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Monthly Planner April

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Sunday, April 1

A Very Tipsy Easter

1 to 7 p.m.

SoCo Farm

6538 Slabtown Road

Join SoCo Farm for a Sunday-Funday on Easter on the farm. SoCo is teaming with Tipsy Tomato in Rocky Mount with pizza from 1 to 7 p.m.  The cost is $10 to $40. Tickets will include unlimited pizza and salad from 1 to 7 p.m., wine and beer for adults. Kids under 6 eat free (limit of 2 per adult). Festivities include a kids’ egg hunt at 2 p.m., adult egg hunt at 3 p.m. with adult treats, all-day kid wrangler, all-day corn hole and all day kid activities. Tickets are non-refundable. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call or text 252-363-3716.

sunday, april 1

Pot Luck Dinner

6 to 8 p.m

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy a pot luck Easter dinner with your family and friends at your local brewery. Please take a covered dish.

friday, april 3

Guest Bartender Event

3 to 5 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Brewmasters teams up with the Wilson Crisis Center. $1 per pint sold and all cash tips will go directly to the Wilson Crisis Center to help support its programs.

friday, april 6

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join Grapenuts Wine for a casual complimentary wine tasting.

friday, april 6

Vision Board Workshop

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

A vision board is a collage of words and pictures that specifically represents what it is you are trying to attract and manifest into your life. No experience necessary. The cost is $40 per person and includes light refreshments. To RSVP and pay online visit www.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, april 7

Early Literacy Programs

9:30 a.m.

Wilson County Public Library

249 Nash St.

Children ages birth through 2 are invited to join the 9:30 a.m. Lapsit program. Preschool-age children are invited to join the 10 a.m. program. Family storytimes are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturdays, April 14, 21 and 28.

 

Saturday, April 7

Big Rigs at the Gig

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Kids can explore trucks and heavy equipment including emergency vehicles. Balter Brothers, Matty Begs and TripleWide peform. Plan to eat at several food trucks. Free.

saturday, april 7

Car Show and USLMS Special

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

The car show and USLMS special (40 laps - $4K to win), pure stock four cyl, super stock four cyl, pure stock V-8, limited sportsman and super late model. Pit gates open at 4 p.m.; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Practice/qualify/heat races are at 7 p.m. with feature events at 9. Admission for regular events grandstand $15 for ages 16 and over; $5 (ages 11-15); free for ages 10 and under; pit gate 30 (ages 11 and over); and $10 (ages 10 and under). For more information, call 252-985-1949.

saturday, april 7

Corvettes and Classics Car Show

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don Bulluck Chevrolet

1920 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Show is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-265-0035 or 252-289-6304.

tuesday, april 10

Wine Dinner

6:30 p.m.

Barton College, Building TBD

704 College St. NE

Join host Thomas Meunier, Authentiquevin and Steve Eudy, Empire Distributors for A Spring Time in Paris wine dinner. Reservations required. Call 252-246-9463.

tuesday, april 10

Art Journaling 101

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Facilitated by local artist, Julie Ann Haas, no art experience is required for this four-session workshop. Each class will be approximately two hours long, and the cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration is required. Class dates in addition to April 10 are April 17, 24 and May 1. For more information, call 252-265-9353 or RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

wednesday, april 11

Wine and Design

6:30 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Come flex your creative muscles with Wilson Wine and Design on Wheels. A glass of house wine or draft beer is included in the ticket price. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Wednesday, april 11

Escape from the Library

5 to 8 p.m.

Wilson County Public Library

249 Nash St.

An escape from the library challenge is for teens in the assembly room. Work with your team to find the clues, solve the riddles and make your escape. To register, call Scott Houston at 252-237-5355 ext. 5028.

friday, april 13

Grapenuts Tiered Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Steve Eudy of Empire Distibutors for a complimentary portion and a reserve portion is optional for $10 per person.

friday, april 13

Cowboy Boot Floral Class

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

The $30 cost includes all you need to paint a step-by-step with the help of the instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online www.colorfulspirits.com or call 252-265-9353.

saturday, april 14

Best Appearing Car Awards

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Pure stock four cylinder, super stock four cylinder, pure stock v-8, limited sportsman, and late model. Pit gates open at 4 p.m.; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Practice/qualify/heat races are at 7 p.m.; feature events 9 p.m. Admission for regular events grandstand $15 for ages 16 and over; $5 (ages 11-15); free for ages 10 and under; pit gate 30 (ages 11 and over); and $10 (ages 10 and under). For info call 252-985-1949.

saturday, april 14

Christian Paint Night 

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Music and More Studio

123 Goldsboro St. S.

The $40 cost includes all you need to paint step-by-step with the help of an instructor. No experience necessary. A portion of the proceeds goes to pay for music classes for special needs kids. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com. 252-265-9353.

saturday, april 14

Spring Plant Sale

9 a.m. to noon

Wilson County Agricultural Center

1806 Goldsboro St. SW

If you are a Wilson Botanical Garden Member, a pre-sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. Membership card is required for admission to the pre-sale. For information, call 252-237-0113.

Tuesday, April 17

Taste of Wilson

6 p.m.

Fike High School

Taste of Wilson tickets are available at Cupcake Dream, Bill’s Grill and the Arc of Wilson office or online (a small fee is charged). Tickets can be mailed or left at the event’s will call booth. For more information, visit The Arc of Wilson County’s website at www.arcofwilsonnc.org or search on Facebook for the 25th Anniversary Taste of Wilson. 

friday, april 20

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Steve Adams with Mutual Distributing for a complimentary wine tasting.

friday, april 20

Day/Night Tree Class

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

The $30 cost includes all you need to paint a step-by-step with the help of an instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com or call 252-265-9353.

saturday, april 21

Teen Saturday Matinee

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Wilson County Public Library

249 Nash St.

See a giant gorilla of a movie and snacks (PG-13). To register, contact Scott Houston at 252-237-5355 ext. 5028.

saturday, april 21

I-95 Modified Series

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Pure stock four cylinder, super stock four cylinder, pure stock v-8, late model, ump modified and mod-lite. Pit gates open at 4 p.m.; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Practice/qualify/heat races are at 7 p.m.; feature events are 9 p.m. Admission for regular events grandstand $15 for ages 16 and over; $5 (ages 11-15); free for ages 10 and under; pit gate 30 (ages 11 and over); and $10 (ages 10 and under). For more information, call 252-985-1949.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Jason with Barrique Wines for a complimentary wine tasting.

friday, april 27

Movies in the Park

8 p.m.

Whirligig Park

301 Goldsboro St.

Cucalorus Pop-Up Cinema is a four-week movie in the park series. Take the entire family to enjoy movies such as “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Leap!” and Despicable Me 3. For more information, visit www.WilsonNC.org. 

friday, april 27

Sunset Field Class

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

The $30 fee includes all you need to pain a step-by-step with the help of an instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com or call 252-265-9353.

friday, april 27

Chef’s Tasting

7 p.m.

SoCo Farm

6538 Slabtown Road

Enjoy a grapes and grains chef’s tasting. The cost is $125. This event will also take place Saturday, April 28. For more information, call or text 252-363-3716.

Sunday, april 28

Artist Opening

2 to 4 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Spend an afternoon seeing the work of local artist Horton-Morton. A reception will be held with snacks served and beverages for purchase.

saturday, april 28

I-95 Late Model Series

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Pure stock four cylinder, super stock four cylinder, pure stock v-8, limited sportsman and late model. Pit gates open at 4 p.m.; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.; practice/qualify/heat races 7 p.m. Feature events 9 p.m. Admission for regular events grandstand $15 for ages 16 and over; $5 (ages 11-15); free for ages 10 and under; pit gate 30 (ages 11 and over); and $10 (ages 10 and under). For info call 252-985-1949.

saturday, april 28

Shelby Stephenson

4 p.m.

Fountain General Store

Intersection NC 222 and US 258, Fountain

Shelby Stephenson, N.C. poet laureate, launches his latest book, “Our World,” published by Press 53. 

sunday, april 29

Grace Notes

7 p.m.

Winstead United Methodist Church

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Grace Notes, the handbell ensemble of Winstead United Methodist Church will present Grace Notes for all Seasons. Childcare will be provided. Admission is free, a free will offering will be taken.

every thursday

HeroClix Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

There is a $3 entry fee and all players leave with at least one new Clix to add to their team. New players and all ages are welcome (13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

every friday

Magic Free For All

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Come out and learn how to play Magic the Gathering collectible card game at no cost to you. All players new to DreamDaze will receive a free deck of Magic cards so they can start playing right away. New players always welcome.

every saturday

Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Store Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

A $5 entry fee includes one Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack of cards. New players and all ages always welcome (13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

Every Sunday

Dungeons and Dragons RPG

1:30 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

New players and all ages always welcome (13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

EVERY MONDAY

Open Mic

6 to 9:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Local professional and amateur performers have the opportunity to show off their talents. Food is available for order from Tig’s Courtyard, delivered.

EVERY MONDAY

Trivia

7 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Enjoy trivia with Geeks who Drink. Test your knowledge on a wide variety of topics for a chance to win free pints and gift cards.

every monday

Trivia Night at O’Cools

7 p.m.

O’Cools Restaurant

2801 Ward Blvd.

Three rounds of trivia including general knowledge and sports plus a special round of geek trivia sponsored by DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games. Enjoy dinner, a night of fun with friends and possibly win gift certificates.

every tuesday

Music Bingo

7 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hill Road

Join Brewmasters for five rounds of Music Bingo, a musical spin on bingo where players listen to songs and try to get bingo on their song-name bingo card. Music Bingo is free to play and there are prizes to win.

every wednesday

Family Game Night

6 to 8 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Family game night in the game loft. Take a family favorite or learn a new game. Choose from the store library of demo games: cooperative, competitive or a combination of both.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wilson Beer Runners Club

5 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

The beer runners club runs every Wednesday in a route through historic downtown and returns to the brewery for cold craft beverages. New runners are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Dart Night

7 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Darters and those who want to learn are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wine not Whine

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road

Every Wednesday is Wine not Whine at Brewmasters with $2 glasses of house red and white wine.

EVERY THURSDAY

Pints and Pizzas

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road

Every Thursday is $4 pints and pizzas where Brewmasters serves up $4 pints of beer and $4 flatbread pizzas.

EVERY THURSDAY

Trivia with Pam

7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Play four to five rounds of trivia at 217 Brew Works with awards for first, second and third place.

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