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Monthly Planner May 2018

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wednesday, may 2

Open House

4 to 6 p.m.

The Nadal House

1007 Nash St. NW

Take a tour of the Nadal House in historic downtown Wilson.

friday, may 4

Sun/Moon Class

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

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

friday, may 4

First Friday

5 to 8 p.m.

Art Ventures and Barnes Corner Gallery

200 Tarboro St. W.

Enjoy new art works and light refreshments.

friday, may 4

Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting with host Grapenuts, a casual tasting.

saturday, may 5

Open House

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Nadal House

1007 Nash St. NW

Tour the Nadal House before the garden party so you will know what the buzz is all about.

saturday, may 5

Cinco de Barko

4 to 7 p.m.

210 Tarboro St. W.

The Maggie Society presents Cinco de Barko with special guest Steve Hardy’s Original Beach Party and adoptable dogs. Advance tickets $10; at the door $15. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. This event is family- and dog-friendly. Take your well behaved dogs on a leash. Adult beverage purchases require valid ID. Purchase tickets at the following locations: Joyner Chiropractic, 2515-D Airport Blvd.; Thomas Drugs, 309-B Nash St. W.; The Nook, 2801-3F Ward Blvd.; World of RC, 3569 NC 42 W.; and Supreme Pools, 4711 Nash St. NW. For more information, visit www.themaggiesociety.com.

saturday, may 5

Extravaganza

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

West Edgecombe Fire Department

13555 N.C. 43 N., Rocky Mount

The West Edgecombe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host an extravaganza with lots of vendors. Admission is free.

saturday, may 5

Spring Fling Celebration

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stantonsburg Elementary School

409 S. Main St.

Stantonsburg Elementary will host its second spring fling with bouncy houses, car show, DJ, face painting and more. Vendors also available. For car show registration call Chris Taylor at 252-265-2120 or John Smith at 252-216-0253 or email: ctaylor1685@yahoo.com or lagnaf311@gmail.com. For vendor information, call Kim Bass at 252-230-6958 or email: kkdsbass@yahoo.com.

saturday, may 5

Limited Sportsman Special

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Enjoy racing on a Saturday evening with (20 laps to win $1K). Pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and race at 7 p.m. Admission prices for regular events are grandstand $15 (16 and over) and $5 (11 to 15); free for ages 10 and under. Pit gate $30 (11 and over) and $10 (10 and under). For more information, call 252-985-1949.

sunday, may 6

2018 Preservation of Wilson Garden Party

4:30 p.m.

Vernon Mason and Andy Summerlin’s House

1120 Watson Drive

This year’s Garden Party and Art Show will be held in the garden of one of only a dozen modernist homes in Wilson. The doors will open at 1120 Watson Drive to experience first-hand the modernist architectural style during Preservation of Wilson’s 11th annual garden party and art show. The garden party is an appreciation occasion for the supporters of Preservation of Wilson. The only ticket for the Garden Party and Art Show is a donation of at least $25 to be a member of Preservation of Wilson. Register at the door or online at www.preservationofwilson.com or call 252-234-7694 or email kfb@preservationofwilson.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Pot Luck Dinner

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Take a covered dish to share with your friends and community brewery family.

wednesday, may 9

Guest Bartender for Relay for Life

5 to 8 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Brewmasters teams up with Relay for Life and Wilson Medical Center. $1 per pint sold and all cash tips will go directly to Relay for Life.

Thursday, may 10

Celebrate 60 years of Fike Band

7:30 p.m.

Fike High School Auditorium

500 Harrison Drive

Celebrate the last 60 years of Fike band students, directors and alumni. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Hilton’s in Brentwood, Brewmasters, Italian Pizza and Subs at Peppermill Drive, Wilson YMCA on Airport Road, Omega Sports at Heritage Crossing and Fat Cat Music on Airport Road. For more information, call Kelly Barnes at 236-2053.

thursday, may 10

Seven, Time Machine to the ’70s

7 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. SE

Spend a night getting hit with funky sounds, boss snacks and sick brews all for a good cause, Imagination Station. Tickets are $50, and sponsorships start at $100. 

friday, may 11

Bell’s Brewery Tap Takeover

All day

Brewmasters 

2117 Forest Hills Road

Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan, will be taking over the taps at Brewmasters.

friday, may 11

Tiered Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

friday, may 11

Nashville Blooming Festival

Downtown Nashville

The town of Nashville will have its festival with a parade, carnival, crafts, food, music and more. The event will continue on Saturday, May 12. For more information, call 252-459-7101.

friday, may 11

Angel Class

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

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

friday, may 11

Music in the Park

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Black Creek Park

Music by Daniel Chapel Singers and Generation III at the gazebo. Admission is free. Hot dogs and concessions will be available for sale. For more information, call Ellen Dawson at 252-243-3540.

saturday, may 12

Car Show

9 a.m.

Universal Chevrolet

114 N. Main St., Wendell

Classic car show. The entry cost for participants through May 5 is $15. For more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-265-0035.

wednesday, may 16

Grapenuts Wine Class: What’s Soil got to do With It?

6 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Mike Summerlin with Grapevine Distributors for a wine class. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required by calling Grapenuts at 252-246-9463.

wednesday, may 16

Wine and Design

6:30 p.m.

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road

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

Thursday, May 17

Gallery Opening

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hammond Gallery

Boykin Center, 108 Nash St.

Paintings by Mary Koogler will be featured at the opening reception and show that runs to July 14. 

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Matt Corson with Coastal Beverages for a wine tasting.

Friday, May 18

Relay for Life

6 p.m. to midnight

Wilson Medical Center

1705 Tarboro St.

The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society includes food, vendors and more.

friday, may 18

Red Truck Class

6:30 to  9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

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

saturday, may 19

CLR celebrates 30 years

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

County Line Raceway will celebrate 30 years of racing. For more information, call 252-985-1949.

friday, may 25

Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Mike Summerlin with Grapevine Distributors for a wine tasting.

wednesday, may 30

Guest Bartender event for Relay for Life

6 to 9 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Brewmasters teams up with Wilson Education Partnership with $1 per pint sold; all cash tips go directly to Wilson Education Partnership.

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. Pizza Monday, May 7 and May 21 (with donations for Save-A-Youth). 

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 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 and Saturday

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Pavillion at the 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

2117 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

2117 Forest Hills Road

Every Thursday is $4 pints and pizzas where 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 of 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 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 1 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.) For info, call 252-281-5586.

every saturday and Wednesday

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Pavillion at Whirligig Park

Goldsboro Street

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

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