Second annual Pink Plunge will take place from 11:22 a.m. to 2:22 p.m. Oct. 20 at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park beach, in partnership with the Arts Council of Wayne County. The family-friendly event raises money for Southeastern Cancer Care and the Arts Council. Teams will compete. Sign up by calling 919-736-3300.
PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
Pumpkin decorating contest will take place Oct. 15-20 at the Goldsboro Library. Children will decorate a plastic pumpkin to display through the beginning of November. Patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin and the winner will get a prize. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
CLIFFS TRUNK OR TREAT
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is still looking for people to decorate their vehicle trunks and hand out candy at the Trunk or Treat event Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the swim lake parking lot. There will also be a costume contest for a $1 entry fee and a pumpkin decorating contest for a $1 entry fee. Seven Springs Fire Department will have a haunted trail for $5 per person. Anyone wanting to donate candy for Trunk or Treat may call 919-778-6234.
Capt. Phillip Stokes of the Salvation Army will be the speaker for Sunrise Kiwanis at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at B&G Grill. All members and guests are encouraged to attend.
Line dancing will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Patricia Curtis with the Mount Olive Senior Center will teach different dances. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
HIP HOP AND DIPLOMACY
Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College, sponsored by the Foundation of Wayne Community College. Professor Mark Katz will talk about the State Department-funded program he directs that sends hip hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange in underserved communities, which has now conducted workshops in 25 countries. The unlikely partnership of music and diplomacy makes a fascinating story. Free. Information: 919-739-7022.
PINK PIGGY SWEETS
Pink Piggy Sweets event will be held at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The owner of the business will talk about the resources she used and the challenges she met and overcame pursuing her new business venture. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
KEWL TEENZ BOOK CLUB
Kewl Teens Book Club will meet at the Fremont Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18. They will talk about “A Monster Calls.” Books and snacks will be provided. Free. Information: 919-705-1892.
Pokeplay event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.
Quilling Club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive to work on a fall project. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 112 AF&AM will hold a stated communication 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple on Norwood Avenue.
READING BETWEEN THE WINES
Reading Between the Wines will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the historic Rose home at 631 Lake Shore Drive. There will be food, beverages and talks by author Therese Anne Fowler and renowned science fiction author and creative writing professor at North Carolina State University John Kessel. Tickets are $60, available at Literacy Connections or the Goldsboro Library. Proceeds will go to Literacy Connections. Informaton: 919-735-1990.
The Old Dobbs Genealogical Society will meet Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. Judy Harrison, register of deeds for Wayne County, will speak about offerings at the register of deeds office and how to use documents in genealogical and historical research. The public is invited to this free event.
It’s a Relative Thing genealogy class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Susan Corliss-Bland has been trained by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a genealogist, and she will conduct a beginning class on genealogy. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Are you a published writer or poet? The Goldsboro library is hosting a local author event on Dec. 1 from 12-2 p.m. to sell and sign their books in time for holiday shopping. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y73nsbvk to complete an application to participate. The deadline to apply is Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. Ten percent of each author’s profits that day will support the Wayne County Public Library Foundation.
PAWS N PUMPKINS FESTIVAL
Paws N Pumpkins Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Waynesborough Park. The fourth annual Furever Paws fall festival and fundraiser will feature dog adoptions, wagon rides, face painting, a Goldsboro K9 demo, local craft vendors, food and drinks. There will also be local entertainment and a costume contest for dogs and kids. You can take photos with your pets. Monetary or pet food donations will be accepted. Information: Melody Drew at 919-988-4813.
GOLDEN K KIWANIS
Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Madison Avenue Baptist Church fellowship hall. Speaker will be Jesse Lancaster, assistant football coach at the University of Mount Olive.
CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES BBQ
The Wayne County conservative candidates barbecue will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Brisbayne Circle, LaGrange. Tickets are $25 for an individual and $40 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the Wayne County GOP headquarters, 147 S. Center St. Checks should be made payable to the Wayne County GOP. For more information, call Penny Jordan at 919-739-4853.
The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Monday at Realo Discount Drugs on New Hope Road; Tuesday in Mount Olive at Chestnut and Main streets; and Wednesday at House of Fordham on William Street. Call 919-222-4450 for appointments.
The Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis awards banquet has been postponed to Oct. 25 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter will host a debutante meeting for girls in grades 10 through 12 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the AKA Suite, 801 Poplar St. The debutantes season offers an opportunity to broaden perspectives educationally, socially, and culturally, while generating funds for scholastic pursuits. For more information, call 919-922-0195.
LOSS OF CHILD
Friends of Compassion — a support group for those who have lost a child, grandchild or sibling — will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn on U.S. 70 bypass, Goldsboro. For info, contact Connie Brown at 919-920-9732.
HILL FAMILY REUNION
Descendants of Zebulon Vance Hill will hold a family reunion 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Smith Chapel Church, N.C. 55 West, Mount Olive. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and beverage. Barbecue will be provided.
Wayne County Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Wilber’s Barbecue restaurant. Democratic candidates for office will speak.