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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Apr
4
Thu
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
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.

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Apr
5
Fri
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.

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The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5 @ The Clayton Center
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina 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

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Apr
6
Sat
Johnston County Writers Conference @ Selma Woman's Club
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, Publishing, and How to Present your Best Writing Self” with Stephanie Andrea Allen, Ph.D., Publisher and Editor-in Chief, of BLF Press, Clayton, N.C., an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color.

10:15 am – Session 2: “How to Pitch Perfect: Query Letters, Pitches and Critique Partners,” with L. Diane Wolfe, owner and senior editor, Dancing Lemur Press LLC, Pikesville, N.C., dedicated to bringing outstanding and inspiring fiction and non-fiction to the publishing world.

11:15 am – Networking, browse vendor tables, door prizes

Noon – Box lunch – registration required.

Afternoon session is free, open to the public.

1:00 pm – Session 3: Book Talk: “Laughing All the Way …. Finding the Funny in Your Fiction,” with Celia Rivenbark, New York Times best-selling author of seven books whose weekly political humor column appears in newspapers across the country. The Book Talk is 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q &A session. Then Celia Rivenbark will sign her two most recent books (available for sale, cash or check only).

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Registration required – limit to first 35 registrations received. Email jocowriters@gmail.com for your registration form.

Please note the address is SELMA, not ZEBULON as printed on the map pin. The Selma Woman’s Club is at 203 W Oak Street in SELMA, one block off US 301/Pollock St, across from the Selma Public Library (that address is 301 N Pollock St).

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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.

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The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5 @ The Clayton Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina 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

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WJHS Car & Truck Show and Cornhole Tournament @ West Johnston High School
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WJHS Car & Truck Show and Cornhole Tournament @ West Johnston High School | Benson | North Carolina | United States

WJHS Car/Truck Show and Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, April 6th
West Johnston High School
5935 Raleigh Rd Benson, NC
Registration 10am-12pm $20 or $10 students
Food Served 11am-3pm
Corn Holes starts at 12pm
PRIZES!!
Hosted by: PJ’s Auto Service and D&L Performance
Rain date – May 18, 2019

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Apr
12
Fri
The Wizard of OZ Auditions @ The Clayton Center
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersStudents in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz can audition on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

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Apr
13
Sat
Four Oaks Car Truck Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet @ Downtown Four Oaks
Apr 13 all-day
Four Oaks Car Truck Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet @ Downtown Four Oaks | Four Oaks | North Carolina | United States

Join us in downtown Four Oaks for a Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet. Register your vehicle for trophy and cash prizes! Registration begins at 8AM. $20 fee includes photo participation plaque. Show is from 11AM-3PM and is FREE admission. Browse the swap meet and enjoy food from local food trucks and restaurants. Take your chance at the 50/50 raffle and enjoy music on the street while you check out all that downtown Four Oaks has to offer! Come see the Model “T” demonstration at 11:30AM and at 1:30PM presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America/Triangle Chapter.

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