Johnston County Event Calendar

Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.        
Holiday Expressive Arts @ The Clayton Center
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
During this experiential workshop, participants will discuss further ways to honor, remember and celebrate those who have died. Participants will create a commemorative luminary. This workshop is for individual adults as well as families. Children and teens are invited and encouraged to participate with their parents in this workshop.        
Town of Smithfield Tree Lighting @ Johnston County Public Library
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Town of Smithfield Tree Lighting @ Johnston County Public Library | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
We will be lighting up the holiday season with the lighting of the Town’s Christmas Tree. The tree is located at the corner of Third & Market Street, right in front of the library. Join us for hot chocolate, entertainment, and a special guest from the North Pole.        
Fabulous Equinox Orchestra @ The Clayton Center
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fabulous Equinox Orchestra @ The Clayton Center
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra swings back through Clayton with a holiday show guaranteed to brighten the season. Enjoy holiday classics – along with your favorite American standards – presented with the charm and extraordinary jazz musicianship of Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and the Equinox Orchestra. $35   VIEW  VIDEO CLIP | PURCHASE         
Reindeer Games @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am
Reindeer Games @ Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Run Around and dance to Christmas music and make a reindeer ornament. Register by December 7th (5 person Minimum) Sign up at SRAC front desk.        
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Bring out your families and celebrate the holiday season with the Smithfield Christmas parade. If you are interested in participating applications can be found in the SRAC lobby, online at smithfield-nc.com, or by contacting Tiffany Pearson 919-934-2148 ext. 107        
Holiday GALA @ The Barn at Broadslab
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday GALA @ The Barn at Broadslab | Benson | North Carolina | United States
The Clayton Piano Festival has set the date for the third annual Holiday Gala for December 13th at The Barn at Broadslab near Benson, NC. This year’s concert will feature performers Josh and Lindsey Wright’s classical take on traditional holiday favorites. “The couple will delight audiences with Holiday favorites from both the classical and popular[...]
Selma Santa Train @ Selma Historic Union Depot
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Selma Santa Train @ Selma Historic Union Depot | Selma | North Carolina | United States
Join in the holiday spirit and browse the Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market Historic Union Depot located at 500 E. Railroad Street, Selma Hand-crafted items for everyone on your list. For more information, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411        
Selma Santa Train @ Historic Union Depot
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Selma Santa Train @ Historic Union Depot
All aboard! Join us for an unforgettable seasonal journey on the Selma Santa Train. Young and old will be whisked off to enjoy the round trip ride with Santa on board. Does Santa really like juice and cookies? You’ll find out as they are served while on the train. Families are encourage to wear their[...]
A Christmas Spectacular presented by the Johnston County Chorus @ The Clayton Center
Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 AM. The Johnston County Chorus presents A Christmas Spectacular, its annual holiday show featuring all of your favorite seasonal songs and skits. Special guests this year include dancers from Artistry in Motion dance studio.         
A Christmas Spectacular presented by the Johnston County Chorus @ The Clayton Center
Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 AM. The Johnston County Chorus presents A Christmas Spectacular, its annual holiday show featuring all of your favorite seasonal songs and skits. Special guests this year include dancers from Artistry in Motion dance studio.         
Drawing Classes @ The Drawing Table
Jan 8 – May 27 all-day
Drawing Classes @ The Drawing Table | Benson | North Carolina | United States
Drawing Classes begin. A non-competitive, step-by-step drawing method for children and adults where self-expression and creativity can flourish.        
Free Art Lessons @ Center for Active Aging (Senior Center)
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm
Free Art Lessons @ Center for Active Aging (Senior Center) | Benson | North Carolina | United States
Local Artist, Linda Stevens, has volunteered to teach painting at the Benson Center for Active Aging beginning in Jan 2019. Linda is an Oil Painter and artist from the Benson area and is excited about teaching others to paint and enjoy the art they see each and every day. Please contact the Center to get[...]
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am
3rd Annual Polar Bear 5K @ Selma, NC | Selma | North Carolina | United States
Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00 – Uptown Selma Join us for the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma. Registration is on the day of the event. $10 per runner — pets are free of charge Run with your DOG, CAT, BIRD, LIZARD, GOLDFISH, WHATEVER! (Must clean up if pet makes waste and[...]
Polar Bear Run @ Uptown Selma
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Polar Bear Run @ Uptown Selma  | Selma | North Carolina | United States
Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00 – Uptown Selma Join us for the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma. Registration is on the day of the event at the corner of Webb and Waddell Streets $10 per runner — pets are free of charge Run with your DOG, CAT, BIRD, LIZARD, GOLDFISH, WHATEVER![...]
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man @ The Clayton Center
The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with[...]
Yolanda Rabun @ The Clayton Center
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Yolanda Rabun @ The Clayton Center
North Carolina based songstress Yolanda Rabun is a fierce performer whose versatility allows her to master all styles of music. Her shows are engaging, full of passion, and include straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, blues, folk, pop and even gospel. A skilled singer with a natural storytelling instinct, Yolanda will WOW you with her boundless energy, inventiveness[...]
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Launch Party & Author Signing with Special Guest, Miss NC Laura Matrazzo @ Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Join local book author, Heather R. Pope, as she launches her first book titled, “Mia and the Lemonade Solution”. Families are invited to bring their children for light refreshments and children’s activities. Miss North Carolina will lead a special reading of the book during the event at approximately 11 a.m. The event will take place[...]
James Judd with Jen Kober @ The Clayton Center
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
James Judd with Jen Kober @ The Clayton Center
James Judd is a stand-up storyteller and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, the legendary improv troupe The Groundlings, and The New Faces of the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, James weaves comic, autobiographical tales that crowd the stage with hilarious characters and situations. James will be joined by Jen Kober who brings[...]
Lee Roy Parnell @ The Clayton Center
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
Lee Roy Parnell @ The Clayton Center
Lee Roy Parnell returns, bringing his “soulful vocal delivery and blistering array of guitar chops,” to the stage. The multiple Grammy Award nominee is widely recognized as one of the best slide guitar players on the planet. Don’t miss this chance to see Lee Roy live as he performs his brand of Texas blues, Memphis soul,[...]