, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. To register, call the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service at 919-989-5380.

“Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives,” a family fun day, is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Johnston Medical Mall, 514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The free event will feature children’s games and activities, an art contest, vendors and free food. For more information about the art contest, visit johnstonnc.com.

A job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the lobby of the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Admission is free. To request a registration form, email nancy.stancil@capitalareaworkforcenter.com.

The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the courthouse in Smithfield. The board will not meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

Kenly

Broom and rug makers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org or email groups@tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org.

Smithfield

The 3 Little Pigs Triathlon will take place June 14 in Smithfield. Register online at fsseries.com. The deadline to register is June 10.

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer to LEGO camps this summer. Here’s the schedule:

•  Pre-engineering – 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11 for ages 5-7. The cost is $150. Register online at register.play-well.org/registration/new/30450.

•  Engineering FUNdamentals – 1-4 p.m. July 7-11 for ages 8-12. The cost is $150. Register online at register.play-well.org/registration/new/30451.

A benefit for the Johnston County Relay for Life is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Sweet Frog, 1261 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The frozen-yogurt shop will donate a percentage of sales to a Relay for Life team from Bethany Missionary Baptist Church.

“Gone But Not Forgotten,” a veterans’ expo, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44, 1500 Buffalo Road, Smithfield. The expo will offer free food, family entertainment, free haircuts, door prizes, music and information on employment, veterans’ benefits, education, health and wellness.

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for a crafts fair on Saturday, June 21. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The SRAC is seeking sellers of handmade items, antiques, plants, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, woodwork and re-purposed or unique finds. The cost for a vendor space is $25. For more information, contact Kristin Sasser at ksasser-parks@ncrrbiz.com or Tiffany Pearson at tpearson-parks@ncrrbiz.com or 919-934-2148.

Kids in Nature, a series, meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. The cost is $4 for Smithfield residents and $6 for nonresidents. Register at least two days in advance by calling 919-934-2148.

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