The Patetown Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance in the Patetown and formerly Antioch fire districts through the end of May. The maintenance includes flushing the sediments from the water lines. Residents may experience temporary reduced water pressure and discoloration of the water during the flushing of hydrants, but the water will remain safe for consumption.

May 15

• A Lawn Care Basics Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office at the Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive. The cost is $5. Pre-registration is not required. Arrive a few minutes early to register. The workshop, part of the Gardening in Wayne County Monthly Workshop Series, will cover how to successfully care for a lawn. Learn about site preparation, grass selection, seeding, lawn maintenance and common pest problems.

• North Carolina State Retirees and Friends will meet at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ.

May 19

• The Kornegay Family Memorial Gardens Planning Committee invites the public to attend a Gospel Musical Fellowship at 3 p.m. at Vision of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, Mount Olive. Participants will be Apostle Norbert Simmons and the Gospelaires and the gospel singing group One Accord.

• Norwayne Alumni and Friends Inc. Class of 1968 will host Gospel Fest, a scholarship fundraiser, at 4 p.m. at Woods Chapel UAFWB Church, 928 E. New Hope Road. For more information, call Craston Artis at 919-394-6820. If you can not attend and would like to make a donation make check payable to: Norwayne Alumni and Friends Inc., which is tax deductible and mail it to, Craston M. Artis, 303 Bayleaf Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534-9481.