“Jack and the Wonder Beans” play will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Paramount Theatre, part of the Paramount Performing Arts Series. It’s based on the book by James Still and will be presented by Lexington Children’s Theatre, a retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” set in Appalahia. There will be audience participation. Tickets are available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.


Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Paramount Theatre. It is a preliminary to the Miss North Carolina Pageant. Information and tickets: Paramount box office, 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.


The 55th annual birthday party for the Arts Council of Wayne County will take place during First Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 with music and recognition of those who were instrumental in forming the Arts Council. Send in your stories, photos and memories of the Arts Council to georgia@artsinwayne or take them to the Arts Council. Free. Information: Arts Council of Wayne County at 919-736-3300.


Holiday Art Market opens at the Arts Council of Wayne County at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 It is filled with unique and inspirational gifts for everyone on your list. Information: 919-736-3300.


The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” will be celebrated at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be a short documentary about the history of the book and Mary Shelley, followed by the original “Frankenstein’ movie. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.


Veteran appreciation event for youths in grades kindergarten through fifth will take place during business hours Nov. 1 through 8 at the Goldsboro Library. Many people in this community have served in the military. Youths can stop by the children’s desk to make a card for a veteran. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.


Teen game night for ages 13 through 18 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. They can show off their gaming skills. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.


Small business coaching session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive for adults. Free. Register by calling 919-739-6941.


Native American exhibit will be open Nov. 1 at the Wayne County Museum, and runs through the end of the month. There will be displays on the various native tribes that historically inhabited this region. Free. Information: 919-734-5023.


Honor choir festival event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at Mount Olive College. The concert will be at 4:30 p.m. The fourth annual UMO Middle School Honor Choir is for select choir students from local middle school choral programs. Free. Information: Cindi Wellinger at cwellinger@umo.edu.


Hometown Harvest Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Wayne County Museum. Start your holiday shopping early with artisans with handmade and vintage items. Free. Information: 919-734-5023.


Marty Tschetter, Wayne County Public Library adult reference librarian and historian, will be the speaker for Sunrise Kiwanis at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at B&G Grill. All members and guests are encouraged to attend.


Meet author William R. Forstchen event will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall at the University of Mount Olive. Forstchen, author of “One Second After,” describes an electromagnetic pulse weapon and details what it could to in a split second to our country and its infrastructure. Set in Black Mountain, the noval reveals the all-too-real possibility of such an attack. Free. Information: Dr. Delight Yokley at Dyokley@umo.edu.


Natural garlands program will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Need a spot of fall color for your mantel? Join a ranger for a hike through the park and collect some of the different pine cones you find, as a ranger talks about them. Afterward, return to the visitor center to decorate and string your pine cones. The program is for older children and adults. Free. Meet at the visitor center. Information: 919-778-6234.


#teamtucker will have a barbecued chicken dinner and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Union Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church in Fremont to help the Tucker family with medical expenses for the father who is recovering from a heart attack and open heart surgery and who is also battling leukemia. Information and tickets: 919-223-2800 or Emerge Med Spa and Salon in Pikeville.


St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a fish fry Friday, Nov. 2. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., eat in or take out at the church fellowship hall, 204 E. Chestnut Street. Delivery is available for eight plates or more. Tickets are $7. Call Jeff Jackson at 919-778-2500 or purchase tickets at the door.


The James Daniels and Sarah Simmons Smith reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Dalys Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Seven Springs. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and beverage. For more information, call Diane Smith at 919-440-9714.


Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, N.C. 55 West, Mount Olive, will hold its annual barbecue and auction fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 3. Plates of barbecued pork or chicken will cost $8, eat-in or drive through. The meal will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. followed by an auction at 7 p.m. featuring baked goods, homemade items and other items.


The Mental Health Association in Wayne County and Eastpointe are hosting a free program on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Walnut Building Room 101 at Wayne Community College. Karen Everett from the N.C. Public School Center for Safer Schools will speak on recognizing bullying and what to do if suspecting a child is being bullied.


Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Madison Avenue Baptist Church fellowship hall. Speaker will be Cliff Godwin, head baseball coach at East Carolina University.


“The Nutcracker Ballet” will be performed by Goldsboro Ballet at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Paramount Theatre. Sixty-five dancers will bring the classic fairy tale to life. During intermission, there will be a Land of Sweets dessert buffet. Nutcrackers, music boxes and snow globes will also be for sale. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for youths 18 and younger, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.