Johnston County Event Calendar

Smoking Cessation Class @ Johnston County Public Health Department
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you are interested in kicking that habit, please attend the American Lung Association’s

Freedom From Smoking®

You will be provided with essential information and strategies needed to direct you in an effort to stop smoking.

Polar Bear Run @ Uptown Selma
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Polar Bear Run @ Uptown Selma | Selma | North Carolina | United States

Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 – Uptown Selma
Join us for the 4th Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma.
Registration is ONLY online in advance.  There will be no registrations taken the day of the event.
$10 per runner — pets are free of charge

(Must clean up if pet makes waste and all pets must be on leash)

This is an unsanctioned run – Timer will be available for those interested in knowing their run time.
Please bring donations for the Johnston County Animal Shelter:
** Liquid Laundry Detergent
** Liquid Bleach
** Dog / Puppy Food
** Cat / Kitten Food
** Old Blankets / Towels
** Currency / Coins

Lots of fun, pictures and laughs — See you there!
Please call Selma Parks and Recreation for more information.

The Light Church of Clayton 5 year celebration @ The Clayton Center
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

Light Church of Clayton 5 year anniversary bannerThe Light Church of Clayton cordially invites the community to join with them as they honor a rich history and celebrate 5 years of service unto the Lord in excellence. This celebration will commence with two power-packed services.

On Wednesday, January 22, Pastor Kimberley Ray of ARM Church on the Rock from Matteson, IL, will deliver an empowering message of hope and deliverance. Then, on Thursday, January 23, there will be a spirit-filled service, with guest speaker Apostle Herman Murray.

 Both services will begin at 7:30 PM at The Clayton Center, located at 111 E. 2nd St.

 In addition, an evening of worship and music is planned for 7 PM on Friday, January 24, in Garner.  

For more information about the church and these events, visit

Retinal Screening by Prevent Blindness North Carolina @ Johnston County Public Health Department
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Retinal Screening by Prevent Blindness North Carolina will be offered at Johnston County Health Department for ages 18 years old and up. The screening picks up eye disease including glaucoma, cataracts, changes associated with diabetes/hypertension and more!

Soul Food Feast @ Selma Civic Center
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Soul Food Feast @ Selma Civic Center | Selma | North Carolina | United States

Feed your soul!
Good music, Good Food and Good Friends.
February 8th at the Selma Civic Center – 300 N. Webb Street, Selma, NC
11AM – 1PM
FREE Admission
All ages welcome

Catered by –

Speakers –
Eric Jackson, Curator, Max G. Creech Historic Museum
Talia Virgin, President, Johnston County Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Entertainment –
Angel George to Sing
My Kids Club drum corp

Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception @ The Clayton Center
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Father & Daughter Dance sponsored by Granite Lodge 191 @ The Clayton Center
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The annual Granite Lodge 191 Father Daughter Dance is Saturday, February 15, from 6:30-9:30 PM. The event is open to all. Tickets are $40 per couple with no charge for additional daughters. Light refreshments will be served, and 1000 Words Photography will be on site providing 5 x 7 photos to all who would like one at no charge

Last year, this event last year raised over $2,500 for High School Scholarships and Granite 191’s Charities.

Get your tickets to this event here.


CYT Workshop: Un-“Frozen” With CYT @ The Clayton Center
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Un- “Frozen” With CYT
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
Tuition: $30

Are you more like fire, earth, air, or water? Explore characteristics of the four nature elements featured in Frozen 2. Students will identify and personify each spirit through movement and vocal exercises, building courage, confidence, and performance skills.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players @ The Clayton Center
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway and stir!

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present I’ve got a little Twist, a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh and full-of-life as three little maids from school!

I’ve got a little Twist is where The Mikado meets The Music Man, where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, and where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. In short, it’s where Broadway meets Gilbert & Sullivan.

See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show — and as we all know, it’s always more entertaining when you add a little twist.

Under the supervision of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, I’ve Got a Little Twist is written and directed by David Auxier and features Daniel Greenwood, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Stephen Quint, Angela Christine Smith, David Wannen and Mr. Auxier. Mark York is the arranger, musical director and pianist.

Experience Gilbert & Sullivan like you’ve never heard them before!

2020 Daddy Daughter Dance Smithfield Parks & Recreation @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2020 Daddy Daughter Dance Smithfield Parks & Recreation @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States

You & your father are Cordially invited to the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance Ages: 3 and up