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Monthly Planner August 2018

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thursday, aug. 2

Host Family and Fan Appreciation Night

6 p.m.

Fleming Stadium

The Tobs take on the Edenton Steamers during fan appreciation night. Game starts at 7, gates open at 6.

friday, aug. 3

First Friday Kids’ Paint and Punch Night

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Art Ventures and Barnes Corner Gallery

200 W. Tarboro St.

This month will feature a children’s paint and punch night. Children must be accompanied by an adult and will make a painting on their own canvas. All supplies will be provided. For more information, call Oona Lewis at 252-236-1055 or visit the gallery.

friday, aug. 3

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Brian Flye with Tryon Distributing for a complimentary wine tasting.

saturday, aug. 4

Family Night

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$10 per person (or four for $35) includes all you need to paint a select 8-by-10 painting, or you can do your own thing on a blank canvas. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

sunday, aug. 5

Potluck

5:30 - 8 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy with friends at downtown Wilson’s local brewery.

tuesday, aug. 7

Open Studio Classes

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$30 includes all you need to paint step-by-step with an instructor’s guidance. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colfulspirits.com. This event will also be held Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

thursday, aug. 9

Art Stories

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Hammond Gallery, Edna Boykin Cultural Center

108 Nash St.

An open reception will be held for Art Stories. The series will continue through Sept. 29. For more information, call Julie Haas or Stephanie Pridgen at 252-291-4329 ext. 10 or visit www.wilsonarts.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

Vineyard Class

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$30 fee includes all you need to paint step-by-step with an instructor’s guidance. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

friday, aug. 10

Tiered Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

saturday, aug. 11

Scholarship dance fundraiser

8 p.m. - midnight

Darden Alumni Center

1600 Lipscomb Road

The Frederick Douglass Alumni Association will hold its annual scholarship dance fundraiser. Admission is $25 and light refreshments will be served. Dress in casual clothes and come to dance the night away. For more information, call Willie Williams at 252-234-2979, Ruth Baines at 252-291-1002 or Shirley Barron at 252-373-1148.

saturday, aug. 11

Kids at Heart Class

10 a.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Learn to paint a colorful unicorn for $10 per person and purchase your canvas at Hobby Lobby. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

friday, aug. 17

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Matt Corson with Coastal Beverage for a complimentary wine tasting.

friday, aug. 17

Pineapple Drink Class

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$30 includes all you need to paint step-by-step with an instructor’s guidance. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, aug. 18

Angel’s Attic celebrating 9 years

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Angel’s Attic

4505 Rosebud Church Road, Elm City

The Angel’s Attic will celebrate its ninth anniversary with Four on the Rock performing at 11 a.m. and Ekkelsia at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday, August 18

The Starlight Dance Band

8:00 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Part of the Summer Sounds concert series to benefit the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, The Starlight Dance Band will be sharing the spotlight with soloists, dancers schooled in the swing band style, and musicians who dream of playing with a big band. Tickets $20 at the door, or call the Arts Council at 252-291-4329.

friday, aug. 24

Van Gogh Sunflower Class

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$30 includes all you need to paint step-by-step with an instructor’s guidance. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

friday, aug. 24

Album Release Party

6 p.m.

Miracle Christian Center

3475 Airport Blvd.

Gospel recording artist Calvin Suggs, the senior pastor of Miracle Christian Center, will celebrate the release of his new album. The first single, “Wait On Him,” was released in mid-July. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

friday, aug. 24

Music for Hope Concert

7 - 8:15 p.m.

First Christian Church

207 Tarboro St.

The night will begin with a silent auction to benefit the Hope Station from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the education building followed by the concert in the church sanctuary. To end the evening, desserts will be served at 8:30 p.m. and winning bidders can pick up auction items.

friday, aug. 24

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Nate Harry with Advintage Wines for a complimentary wine tasting.

Saturday, August 25

The Praise Gospel Singers with special guest Bill Myers

8:00 p.m. 

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

As part of the Summer Sounds concert series to benefit the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, the Praise Gospel Singers will present a beautiful evening of spiritual music, accompanied by Wilson's perennial favorite, Mr. Bill Myers. Tickets $20 at the door, or call the Arts Council at 252-291-4329

saturday, aug. 25

In-Laws for Christ Anniversary Celebration

5 p.m.

Salisbury AME Zion Church

2029 Lipscomb Road

Join the In-Laws for Christ on their anniversary with a gospel singing featuring the St. Paul Male Chorus of Black Creek, David Dickens and the Powell Fellas of Robersonville, the Atkinson Sisters of Wilson, the Yelverton Singers of Wilson, Freddy Barnes and the Fantastics of Scotland Neck, Pastor Terry Joyner and the New Revelation of Wilson, Grace Horton and the Gospel Savior Seekers of Wilson, the Eaton Brothers of Louisburg, Faith and Harmony of Farmville and Long John and the New Silverstars of Cove City. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

sunday, aug. 26

Artist Opening Reception

2 - 4 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Join artist Ben Mauze with his opening reception.

Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 27-28

Auditions for ACT! for Youth’s “Once on this Island”

6:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45)

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Open auditions for ACT! for Youth’s performance of “Once on this Island”.  Performers need only audition on one of the two days, but you must be present for the entire time on your chosen day. For more information or to download audition forms, visit: http://www.wilsonarts.com/

friday, aug. 31

Sunset Field Class

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

$30 includes all you need to paint step-by-step with an instructor’s guidance. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

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 (those 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.

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 tuesday

Trivia

7 to 9 p.m.

Da Bayou

124 Barnes St.

Test your knowledge on a variety of topics.

every wednesday

Pilates/Yoga Fusion

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Dance Studio B

200 Nash St. E.

Gain strength, balance and flexibility with Stacy Matthews’ 45-minute Pilates/Yoga Fusion class. The cost is $6 per session.

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 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 Wilson and returns to the brewery for cold craft beverages. New runners are welcome.

every wednesday and Saturday

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Pavillion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Goldsboro Street

Purchase locally homegrown fruits, vegetables, butters, honey and other products along with handcrafted jewelry, paintings, soaps and more.

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, Brewmasters serves up $4 pints of beer and $4 flatbread pizzas.

every thursday

HeroClix Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics and Fun

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

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 always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them).

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.

every friday

Magic Free-For-All

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Learn how to play Magic: The Gathering collectible card game at no cost. All players new to DreamDaze will receive a free deck of Magic cards so they can start playing right away. New players are always welcome.

every saturday

Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Store Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Battle it out for top player each week and bounty player of the month. A $5 entry fee includes one Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack of cards. New players and all ages always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

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