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Community Calendar: The Embers to perform Thursday

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The Embers to perform Thursday

BENSON — The Sundown in Downtown concert series will resume with a beach music favorite, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Benson Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Admission is free and attendees are invited to bring their lawn chairs.

Relay for Life planned Saturday

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Relay for Life will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11 on the Smithfield-Selma High School football field.

Opening ceremonies are planned for 10 a.m. Survivor and caregiver recognition laps, all-day entertainment, team crafts, raffles, food and luminary services will continue through closing ceremonies at 10 p.m.

Money spent and raised during the event will go to the American Cancer Society. To register a team or for more information, call Beth Giradi at 919-210-2151.

Jimmy Capps concert slated Saturday

BENSON — Country music artist Jimmy Capps will perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Crossroads Church, 301 S. Walton Drive.

Capps is a Nashville session guitarist whose credits include George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.” A Benson native, Capps will be honored at both shows, which will also feature The Malpass Brothers of Goldsboro. Following each show, Capps will sign copies of his book, “The Man in Back,” at 3:30 and 8:30.

Tickets are free and are available from the Benson Chamber of Commerce.

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.