Johnston County Event Calendar

Jan 8 – May 27 all-day The Drawing Table
Drawing Classes begin. A non-competitive, step-by-step drawing method for children and adults where self-expression and creativity can flourish.        
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day Johnston County Public Health Dept
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.        
Mar 22 all-day Johnston County Public Health
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[...]
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm 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[...]
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Selma Elementary School
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[...]
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Cleveland Draft House
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.        
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jimmys Barn
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 The Clayton Center
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.        
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 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 Selma Woman's Club
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,[...]
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Carlie C's IGA
Proper disposal of unused or expired medications.        
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am 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 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm West Johnston High School
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        
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm The Clayton Center
Students 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        
Apr 13 all-day Downtown Four Oaks
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.[...]
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Selma Gazebo
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        
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am The Clayton Center
Students 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        
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Sarah Yard Community Center
Mother Son Dance It will be an evening of dancing, appetizers, and fun.        
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm 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,[...]
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm Smithfield Community Park
The Easter Bunny is coming!!! Bring out the kids to collect Easter Eggs and meet and greet the Easter Bunny. Everyone will receive a small gift from the Easter Bunny. Please be sure to bring your Easter basket. Don’t be late for a very important date. Sunday, April 14th at 3pm        
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Benson Baptist Church
Join the Johnston County Opioid Task Force in learning to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This free community naloxone training will be held at Benson Baptist Church. You will receive a resource guide and free naloxone kit. Tuesday April 16th, 2019 from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm Call 919-989-5200 to register.        
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Selma Civic Center
Join us at the Selma Civic Center, 300 N. Webb St., Selma, NC 27576. Dementia Alliance of Johnston County will host its 5th annual Walk, Saturday April 27th, beginning 8:30 am at its NEW location in Selma! Please join us as we Walk to De-feet Dementia to benefit Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly Alzheimer’s[...]
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Smithfield Dog Parks
It’s a party for the dogs. Bring their leash. There will be food trucks and music. A best dressed and best trick will be awarded.        
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Clayton Center
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.        
May 11 @ 2:00 pm The Clayton Center
The Johnston County Chorus is busy rehearsing for their upcoming spring concert at the Clayton Center. The show will feature more than 60 singers and a live band presenting movie classics through the years. Two shows: a 2 PM matinee and 7 PM.         
May 11 @ 7:00 pm The Clayton Center
The Johnston County Chorus is busy rehearsing for their upcoming spring concert at the Clayton Center. The show will feature more than 60 singers and a live band presenting movie classics through the years. Two shows: a 2 PM matinee and 7 PM.         
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium Lawn
Come out early to pick your spot, get a movie snack or two and enjoy the feature presentation of Mary Poppins with Zaxby’s and Selma Parks and Recreation! Meet at the lawn at the Richard B. Harrison Gym Complex – 605 West Noble Street, Selma NC. Bounce house, life-size games, activities, vendors and of course,[...]
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Blackstone Plaza
2019 JoCo Latino Festival Sunday, May 19 — 2p – 6p Blackstone Plaza – Azteca Market parking lot Celebrating the Latino culture with music, dance, vendors, inflatables and of course, FOOD !! This annual event is not to be missed. Address for event is: 155 Meghan Circle, Selma, NC 27576 Vendor spots still available.        
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ava Gardner Museum
Join in the celebration of the new exhibit opening, “Ava: My Real Story”, with food by Simple Twist Restaurant and music by the Carolina Bluenotes from Benson.