Johnston County Event Calendar

Jan
8
Tue
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.

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Feb
2
Sat
Clayton Wedding Expo @ The Clayton Center
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Clayton Wedding Expo @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

2019 Clayton Wedding Expo

The FREE Clayton Wedding Expo will host up to 30 vendors and provide the perfect atmosphere for brides to meet and chat with local wedding service providers.

Brides can also take advantage of great giveaways and gather some wonderful ideas to help complete their wedding planning.

Pre-registration is not required for the Clayton Wedding Expo, but it is recommended. The first 100 pre-registered brides will receive a free gift bag when they check in for the expo. Pre-register for the Clayton Wedding Expo at theclaytoncenter.com.

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Clayton Wedding Expo @ The Clayton Center
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2019 Clayton Wedding Expo

The FREE Clayton Wedding Expo will host up to 30 vendors and provide the perfect atmosphere for brides to meet and chat with local wedding service providers.

Brides can also take advantage of great giveaways and gather some wonderful ideas to help complete their wedding planning.

Pre-registration is not required for the Clayton Wedding Expo, but it is recommended. The first 100 pre-registered brides will receive a free gift bag when they check in for the expo. Pre-register for the Clayton Wedding Expo at theclaytoncenter.com.

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Feb
7
Thu
COMMUNITY NALOXONE TRAINING @ Temple Church
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
COMMUNITY NALOXONE TRAINING @ Temple Church | Selma | North Carolina | United States

Join the Johnston County Opioid Task Force and North Carolina Harm Reduction to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This training will teach you how to administer the live-saving overdose reversal tool-Naloxone-as well as provide education on laws and resources in NC and Johnston County. Free Event. Call 919-989-5200 to register.

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Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
Feb 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.

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Feb
8
Fri
Yolanda Rabun @ The Clayton Center
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm

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 and commanding vocal power. $22

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Feb
14
Thu
Johnston County Writers Group @ Selma Public Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Johnston County Writers Group @ Selma Public Library | Selma | North Carolina | United States

Johnston County Writers Group meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Selma Public Library, 301 N Pollock St in Selma. Facilitated by retired educator Gary Ridout. Visiting authors, craft talks, networking and more. Free to the public. Look for our group on Facebook and Meetup.com

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Feb
16
Sat
Book Launch Party & Author Signing with Special Guest, Miss NC Laura Matrazzo @ Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
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 on the 2nd floor of the Johnston County Public Library in Smithfield, NC in the multipurpose room. Books will be available for purchase on-site.

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Father & Daughter Dance, sponsored by Granite Lodge 191 @ The Clayton Center
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 site, and will provide a 5×7 photo to all who would like one at no charge. Also, there will be two photo booths this year to help keep the lines moving.

This annual event raised more than $3,000 for high school scholarships and Granite 191’s Charities last year.

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DONNIE LEE STRICKLAND w/ Ricky Cook @ Rudy Theater
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 Branson Center Stage in Branson, MO during the 2015 season. His song “Cowboy Rock and Roll” can be heard on 94.7 WQDR’s Homegrown Country Show, and his last album produced the single “My Kind of Woman”, which won Top Song of the Year at the 2017 WOBA awards in Nashville, TN.
Imperator Records artist Ricky Cook’s first single “Thanks A Lot Loretta” found success in 2018 on the Music Row charts in Nashville, and his recent single “It’s All In the Kiss” is currently moving up the charts.
Enjoy a great evening of country music at the historic Rudy Theater in Selma, NC.
February 16, 2019
Doors open at 6pm, and Show starts at 7:00pm
For tickets & more Info: 1-877-THE-RUDY / (919) 202-9927 or www.rudytheatre.com

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