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Monthly Planner, May 2019

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FRIDAY, MAY 3

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Kevin Owings of Winebow for a complimentary wine tasting.

Friday, May 3

First Friday

5:30 to 8:30 pm

Art Happens on Tarboro

106 Tarboro Street W

Check out our floral pieces and other new work.

Friday-SUnday, May 3-5

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday

Boykin Center

Presented by Playhouse of Wilson. Nick Cristano (Caleb Skinner) is a young professional in New York City, and single. His adoring, Italian-American grandparents (Thomas Barnes / Debbie Williams and Ron Taylor / Jane Kolunie), who never let him forget where he belongs, in New Jersey. They live two doors down from each other, and Nick faithfully goes every Sunday for lunch. When Nick is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, 2,000 miles away, both sets of grandparents do their best to keep Nick right where he belongs, including inviting Caitlin (Maggie Slaughter) over for Sunday lunch. Kathy Creech has returned to direct this warm-hearted, boisterously funny and touching story written by Joe Dipietro. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $13 at the Boykin Center or by calling 252-363-1933. Tickets at the door are $15.

Saturday, May 4

Free Comic Book Day

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

There will be books available for all reading choices and ages, plus special guest Batman will be at the shop to raise funds for charity. Get your face painted or buy Girl Scout cookies. Drop off a nonperishable food item for the shop’s annual food drive for Hope Station. There will be special limited edition DreamDaze FCBD 2019 Cartoon Cosplay prints by local artist Brian Wingrove available for all! Every person who stops by DreamDaze on Star Wars Day, gets a free copy of “Star Wars Adventures Han and Chewie.” Storytime with Jo at 11:30 a.m. includes a reading from various “Star Wars” stories. Help decorate the windows in the GameLoft by entering a coloring contest. Magic the Gathering War of the Spark draft event is at noon; $15 to enter and you start with six packs of the new set to build a completely new deck. Registration starts an hour before. Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark NewStorm Box Tournament is at 6 p.m. A new set of trading cards from Konami appears today, and to celebrate our weekly tournament is a box giveaway. Entry is $10 and players receive an OTS eight- and nine-packs for registering. Registration starts 1 hour before.

Saturday, May 4

Sidekix Prom

4 to 6 p.m.

Surge at Farmington Heights Church

910 Raleigh Road Parkway

The prom is for individuals with special needs/ disabilities and Sidekix friends who are the same age. Sponsored by BB&T Lighthouse Project. For eighth grade through college age. For more information, contact elizabeth@sidekixfriends.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Maggiepalooza

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Goldsboro Street

The Maggie Society presents Maggiepalooza with special guest TripleWide and Friends for an afternoon filled with music, food and dogs. Bring your kids, lawn chairs, leashed pets and help raise funds for these rescued dogs. Also available is a silent auction, food trucks, photo ops, PAWtraits, facepainting, Muttley Crew, raffle and more. Adult beverage purchases require proper ID. For more information, visit www.themaggiesociety.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Seeds of Hope Spring Festival

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vick Elementary School

504 Carroll St. E.

This is a family friendly free community event featuring food, games for the children, information booths and entertainment stage featuring line dancing, zumba and Mexican dancers.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Gospel Celebration in Dance

4 p.m.

Greater Love Church Ministries

300-B Barnes St.

The Potters Clay Ministries of Goldsboro will be the special guest as Greater Love Church Ministries celebrates in dance with other dance teams.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Tiered 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 10

Movie in the Park

Sunset (around 7 p.m.)

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Take the family to see “Paddington 2.” Free tie-dye station on site. Cucalorus Pop-up Cinema and Gig East invite you to enjoy a movie and popcorn for purchase by 3 Stars Kettle Corn.

Saturday, May 11

Porch Tour and Art Stroll

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residence Park Neighborhood

Near Raleigh Road and Anderson/ Branch streets

The Old Wilson Neighbors Association event highlights Wilson’s historic neighborhoods. There will be more than 25 local artists displaying and selling their work. New this year will be strolling musicians and roving artists doing paintings and sketches. Free hot dogs provided by First Christian Church. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to First Christian at 207 Tarboro St.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Car Show

All day

Universal Chevrolet

114 N. Main St., Wendell

The Eastern Carolina Corvette Club will host a car show. Registration 9 a.m. - noon; awards presentation 3 p.m. Entry fees through May 3, $15 (after May 3, $20). For more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-289-6304 or Charles King at 252-399-9361.

Saturday, May 11

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

This week’s tournament is a faceoff between Soulburners and Spellcasters; $10 entre fee. Registration starts one hour before.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Wine Class: Drink Pink

6 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Mike Summerlin of Grapevine Distributors for a wine class. The cost is $15 per person and reservations and payment are repuired by calling Grapenuts at 252-246-9463 or online at WAWtix.com.

Thursday, May 16

Wilson Times Readers’ Choice Winners Gala

5:30 p.m.

Wilson Country Club

4509 Country Club Drive N

Join The Wilson Times to celebrate the nominees of the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Announcement of winners begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception. Purchase tickets at WAWtix.com. The Readers’ Choice Winners Gala is presented by Gallery of Flowers.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Davis Hyde of J Lohr Vineyards and Wines for a complimentary wine tasting.

Friday, May 17

Relay for Life

6 p.m. to midnight

Walking track

Wilson Medical Center

The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Friday, May 17

Movie in the Park

Sunset (around 7 p.m.)

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Take the family to see “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Cucalorus Pop-up Cinema and Gig East invite you to enjoy a movie and popcorn for purchase by 3 Stars Kettle Corn.

Sunday, May 19

Sunday in the Rose Garden

2 to 4 p.m.

Wilson Rose Garden

1800 Herring Ave.

The annual event includes music, an art contest and plenty of chances to stop and smell the roses. Free.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

Friday, May 24

Movie in the Park

Sunset (around 7 p.m.)

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

See “Mary Poppins Returns” at the park. Cucalorus Pop-up Cinema and Gig East invite you to enjoy a movie and popcorn for purchase by 3 Stars Kettle Corn.Downtown Wilson

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Opening Night

5 p.m.

Wilson Tobs

Fleming Stadium

Join in the fun of opening night with drink specials, Budweiser Band Series with pre-game band Will McBride group. Opponent is Fuquay-Varina Twins with a game time of 6:15 p.m. Giveaways will include magnet schedules, hats and rally towels.

TUESDAY, MAY 28

Burgers, Brews and Botox Event at Bella Pella Medical Spa

4 to 7 p.m.

Bella Pella

110 Brentwood Center Lane (Behind BB&T off Nash Street)

Bella Pella Medical Spa will have grand opening and a ribbon cutting rodeo event with swag bags, botox and xeomin raffles, music, facial giveaways, hydro massage bed, medical skincare giveaways, chair massages and much more. For more information, call 252-991-1010.

tuesday, may 28

Whirligig Night

6 p.m.

Fleming Stadium

Fleming Street

Tobs all you can eat Tuesdays and Trivia night. Swing for the fences celebration. Celebrate the reading achievements of local middle school students. All SweetWater Beers on special. The opponent is North Wake Fungo with a game time of 7 p.m. (AYCE Excludes beer, bottled Gatorade and ice cream).

THURSDAY, MAY 30

Thirsty Thursday

6 p.m.

Fleming Stadium

Fleming Street

Wilson Chamber Night and Greenlight Night. Chamber members = $1 pre purchased tickets. Select beer $1, draft beer specials and discount fountain drinks. Farm to Field Farmer’s Market. Opponent is Martinsville Mustangs with a game time of 7:15 p.m. Giveaways are Whirligig items.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

First Saturday Family Night

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirit Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

For $10 per person or 4 people for $35 includes all you and your loved ones need to paint an 8x10. Several choices will be offered, or you can do your own thing on a blank canvas. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspiritart.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Grapenuts for a A Rose’ Showdown wine tasting.

Friday, May 31

Movie in the Park

Sunset (around 7 p.m.)

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Enjoy “Incredibles 2” at the park. Cucalorus Pop-up Cinema and Gig East invite you to enjoy a movie and popcorn for purchase by 3 Stars Kettle Corn.

EVERY DAY

Eyes on Main Street

Historic Downtown

Wilson

Nash Street

The heart of Wilson will be transformed into a gallery of large-scale photographs by 100 prominent and emerging photographers from 43 countries. The outdoor exhibition on Nash Street focuses on the theme “Main Street, a Crossroad of Culture,” as interpreted by the individual photographers. This event will continue through Aug. 4.

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 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 and Saturday

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Pavilion at Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

The Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market specializes in locally grown produce and handcrafted artisan goods.

every tuesday

Trivia

7 to 9 p.m.

Da Bayou

124 Barnes St.

Test your knowledge on a variety of topics on trivia.

every wednesday

Pilates/Yoga Fusion

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Dance Studio B

200 Nash St. E.

Gain strength, balance and flexibility with Stacy Matthews’ 45 minutes 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

Open Mic

7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Local professional and amateur performers have the opportunity to show off their talents.

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.

Wednesdays in May

Munkin in the Month of May

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

All month long the shop will teach a new version of Munchkin from Steve Jackson Games at Wednesday Night Family Game Night.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Dart Night

6 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

Heroclix Weekly Tournaments

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Scenarios change weekly based on group consensus. Visit www.facebook.com/DreamDazeCFG each week for more details. A $3 entry fee includes figure from recent set. Registration starts 1 hour before.

every thursday and Sunday

Final Fantasy

6 p.m.

DreamDaze

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Weekly tournament entry fee is $5. Registration starts an hour before.

6 p.m.

EVERY THURSDAY

Trivia

8 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Play six 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.

Every Saturday and Wednesday

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

The Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market specializes in locally grown produce and handcrafted artisan goods.

every saturday

Yu-Gi-Oh! Weekly Tournaments

4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

DreamDaze

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

DreamDaze will host both a youth tourney at 4 p.m. and an all ages tourney at 6 p.m. on Saturdays. A $5 entry fee includes player choice of booster pack and prizes based on participation numbers. Registration starts 1 hour before. Battle it out for top player each week and bounty player of the month. New players and all ages always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). Call 252-281-5586.

Every Saturday

DragonBall Super Weekly Tournaments

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Saturdays at 2 p.m. try out the newest card game. A $5 entry fee includes player choice of booster pack and prizes based on participation numbers. Registration starts 1 hour before.

every Sunday

Pokemon Tournament

2 p.m.

DreamDaze

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

This is a great introduction game to the world of collectible card games. Join us and see how your Pokedeck stacks up. A $5 entry fee includes player choice of booster pack and prizes based on participation numbers. Registration starts 1 hour before.

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