WATCH VAN

The WATCH mobile van will be at these locations this week: Monday at St. Mark’s Church, 700 W. Ash St.; Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church on Chestnut Street; and Thursday at Compare Supermarket on U.S. 117. Call 919-222-4450 for appointments.

CENTRAL/EASTERN WAYNE ALUMNI

The Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the Woods Chapel fellowship hall. Classes ending in 9 and 4 are asked to have a representative present.

S.A.S.I.E. CLUB

S.A.S.I.E. Club for ages 8 through 12 will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Fremont Library. The group is Serious About Science and Internet Exploration. Participants will make robotic creations and discover safe and fun ways to explore the Internet. Free. Register by calling 919-705-1893.

GOLDEN K KIWANIS

Goldsboro Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Diana Hammond, volunteer with Impact Teen and 4 Day Movement.

OPTIMIST CLUB

The Goldsboro Optimist Club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 205 E. Walnut St. The speaker will be Cheryl Alston, director of the Little Washington Growing Group.

PLAY DAY

Play day for ages birth through 5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. It will be a morning of unstructured, creative play. Free. Information: 919-739-299-8105.

RETIREES MEET

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

MEDICARE PROGRAM

Medicare program for adults will be held at the Goldsboro Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can compare options and enroll in Medicare with the help of a Medicare professional. Free. Information: 919-735-1824.

LOSS OF CHILD

Friends of Compassion will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn on U.S. 70 Bypass. The meeting is mainly for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost children, grandchildren or a brother or sister. For additional information, call Connie Brown at 919-920-9732.

POKEPLAY

Pokeplay event for ages 13 through 18 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

QUILLING CLUB

Quilling Club for adults will meet at Steele Memorial Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Participants will start a spring project. Free. Register by calling 919-299-8105.

SMALL BUSINESS COACHING

Small business coaching session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Fremont Library for adults. Dale Fey with the Wayne Community College small business center will provide individual advice on how to start a small business. Free. Register by calling 919-739-6941.

OLD DOBBS SOCIETY

The Old Dobbs Genealogical Society will meet Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. Local history librarian Marty Tschetter will be speaking about Fold 3, which deals with military records in searching for ancestors and about the Clement photograph collection recently donated to the library. The collection of A.O. Clement, a popular and prolific photographer in Goldsboro, represented more than 20 counties in addition to Wayne County.

JOB TRAINING

The public is invited to a meeting about the On-the-Job Training program available through N.C. Works career centers. The information session will be held Jan. 22 in Room 101 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College, from 2-3 p.m. For more infornation, contact Andrea Tyson at 919-739-6912 or awtyson@waynecc.edu.

BRICK MASONRY

Wayne Community College will offer two brick masonry courses this spring. Brick Masonry I will run Jan. 28-March 7, and Brick Masonry II will be taught March 26-May 6. For more information, contact Lisa Newkirk at 919-739-6931 or ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu.

ART EXHIBIT

Black Migration is the theme of an exhibit at the Arts Council of Wayne County’s T.A. Loving Gallery Feb. 1 in conjunction with Black History Month. Local residents who own African-American artwork or artifacts that they would like to be considered for inclusion in the show are invited to call Peggie at 919-344-4756 or 919-735-8455. The exhibit will run through March 15.

A CAPELLA EVENT

The Hitmen a cappella group is hosting an A Cappella Invitational on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. In addition to the Hitmen, other performers include Duke University’s Speak of the Devil and Eastern Wayne High School Warrior Avenue. Tickets range in price from $13 to $20, with proceeds to benefit the Foundation of Wayne Community College. To purchase tickets, call the Paramount at 919-583-8432 or visit the website, www.goldsboroparamount.com.

PICKLE FESTIVAL PAGEANT

Applications are now available for the 19th annual North Caroina Pickle Festival Pageant Festival, which will be held April 6 at 6 p.m. at Southern Bank Auditorium at University of Mount Olive. The pageant is open to all ages. Winners will reign over the upcoming Pickle Festival. Some previous winners have gone on to win Miss North Carolina, Mrs. North Carolina and Mrs. America. For applications, email desireeautrey18@aol.com or call 919-738-8443.

SUMMER HELP

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is looking for lifeguards and concession workers for the summer. Lifeguards must be 16 years of age and Red Cross certified. Concession workers must be 15 years of age. Both jobs require 40 hours a week. Information and application: Autumn Hamm at 919-778-6234.