facebook Share on Facebook Ahhhh - Spring has finally sprung in JoCo! Check out all the happenings around our great county this month, May 2009.

Friday May 1 2009 - Friday May 29 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. May show dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 http://www.countrytonightmusicshow.com Phone: Bowie Martin, 252 237-6199


Friday May 1 2009 - Sunday May 31 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. Location: 3583 Packing Plant Rd., Smithfield. 3583 Packing Plant Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for prices and appointment. Phone: Tami Thompson, 919 934-1132 Saturday May 2 2009 - Saturday May 30 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 May Show dates: 2, 9, 14, 16, 23, 30. 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 May 2 2009 East Coast Gospel Music Association's Family Day! Come and be fed; a meal will be served, followed by some of your favorite gospel music from Ambassadors, Canaanland, Heaven Sent, Legacy, Masters III, Royal Descendants, Second Edition, Servant's Heart and Watchman! Event time: 4pm. Location: North Johnston High School, Kenly. Admission: Free, Meal $8. Phone: Shirley Edwards, 919 965-6276


Saturday May 2 2009 Flower Hill Rhodo Ramble A traditional early May nature walk at this Johnston County jewel for the magnificent blooms of Catawba rhododendron and other wildflowers. Call for registration or register online at www.triangleland.org "News and Events" Location: Flower Hill NC Hwy 231 North & Flower Hill Rd. Middlesex, NC Phone: Doug Nicholas, 919 833-3662 x102


Saturday May 2 2009 - Sunday May 3 2009 Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival The Annual Ham & Yam Festival is teaming with ham biscuits, barbecue pork, and sweet potatoes galore. There will be arts, crafts, a 5-K run, kid's activities including a hog trot and piglet race, live entertainment and more! On Sunday, there will be a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally. Event times: Sat 9am-10pm, Sun Noon-5pm. Location: Throughout Downtown, Third St. to Front St. Smithfield. Admission: Free. Phone: Chris Johnson, 919 934-0887


Friday May 8 2009 Broadway Blast The Johnston County Chorale presents music of Broadway, accompanied by orchestra, costumes and dance. Fun for the whole family. Event time 8:00pm Location: The Clayton Center, Clayton Admission: Call for ticket prices Phone: Bonnie Langdon, 919 963-2817


Friday May 8 2009 - Saturday May 9 2009 Eddie Miles: A Salute to Elvis Presley Eddie Miles does a spectacular tribute to the "King" - Elvis Presley. You may have seen Eddie/Elvis at Myrtle Beach. Now you can see this great performer right here in Selma! Eddie continues to play to sell-out audiences so please reserve your seats as soon as possible for these special Rudy Theatre Concert Series performances. Show times Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm. or toll free 1-877-843-7839 Location: Rudy Theatre, Selma. 300 N. Raiford St. PO Box 429 Selma, NC 27576 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Spook Joyner, 919 202-9927


Saturday May 9 2009 - Saturday May 30 2009 ASA Weekly Racing Enjoy Saturday night Stock Car racing on ASA Sanctioned track featuring 4 Cylinder, Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Limited and Late Models. Race begins at 7pm. May race dates 9, 23, 30. Location: Southern National Raceway Park, 8071 Newsome Mill Rd, Kenly. Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Becky Dixon Boone, 919 284-1114


Saturday May 9 2009 Mother's Day Gala Bring your Mom for the special festivities which include picking strawberries, and free hot dogs, chips and lemonade. Enjoy a beautiful selection of annuals, perennials and landscaping plants. Event time: 11am-1pm. Location: Smith's Nursery and Strawberry Farm, McGee's Crossroads. 443 Sanders Rd. Benson, NC 27504 Admission: Free. Phone: Sarah Smith, 919 934-1700


Friday May 15 2009 - Sunday May 17 2009 Four Oaks Acorn Festival Golf tournament begins at Noon on Friday at Reedy Creek Golf Course. Saturday festivities begin at 10am with a parade and live entertainment, crafts, games, and antique cars and tractors. On Sunday, there will be a tractor pull. Location: Elementary School Football Field, Four Oaks. Admission: Free. Phone: Jennifer Wiggins, 919 796-1733


Saturday May 16 2009 3rd Annual Local Yokel Sip-Off Event will feature local and amateur wine-makers as well as top notch entertainment by CC Ryders and The Castaways. Wine registration starts at 12:00pm, and will end at 3:00pm. Event time: 3pm-10pm. Location: Hinnant Family Vineyard located 1 mile outside Pine Level, NC 826 Pine Level-Micro Rd. PO Box 189 Pine Level, NC 27568 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Event for adults 21 and over only. Phone: Wes Dills, 919 965-3350


Saturday May 16 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


Saturday May 16 2009 Summer Seasonal Living History Program & Artillery Demonstrations Costumed living historians from the 18th NC and 53rd PA will conduct weapons demonstrations and hold discussions on the lives of the average Civil War soldier. Demonstrations of loading and firing of a 3" Ordnance Rifle, a popular Civil War cannon, will be given. All events subject to change. 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

Sunday May 17 2009 Coats Estate Open House Visit the Coats House and Museum, ring the bells on the Bell Tower! Bring your items of historical interest, photographs, letters, school yearbooks, or anything you feels need to be preserved. Groups please make reservations. Event time 3pm-5pm. Location: The Coats Estate. Coats Estate 3317 Old Fairground Rd. Angier, NC 27501 Admission: Free. Phone: Alice Honeycutt, 919 894-4443


Friday May 22 2009 - Monday May 25 2009 Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale Merchants offer special savings of 25% to 65% off all specially priced merchandise. Hours: Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7. Location: Carolina Premium Outlets, Smithfield. 1025 Industrial Park Dr., Ste. 905 Smithfield, NC 27577 Phone: Crystal Yelverton, 919 989-8757


Thursday May 28 2009 Sundown in Downtown Bring your family and enjoy a concert under the stars featuring The Band of Oz. Event time: 5:30pm-9pm. Location: Singing Grove, Benson. Admission: Free. Phone: Loretta Byrd, 919 894-3825