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Monthly Planner November 2018

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friday, nov. 2

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

friday, nov. 2

Hard Candy Christmas Art and Gift Sale

5 to 8 p.m.

ART at 123 Studio

123 Barnes St. W.

Listen to Christmas music while you shop. Also featuring opening art exhibits. For more information, call 252-292-9447.

Friday, nov. 2

First Friday Quarter Auction

7 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Items will be auctioned off and lots of holiday shopping by great local vendors. For more information, call 252-265-9353. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

friday, nov. 2

Fabulous Friday: Pirates

3 to 5 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

This event is free. For more information, call 291-5113.

saturday, nov. 3-4

Whirligig Festival Beer Garden

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy the home of the Whirligig Festival Beer Garden.

saturday and Sunday, nov. 3-4

N.C. Whirligig Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday

Downtown Wilson

Enjoy a day with your family and friends at the Whirligig Festival.

saturday, nov. 3

Fall Flower Puzzle Painting Class

6 to 9 p.m.

ART at 123 Studio

123 Barnes St. W.

For $50 per person, you can paint a 3-D fall flower with pumpkin wood-cut painting. The painting is a puzzle and a door hanger. Seats are limited. For more information, call 252-292-9447.

sunday, nov. 4

Community Popluck

5:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy a potluck dinner with your local brewery family and friends.

sunday, nov. 4

Chili Gig: A chili competition

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

Enjoy a chili cook-off competition during the N.C. Whirligig Festival.

wednesday, nov. 7

Guest bartender for Habitat for Humanity

6 to 9 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Wilson Habitat for Humanity will be stepping behind the bar to raise funds for Habitat, a local affiliate for the non-profit working to assist with affordable housing in the area. A dollar per pint sold and all cash tips will be donated to support Habitat for Humanity.

thursday, nov. 8

Homeschool Days: Pigeon Dissection

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

Learn how to dissect a pigeon with other homeschoolers.

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10

Hearthside Crafters

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Wilson County Ag Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.

Around 40 vendors will be selling a variety of handmade items.

friday, nov. 9

Vino for Our Vets Fundraiser

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, nov. 9

Paint Pour Christmas Ornaments

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

For $35 you can create six Christmas ornaments embellished with ribbon/hook. RSVP and pay at www.colorfulspirits.com.

Friday, Nov. 9

Laughs for Life

7 to 9 p.m.

Peace Church

2838 Tilghman Road

The fundraiser for Wilson Pregnancy Center features Christian comedian Robert G. Lee. For tickets call 252-237-6833 or visit eventbrite.com.

saturday, nov. 10

Veteran’s Day Food Drive with Grapenuts

2 to 9 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Brew Works has teamed up with Grapenuts Wine for a Veteran’s Day food drive. You may drop off your food donations to either Grapenuts Wine or Brew Works.

Saturday, NOv. 10

Miss Bailey Pageant

6:30 p.m.

Southern Nash High School

The new Miss Bailey winners will be crowned.

saturday, nov. 10

First Saturday Family Night

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

For $10 per person or $35 for four people, includes all you need to paint and 8X10 painting. 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.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, nov. 10

Hobby Lobby Kids’ Classes

10 a.m.

Hobby Lobby

Forest Hills Road

Cost is $10 per person; purchase your canvas at Hobby Lobby. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, nov. 10

Grand Finale to Veterans Day Food Drive

2 to 9 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

The food will be dropped of at 217 Brew Works located at 217 South St. by Grapenuts Wine with music and entertainment provided by 217 Brew Works.

saturday, nov. 10

Origami Ornament Workshop

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

108 Nash St. NE

Julie Haas teaches the art form with step-by-step instruction to help you create beautifully folded paper ornaments. Cost is $20 per person and is open to ages 13 and up. Pre-registration is required. Call the Arts Council at 252-291-4329 to reserve your space.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Finch Open House

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Finch Nursery

5526 Finch Nursery Lane, Bailey

Annual event includes pottery demonstrations and more than 50 potters selling their stoneware and porcelain items. Music by Southern Star Band and Rebecca Bryant.

sunday, nov. 11

Veterans Day Program

2 p.m.

Wilson County Courthouse Plaza

Celebrate Wilson County’s retired and active duty personnel with patriotic music, ceremonies and speeches. Rain location is City Hall, Council Chambers.

tuesday, nov. 13

Preschool Science Says

10 to 11 a.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

Preschoolers get to learn about Native Americans. This event is free.

wednesday, nov. 14

Wine and Design

6:30 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

Join Brewmasters and Wine and Design for a fall-themed paint night. One glass of wine or beer included with tickets, which can be purchased online.

thursday, nov. 15

Light Up Brentwood

6 p.m.

Shoppes at Brentwood

Ward Boulevard

Get in the holiday spirit with the fifth annual Light Up Brentwood. Bobbie Jo and Jerry Abrams from It’s a Zoo Life will light the tree. Musical performers will include Fike High School’s vocal ensemble and the choral program at Greenfield School. A fashion show will feature Brentwood merchants and local talent.

friday, nov. 16

Homeschool Science Club

2 to 3 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

Learn about Native American games.

Friday, nov. 16

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Brian Fyle of Tryon Distributing for a complimentary wine tasting.

friday, nov. 16 to Saturday, Dec. 15

Pop-Up Gift Shop

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boykin Center

108 Nash St. NW

The Arts Council will be hosting a holiday “pop-up” gift shop in Hammond Gallery at the Boykin Center (the arts council’s temporary home). This shop will be packed with a one-of-a-kind gifts. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

saturday, nov. 17

Adult Paint Class

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Paint a beautiful floral. The cost includes all you need. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow along. RSVP and pay at www.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, nov. 17

Shiloh’s Holiday Shopalooza

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church

5854 Shiloh Church Road

This event will have more than 30 local vendors and/or crafters. The vendor registration fee will go back into the community to help others in need. Admission is free. Please consider a donation of canned goods to support the Shiloh Food Pantry Ministry. Door prizes will be given. For more information, call Valerie Kersey at 252-245-4486.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Historic Downtown Christmas Parade

11 a.m.

Downtown Wilson

The annual parade includes the Sudan Shriner’s annual Ceremonial Parade this year.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Dinner and A Little Christmas for Your Soul

7 p.m.

Moose Lodge

2705 Forest Hills Road

Baked spaghetti dinner along with Christmas and gospel singing entertainment, also a visit with Santa. This is a fundraiser for Moose charities along with local charities including Wesley Shelter and Flynn Home. Enjoy family fun and take the children to visit Santa. Advance tickets are available. Contact Cheryl Bryant at 252-289-2441 or Brenda Langley at 252-291-1090.

saturday, nov. 17

Girl’s Pint Out

6 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Ladies enjoy a girl’s pint out. This is an 80s themed friendsgiving event.

tuesday, nov. 20

Science Lab Tuesday

4 to 5 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. E.

Enjoy learning about Zookeeping.

wednesday, nov. 21

Battle Karaoke: Home for the Holidays

6 to 10 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

108 Nash St. NW

Plan to participate or watch the talent at the fundraising event. Tickets are $10; no extra charge to become a contestant. Doors open at 6 p.m.; singing starts at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, visit the Arts Council’s Facebook page, their web at www.wilsonarts.com or call 291-4329.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 9

Wilson Winter Lights

7 p.m.

Wilson Botanical Gardens

1806 Goldsboro St.

Enjoy the winter lights, music and a visit with Santa nightly. Bring your camera for pictures. Concessions will be available for sale. The show will be Nov. 23 to 25, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 7 to 9. Tickets are $5 for adults and youth ages 13 to 55; children (12 and under) $3. Cash or checks only. No pets please.

sunday, nov. 25

Hymns and Hops and Potluck

5:30 - 8 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by music beginning at 6:30 p.m.

monday, nov. 26

Auditions for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Upper Coastal Plains Business Development Center

121 Nash St. SW

Check the Arts Council’s Facebook page or website at www.wilsonarts.com, for specific information on parts available and preparation required. For more information, call Arts Council at 291-4329.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Lighting of the Luminaries

6 p.m.

Barton College

Center campus

The Barton and Wilson community will gather for the annual blessing and lighting of the Christmas tree. More than 2,000 luminaries will glow across the 32 acres of main campus. Christmas Lesson and Carols follows in the chapel. A candelit dinner starts at 5 p.m; cost for the meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan.

thursday, nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec.16

Wee School Train of Lights

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Recreation Park

500 Sunset Road

Take the family for a ride on the miniature train Thursday through Sunday nights. Cost is $2 per rider.

thursday, nov. 29-Sunday Dec. 2

‘A Christmas Carol’

7:30 p.m.

The Singers Studio

134 Tarboro St.

“A Christmas Carol” will feature local talent and will be the first Singers Studio produce in the new studio space.. Tickets are $5, and seats are limited. Tickets are cash only at the door or can be purchased online in advance by using a credit card for a total of $25 or more. This performance will also be held Thursday and Friday at 7:30; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.

friday, nov. 30

Adult Paint Class — Christmas Delivery

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

For $30 includes all supplies to paint a Christmas painting. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

friday, nov. 30

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Jason Tippetts with Barrique Wine Imports for a complimentary wine tasting.

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 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 on trivia.

every MOnday and 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. A $50 punch card gets you 10 sessions.

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

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

Unlocking the Heart of the Artist book club

6:30 to 7 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Learn more about this life changing book. No cost other than the cost of the book ($15 on Amazon). Meet with like-minded artists to discuss and work through the book together. For more information, call 252-265-9353.

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.

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 with them). Call 252-281-5586.

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