The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Monday at Food Lion on N.C. 111; Tuesday at Little River Square on U.S. 70 West;  Wednesday at Pikeville Food Lion on U.S. 117; and Thursday at Salvation Army on William Street. Call 919-222-4450 for appointments. 


The deadline for new and returning Wayne Community College students to apply for fall 2019 Foundation scholarships is April 30. Applications are available in the Foundation office in the Dogwood Building. Contact the Foundation at 919-739-7022 or visit for more information.

April 29

• Crafts class will be held at 2 p.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.

• Child Advocacy Resource Day will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the WAGES multi-purpose room, 601 Royall Ave. Vendors include the Partnership for Children, Read Wayne, Wayne County Public Library, Wayne County Health Department, Simmons Early Intervention Therapy, The Maat Team of RE/MAX Complete, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County, Goldsboro Pediatrics, The Arc of Wayne County, Goldsboro Housing Authority, City of Goldsboro Community Relations Department, Wayne Community College and WAGES. The event is free and open to the public. The first 50 attendees will receive a box lunch. For more information contact: Tiffany Lucky at WAGES 919-734-1178, Ext. 286.

April 30

• Chair-based yoga class will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Thomas Walker, president of Wayne Community College.

• Show and tell event will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.

May 1

• Young Readers event will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library for children in kindergarten through second grade. There will be picture books, crafts and activities. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

• The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the B&G Grill at 7 a.m. Josh Whitfield, senior pastor at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker for a prayer breakfast. All Wayne County Kiwanians and other visitors are welcome.

• The Waylin chapter of AARP will meet at 11 a.m. at Yummy Orient on North Breazeale Avenue, Mount Olive. The speaker will be Julie Beck, president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce.

May 2

• Wayne Community College’s computer-integrated machining program will hold an open house from 6-8 p.m. in Rooms 101 and 102 of the Azalea Building on the Goldsboro campus. Potential students of any age can drop in to met instructors, tour the facilities and see live equipment demonstrations, as well as discuss degree options, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. There will be refreshments and giveaways. Parents are also invited to attend with younger students. For more information, contact Paul Comptom at 919-739-6812 or or Bailee Daniels at 919-739-6965 or

• Teen game night for ages 13 through 18 will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. They will play board games or consoles. Take your own or use the ones at the library. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Small business coaching will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Advice for starting a small business will be by appointment only by calling 919-739-6941.

May 3

• First Friday will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County and will focus on garden meditation to create a soothing environment in the Art Alley beside the Art Market. Those attending are asked to take plants, flowers, potting soil, pots or anything else they can think of for the area. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.

• Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” will be performed by Center Stage Theatre May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Set in a western territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a farm girl, play out their love story. Tickets are $15 and $18, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at

• Groovin’ at Goldsboro, musical story time for ages birth through 5 with an adult will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Goldsboro Library. They will listen to music, create music and share a story. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.

May 4

• The city of Goldsboro will host a Community Litter Cleanup day. Residents across the county are invited to volunteer. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Herman Park Center.

• Nature Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in the swim lake parking lot. There will be craft tables for children, vendors selling various items, food vendors, hikes and more. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

• Bison Fest open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wayne Community College. There will be tours of the campus and displays and demonstrations in the various departments. Free. Information: 919-735-5151.

• New exhibit “A Courageous Calling: A History of Firefighters in Wayne County” opens at 10 a.m. at the Wayne County Museum. It celebrates the bravery required for firefighting and features interviews, photos and historic artifacts from Wayne County’s many municipal and volunteer fire departments. Visitors will learn how firefighting has changed over the decades and about some of the devastating local fires and disasters of the past. There will be an interactive fire safety event from 10 a.m. to noon opening day featuring Sparky the Firedog mascot of the Goldsboro Fire Department. The exhibit runs through the end of August. Free. Information: 919-734-5023.

• Star Wars Movie, May the 4th Be With You event for those in grades six through 12 will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. Celebrate May 4 by watching “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.