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{mosimage}Splash into Summer with plenty of activities this month in Johnston County.

Monday June 1 2009 - Tuesday June 30 2009 Lazy O Farm Summer Dayz Learn how seeds and cows provide lots of your favorite foods. Bag up your own dirt and seeds to take home for planting. Make and eat ice cream and butter, hop on a hayride and visit the barnyard animals! Picnic shelter available. Event time: June 20th (open to public) all other times, call for an appointment. Location: 3583 Packing Plant Rd., Smithfield. 3583 Packing Plant Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for prices. Phone: Tami Thompson, 919 934-1132 Friday

June 5 2009 - Friday June 26 2009 Country Tonight! Come hear the best country music from today and yesterday and comedy that will keep you laughing in your seat! Each week, Country Tonight offers a featured band that performs some of your favorite country songs. With a little family comedy added to the show, you have the ingredients for a night of fun! Show time: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:45pm. June show dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 Location: Corner of Webb and Waddell Streets. 112 N. Webb St. Selma, NC 27576 Admission: Call for ticket prices and this week's featured band or visit www.coun Phone: Bowie Martin, 252 237-6199

Friday June 5 2009 - Saturday June 13 2009 Suddenly Last Summer The only son of wealthy widow dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth. Show times: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Additional show dates: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13. Location: Neuse Little Theatre, Front Street, Smithfield. 209 S. Front St. PO Box 1832 Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Joyce Kilpatrick-Jordan, 919 934-1873

Saturday June 6 2009 - Saturday June 27 2009 American Music Jubilee This Branson-style variety show will delight audiences of all ages with comedy, music and fun. Matinees: 1:40pm, Evenings: 7:40pm. Toll free 1-877-843-7839 or (919) 202-992. June Show dates: 6, 11, 13, 20, 27. Location: Rudy Theatre, Selma. 300 N. Raiford St. PO Box 429 Selma, NC 27576 Admission: Call for show times & ticket prices. Phone: Spook Joyner, 919 202-9927

Saturday June 6 2009 Millstock Music and Arts Fair Enjoy musical entertainment throughout the day. There will be visual artists and crafts people from the surrounding area, and of course, food and refreshments. Event time: 10am-6pm. Location: Downtown Clayton. Admission: Free. Phone: Bruce Naegelen, 919 553-1545

Saturday June 6 2009 Summer Seasonal Living History Program and Artillery Demonstrations Costumed living historians from the 1st/11th NC Troops will conduct weapons demonstrations and hold discussions on the lives of the average Civil War soldier. Highly trained volunteers will demonstrate the loading and firing of a 3" ordinance rifle, a popular Civil War cannon. Event time 10am-4pm. Location: Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, Four Oaks. 5466 Harper House Rd. Four Oaks, NC 27524 Admission: Free. Phone: Derrick Brown, 910 594-0789

Friday June 12 2009 - Saturday June 13 2009 Country Music Showcase: Hometown Heroes Ordinary people, ordinary lives...extra-ordinary deeds. We will spotlight the people who make a difference in our world. If you have someone that you would like to recognize, contact Debbie. Show times Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm & 7pm Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston Community College, Smithfield. 245 College Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Debbie Elam, 919 209-2099

Saturday June 13 2009 Benson Saturday Stroll, Splash Into Summer Come to Main St. in Downtown Benson for a fun, interactive experince. Enjoy great food, music, shopping, games and activies for all ages. Event time: 10am - 2pm. Location: Main Street, Downtown Benson. Admission: Free. Phone: Ben Murphrey, 919 894-1606

Wednesday June 17 2009 Kenly Public Library Summer Program Be creative at Kenly Public Library Summer Program. Featuring Melissa Sevigny Band Instruments. Event time: 10:30am. Location: Kenly Public Library 205 E. Edgerton St. PO Box 519 Kenly, NC 27542 Admission: Free Phone: Dianne Bailey, 919 284-4217

Thursday June 18 2009 Abbey Road Live!/Town Square Concert Series Bring a blanket or sit on the grass and enjoy the music. Refreshments, including soft drinks, beer and wine will be available. Event time: 7pm-9pm. Location: Town Square - 100 W. Main St. Admission: Free. Phone: Bruce Naegelen, 919 553-1545

Thursday June 18 2009 Sundown in Downtown Bring your family and enjoy a concert under the stars featuring Craig Woolard. Event time: 5:30pm-9pm. Location: Singing Grove, Benson. Admission: Free. Phone: Loretta Byrd, 919 894-3825

Sunday June 21 2009 Coats Estate Open House Visit the Coats House and Museum, located on the Coats Estate. The Coats bell collection includes 60+ bells. You have the opportunity to ring the bells and tour the museum. Event time 3pm-5pm or by reservation. Location: The Coats Estate, 3317 Old Fairground Rd., Angier Coats Estate 3317 Old Fairground Rd. Angier, NC 27501 Admission: Free. Phone: Alice Honeycutt, 919 894-4443

Wednesday June 24 2009 Kenly Public Library Summer Program Be creative at Kenly Public Library Summer Program. Featuring Muddy the Mudcat. Event time: 10:30am. Location: Kenly Public Library 205 E. Edgerton St. PO Box 519 Kenly, NC 27542 Admission: Free. Phone: Dianne Bailey, 919 284-4217

Friday June 26 2009 - Sunday June 28 2009 Annual Benson Singing Convention The oldest Southern gospel convention in the nation includes three days of gospel music. Hosted by the Palmetto State Quartet, all competition will be on Saturday and includes amateur duets, trios, quartets, choirs, and family groups. Sunday will include the showcase of winners from Saturday. Event times: Fri 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am. Location: Benson Singing Grove, Benson. 100 Block of Main St. Benson, NC 27504 Admission: Free. Phone: Danny Mack Holland, 919 894-4389

Saturday June 27 2009 26th Anniversary Celebration Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the museum will have a variety of special demonstrations, live entertainment, food, animals, refreshments, and depression era family activities. Event time 10am-4pm. Location: Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly. 709 Church St.- US Hwy 301 N. PO Box 88 Kenly, NC 27542 Admission: Call for prices. Phone: Elaine Richardson, 919 284-3431

Saturday June 27 2009 Johnston County Horse Show Series B & M Stables horse show series is dedicated to offering a fun and exciting horse show while still maintaining a down home atmosphere that encourages family participation. Open to riders and horses/mules from all riding levels, breeds & disciplines. Event time: 8:30am. Location: Johnston County Livestock Arena, Smithfield. Admission: Free for Spectators. Phone: Michele McLaughlin, 919 934-1344