Community Notes: May 18

May 16, 2014 


Starship Charter and Travel Co. is offering a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J., June 1-3. Proceeds will go to American Legion Post 71 in Clayton. For reservations, or for more information, call 919-815-8328.

A luncheon to benefit Serve the Need in Johnston County is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E. Main St., Clayton. The cost is $10 and includes a sandwich or chicken salad on greens. Tickets are available at Medlin’s Office Supply, Clayton Residential Rentals or Clayton Steakhouse. For more information, visit or call 919-550-0614.

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.

The Clayton Center for Active Aging is seeking volunteer instructors for aerobics, dance exercise, beading crafts, quilting and computers. Also, the center is seeking volunteers to help with newsletter distribution, maintenance and health screenings. For more information, call 919-553-4350.

The Center for Active Aging, located at 303 Dairy Road, has scheduled the following events and programs. For more information, call 919-553-4350.

•  Clayton Senior Day, with free lunch and entertainment – 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 16, at The Clayton Center.

•  Day trip to farmers’ market, D&S Cafeteria and South Hills Mall – 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20. A $10 payment will hold reservation.

•  Joy Choir performance – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Center for Active Aging. Joy Choir will perform at the Clayton Center for Active Aging.

•  Caregiver Support Group meeting – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

Johnston County

The Johnston County Community Foundation has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2014 Frances Finch Hobart Award for Voluntary Community Service. The new deadline is May 30. The nomination form is online at Look under Affiliates/Johnston County. The winner will receive $750 to donate to a local nonprofit.

“Theft Talk,” a program for first-time juvenile offenders and their parents, is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 16 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. The program aims to produce a better understanding of actions and consequences. It emphasizes communication, decision-making skills, peer pressure and trust building within the family.

A benefit run for the Eliminate Project is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the football stadium at Corinth Holders High School, 6875 Applewhite Road, Wendell. Proceeds will help fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. For ticket information, email

A banquet for former Johnston County Training School students and staff is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Wall-Ennis Gym on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Smithfield. The cost is $35 per person, and dress is casual but no jeans. A dance for former students and staff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Johnston Central Alumni Center on Massey Street in Smithfield. (The school was later known at Johnston Central High School.) The cost is $20. For more information, call Carolyn G. Ennis at 919-934-8590 or email her at

The Johnston Community College Arboretum is putting together a trip to the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Witherspoon Rose Culture. The trip is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20. The cost is $20; lunch is on your own. For more information, call Misty Hawk at 919-209-2517.

A Zumba-thon to benefit Habit for Humanity of Johnston County is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at Double Barley Brewing, 3174 U.S. 70 70 near Wilson’s Mills. The cost is $15 and includes a hot dog and nonalcoholic beverage. Also, food trucks will be on hand, and Double Barley will offer food from its new pub food. In addition to Zumba, the day will feature arts and crafts for children and a variety of games, including cornhole. For more information, call JoAnn Stewart at 919-934-9331 or email

The Johnston County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Rick Coor of Spring Bank Bee Farm will talk about queen management. For more information, visit

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.


Demonstrations of fabric art are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 709 N. Church St., Kenly. Pieces will be for sale. For more information, call 919-284-3431, visit or email


The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is seeking volunteers to help with its Children’s Summer Reading Program. Volunteers must be 12 to 18 years old; the deadline to fill out an application is May 31. The program will run from June 8 to Aug. 9. To apply, call 919-934-8146, Ext. 3, or email

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

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