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Monthly Planner October 2018

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friday, oct. 5

Complimentary Wine Testing

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and a kick-off to a Veterans Day food drive.

Friday, Oct. 5

First Friday

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Art Ventures/ Barnes Corner Gallery

200 W. Tarboro St.

Browse through the gallery and see works by Joseph Bounds, Robert Winne and Michael Dorneman as well as by resident artists Pegi Barnes Sharp, Oona Payne Lewis, Alison Hesmer and Dwight Mitchell.

Friday, Oct. 5

Country Cool

7:30 p.m.

The Boykin Center

108 Nash St.

The comedy show features Trish Suhr, Karen Mills and Leanne Morgan. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Arts Council website at http://www.wilsonarts.com and clicking the eTix link provided. They can also be purchased through the box office located in the Boykin Center by calling 252-291-4329 or visiting during regular business hours (Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Vendor Fair

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West Nash United Methodist Church

2200 Nash St

Vendors will have a variety of items including woodcarvings, pottery, Scentsy, Norwex products, jewelry and more. Free admission.

Saturday and SundaY, Oct. 6-7

Magic Weekend

DreamDaze Comics

Brentwood

Spend the weekend of the Guilds of Ravnica’s release by exploring all the new cards with lots of drafting. Draft the newest set for the first time and celebrate the release with lots of fellow fans. Exclusive, limited edition promo cards will be available while supplies last.

Saturday, oct. 6

Family Night

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

For $10 per person (or 4 for $35) includes all you or your loved ones need to paint an 8X10 select painting or you can do your own thing on blank canvas. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com or 252-265-9353.

saturday, oct. 6

Kids at Heart Classes

10 a.m.

Hobby Lobby

Forest Hills Road

You will paint a playful kitten for just $10 per person and purchase your canvas at Hobby Lobby. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

saturday, oct. 6

West Wilson Cruise In

3 to 8 p.m.

White’s Tire Service, Hardee’s and Sonic Drive-In

Forest Hills Road

Open for all antique, class, custom and unique cars and trucks. All proceeds go to the Community Soup Kitchen (donations accepted). For more information, call Buster Dawson at 252-289-6304.

sunday, oct. 7

Pot Luck Sunday

6 to 8 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy a pot luck dinner with your family and friends at Brew Works.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Guest Bartender with The Arc

6 to 9 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

The Arc of Wilson will be stepping behind the bar to raise funds for Noah’s Friends, a local advocacy group for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A dollar per pint sold and all cash tips will be donated to support Noah’s Friends.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Gallery Opening

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hammond Gallery at the Boykin Center

108 Nash St.

“Inspired by Nature” features the work of regional artist Sally Sutton. The free event includes an opening reception and artist talk at 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday Oct. 21

‘Once On This Island’

Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20 at 7:30; and Oct. 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.

The Boykin Center

108 Nash St.

ACT! for Youth presents the one-act musical. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.wilsonarts.com/act-current-season/ and clicking the eTix link provided. Tickets can also be purchased through the Arts Council of Wilson by calling 252-291-4329 or visiting the box office located in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

friday, oct. 12

Tiered Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

Friday, Oct. 12

Movies in the Park

7 p.m.; movie starts at sundown

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Take the family to see “Peter Rabbit.” Families can take their own blankets and chairs as well as their own food or 3 Stars Kettle Corn will have popcorn, waffles on a stick and drinks. Free.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14

Yu-Gi-Oh! Soul Fusion Sneak Peek

DreamDaze Comics

Brentwood

Open dueling begins at 11 a.m.; tournament begins at 1 p.m. Be among the first to check out the next new Yu-Gi-Oh! set Soul Fusion when you go to a Sneak Peek at DreamDaze Comics Fun & Games. Everybody will receive a limited edition, ultra rare foil promo card and five booster packs. Staff will be randomly handing out exclusive Cybernetic Horizon game mats at the sneak peek, either as door prizes or by winning the tournament. Sneak peeks are pre-release events that provide the opportunity to preview an upcoming set, only available at an official tournament store.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Meet and Greet for ‘Once On This Island’

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Boykin Center

108 Nash St.

Kids in preschool through second grade can meet the cast of the ACT! for Youth show. Photos will be taken with select cast and props in this fun, tropical-themed event. Tickets are $5 per child and available at the door. Parents can attend for free and are required to stay with their children throughout the event.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Freeman Round House Grand Reopening

3 p.m.

Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House

1202 Hines St.

The event will include music at 3 and a ceremony at 4.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Wine and Design

6:30 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

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

WEDNESDAY, oct. 17

Exploration of Old World Wines

6 to 8 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Mike Summerlin of Grapevine Distributors for an Old World Wine class. Reservations are required by calling Grapenuts Wine at 252-246-9463 or online at WAWtix.com. The cost is $15 per person.

friday, Oct. 19

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

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

Friday, Oct. 19

Movies in the Park

7 p.m.; movie starts at sundown

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Take the family to see “The Lego Batman Movie.” Families can take their own blankets and chairs as well as their own food or 3 Stars Kettle Corn will have popcorn, waffles on a stick and drinks. Free admission.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Yu-Gi-Oh! Soul Fusion Box Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze

Brentwood

Registration begins at 5 p.m.; the tournament begins at 6. All players will receive one pack each of the official tournament store exclusive packs OTS pack 7 and OTS pack 8. The winner of the tournament will receive a sealed box of the brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! set Soul Fusion. Additional prizes will be available based on attendance.

friday, Oct. 26

Complimentary Wine Tasting-Cabernet Showdown

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Enjoy a Cabernet showdown tasting.

Friday, Oct. 26

Movies in the Park

7 p.m.; movie starts at sundown

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Downtown Wilson

Take the family to see “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Families can take their own blankets and chairs as well as their own food or 3 Stars Kettle Corn will have popcorn, waffles on a stick and drinks. Free.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27

Holiday Haul-Away and Sip and Shop

Wilson Recreation Center

On Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy a VIP shopping experience with festive sips and nibbles. During the evening, local bachelors will take the stage to raise money for deserving organizations with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the charity of the bachelor’s choice. Tickets are $25 and available at WAWtix.com. Saturday’s main event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a fashion show and plenty of shopping. Advance tickets are $5 and available at WAWtix.com, $8 at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Halloween ComicFest 2018

Dream Daze

Brentwood

The 7th annual Halloween ComicFest, celebrates the Halloween season by giving away free comics to fans. Major publishers like DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics offer free full-size and mini comics for fans to enjoy during Halloween.

Saturday, OCt. 27

Elms Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

East Main, North and South Railroad and South Broad streets

Elm City

The annual festival will include vendors, bounce houses, food, live music, a car show, crafts and games.

sunday, oct. 28

Hymns and Hops

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Enjoy a pot luck fellowship at 5:30 p.m. followed by music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Genealogical Society Talk

7 p.m.

Assembly Room

Wilson County Public Library

Hear stories of street urchins and felons who immigrated to America prior to the American Revolution. Presented by the Wilson County Genealogical Society.

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 will be May 7 and May 21 with donations for Save-A-Youth.

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 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 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

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

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 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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