Johnston County Event Calendar

ANYWHERE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Virtual Event submit pictures through email
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm
ANYWHERE SCAVENGER HUNT @ Virtual Event submit pictures through email | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States

Rules: teams of 2-5 people
Take pictures of the places and send them, along with the items name or title in an email to: or Emails must be received by 5pm, November 23rd 2020 to be entered into the drawing. All emails that have 15-20 photos correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize. Please include in the email: all team members names and ages, and a point of contact (including a phone).

Annual FOUMC Country Store and Yard Sale @ Four Oaks United Methodist Church
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our annual Turkey Dinner has been cancelled, but we are proceeding with the Country Store (inside) and Yard Sale (outside) on Fri 06Nov20 from 10-6pm and Sat 07Nov20 from 8-4pm. Following all Covid safety regulations: required masks inside and outside, <= 25 persons in bldg at any time, temp wil be taken before entering bldg, one-way in and one-way out. Thank you!

“THE GREATEST GENERATION” performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band @ The Clayton Center Online Event
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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In honor of Veterans Day, The Clayton Center is proud to present a live video stream of “The Greatest Generation” as performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band.

Please join us as we honor those who have served and defended our country.The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report.

Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

Swimsgiving 2020 ~ it’s a little different this year @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm
Swimsgiving 2020 ~ it's a little different this year @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States

Pick up your Swim Pass when you drop off your canned goods. 4 canned goods/non-perishable food items per person. NO SWIMMING when you drop cans off you must make reservations. Non-SRAC members must wait until facility is open to Non-Members. Must bring your pass with you when you come to swim.

ONYX CLUB BOYS – Live via YouTube @ The Clayton Center Online Event
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass and drums) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet and realize how universally similar music really is.

The band just released their newest album, Million Color Vision, in 2018. It features catchy originals along with a few classics, and was carefully crafted and recorded over the last few years.

Among the many shows, The Onyx Club Boys have appeared at Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, Artsplosure, the NC Museum of Art, WUNC’s Back Porch Music at American Tobacco Campus Durham, Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.

Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we prepare for the holidays! The Giving Thanks Live Stream Compilation features highlights from some of our favorite pandemic live stream concerts. These North Carolina musicians sustained us through nearly a year of uncertainty.
The Clayton Center staff would like to thank everyone who has tuned in to our Wednesday night live stream concert series. We are continually grateful for the support we have received for these concert broadcasts. We still do not have an estimated date for reopening our venue, but we do hope to see you all in person soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the holiday and enjoy the show!
This show will be broadcast via YouTube at the following link:
Shop Small Selma @ Uptown Selma
Nov 28 all-day
Shop Small Selma @ Uptown Selma

Shop Small Selma!
Support Small businesses in Selma by shopping our antiques, retail and pop-up vendors along Raiford, Waddell, Anderson and railroad streets.
The Max G. Creech Historic Museum and the Big Red Caboose at Union Depot will be open for tours and information as well.

In addition, there will be Local Authors available for book signings at the following locations:
## Michele Leathers @Coffee On Raiford from 10:00am – 1:00pm Signing her book “Shadow Copy”
## Mary Susan Heath @Max G. Creech Historic Museum from 10:00 – 12:00pm Signing her book “Legs Around The World”

Each store and pop-up vendor will have their own sales and specials, so be sure to reach out to them prior to see what’s in store!
N. Raiford Street Pop-Up Vendor List
** Kettle Corn (Michael Sneed) — various flavors of Kettle Corn bagged and ready to purchase.
** Needlesong (Pam Guthrie) — Bead woven jewelry, pictures, beaded ornaments.
** Robin’s World of Seashells and Beyond (Robin Cavanaugh) — Seashell Christmas trees, Seashell ornaments, Christmas Wreaths.
** The Bus Top Market Shoppe (Junior Gabriel) — Seasonal Veggies, Signs, Cutting Boards, T-Shirts.
** WDW Strawberry Farm & Roadside Stand (Denise Worley) — Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing, Strawberry Jam, Jelly, Salsa all made from Strawberries picked on the farm.

By shopping small businesses, you are keeping 60% of every dollar spent right here in Selma and you are supporting a family-owned business that sponsors their community sports teams and town events making Selma a livable community.
Thank You!

SHANA TUCKER & CHRISTIAN TAMBURR’S “HOLIDAY CABARET 2020” – Live via YouTube @ The Clayton Center Online Event
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ChamberSoul cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker, accompanied by Christian Tamburr on piano, share “songs for the season” — a thoughtfully curated evening of music and conversation, in classic cabaret style. This musical program will feature songs celebrating the upcoming holidays and also selections that reflect upon the “season” of 2020.

This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link:


Stuff UR Stocking Shopping Day @ Corbett Hatcher Community Building Hwy 39 N Selma NC
Dec 5 all-day

Local vendors will be on site to help you with all your Christmas gifts. Food truck will be there also
Just a safe day of shopping to help get you in the Christmas Spirit.

The Stink, Stank, Stunk Toy Drop Off @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Stink, Stank, Stunk Toy Drop Off @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the benefit of Harbor and Johnston County DSS