Earth Day service project will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. For this service project, volunteers will learn the technique of “hack and squirt” and get a lesson in forest management. Participants will use herbicide and hatchets. There is no age restriction, but children must be appropriately responsible and have a guardian present. Take comfortable work clothes and shoes, water, gloves and hatchets if you have them. The park will have a limited supply of gloves and hatchets. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.
StageStruck is taking registration for its Ugly Duckling program for youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Rehearsals will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 through May 10. Information and registration: 919-736-4530.
Braswell Lecture, with guest speaker Maria Pitre-Martin, will be take place at 7 p.m. in Southern Bank Auditorium at the University of Mount Olive. She is one of the deputy state superintendents for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Her career includes chief academic and digital learning officer at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, superintendent of schools for Thomasville City School District; chief academic officer for the school district of Philadelphia, assistant superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish and director of research and staff development for Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas. Free. Information: Amanda Bullard-Maxwell at ABullard-Maxwell@umo.edu.
Adopt a Librarian event will take place April 8 through 12 at the Goldsboro Library children’s department. Celebrate National Library Week by adopting a librarian and signing up to be a librarian for 15 minutes. Participants will read to a librarian, tell him or her about a book they’ve read or heard about, and tell a fun fact they’ve learned in the library or at school. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
Bible study group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
S.A.S.I.E program for ages 8 through 12 will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fremont Library. They will make robots and discover safe and fun ways to explore online. Free. Register by calling 919-705-1893.
“The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and The Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II” program by Anne R. Keene will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. The Cloudbuster Nine was a United States Navy baseball team based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during World War II. Mount Olive’s Ray Scarborough, along with Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Johnny Sain, were among this group of fighter pilot cadets, who also played baseball. Keene’s father, Jim Raugh, was the team’s batboy and mascot and got to know his baseball heroes personally during games and road trips, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth. Keene discovered his scrapbook and, with the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans, she has brought the team’s story to life in her book. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
Pajama Story Time for ages 2 through 6 will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. April 9 and 23 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Jump in your jammies and go to the library for songs, stories and fun. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.
Sleeping mat class will meet at 10 a.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Prep for Success Series: Resume Building program for ages 18 and older will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. Participants can get assistance with career and educational skills and planning. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.
“Celebrating the Beauty of North Carolina Through the Pages of Our State” program will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. Elizabeth Hudson, editor-in-chief of “Our State Magazine,” will be the speaker to help celebrate National Library Week. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
Heart Disease Prevention program will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Staff with Mount Olive Medicine will talk about heart disease and take blood pressure. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP on Berkeley Boulevard. For more info, call Glen Allen at 919-965-6452 or Maxine Davis at 919-242-9641.
Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis will meet at 10 a.m. at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Attorney Glenn Barfield, talking about powers of attorney.
Netiquette class for adults will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Alexis Poe Davis will teach participants how to write appropriate and effective professional emails and entertaining, but safe, social media posts. Participants may take their laptop or tablet. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Community Lent service will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. A light lunch will be available. Preacher will be the Rev. Skip Walker with St. Andrews Episcopal Church and liturgist will be the Rev. Phyllis Vail with St. Paul Church.
Walking group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. at B&G Grill. The speaker will be Scott Edwards who will be discussing the 41st annual Run for a Child Greater Goldsboro Road Run. Guests and visitors are welcome.
Eastpointe, in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Wayne County, will host a free information session on, “Stress — Cause and Effect” at noon at WAGES, 610 N. Royall Ave. Registration not required. Lunch will not be provided; feel free to bring lunch. Info, call Venessia Hill at 252-520-8882.
High School Honor Band and UMO Symphonic Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at the University of Mount Olive. It brings together select local high school musicians with UMO musicians in a full day of rehearsals to further student learning and opportunities to create, perform, connect and explore. It culminates in a concert. Free. Information: Jonathan Saeger at jsaeger.umo.edu.
Arts Show reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Gallery at the University of Mount Olive. It will be a display of artwork by students representing the three major disciplines of the department of visual arts — art, photography and graphic design. The work of senior visual arts majors Matthew Hollingsworth and James Parent will be featured. The show will continue through mid-May. Free. Information: Bob Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open mic night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.
CrafTEENS program for ages 13 through 18 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Teens will do crafts. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.
Bridge group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Pokemon League of Goldsboro for all ages will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. They can trade cards and play video games. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
There will be live country, gospel and bluegrass music from 7 to 10 p.m. at 523 St. John Church Road. Free.
Night hike will be held at 6 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Are you fascinated with things that go bump in the night? Have you ever wondered why some animals come out in the dark while others don’t? Join a park ranger for a fun hike and test some of your nighttime senses. Take a flashlight. Meet at the visitor center. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.
33rd annual North Carolina Pickle Festival will be held in Mount Olive. Performers will be the Feral Cats, Steel County Express, British Invaders, Eaglewing, Ultimate Rock Machine and Rivermist. There will be a 5K Cuke Patch glow run, fireworks, an artisan village, whacky wooden games, Fruit Ninja, Jingles the Clown, Tour de Pickle and much more. Free. Information: 919-658-3113.
Jazz on John: Africa Unplugged event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.
Annual Friends of the Library book sale will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Information: 919-299-8105.
YouTube basics class will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Intermediate computer users will learn the basics of using YouTube. Laptops will be provided. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Tap dance class will take place at 3 p.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Downtown history walk will take place at 10 a.m. and lasts for 45 minutes. Participants will learn about the history of Goldsboro and look at historic sites and buildings downtown. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet in the lobby of the Wayne County Museum. Free. Information: 919-734-5023.
Golden Grooves class will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Wayne County Cruisers Car Club will have its 33rd Pickle Festival car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Center Street in Mount Olive. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be specialty awards and trophies.