Johnston County Event Calendar

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.        
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[...]
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dress in your Sunday best, and bring your daughter or daughters out to the annual Father & Daughter Dance sponsored by Granite Lodge 191 on Saturday, February 16, from 6:30-10 PM. The dance is open to all. Tickets are $40 per dad and daughter or daughters, and light refreshment will be served. 1000 Words Photography will be on[...]
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
DONNIE LEE STRICKLAND w/ Ricky Cook @ Rudy Theater | Selma | North Carolina | United States
IN CONCERT: Award winning country artist and Johnston County native Donnie Lee Strickland comes home to perform LIVE@theRudy in Selma, NC. With very special guest Ricky Cook (Nashville recording artist). Donnie was a cast member of the American Music Jubilee variety show in Selma for fourteen years, before headlining two of his own shows at[...]
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center
Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM. Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy,[...]
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center
Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM. Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy,[...]
Selma Soul Food Feast @ Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Selma Soul Food Feast @ Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center | Selma | North Carolina | United States
Feed your soul with good food, good fun and good friends at the 2nd Annual Selma Soul Food Feast. To be held at the Richard B. Harrison Alumni Center – 605 W. Noble Street – Selma, NC February 23, 2019 11a – 2pm Free Admission Singers, entertainment, short talks from community leaders all geared to[...]
Rare Disease Day Expo 2019 @ Johnston Medical Mall
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rare Disease Day Expo 2019 @ Johnston Medical Mall | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
This free public event is presented by Archer Lodge Middle School and sponsored by Grifols Plasma Center. Learn about over 30 rare diseases that affect hundreds of thousands of Americans as students from ALMS promote awareness and advocacy of rare diseases.        
Free Colorectal Screening Kit During March @ Johnston County Public Health Dept
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Free Colorectal Screening Kit During March @ Johnston County Public Health Dept | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
The Johnston County Public Health Department (In partnership with Johnston Health) will be distributing FREE Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits during the month of March 2019. For Males or Females between the ages of 45-75. Call 919-989-5200 for more information.        
Moving Sale @ Moving/Garage Sale
Mar 2 all-day
Sofa sets, bed (king and queen), dining table, chairs, area rugs, metal storage unit, numerous miscellaneous items        
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm
Westside Cancer Fighters BINGO Fundraiser @ Friendy Chapel Church | Benson | North Carolina | United States
The Westside Cancer Fighters are a team with for Johnston County Relay For Life and we are hosting a BINGO fundraiser to raise money to do our part in the fight against cancer. Doors open at 5pm games start at 6pm. $10 for 2 cards or $15 for hotdog meal and 2 cards. Additional cards[...]
Miss Clayton/Miss Capital City/Miss Cleveland Scholarship Pageant @ The Clayton Center
The Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland 2019 Scholarship Pageant is an official, local, triple preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization. As such, it is a part of the largest scholarship organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland Scholarship Pageant is[...]
Mar 7 @ 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.        
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Johnston County GOP 2019 County Convention @ Johnston County Courthouse | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
The 2019 Johnston County GOP Convention will be held on Thursday March 7th at the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield. Registration begins at 6PM with the Convention starting at 7PM. Officers will be elected for a 2 year term. To become a delegate at the district or state convention for 2019, you must attend your[...]
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Selma Saturdays: Arts & Crafts Market at the Gazebo @ Selma Gazebo | Selma | North Carolina | United States
Selma Saturdays: Arts & Crafts Market at the Gazebo Gather with friends and enjoy live entertainment and browse local artisans for hand-crafted items. Gazebo is located at the 100 block of E. Anderson Street in Uptown Selma, behind Town Hall. Market hours are 9a – 1p        
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid” @ The Clayton Center
The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.         
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid” @ The Clayton Center
The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.         
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Mac Powell & The Family Reunion @ The Clayton Center
Mac Powell grew up in a small town in Alabama. His love for music began at an early age as both of his parents would sing and play guitar around the house. Mac soon began to sing in the local country church by day, and listen to his Dad’s record collection by night. When Mac[...]
Free Retinal Screenings @ Johnston County Public Health
Mar 22 all-day
Free Retinal Screenings @ Johnston County Public Health | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
FREE 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. **Not a vision screening.** Fri, March 22 9-12 and 1-4 Wed, April 17 8:30-11:30 and 1-4 Wed, May[...]
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[...]
Selma Healthy Families Jamboree @ Selma Elementary School
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Selma Healthy Families Jamboree @ Selma Elementary School | Selma | North Carolina | United States
My kids Club serving Johnston County (formerly The Boys and Girls Clubs) and N.C. Cooperative Extension’s EFNEP is hosting the Selma Healthy Families Jamboree. We are celebrating the inauguration of My Kids Club serving Johnston County in conjuction with EFNEP’s 50th anniversary and SES PTCO’s first year serving Selma Elementary School. The purpose of the[...]
Miss Clayton High School @ The Clayton Center
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Miss Clayton High School @ The Clayton Center
Four contestants will vie for the title of Miss Clayton High School 2019 during the 56th annual Miss CHS Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, March 23, at 7 PM at The Clayton Center. Riley Barnes, Amelia Black, Mary-Grayce Narron and Hailey Stephens will participate in the pageant. The theme this year is “Boogie Nights.” Tickets for[...]
Twisted Networking @ Cleveland Draft House
Mar 26 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Twisted Networking @ Cleveland Draft  House | Clayton | North Carolina | United States
Twisted Networking is a relationship building networking event. Research proves that strong relationships are the foundation of success in all aspects of life. We want to help you take your business, career or cause to the next level.        
Bingo Fundraiser @ Jimmys Barn
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
West Johnston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting our Spring Fall Bingo Fundraiser. This is a family friendly event. 2 cards for $5 or 2 cards and a taco meal for $10 additional cards and food will be available for purchase 50/50 Raffle THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT        
Apr 4 @ 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.        
April 5th – BBQ Chicken Fundraiser @ PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
1/2 BBQ Chicken, with string beans, potatoes, dessert, and roll $8.00 per plate. Time 11:00 am thru 7:00 pm or until sold out. Proceeds will go to mission trip this summer.        
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5 @ The Clayton Center
Carolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz.  Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here        
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Johnston County Writers Conference @ Selma Woman's Club | Zebulon | North Carolina | United States
Two morning sessions and box lunch – $20 – registration required. Limit to first 35 registrants who receive a confirmation that they are registered. Email jocowriters@gmail.com to get your registration form. Registration ends March 31. 8:30 am – Registration, browse vendor tables, coffee & pastries 9 am – Session 1: “The Road to Publication: Professionalism,[...]
Operation Medicine Drop @ Carlie C's IGA
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Operation Medicine Drop @ Carlie C's IGA | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
Proper disposal of unused or expired medications.        
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5 @ The Clayton Center
Carolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz.  Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here