facebook Share on Facebook {mosimage}Falling leaves, a softball tourney, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, and preparations for Christmas! There's lot to do in JoCo this November!

Friday November 6 2009 - Saturday November 28 2009 AMJ Christmas Show Take a nostalgic trip back to an innocent age when anticipation of Santa's visit made the holidays magical. Enjoy gospel favorites and the contemporary beat of hits like "Christmas in Dixie". Matinees 1:40pm or 2:10pm. Evening Shows 7:40pm. Toll free 1-877-843-7839 or (919) 202-9927. November Show dates: 6-7, 12-14, 19-21, 27-28 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

Friday November 6 2009 - Friday November 27 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. Additional November dates: 13, 20, 27. Location: Corner of Webb & Waddell Streets. 112 N. Webb St. Selma, NC 27576 Admission: Call for ticket prices or visit www.countrytonightmusicshow.com Phone: Bowie Martin, 252 237-6199

Saturday November 7 2009 Annual Holiday Shopping Spree The Smithfield Jr. Women's Club sponsors this annual shopping event! There will be specialty items including hand painted and monogrammed items, jewelry, pocketbooks, baby gifts, clothing, candles, toys, scrapbook supplies, crafts, food and entertainment! Event time: 9am-3pm. Location: Johnston Medical Mall, Smithfield. 405 N. Second St. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Free . Phone: Leigh Christian, 919 618-2982

Saturday November 7 2009 - Sunday November 8 2009 NCUSFA Girl's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament This Girl's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament will be an opportunity to see some of the best fast pitch softball players in our area. Concession with an assortment of food/beverage available. No alcohol is permitted on premises. Event times: Sat 8:30am-10pm, Sun 8:30am-5pm. Location: Clayton Community Park - 1075 Amelia Church Rd., Clayton. 340 McCullers St. PO Box 879 Clayton, NC 27520 Admission: Call for prices. Phone: Jonathan Allen, 919 553-1551

Saturday November 7 2009 Princeton Veterans Day Celebration Come join the celebration and support those in service to our country past and present. There will be a parade, contests, entertainment, guest speakers and more! Event time 10am-4pm. Location: Center & Edwards Streets. Admission: Free. Phone: Marla Ashworth, 919 936-8171

Friday November 13 2009 - Saturday November 14 2009 East Coast Gospel Music Association Convention Come hear your favorite Southern Gospel from the Ambassadors, Canaanland, Heavensent, Legacy, Master's III, Royal Descendants, Second Edition, Servants Heart, and Watchman Quartet. Show times: Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm. Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston Community College, Smithfield. 245 College Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: $1.00 at door. Phone: Ken Mitchell, 919 209-2099

Saturday November 14 2009 Howell Woodstock! Second Annual Howell Woodstock celebrating the ecological, recreational, and scenic features unique to Howell Woods. There will be guided nature hikes, hayrides and recreational activities for the whole family! Event time: Begin at Noon. Location: Howell Woods, Four Oaks. 6601 Devil's Racetrack Rd. Four Oaks, NC 27524 Admission: Free. Phone: James Sasser, 919 938-0115 x221

Sunday November 15 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 Sunday

November 15 2009 Spencers: Theatre of Illusion The husband-wife team of Kevin and Cindy Spencer have redefined the art of illusion and are shattering the stereotype of the traditional magician. They are the only artists in history to be named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for a record-breaking six consecutive years. Event time: 4pm. Location: The Clayton Center, Clayton. 111 E. Second St. PO Box 879 Clayton, NC 27528 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Cathy Marraccini, 919 553-1737

Monday November 16 2009 - Wednesday November 25 2009 Lazy O Farm Turkey Dayz Bring your Thanksgiving feast to the farm. There are hayrides, farm animals, picnic areas and interactive fun farm education. Make a turkey to take home! 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

Friday November 20 2009 - Sunday November 22 2009 A Few Good Men This live theatre event is based on the military trial involving soldiers who must choose between following direct orders or following their intuitions of right vs. wrong. Show times: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium (Johnston Community College) 209 S. Front St. PO Box 1832 Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Joyce Kilpatrick-Jordan, 919 934-1873

Friday November 20 2009 - Monday November 30 2009 Meadow Lights The largest fantasy of Christmas Lights in this area! Enjoy an authentic manger scene, a carousel ride and more. Visit the old-fashioned candy store, ride the train and visit Santa! Times: Mon-Thur 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 5pm-11pm. Location: Seven miles south of Benson off Hwy 96 on Godwin Lake Road. 4546 Godwin Lake Rd. Benson, NC 27504 Admission: Free. Phone: Ronina Huff, 919 894-4370

Saturday November 21 2009 Johnston County Horse Show Series This 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

Friday November 27 2009 - Sunday November 29 2009 Midnight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sale Select merchants will open at midnight on Thanksgiving night for fantastic savings! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all stores will open early and merchants will offer discounts for early-bird shoppers. Please call center for holiday hours. Location: Carolina Premium Outlets, Smithfield. 1025 Industrial Park Dr., Ste. 905 Smithfield, NC 27577 Phone: Crystal Yelverton, 919 989-8757