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Community Calendar: Church schedules special service

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Church schedules special service

ANGIER — Providence Presbyterian Church at McGee’s Crossroads will join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic in a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

The Rev. Nadia Stropich will preach the sermon. The Rev. Bucky Hunsicker and Ruling Elders Phil Stump and Jimmy Richardson will receive Providence into the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic. A reception will follow in the upper fellowship hall.

The church is at 14664 N.C. 210. To learn more about Providence, visit

Writers to meet in Garner, Clayton

The Clayton Writers Guild is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Conundrum Escapes, 41-A Technology Drive, Garner, and 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Flipside Restaurant, 408 E. Second St. in downtown Clayton. Meetings are free and open to the public. Group facilitator is Alison Hendrix.

Chamber plans ‘Coffee Connections’

SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Coffee Connections at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. The Johnston Health Foundation is this month’s host.

Coffee Connections is a structured networking event, and all attendees get the chance to introduce their business. Admission is free.

Livestock arena board to meet

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Livestock Arena Management Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the livestock arena, 520 County Home Road.

Board members will discuss maintenance needs and daily operations. For more information, call Dan Wells at 919-989-5380.

Library plans open-mic night

SELMA — The Selma Public Library, 301 N. Pollock St., will hold its Fourth Friday open mic night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. All musicians and spectators are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR listings are published free of charge as a public service of the Johnstonian News. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for the following Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to with “Community Calendar” in the subject line.