Meet The March Artists

Join Clayton Visual Arts tomorrow – Thursday, March 2 – for the March Meet The Artists Reception. The reception will be held from 6-7:30 PM in the Clayton Center Lobby Gallery.

The March exhibit features the unique work of three local artists – acrylic painter, Susan Peters; watercolor artist, Catherine Donleycott; and pyrographer (wood burner), Sherri Redfield.

The reception is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and children are always welcome to attend. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month. Visit Clayton Visual Arts for more information.

Artist Catherine Donleycott   Artist Sherri Redfield

Register For The Clayton Wedding Expo This Saturday

Are you planning a wedding this year? Did you miss any of the bridal expos held around the Triangle lately? Well, don’t fret. You can visit with more t2017 Clayton Wedding Expo this Saturday, Feb 4.han 30 wedding service providers this Saturday at the 2017 Clayton Wedding Expo.

Held at The Clayton Center, the Clayton Wedding Expo will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission to the expo is absolutely free, and the first 150 pre-registered brides receive a goody bag just for signing up to attend. Explore local wedding planning options and visit with bridal professionals who can assist you with every detail of your special day.

The Clayton Wedding Expo is a friendly, personal event held in the relaxed atmosphere of The Clayton Center. Pre-registration for the expo is not required, but it is highly recommended. Click here for more information.

July 4th Fireworks & More At Municipal Park

The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July festivities.

Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free family field games, free ice cream and watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert by The North Tower Band.

There also will be food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The park is located on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton. The fireworks go off at dark.

Find complete details – including a map, timeline of events, and the exit plan to help get you home safely and quickly – here.

Be The Best Guest You Can Be

If you have a wedding to attend his summer, take note! The following To-Do list will help you be the perfect wedding guest.

  • R.S.V.P. On Time. A timely response to a wedding invitation is a big deal. Don’t stash the invitation away to reply at a later date. You may forget to Clayton Center Wedding Guestssend the reply all together! So, do reply promptly, preferably within two weeks.
  • Arrive on time. Making an entrance after the bride walks down the aisle is definitely not the ideal. Plan to be in your seat 30 minutes before official showtime.
  • Respect the seating plan. If there is a seating plan for the reception, stick to it. You may wonder why you’ve been put on a certain table with people you may not know, but the bride and groom had a reason for doing that. Don’t swap the place cards!
  • Engage with other guests. Put your phone in your pocket and refrain from making calls or sending texts during the ceremony or at the reception. If you really must make an important call, then excuse yourself and be discreet.
  • Be considerate of the venue. Once the party gets going and the dancing begins, it can be easy to forget you’re partying on rented property. The bride and groom has the responsibility of keeping the venue intact by signing a contract and paying a deposit. Take care of the space and help insure that the couple gets their money back.

Following these simple To Dos will mean you have done your part to make sure that the happy couple have a day to remember! For more details on how to be a great guest, check out the following blogs at weddingsmag.com  and marthastewart.com.

 

Put Expo Vendor Expertise To Good Use

Clayton Wedding Expo Vendors Can Help You Plan Any Special Event

The spotlight of the 2016 Clayton Wedding Expo is on the brides and grooms – that should come as no surprise. However, if you are planninClaytonCenterweddingexpo15g most any kind of special event in the coming year, you should stop by this Saturday from 11 AM—4 PM and check out the services offered by our Expo vendors.

You may be throwing a small baby shower or birthday party. Or, perhaps you are hosting an anniversary party or a family or class reunion. No matter the size or type of party, participating vendors in the Clayton Wedding Expo have the expertise to assist you with all of your event planning needs.

Our vendors include caterers who specialize in everything from barbecue to caviar, DJ services and dance lessons, formal wear and florists, venues and more. (See the complete Vendor List here).

The doors open at 11 AM, and Clayton Wedding Expo vendors will be ready to talk to you in a relaxed setting. See you then!