Johnston County Event Calendar
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Vick Park is located at 112 East Anderson Street next to the Parks and Recreation offices.
Dates for 2020:
March 14 – OPENING DAY — Sidewalk Chalk Art
April 11 – Picnic with the Easter Bunny – bring your own picnic
May 9 – Mother’s Day Flower Bar
September 12 – Guestimation Station
October 10 – Pumpkin carving and painting
November 14 – Baking Contest – end of season BASH
Time: 9am – 1pm
(Plan to come early and stay late so you don’t miss anything!)
For complete information and to set up a booth, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation department at 919-975-1411
Draw your best picture on the sidewalk at Vick Park in Uptown Selma.
This is NOT a contest, but an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come and enjoy the weather, each other and the act of contributing to beautify the sidewalks of Selma, NC.
Location is: 112 E. Anderson Street, Selma
During the Selma Saturdays Market on March 14th from 9a – 1p
Call Selma Parks and Recreation for complete information at 919-975-1411
As time marches on, aging Holocaust survivors are finding it increasingly difficult to travel and present their stories. The Holocaust Speakers Bureau (HSB), a component of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (the Center), is shifting its presentation focus to the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors (known as 2Gs and 3Gs) and concentration camp liberators.
On March 14th, at the Johnston County Cooperative Extension office, Sheldon Bleiweiss, a child survivor of the holocaust, will be sharing a short 90 minute presentation about how the Holocaust came about and what led up to the murder of 6 million Jews, his parents survival stories, and lessons he learned along the way.
The Neuse Charter School cast of Matilda the Musical has been hard at work rehearsing for their performance on March 14, at 7 PM. Tickets are $10, plus sales tax and fees, and can be purchased online or by calling The Clayton Center box office at 919-553-1737.
Audition Prep: Mastering the Art of the Cold Read
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
Have you shown up to an audition, had a scene thrown at you, and had to read for a character you’ve never heard of before? Come learn a few tips to quickly find your character and show off your acting chops on the fly! This is a great opportunity to prepare for upcoming auditions.
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Beloved children’s books will leap off the page (and dramatic adventures will abound!) as we explore the fundamentals of stage performance. Students will sharpen their acting skills through story dramatization, theater games, crafts, and other engaging activities. Join us as we inhabit the world of favorite literary characters, create our own exciting stories, and end the course with an informal share for family and friends.
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Let your creative side run wild as we dive into playwriting and work together to create our own dynamic characters and original stories. Using our bodies, voices, and imaginations we’ll discover new worlds and learn fundamentals for the stage in a collaborative and supportive environment. We’ll end the course with an informal share of our creative work for family and friends.
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
In this foundational course, students will expand their knowledge and understanding of stage acting techniques. Through the use of energetic theater exercises and improv, students will develop clear and expressive physicality, vocal technique, and character development. In addition, students will work towards next-level acting skills by analyzing text for objectives, tactics, and playable actions. This course is designed for both beginning and returning students.
Two recent Palladian Series favorites return to perform in one exciting and entertaining show. Singer-songwriters Susan Werner and David Myles take the stage for an engaging evening of eclectic music.
Celebrated performing songwriter Susan Werner has made a name for herself coast to coast. From her 1995 major label folk/rock debut Last of the Good Straight Girls to her 2007 collection of agnostic gospel hymns The Gospel Truth to her 2017 travelogue An American In Havana, Werner writes ambitious concept albums with subject matter and sounds to match.
Spring 2019 brings a fresh set of songs from Werner, this time a New Orleans inspired piano throwdown titled NOLA. One of the few songwriters to have been featured on legendary Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz, Werner indulges her considerable piano chops with riffs and grooves reminiscent of Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint.
Meanwhile, Canadian troubadour David Myles’s song and dance mastery keeps getting more and more impressive — 2017’s award-winning, vintage rock ‘n’ roll hip-swiveler Real Love and the spectacular, lush Francophone pop of 2018’s Le grand départ stand testament to that. But Myles is compelled to rush forth toward new challenges and accomplishments.
This past year he released Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, a children’s book based on his beloved modern holiday classic, and dove back into the world of public radio, broadcasting his smooth baritone over Alberta’s CKUA airwaves on his new show Myles From Home. Not to mention he does it all while adhering to an unrelenting tour schedule that has seen him and comrades Kyle Cunjak (bass) and Alan Jeffries (guitar) grace stages around the world.
Retinal Screening by Prevent Blindness North Carolina will be offered at Johnston County Health Department for ages 18 years old and up. Screening picks up eye disease including glaucoma, cataracts, changes associated with diabetes/hypertension and more.