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Bone marrow donor drive is Saturday
The Omicron Iota Zeta chapter of Wilson will host a Be The Match bone marrow registry and swab event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Walmart, 2500 Forest Hills Road.
To join the Be The Match registry, prospective donors must be between ages 18 and 44, in general good health, committed to donating for any patient they may match in the future, fill out registry paperwork (about 10 minutes) and be willing to swab the inside of their cheeks to have tissue types tested.
Dems’ African-American caucus to meet
The Wilson County Democratic Party’s African-American Caucus will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Wilson County Public Library. Democratic sheriff candidates Calvin Woodard, Chris Boykin and Dinise Williams have been invited to address attendees.
Library to host Andy Griffith expert
GOLDSBORO — Professor and author Elliot Engel will present “The Master of Mayberry,” a lecture on Andy Griffith and his namesake television show, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Wayne County Public Library’s Goldsboro branch, 1001 E. Ash St. Admission is free and registration is not necessary to attend. For more information, call the library at 919-735-1824, ext. 5106.
Ladies’ golf day set Wednesday
The Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association will kick off its season at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, and will hold a ladies’ play day on every third Wednesday of the month. Any woman who plays golf is eligible to participate. To sign up or ask questions, contact Cathy Causway at 252-291-2430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff candidates slated to speak
The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the senior citizens’ center on Goldsboro Street. Candidates running for Wilson County sheriff in the upcoming Democratic primary will be presenting their platforms and answering questions. All retired school personnel are welcome.
Reentry council plans resource fair
The Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson Reentry Council will hold a resource fair to help former inmates transition back into the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Wilson County Agriculture Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. SW.
The resource fair will assist participants with jobs, health care, transportation, education, nutrition, legal assistance and financial literacy. PNC Bank and the N.C. Community Action Association are sponsoring the event.
For more information, call Shenetheathia Hanson, reentry coordinator, at 252-442-8081, ext. 245.
Pipeline planners holding job fair
ROCKY MOUNT — Developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will hold a construction open house and job fair from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Northern Nash High School, 4230 Green Hills Road.
Local unions and inspection companies will be on hand to discuss training and job opportunities. Project team members will share information about construction activities including safety measures. For more information, visit www.atlanticcoastpipeline.com, email email@example.com or call 844-215-1819.
Crime prevention panel to meet
ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Museum to celebrate 50 years
BAILEY — The Country Doctor Museum will host “History Alive,” a 50th anniversary celebration, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the 7089 Peele Road museum.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the band DryBread Road will perform and the Six Smokin’ Bones food truck will be on hand. The event also features free museum tours, free children’s activities and crafts and the grand opening of a new exhibit, The Sick Room.
The Imagination Station Science and History Museum of Wilson, the Aycock Birthplace state historic site of Fremont, the Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Kenly, the Joel Lane House, the Aurora Fossil Museum and the Carolina Fun Factory petting zoo will provide free activities and exhibits.
For more information, call 252-235-4165 or visit www.countrydoctormuseum.org.
Vick Elementary to host multicultural fest
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina’s Wilson chapter and Seeds of Hope Wilson will hold a multicultural festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Vick Elementary School, 506 N. Carroll St.
Community members are invited to experience diverse Latino cultures through music, dance, art and more. For more information, call 252-258-9967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids on the Lawn fair planned
Mary Artis’ Kids on the Lawn is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 on the front lawn of the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. NW. The free family festival will feature food, games, a magic show, live animals, face-painting, balloons and prizes.
Community agencies including the Wilson County Department of Social Services, county health department, Smart Start program and Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club will be on hand. The SPOT at 910 Tarboro St. W. has been designated as the rain location.
Annual pickle festival slated
MOUNT OLIVE — The 32nd annual North Carolina Pickle Festival is planned from 5-10 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in downtown Mount Olive, home of the Mt. Olive Pickle Co.
The two-day event will include live entertainment, vendors, a pickle-eating contest and a bicyle ride and glow run. For complete festival details, visit www.ncpickefest.org.
Corvette, classic car show rolls in
WENDELL — Universal Chevrolet, 114 N. Main St., will host a Corvette and classic car show presented by the Wilson-based Eastern Carolina Corvette Club on Saturday, May 12. Registration runs from 9 a.m. to noon and awards will be presented at 3 p.m.
The National Council of Corvette Clubs-sanctioned show will award first-, second- and third-place finishers in several Corvette and classic divisions along with awards for rat rods, race-prepared cars, best of show prizes, a sponsorship choice award and special interest award.
Entry fees are $15 through May 5 and $20 afterward. The show is free to attend. For more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-289-6304 or Charles King at 252-399-9361.
Relay for Life planned May 18
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wilson County will be held Friday, May 18 at Wilson Medical Center, 1705 Tarboro St. W., beginning with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. followed by ceremonial first laps for cancer survivors and caregivers and the main event, an overnight team walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Food and drinks will be available for sale from Relay team vendors.
Elm City High reunion slated
ELM CITY — The Elm City High School 1970-78 graduating classes will have an all-class reunion from 6 - 11 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the gym of Elm City Middle School, 215 Church St. E. Organizers say any former Elm City High student can participate regardless of attendance or graduation years.
The cost is $40 per person until May 1 and $50 per person thereafter. For more information, call Currie Joyner at 252-230-1160 or Mary Brown Eatmon at 843-532-1429.
Golf tourney seeks entrants, sponsors
The Omega Development Group and Beta Beta Beta Beta chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold the annual J.M. “Bing” Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, June 2, at the Wedgewood Public Golf Course. The deadline for entry fees and sponsorships is May 28.
The 18-hole captain’s choice tournament will feature two-person teams. Entry fees are $75 per player and $150 per team with green and cart fees included. Tee and hole sponsorships are $100 each. The tournament opens with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
To register or purchase a sponsorship, checks can be made payable to Omega Development Group, P.O. Box 397, Wilson, NC 27894. For more information, contact Reginald Harris at 252-315-6085 or email@example.com.