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Friday September 4 2009 - Monday September 7 2009 Annual Labor 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

Friday September 4 2009 - Friday September 25 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 September dates: 11, 18, 25 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 September 5 2009 - Saturday September 26 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. September Show dates:5, 12, 17, 19, 26. 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 September 11 2009 - Sunday September 13 2009 Diary of Anne Frank This live theatre event chronicles the haunting story of a family's struggle during World War II as recorded in Anne Frank's diary. Show times: Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm. Additional dates: Sept. 18-19. 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

Wednesday September 16 2009 - Sunday September 20 2009 Clayton Harvest Festival There will be carnival rides, games, and food. Saturday will be the festival highlight with arts and crafts, a merchant auction, Clayton Idol Competition, an antique car show, and live entertainment throughout the day! Event times: Wed-Fri 5-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm.. Location: Main Street, Downtown Clayton Admission: Free. Phone: Kimberly Moffett, 919 553-6352

Thursday September 17 2009 Band of Oz/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., Clatyon. Admission: Free. Phone: Bruce Naegelen, 919 553-1545

Sunday September 20 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

Thursday September 24 2009 - Sunday September 27 2009 Benson Mule Days A Southern tradition for over 50 years, this four day festival is packed with mule events, rodeos, arts and crafts, street dances and a concert. The event begins with a golf tournament at the Reedy Creek Golf Course. For event schedule and more information, www.bensonmuledays.com Location: Downtown Benson and Chamber Park. Admission: Call for event schedule. Phone: Loretta Byrd, 919 894-3825

Friday September 25 2009 - Saturday September 26 2009 NC Trappers Rendezvous Event will include trapping demos, such as trapping coyotes and beaver. Fur handling demos, kids games, an auction, story telling, and food. Event times: 8am-5pm both days. Location: Johnston County Livestock Arena, Smithfield. Admission: free. Phone: Vernon Thompson, 919 801-2562

Friday September 25 2009 Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Country & Bluegrass Series Ralph Stanley is one of the patriarchs of bluegrass, a banjo player, singer, and songwriter whose work harks back to the very genesis of the bluegrass style. Ralph's ability to hit the right notes and chords made him a singer of trailblazing proportions. Show time: 7pm. Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston Community College, Smithfield. 245 College Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Ken Mitchell, 919 209-2099

Saturday September 26 2009 Faith Festival Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation presents the Annual Faith Festival with a "new sound, new faces, same Lord". Bring your youth for free Christian rock concert. Event time 5pm-10pm. Location: Neuse River Amphitheatre, Front Street, Smithfield. Admission: Free. Phone: Chris Johnson, 919 934-0887

Saturday September 26 2009 International Food Festival Come be a part of this wonderful festival with foods representing fourteen countries from around the world including Columbia, Greece, El Salvador, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Honduras, Mexico, Cajun, Poland, the Philippines, Thailand, and of course, the USA. There will be a silent auction, games for the kids and live entertainment featuring the Barrowburn Celtic band, a Mariachi band, and Filipino dance troupe, Salsa and Tango dancers and much more. Event time: 11:30am-6:30pm. Location: St. Ann Catholic Church, Clayton. Admission: Free. Phone: Shane Nolan, 919 934-2084

Saturday September 26 2009 - Sunday September 27 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 September 26 2009 Selma Railroad Days Pageant Come out and watch as our pageant contestants compete to be this year's Railroad Days Queen. Ages 4-20. Talent, gown/party dress, interview. Event time: 7pm. Location: Selma Elementary School 100 N. Raiford St. Selma, NC 27576 Admission: Call for prices. Phone: Joe Carter, 919 975-1411

Sunday September 27 2009 Henry & Mudge - Family Series Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood, until he gets a new pet named Mudge. Recommended for grades Pre K-3. Showtime: 3pm. Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, Johnston Community College, Smithfield. 245 College Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577 Admission: Call for ticket prices. Phone: Ken Mitchell, 919 209-2099