Johnston County Event Calendar

Dec 6 @ 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.        
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Clayton Center
During this experiential workshop, participants will discuss further ways to honor, remember and celebrate those who have died. Participants will create a commemorative luminary. This workshop is for individual adults as well as families. Children and teens are invited and encouraged to participate with their parents in this workshop.        
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm Johnston County Public Library
We will be lighting up the holiday season with the lighting of the Town’s Christmas Tree. The tree is located at the corner of Third & Market Street, right in front of the library. Join us for hot chocolate, entertainment, and a special guest from the North Pole.        
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Clayton Center
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra swings back through Clayton with a holiday show guaranteed to brighten the season. Enjoy holiday classics – along with your favorite American standards – presented with the charm and extraordinary jazz musicianship of Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and the Equinox Orchestra. $35   VIEW  VIDEO CLIP | PURCHASE         
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
Run Around and dance to Christmas music and make a reindeer ornament. Register by December 7th (5 person Minimum) Sign up at SRAC front desk.        
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm 6th and Market Street
Bring out your families and celebrate the holiday season with the Smithfield Christmas parade. If you are interested in participating applications can be found in the SRAC lobby, online at smithfield-nc.com, or by contacting Tiffany Pearson 919-934-2148 ext. 107        
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Barn at Broadslab
The Clayton Piano Festival has set the date for the third annual Holiday Gala for December 13th at The Barn at Broadslab near Benson, NC. This year’s concert will feature performers Josh and Lindsey Wright’s classical take on traditional holiday favorites. “The couple will delight audiences with Holiday favorites from both the classical and popular[...]
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Selma Historic Union Depot
Join in the holiday spirit and browse the Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market Historic Union Depot located at 500 E. Railroad Street, Selma Hand-crafted items for everyone on your list. For more information, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411        
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Historic Union Depot
All aboard! Join us for an unforgettable seasonal journey on the Selma Santa Train. Young and old will be whisked off to enjoy the round trip ride with Santa on board. Does Santa really like juice and cookies? You’ll find out as they are served while on the train. Families are encourage to wear their[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm The Clayton Center
Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 AM. The Johnston County Chorus presents A Christmas Spectacular, its annual holiday show featuring all of your favorite seasonal songs and skits. Special guests this year include dancers from Artistry in Motion dance studio.         
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm The Clayton Center
Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 AM. The Johnston County Chorus presents A Christmas Spectacular, its annual holiday show featuring all of your favorite seasonal songs and skits. Special guests this year include dancers from Artistry in Motion dance studio.         
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.        
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm Center for Active Aging (Senior Center)
Local Artist, Linda Stevens, has volunteered to teach painting at the Benson Center for Active Aging beginning in Jan 2019. Linda is an Oil Painter and artist from the Benson area and is excited about teaching others to paint and enjoy the art they see each and every day. Please contact the Center to get[...]
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Selma, NC
Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00 – Uptown Selma Join us for the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma. Registration is on the day of the event. $10 per runner — pets are free of charge Run with your DOG, CAT, BIRD, LIZARD, GOLDFISH, WHATEVER! (Must clean up if pet makes waste and[...]
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Uptown Selma
Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00 – Uptown Selma Join us for the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma. Registration is on the day of the event at the corner of Webb and Waddell Streets $10 per runner — pets are free of charge Run with your DOG, CAT, BIRD, LIZARD, GOLDFISH, WHATEVER![...]
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm The Clayton Center
The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with[...]
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm The Clayton Center
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[...]
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]