Terre des Langues is seeking Goldsboro area families to host three French boys, ages 15-16, and one language teacher, for three weeks this summer from June 13 to July 7. The students and one teacher attend the private high school Saint Marc located near Lyon, France. They will share their language and culture while striving to improve their language proficiency in English. Host families will simply provide daily activities in their home. Students are fully insured and bring spending money. They will be matched individually with their future host family. For more information and a personal visit, contact Professor Frédéric Fladenmuller at or call Terre des Langues at 252-754-2136.


The WATCH mobile van will be closed Monday but will operate at the following locations this week: Tuesday at Little River Square on U.S. 70 West; Wednesday at Pikeville Food Lion; and Thursday at House of Fordham on William Street. For appointments, call 919-222-4450.

May 26

• A beginner paddle boarding course will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Topics include proper paddle technique and how to get back onto the board while in deeper water. Participants must be able to swim. Wear a swimsuit or clothing you don’t mind getting wet. Free, but registration is required by calling 919-778-6234.

• Mount Olive VFW Post 9959 will hold its Memorial Day Service at 3 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery. The guest speaker will be pastor Jeff Dail of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Mount Olive. The police and fire department honor guards will be there along with Mayor Joe Scott who will speak also.

May 28

• Goldsboro Civic Ballet will have auditions for its 2019 season at 5:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Auditions will be for “Love of Dance,” “The Nutcracker Ballet” and a spring production. Information:

• 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.

• New Dawn Inspirational Book Club for adults will meet at 3 p.m. at the senior house, 903 E. Ash St. They will talk about “Before We Were Yours.” Free. Information: 919-735-1824.

• Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be member John Collins, who will talk about investor success or failure.

May 30

• Cooking Up a Good Time event for those in grades three through five will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. They will make special dishes. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824 and alert library staff about any food allergies.

• Chocolate Wars event for ages 13 through 18 will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Who will be the chocolate champion? Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Introduction to Essential Oils program for adults will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Participants will learn the uses and healing properties of different essential oils. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

• Get Fit With Us program for adults will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Library. It will be a Zumba workout. Take a towel. Water will be provided. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

June 1

• Cruise the Neuse event takes place on National Trails Day starting at 9 a.m. Participants will paddle down the Neuse River with Goldsboro Parks and Recreation. Cost is $15 per person, $10 if you take your own boat, which includes entry fee, boat rental (if you need one), T-shirt, hot dog, drink and transportation to the launch site. The event is for all ages. Register by going to

June 2

• The Clara and Mark Corbett family will host the 79th annual George R. and Smithy Smith reunion at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Hood Swamp Church, 698 Hood Swamp Road. Everyone should bring food and beverage to be shared.

June 8

• Cures for the Colors survivor brunch, sponsored by Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The First Church. Register by calling 919-580-0000.