ARBOR DAY PROJECT
Arbor Day service project will take place at 3 p.m. today at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Participants will learn about the longleaf pine tree’s life cycle and history and plant native grasses and herbs for habitat restoration. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and take water and gloves if you have them. A limited supply of gloves will be provided by the park. Free. Meet at the group camp. Information: 919-778-6234.
‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG’
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” part of the Paramount Performing Arts Series, will be shown at 3 p.m. today at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Tickets and information: 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.
“D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Alied Invasion of Europe” will be the topic of the Foundation of Wayne Community College speaker series at 7 p.m. Monday in room 101 of the Walnut Building at the college. The speaker will be Dr. Roy Heidicker, 4th Fighter Wing historian and president of the North Carolina Military History Round Table. Free. Information: www.waynecc.edu/foundation/arts-and-humanities.
S.A.S.I.E. Club for ages 8 through 12 will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fremont Library. Participants will make robotic creations and discover safe and fun ways to explore the internet. They will read and talk about the book “The Same Stuff as Stars.” Free. Register by calling 919-705-1893.
The Peggy Seegars Senior Center will have Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
NEW DAWN CLUB MEETS
New Dawn Inspirational Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the senior house at 903 E. Ash St. The selection will be “The Deepest Waters” by Dan Walsh. What began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 for John and Laura Foster about the steamship SS Vandervere becomes a nightmare when a hurricane strikes and the ship is lost in the murky depths of the Atlantic. The book was inspired by real events. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.
The Peggy Seegars Senior Center will have line dancing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Knitting Club for adults will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive for newcomers, experienced knitters and crocheters. Take your own needles, yarn is provided. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Introduction to Photoshop class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive for adults. Will Brown with the University of Mount Olive will be the instructor. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
COMMUNITY LENT SERVICE
Community Lent service will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. A light lunch will be available. Preacher will be the Rev. Elizabeth Hounshell with Salem and Mount Carmel United Methodist churches, and liturgist will be the Rev. Alex Parker with Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church.
The jewelry group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
E.J. Jones and Piper Friends will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at the University of Mount Olive. The group brings the music of the Highland bagpipes to Goldsboro, accompanied by the percussive chords of the bouzouki and drum as part of the University Concert Series. There will be original instrumentals, traditional Irish, Scottish and Appalachian tunes, as well as vocals for Celtic music buffs and those who are hearing it for the first time. Free. Information: Jonathan Saeger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTER BASKET WEAVING
Weave an Easter basket event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Arts Council of Wayne County for adults. Information and registration: 919-736-3300.
COOKING UP A GOOD TIME
Cooking Up a Good Time for children in grades three through five will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Goldsboro Library. Participants will learn how to make new foods by themselves and create a special dish to taste. Let the library know about any food allergies. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.
The painting group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
Steamed Up event for ages 13 through 18 will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Participants will do some fun science experiments to show off their creative side. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
Craft Club for adults will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive to make bird feeders out of recycled bottles. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.
DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE
Ron K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company, part of the Paramount Performing Arts Series, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre. Focusing on the integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs using movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African-American culture. Tickets are $20 and $25, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.
The Peggy Seegars Senior Center will have chair exercise at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
CLIFFS STORY TIME, HIKE
“The Lorax” story time and hike will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Dr. Seuss would have been 115 this year. In honor of his birthday, the park will have a reading of “The Lorax” and take a short walk to look at some of the local trees. Free. Meet at the visitor center. Information: 919-778-6234.
The Peggy Seegars Senior Center will have a billiards challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. Information: 919-731-1589.
SOUP KITCHEN ANNUAL MEETING
The Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro will have its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday. There will be a brief review of the history and annual events. Officers and board members for the coming year will be elected. Refreshments will be served.
The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Tuesday at Compare Supermarket on U.S. 117 and Thursday at St. Mark’s Church on West Ash Street. For appointments, call 919-222-4450.
Eastpointe, in collaboration with the Mental Health Associaton of Wayne County, will host a free information session about the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, whose mission is to offer help, hope and a voice for those with disabilities and their families. It will be held Tuesday at noon at WAGES on North Royall Avenue. Registration is not required. Lunch will not be provided, but participants can bring their own lunch. For information, call Venessia Hill at 252-520-8882.
A safe boating course will be held at Wayne Community College starting April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 209 of Wayne Learning Center. Sponsored by the Goldsboro Sail and Power Squadron, cost is $35 for books and materials. Taught by certified instructors, it covers all types of boating, inland and coastal and a bonus navigation supplement. Attending the course can potentially reduce boat insurance premiums. For information, contact Wilson Mewborn at 919-344-4755.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
Child Abuse Prevention Month activities will kick off with a proclamation ceremony on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Judge Ericka James will speak and several children will be featured on the program, as well as music being provided by students from Goldsboro High School. Other related activities planned include the annual flag raising on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Wayne UNC Health Care, a free screening of the film “Resilience” on April 17 at noon at the Paramount Theatre and a closing ceremony at the YMCA on April 30 at noon.
SOUP, SANDWICH FUNDRAISER
The Wayne County Extension and Community Association will hold a soup and sandwich luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at the Maxwell Center’s Fram Bureau room. A donation of $6 includes homemade beef vegetable soup, pimento cheese sandwich, drink and dessert for eat-in or take-out. If you prefer vegetable soup and a peanut butter sandwich, call 919-731-1518 as soon as possible to order. Tickets are available at the door.
The University of Mount Olive will hold a conference on human trafficking, titled “For Freedom,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Rodgers Chapel. “For Freedom” is an evening of exposure to the reality of human trafficking, both globally and locally, and what each of us can do to be a part of fighting it. Speakers will include John Roberts, Erin Blondel and Luke Hinson. Roberts is an investigator for trafficking operations in Cambodia with International Justice Mission. As assistant United States attorney, Blondel represents the government in human trafficking cases in the state. Hinson is the regional student coordinator with International Justice Mission based in North Carolina. The event is free and open to the public.
Chapter 1830 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Murray’s Barbecue and Seafood restaurant on New Hope Road. Current NARFE issues will be discussed.
Rones Chapel Area Community Center is having a community sing starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. There will be a keyboardist, and others with instruments are invited to join in. A variety of songs will be sung. For people who do not know the words, they will be projected onto a screen. The public also is invited to come early to join in an optional covered-dish supper at 5:30 p.m. RCACC is located at 126 N.C. 403 W., Mount Olive, about 2 miles east of the railroad tracks on Center Street, Mount Olive. The RCACC is near the intersection of Rones Chapel Road, Summerlin’s Crossroads Road and N.C. 403 in the white building beside the Friendly Mart at that intersection. For more information, call Connie Wellls at 919-658-0476.
GOLDEN K KIWANIS
Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Bruce Griffin, Family Y CEO.
SW CLASS OF 1979
The Southern Wayne High School Class of 1979 will hold its 40-year class reunion on June 15 at Southern Wayne Country Club from 6 p.m. until midnight. Deadline to confirm attendance is April 20. Call James Armwood at 804-855-8761 or Rose Parks at 919-288-5901.
The Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni Scholarship applications are available for pickup. The deadline to return completed applications is April 23. For more information, call 919-396-4949, 919-778-0958 or 919-734-6927.
Members of the Carver Alumni and Friends Association will meet 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, in their headquarters building at the Carver Cultural Center on South Breazeale Avenue in Mount Olive. Anyone interested or willing to volunteer for various committees during the alumni weekend (July 4-7) is invited to come and sign up. For additional information, call Comatha B. Johnson at 919-734-1513.
Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual Title I Spring Parent Seminar on April 3 at the WCPS Professional Development and Family Engagement Center, formerly School Street Elementary School, 415 S. Virginia St. The event is free and begins at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Masterpiece is You: The Magic of Communicating Successfully in the 21st Century.” Guest speaker will be Freddie Pierce, local entertainer, speaker and author, sharing strategies to better communicate with children and adults. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, and translators and child care are available upon request. Registration begins at 8:30.