Johnston County Event Calendar

El Autobus con Emilio Lovera @ The Clayton Center
Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm
El Autobus con Emilio Lovera @ The Clayton Center
8:30 pm
“El Autobus” is a comedy show by Emilio Lovera that shows those who are not Venezuelans what Venezuela means, why Venezuelans are outside Venezuela, who they are and how they are. And to those who are Venezuelans, the show brings the best memories of their country. All of this will leave you with a big[...]
Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Growing Pollinator Gardens @ Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Growing Pollinator Gardens
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Growing Pollinator Gardens @ Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Growing Pollinator Gardens | Smithfield | North Carolina | United States
8:30 am
Pollinator gardens, birds, bees and butterflies will be the focus of this one day symposium. It is part of an ongoing effort by Johnston County Extension Master Gardeners to educate the public. Expert speakers from around the State will provide a plethora of information. Bringing these concepts together, our final speaker will present how to[...]
Strong Tower Christian Fellowship Praise Party 2019 with Canton Jones @ The Clayton Center
6:00 pm
CANTON CAJO JONES is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, vocal arranger, youth pastor and entrepreneur, as well as a dedicated husband and father of 4. Canton Jones is a Deerfield Beach, FL, native, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. He has ministered to and performed in front of millions of people during his career as a[...]
Billy “Crash” Craddock @ The Clayton Center
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
Billy “Crash” Craddock @ The Clayton Center
7:30 pm
Billy “Crash” Craddock was born the youngest of 13 children in Greensboro, NC. A good portion of his childhood was spent surrounded by music and love of his family. His father, typical of musicians of his day and time, played harmonica, spoons, washboard and buck danced. His mother and older brothers and sisters regularly sang old gospel standards and[...]
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 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.
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Marty Stuart Presents “The Pilgrim” @ The Clayton Center
8:00 pm
WATCH VIDEO The Clayton Center welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his[...]
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Carol Sloane & Mike Renzi: Two for the Road @ The Clayton Center
8:00 pm
WATCH VIDEO Carol Sloane recorded her first album for Columbia Records in 1961 and began a successful career appearing in the top jazz clubs in America. She made her New York debut opening for Oscar Peterson at the famed Village Vanguard. She was also the opening act for Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Jackie Mason, Phyllis[...]
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 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.
CYT Auditions – OUR TOWN @ The Clayton Center
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​ Special Casting Call:  Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell. Auditions will be held at The Clayton Center. Those auditioning should come to ONE audition, not both. 
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am
9:00 am
Gather with friends and enjoy Live Local Entertainment and Browse Local Artists with Hand-Crafted items. Uptown Gazebo is located at the 100 block of East Anderson Street in the parking lot behind Town Hall. Dates for 2019: Spring: March 9, April 13, May 11 Fall: September 14, October 12, November 9 Time: 9am – 1pm[...]
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Make your best dessert and bring it to the Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market on Saturday, November 9th. It’s not just pie! It’s ANY dessert. All ages welcome Choose one of 4 categories. * Prettiest * Tastiest * Most Unusual * Kid Friendly Judging will begin at 11 am Prizes for winners For complete[...]
CYT Auditions – OUR TOWN @ The Clayton Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​ Special Casting Call:  Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell. Auditions will be held at The Clayton Center. Those auditioning should come to ONE audition, not both. 
Charity dance party @ Poole Family YMCA
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Dance for charity! 100% of proceeds are going back into the community. WERQ and Zumba $25 suggested donation. Raffle tickets and prizes available. Bring your friends, neighbors, and coworkers!
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
Clayton at 150: Clayton Piano Festival Gala @ The Clayton Center
8:00 pm
Join Johnston County native Jonathan Levin and the Clayton Piano Festival in commemorating and celebrating the Town of Clayton’s 150th birthday. Clayton Piano Festival presents the final performance of its 8th season at The Clayton Center. Hosted by special guest performer, 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin, the program includes multiple performers and genres on piano,[...]
I Am Enough Live @ The Clayton Center
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm
I Am Enough Live @ The Clayton Center
3:30 pm
Join award-winning writer, life coach and relationship solutionist Suzette Vearnon for her first ever I AM ENOUGH “LIVE” event at The Clayton Center auditorium on Sunday, November 17, at 3:30pm. “While you are in your setback, life is preparing YOUR COMEBACK.”–Tim Storey After a recent setback, Suzette was faced with an uncertain future and a[...]
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm
Prinus Productions Presents Noche Gaitera 2019 @ The Clayton Center
8:30 pm
“Noche Gaitera 2019” es un evento donde se celebra el inicio de la temporada navidena y es una tradicion Venezolana, se presentara el cuatrista, compositor y cantante Rafael “Pollo” Brito junto a la agrupacion gaitera “Proyecto Pentagrama”, y teniendo a la agrupacion regional de musica latina “Son Latinos.” La Gaita navideñas o gaitas venezolanas se[...]
Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Elizabeth United Methodist Church
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Holiday Craft Bazaar featuring a variety of vendors, food, fun, festive wares and a cake walk!
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Here’s the perfect way to begin the holiday season and create a fun tradition with family and friends. Join as Selma presents the Christmas parade, lighting up the night sky with twinkling lights. Of course that most important visitor of all will join the lineup; Santa Claus. Selma will be hopping with excitement as the[...]
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Here’s the perfect way to begin the holiday season and create a fun tradition with family and friends. Join as Selma presents the Christmas parade, lighting up the night sky with twinkling lights. Of course that most important visitor of all will join the lineup; Santa Claus. Selma will be hopping with excitement as the[...]
Yoga & Massage Retreat @ Victory Power Yoga
Dec 5 all-day
Yoga & Massage Retreat @ Victory Power Yoga | Clayton | North Carolina | United States
12:00 am
Retreat to Topsail Island for a yoga and massage getaway! Reset your mind and ready for the holidays with a sense of peace and relaxation
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 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.
Melinda Doolittle @ The Clayton Center
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Melinda Doolittle @ The Clayton Center
8:00 pm
WATCH VIDEO Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. Her flawless vocals, irresistible artistry and effortless style compells her audiences to keep listening. Tone deaf as a child, Doolittle’s choir teacher would plead with her not to sing, but just silently move her mouth. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a talent show[...]
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
9:30 am
The 6th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, 12/7. We have over 60 vendors selling direct marketing items and handmade items. This indoor event will be held at Cleveland High School. It is sponsored by the Cleveland Band Parents Association to benefit the Cleveland Arts Performance Ensemble. Please come join us for great[...]
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Around Town Singers & Orchestra @ The Clayton Center
7:00 pm
Enjoy a 90-minute Christmas show with all your favorite holiday songs! Performed by the Around Town Singers and Orchestra, plus special guests Sophie Collins, Jennifer Jarvis, the Burnett Sisters Band, and many more! Featuring a 20-piece orchestra and the Around Town Dancers, too! This is a Christmas show the way they used to be! Visit[...]
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
This is a ticketed event. Ticket information to be announced.
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
The Clayton High School chorus and band ensembles perform all of your holiday favorites.
Dec 15 @ 1:45 pm
1:45 pm
Shows at 1:45, 3:30 and 5:15 PM. This is a ticketed event. Ticket information to be announced.
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players @ The Clayton Center
8:00 pm
WATCH VIDEO Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway and stir! The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present I’ve got a little Twist, a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh and full-of-life as three little maids from school! I’ve got a little Twist is where[...]