Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will have a Lions and Tigers and Teddy Bears, Oh My! program at 3 p.m. today in celebration of the first teddy bear being sold in February 1903. Participants will learn the story behind the teddy bear and also about local bears, their needs and what to do if you encounter one. It’s for all ages. Take your favorite teddy bear. Free. Meet at the visitor center. Information: 919-778-6234.
Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 112 AF&AM will hold a stated communication 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple on Norwood Avenue.
The Wayne County Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Wilber’s Barbecue. All Democrats are invited. A family style meal will be served.
All branches of Wayne County Public Library will be closed Monday for a staff training. The library will reopen on Tuesday for normal business hours.
SMALL BUSINESS COACHING
Small business coaching session will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Goldsboro Library. Dale Fey with the Small Business Center at Wayne Community College will provide individual advice on how to start a small business. Free. Register by calling 919-739-6941.
The senior choir will rehearse at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Bennie Grady, trooper with the North Carolina Troopers Association Caisson Unit.
“Being a Christian in America” program, part of the Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the lecture will be “The Peculiar Challenge of Being Christian in America.” On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the lecture will be “Is America Possible? Questions From the Frontlines of a Third Reconstruction.” Also Wednesday at 11 a.m., there will be a worship service titled “So That We Might Be Reconciled.” All three events will be held in Rodgers Chapel at the University of Mount Olive and will be presented by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a celebrated spiritual writer and speaker and a native of North Carolina. Free. Information: Dr. Robert Neal Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLEEPING MAT CLASS
There will be a sleeping mat class to make grocery bag sleeping bags for the homeless at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Play day for ages infant to 5 will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. It will be a morning of unstructured, creative play. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.
I Dig Dinosaurs program for those in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Goldsboro Library. Participants will dig for fossils, hatch some eggs and do some Jurassic experiments. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.
Photography class for adults will be held from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Willis Brown will do an introduction to photography. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Senior karaoke night for those 50 and older will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. It will be a night of singing and dancing. Everyone is asked to take a snack to share. Free. Information: 919-739-7486.
Medicare program for adults will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Goldsboro Library. They can compare options and enroll in Medicare with the help of a Medicare professional. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
A devotional study will be held at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battle of the Books practice will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. It will be an opportunity to practice. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
A bridge group will meet at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center at 1 p.m. Thursday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Pokeplay for ages 13 through 18 will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Becoming a Better Version of Myself, a book discussion feature Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming,” will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Goldsboro Library. The program celebrates Black History Month. Patrons will share what excerpts of the book mean to them and discuss their own experiences. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
Quilling Club for adults will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Pokemon League of Goldsboro for all ages will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Goldsboro Library for participants to battle, trade and share their love of Pokemon. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
The Monitors will be in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center to celebrate Black History Month. There will also be information about African-American contributions to music, along with dancing. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and sponsored by the Arts Council of Wayne County. Free. Information: Rob Phillips at 919-731-1589.
Second UMO Middle School Honor Choir Festival will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at the University of Mount Olive. It brings together the youngest and brightest local students who are passionate about music. Free. Information: Jonathan Saeger at email@example.com.
“Harvey” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at the University of Mount Olive by UMO Theatre. It is Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy about a whimsical man and his best friend, Harvey, a 6-foot-3 ½ inch tall invisible rabbit. There will be twists, turns and havoc instigated by Harvey. Free. Information: John Clifton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a billiards event at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center at 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
The Wayne Child Advocacy Network will hold a free advocacy training session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at WAGES multi-purpose Room, 601 Royall Ave. Registration and light refreshments will be served from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Adam Sotak, public engagement director from N.C. Child will conduct this “Advocacy 101” training. Human service professionals, parents and guardians and other interested community members are invited to attend. Learn how to be a stronger advocate for children and families in the community. Register at https://ncchild.salsalabs.org/advocacytraining. Only 80 slots are available. The deadline to register is March 15. If 80 individuals register before March 15, registration will close early. For more information, call Tiffany Lucky at919-734-1178, Ext. 286.
The Wayne County Community Child Fatality Prevention Team is accepting applications for a parent/grandparent member willing to serve. The criteria for the role are someone who has suffered the death of a child and can attend meetings, every other month at 7:30 a.m., at the Wayne County Health Department. The purpose of the group is to examine the cause of childhood deaths in Wayne County and to advocate for legislative and policy changes that will reduce child fatalities and promote the safety and well-being of children. For information or an application, visit the county website, www.waynegov.com, choose “Community,” then “Boards and Commissions” and “Apply.” Fill out the application, choosing “Community Child Fatality Prevention Team” and submit.