Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation/SRAC Programs

Wee Read and Cook Class
Join us as we read a fun children's book and then create a snack that is based on the book that we read! Children will get to practice measuring, mixing, and eating the end result. For pre-schoolers, ages 3-5 years old. You can sign up for one class at the time or for a 4-week session. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY THE MONDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS so that accurate supplies are provided. Fee is $5/Class or $19/4 Classes – Smithfield Resident; and $8/Class or $30/4 Classes – Non-Smithfield Residents.  Classes start Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:30am. They will continue every Thursday until June 2, 2017.

Doodlebugs Art Class
Dribble, drip, squish and squeeze… delight as you watch your child get messy creating and experimenting with different materials. Experiment with dough, pudding, gelatin, crayons, watercolors and more. Watch your young artist blossom! One child per adult please!! You can sign up for one class at the time or for a 4-week session. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS so that accurate supplies are provided. Fee is $5/Class or $19/4 Classes – Smithfield Resident; and $8/Class or $30/4 Classes – Non-Smithfield Residents.  Classes resume September 2nd.

SRAC Kids Nights
When SRAC closes, the fun begins! Drop your kids off in a safe, supervised environment that is kid friendly and parent free. For kids ages 5-12. Fee is $8/Smithfield Resident (pre-registration); $13.50/Non-Smithfield Resident (pre-registration). $5/Each additional child during pre-registration. $10/Smithfield Resident (Register day or night of); and $16.50/Non-Smithfield Resident (Register day or night of).  Upcoming Kids Night dates: January 28, 2017;  March 18, 2017;  May 13, 2017

Be a Tadpole, a SRAC Tadpole that is… Moms and dads bring your little tadpoles and swim in the splash park.  Additional pool play activities for the kiddos to do may occasionally be provided. Play groups are welcome!

 Dates:  Wednesdays, September 7, 2016 - April 26, 2017
 Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
 Fee: Adults:  $3.00/Smithfield Residents
   $5.50/Non-Smithfield Residents
 Children (3+):   $2.00/Smithfield Residents
   $4.00/Non-Smithfield Residents
 Each Additional Child:  $3.00/additional children

Senior Coffee Corner
Senior Coffee Corner is back at SRAC for the Fall ya’ll!  If you are 55 and older, join us for FREE coffee and occasional breakfast treats every Tuesday and Thursday morning, from 8:30 to 10:30am. You do not have to be a member of SRAC to join us for coffee these mornings.

Pottery: Beginning Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing
This class is designed for students interested in creating pottery without using the wheel. Through a combination of demonstrations and individual work time, students will develop their handbuilding and wheel throwing skills while making distinctive pieces such as plates, vases, and bowls. For handbuilding, the variety of construction techniques include stiff slab and soft slab. During the 6-week class session, students may come in during open studio time to work freely on projects. Clay can be purchased at SRAC for $20/25 lb. bag. Class Max: 5. Fee: $100/Smithfield Resident; $137.50 Non-Smithfield Resident. Class Dates: Thursday Evening classes: February 2-March 9, 2017; 6-8:30pm

Open Studio for Pottery
Need a place to create? Want to network with other artists or just have a quiet, yet social art time? The pottery studio at SRAC will be open for all potters participating in classes to come in and work on their creations at their own pace. All supplies are brought in by the participant and all projects need to be taken home. Studio is open during regular SRAC operating hours, except when a class is in session. Fee $100 for 6 months of studio time. Members get a 10% discount.

Open Art Studio
This art studio is ongoing. Anyone may join at any time. This is not a class where everyone paints with the instructor but is a diverse group with a variety of art projects going on at any time. Participants bring the projects on which they are working and use this time to collaborate with peers, show what they have been doing, get critiques, get help with a problem they’ve encountered, get inspiration, and learn about new techniques from other participants, etc. Media that can be used include any water based materials and oils if you use odorless products. The facilitator for the group is Judy Boyette, who taught art in public schools for 37 years and is president of the Johnston County Arts Council. She paints murals, charcoal portraits, does drawing and book illustrating. Come by and visit and check out the studio! We meet in the multi-purpose room!

Time: Tuesday Mornings, 9:30-11:30AM
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-8:00PM
Fee: $100/6 months

SRAC Group Fitness Classes
Free fitness classes are offered to SRAC members throughout the week. Water Aerobics, Cycling, Hybrid Fitness, Tai Chi, Yoga and Zumba are available. The schedule is distributed monthly and can be picked up in the SRAC lobby, or viewed online at If you are NOT a member of SRAC, but wish to attend a fitness class, you may purchase a day pass.



Picnic & Picture In the Park - MOANA

Bounce house, Face Painting, Food Trucks 7PM - APRIL 29th at Smithfield Community Park (Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Movie starts at sundown. There is food available for purchase. You are also welcome to pack a picnic and join in the festivities. Please no pets or grills.)For questions call 919-934-2148 ext. 107


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