Parks & Recreation
River Rat Regatta

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. Fall Classes are underway.  

Doodlebugs will end May 24, 2019 for the summer and will resume in September.


LUAU - July 26th 

July is National Parks & Recreation Month. The Smithfield Recreation & Aquatic Center will charge reduced rates on day passes July 26th beginning at 5pm for everyone going to the pool. We are having a LUAU! Come out and enjoy the WIBIT EXHIBIT, tropical punch, and snacks. For more information or questions contact 919-934-2148.   (Try out the no hands watermelon eating contest!)


Date: June 1st ~ Time: 8:30pm       Location: Gertrude Johnson Park (1222 W Market St)

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come join in the fun of watching INCREDIBLES 2 under the stars. Bring a picnic for the family to enjoy.  Questions: 919-934-2148 

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.




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.




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




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.




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