Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 19

‘Sundown in Downtown’ concert planned

BENSON — Ronnie McDowell will headline the Sundown in Downtown concert planned from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Benson Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the free concert and can bring picnic meals or purchase food from on-site vendors. For more information, call the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce at 919-894-3825.

Movie night to feature ‘Coco’ 

SELMA — Town officials will show the Disney-Pixar movie “Coco” at the Zaxby’s Movie Night planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Walker Auto Parts, 201 N. Raiford St. Admission is free.

The event will feature a bounce house, food, Tommy the Train rides and other family-friendly activities. The movie will start at dusk and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

In case of inclement weather, the showing will be moved to the Richard B. Harrison Gym. For more information, call 919-975-1411 or visit

Naloxone, opioid workshops slated

The Johnston County Opioid Task Force is offering free naloxone and opioid workshops at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Clayton and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in Smithfield. For more information on either workshop, call the Johnston County Public Health Department at 919-989-5200.

Childbirth classes planned

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department will hold childbirth classes beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2. To register or request more information, call 919-989-5200.

Registration open for 5K race

SELMA — The Selma Railroad Run 5K run and walk in support of local Boys & Girls Clubs is planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at 110 E. Waddell St. Registration is $35 and is available online at and on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, email race committee chairwoman Amy Galloway at

Harvest festival in Clayton rescheduled

CLAYTON — The annual Clayton Harvest Festival originally planned for Sept. 12-16 has been rescheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 4 due to Hurricane Florence, organizers announced last week.

The alternate dates coincide with The Shindig music festival in Clayton on Saturday, Nov. 3, and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the harvest festival, said the events will complement each other. The harvest festival’s opening ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 in downtown Clayton’s Horne Square.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR listings are published free of charge as a public service of the Johnstonian News. The submission deadline is noon Monday for each Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to with “Community Calendar” in the subject line.

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