SMALL BUSINESS COACHING

Small business coaching session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Goldsboro Library for adults. Dale Fey with the Wayne Community College small business center will provide one-on-one advice on how to start your small business. Call 919-739-6941.

EMBERS CONCERT

Embers Christmas Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Paramount Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Fund, which helps local children have a better Christmas. Regular tickets are $22 and $11 for children. VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, are $40. Balcony seats are $15. Tickets are available by calling 919-778-2211 or 919-739-7905 or at the News-Argus office.

MASONIC MEETING

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

GOLDEN K KIWANIS

Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Herman Park Center. Speaker will be Amanda Tilley, eastern regional manager of Krispy Kreme. The club will not meet Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, but will resume meeting Jan. 8.

OLD MILLS CEMETERY

The Old Mills Cemetery Committee will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, call 919-778-0958 or 919-330-4085.

‘WONDERFUL LIFE’

“It’s a Wonderful Life” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre. It tells the story of George Bailey, who has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. One Christmas Eve, he decided that everyone would be better off without him, and Clarence the angel shows him how life would have been different if he had never lived. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be sold in the Paramount lobby and can be taken into the theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger with an adult, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.

CRAFT TIME

Make and take craft: Scarves program for adults will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Goldsboro Library. They will use markers and rubbing alcohol to create gifts, just in time for Christmas. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

SUNRISE KIWANIS

Steve Wellman of New Hope United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker for Sunrise Kiwanis on when it meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at B&G Grill downtown. All members are encouraged to attend, and bring a guest, since it will be the club’s last meeting for this year.

KIDS’ ORNAMENT CLASS

Kids ornament art class with storytelling will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Arts Council of Wayne County. An artist will teach the children how to create their own original ornament for the Christmas tree. Register by calling 919-736-3300.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Christmas Around the World event for ages 11 and younger will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Goldsboro Library. They will learn about winter holidays around the world, what winter is like south of the equator and how to celebrate with books. Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824.

HABITAT DEDICATION

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne and the Mount Olive Partners for Habitat will hold a Habitat home dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, at 202 W. Pollock St., Mount Olive. This is the first home to be built as part of the Mount Olive Build 2018 effort and the ninth Habitat home in Mount Olive overall.

“WHITE CHRISTMAS”

“White Christmas” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Paramount Theatre. It tells the story of the song-and-dance team of Wallace and Davis, who team up with the song-and-dance team of sisters Betty and Judy and travel to an inn in Vermont to put on a show. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be sold in the Paramount lobby and can be taken into the theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger with an adult, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.

CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Friends of Compassion will have a candle lighting service in memory of children that have passed away, no matter their age, on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 1100 N. Jefferson Ave. Parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. are welcome to attend. Members of Friends of Compassion are invited to bring a covered dish and a picture of their child. No gifts necessary. Anyone is welcome to attend this gathering. For information, contact Connie Brown at 919-920-9732.

KIDS’ CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLASS

Kids Christmas cookie class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Arts Council of Wayne County. Children will learn how to decorate holiday cookies. Register by calling 919-736-3300.

SMALL BUSINESS COACHING

Small business coaching session will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Fremont Library for adults. Dale Fey with the Wayne Community College small business center will provide one-on-one advice on how to start your small business. Call 919-739-6941.

WATCH VAN

The WATCH mobile van is scheduled to be at these locations now through the holidays: Monday at Salvation Army on William Street; Tuesday in Mount Olive at Main and Chestnut streets; Wednesday at Little River Square on U.S. 70; and Thursday at Food Lion on N.C. 111. It will be closed Dec. 24-28. For appointments, call 919-222-4450.

AA MEETINGS

For information about AA and Ala-Anon meetings call 919-735-4221.

SENIOR COMPANIONS NEEDED

The WAGES Senior Companion program needs senior volunteers to serve as companions to frail adults in their homes. Seniors who are at least 55 years of age and have a special love for elderly adults are encouraged to apply at the WAGES office, 601 Royall Avenue or contact Delbra McIntyre, Senior Volunteer Programs Director at 919-734-1178.