WATCH VAN

The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Monday at St. Mark’s Church on West Ash Street; Tuesday at Realo Drugs on New Hope Road; Wednesday at House of Fordham on William Street; and Thursday at Compare Supermarket on U.S. 117. For appointments, call 919-222-4450.

May 5

• Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place during Sunday in the Park from 1 to 5 p.m. at Herman Park, cosponsored by the Arts Council of Wayne County. Brevan Hamden will provide music from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be local vendors, live music, outdoor activities and food trucks. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.

• Tickets for the Central/Eastern Wayne alumni banquet, dance and picnic to be held May 24 through 26 are ready to be picked up from alumni officers. Information: 919-734-6927, 919-344-8846 or 919-344-3983.

May 6

• Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 112 AF&AM will hold a stated communication 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on Norwood Avenue.

• Nurse Appreciation Day will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County in the main gallery. Drop by the main gallery for a cup of tea, a touch of something sweet, adult coloring and a surprise. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.

• S.A.S.I.E. Club for ages 8 through 12 will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fremont Library. They will make robots, read books and explore online safety. Free. Register by calling 919-705-1893.

May 7

• Teacher Appreciation Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County in the main gallery. Drop by the main gallery for a cup of tea, a touch of something sweet, adult coloring and a surprise. Free. Information: 919-736-3300.

• Play day for ages birth through 5 with an adult will take place from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. It will be unstructured, creative play time. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.

• Prep for Success: Interviewing Skills workshop for ages 18 and older will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. There will be career and educational skills assistance and planning. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

• North Carolina Treasures program for all ages will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. Participants will learn the state’s symbols and discover natural treasures with an interactive presentation of museum specimens. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.

• Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Herman Park. Speaker will be Albert Long, the only ACC athlete to win seven varsity letters at Carolina in all four major sports.

• WAYne Forward, a local poverty initiative, will host a community forum on education and the next steps for Carver Heights Elementary School, from 6-8 p.m. at First African Baptist Church. The N.C. Justice Center Education and Law project, Carver Heights principal, Communities Supporting Schools and local NAACP leadership will also participate in a discussion of what’s next for the community. The event is free and open to the public.

May 8

• Michelle Estrada with the Cooperative Extension Service will give a program on Eat Smart, Move More, Take Control at 12:30 p.m. at the Peggy Seegars Senior Center. It’s an eight-session chronic disease prevention program that provides strategies to help adults manage their health. It informs, empowers and motivates participants to change their eating and physical activity patterns and helps them track their goals and progress toward healthy behaviors. Each one-hour session contains a basic cooking demonstration and a sample of a healthy recipe. There will be handouts. Information: 919-731-1518.

• The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. at the B&G Grill. Following announcements, a board of directors meeting will be held.

May 9

• CrafTEENS program for ages 13 through 18 will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• The Wayne County Retired School Personnel unit will meet at 11 a.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club. The Nancy Edmundson Scholarship and Dale Gainey Scholarship for future teachers will be presented. The Eastern Wayne choral group will perform. Adam’s Roadside Barbecue will cater the meal.

May 10

• Mother-son dance will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldsboro Event Center, sponsored by Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department. There will be dinner, dancing, a photo booth, games and prizes. Tickets are $20 per couple and $10 for an additional child or adult, available at www.goldsboroparksandrec.com/register. Information: 919-739-7840.

May 11

• Mother-daughter tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County in the main gallery. Celebrate Mother’s Day early with some quality relaxing time. There will be tea, cakes and cookies. Dancers with Goldsboro Ballet will provide entertainment. Cost is $25 for mom and daughter. Information: 919-736-3300.

• A wellness summit on “Living to be a Better Me” will be held at 4 p.m. at Herman Park Center, featuring speakers, testimonials, free food and entertainment. Sponsored by Best Foot Forward and William Sessions Jr., CEO, speakers and their topics include Bishop Nickey Bell on spiritual growth; the Rev. D.M. Oates on financial wealth; Elder Quincina Davis, LPN, on physical health; and Brandi Burchett on mental health. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sessions at 919-583-2838.

• Goldsboro Parks and Recreation will celebrate extraordinary individuals with diverse abilities, with A Day in the Park at Herman Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition to face painting and a photo booth, there will be slushies and lunch available for purchase from the Aktion Club. Bring your own tents, towels or chairs. A prize will be awarded to the group that brings the most canned goods to support the local food bank. For more info, call 919-739-7489.

May 12

• A Mother’s Day hike will take place at 11 a.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Participants will first make a trail snack. Take water and sunscreen. Meet at the visitor center. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

May 17

The WAGES Small Business Fair held will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the WAGES multi-purpose room, 601 Royall Ave. WAGES parents and guardians will be on site promoting their small businesses and/or special talents. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Tiffany Lucky at 919-734-1178, ext. 286.

June 13

• Host families are needed June 13 through July 7 for five French boys and girls ages 15 and 16 and a language teacher. They will share their language and culture while improving their English. Host families expose the students to daily activities in their home. A second group of 10 students ages 16 through 18 and a teacher will need host families from July 7 through 28. Information: Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu or call 252-754-2136.