The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Monday at Little River Square; Tuesday in Mount Olive at Chestnut and Main streets; Wednesday at St. Paul's Church on Chestnut Street; and Thursday at Food Lion on N.C. 111. For appointments, call 919-222-4450.


The Wayne County Community Child Fatality Prevention Team is accepting applications for a parent/grandparent member willing to serve. Criteria is someone who has suffered the death of a child and able to attend meetings, every other month at 7:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Health Department. 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, choose "Community" then "Boards and Commissions" and "Apply." Fill out the application, choosing "Community Child Fatality Prevention Team" and submit.

May 12

Mother's Day Hike will take place at 11 a.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Take your mother out to the park to celebrate her special day. A trail snack will be provided. The hike will start and finish at the visitor center on a 2-mile loop, with a rest stop. Take water and sunscreen. Free. Information: 919-778-6234.

May 13

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni will meet 6 p.m. at Woods Chapel Church. Final preparations will be made for Memorial Day weekend.

May 14

• Pajama storytime for ages 2 through 6 will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Wear your jammies for songs and stories. Free. Information: 919-299-8105.

• A Step of Class dance recital will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 14 through 16 at the Paramount Theatre. “Get On Your Feet” will celebrate dance, with ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, hip hop, pointe and lyrical. Tickets are $12 and $14, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at

• Groovin’ at Goldsboro, musical storytime 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.

• Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Adrienne Northington, executive director of Wayne Community College Foundation.

• The Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP on Berkeley Blvd. For information, call Glen Allen at 919-965-6452 or Maxine Davis at 919-242-9641.

May 15

• Book Worms Book Club for youths in grades three through five will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. There will be books, talking and other activities. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

• The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. the B&G Grill. Charles and Linda McLendon with the Master Gardeners program will be the guest speakers. Visitors are welcome.

May 16

• Small business coaching will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fremont Library. Advice for starting a small business will be by appointment only by calling 919-739-6941.

• Pokeplay event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. for ages 13 through 18 at Steele Memorial Library. Take your cards or devices and play or trade with others. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Pokemon League of Goldsboro will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. Take your trading cards and video games. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.

• Quilling Club for adults will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. They will work on a spring project. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Friends of Compassion will meet at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn on U.S. 70 Bypass. Mainly targeted for relatives who have lost children, grandchildren or siblings. Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one is also welcome. For information, contact Connie Brown at 919-920-9732.

May 17

• Southern Wayne Class of 1994 will celebrate its 25th class reunion May 17 and 18. A meet and greet will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 17. On May 18 at Southern Wayne High School, there will be a cookoff, bakeoff, activities for children and adults, pictures and lunch. Information: Crystal Daniels or Karen Warrick Sullivan on Facebook. Register at Eventbrite.

May 18

• Historic walking tour of downtown Goldsboro will be held at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Wayne County Museum. The tour meets in the museum lobby. It lasts about an hour. It is guided by the museum director. The tour will cover the history of Goldsboro and will look at various important historic sites and buildings downtown. Wear comfortable shoes. Free. Information: 919-734-5023.

• Goldsboro School of Ballet will have a recital at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. It demonstrates the technique dancers studied throughout the year. Free. Information:

• Author Janet Croom will talk about and sign her book “The War Outside My Window,” the Civil War diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham at 2 p.m. at the Wayne County Museum. Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent slave-holding family in Macon, Ga. After a bad leg injury left him an invalid, the 12-year-old began keeping a diary in 1860, just as secession and the Civil War began tearing the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His manuscript of the demise of the Old South has been lauded by the Library of Congress as one of its premier holdings. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Information: 919-734-5023.

• Movie matinee will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. There will be a movie and snacks. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

• Saving Money with Coupons program will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Participants will learn how to find coupons online and use coupons effectively. Take a pen, pad and your smart phone. There will be door prizes. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• The Men of FIC will hold a free community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carver Cultural Center in Mount Olive. There will be pickle ball, a healthy walk, various health screenings and prizes.

• National Kids to Parks Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. A trail run and hike will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can take part in the park's first-ever trail race. There will be 4- and 8-mile distances and a 4-mile hike option. Healthy refreshments will be provided by the event sponsor, Clean Eatz Goldsboro. Awards will be presented. Part of the proceeds go to Friends of The Cliffs group. Information and registration:

May 19

• The David and Caroline Lawhorn family reunion will be held at the Neuse Bend Hunting Club in Johnston County. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic basket.