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Monthly Planner September 2018

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

Limited Sportsman

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Enjoy racing on a Saturday evening with 40 laps; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with 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, SEPT. 2

End-of-Summer All White Party

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Darden Alumni Building

1600 Lipscomb Road E.

The C.H. Darden Alumni Association Faithful Brothers of Wilson will have an end-of-summer party with DJ CeeCee and trophies to the lodge of Eastern Star with highest attendance. Cost is $15. All proceeds support local scholarships, building funds and community initiatives. For more information, call Donna Simms Pulley at 252-289-5925, Tim Williams at 252-578-1071, Robert Spells at 919-631-5900, Steven Lockamy at 252-230-7497, James Phelps at 919-740-9087 or Sammie Dew at 252-245-1499.

UNTIL SEPT. 28

Barton Art Galleries: Little Light Exhibition

Barton Art Galleries

Barton College

This exhibition features artist Harriet Hoover in Case Art Building. For more information, call Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu.

UNTIL SEPT. 29

Art Stories

The Hammond Gallery

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This exhibition features work by members of the Wilson Active Artists Association. More than 40 local and regional artists are represented with watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as pottery, ceramics, jewelry and other three-dimensional mediums.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2

Pot Luck

6 to 8 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Share a first Sunday pot luck dinner with your friends and at your community brewery.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4

Open Studio

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Arts Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Fee of $30 includes all you need to paint a step-by-step with the help of an instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com. Open studio will also be held Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

First Friday

Art Ventures and Barnes Corner Gallery

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

200 Tarboro St. W

This month’s event features three artists with connections to Barton College: Joseph Bounds, Robert Winne and Michael Dorneman. Ceramic pieces by Mark Gordon, metal hanging sculptures by Nelson Smith and jewelry by Betsy Russell can be enjoyed and purchased. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

What Is Art?

5 to 8 p.m.

Art at 123 Studio

123 Barnes St. W.

Six local resident artists of Art 123 will have a showcase of fine art, modern graphite, abstracts and flow art with a harp performance by Nancy Ping-Robbins.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Beach House

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.colorfulspirts.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show

5:30 p.m.

Duke Memorial Baptist Church

3976 N. NC 581, Spring Hope

The 18th annual antique tractor, car and engine show will cover the weekend with a parade of cars and tractors, music, events for children, swap meet, crafts and much more. Spaghetti plates will be available for sale ($7 each) on Friday. A silent auction of miscellaneous items will be held Friday and Saturday, ending at noon Saturday. All proceeds will support the Duke Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund and Justice Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, call Philip Rice at 919-853-3161.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Tiered Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join hosts Kevin with Country Vintner and Garland Homes III of Grapenuts Wine for a complimentary portion; a reserve portion is optional for $10 per person.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Wilson Idol

5 p.m.

Fike High School Auditorium

500 Harrison Drive

Wilson Idol Talent Search will provide an evening of entertainment for all ages. Doors open at 4 p.m. Advanced tickets are $15; at the door $20. Tickets may be purchased at Stevens Funeral Home, the Arts Council of Wilson, from all contestants or Mildred Summerville by calling 252-230-2689.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Limited Sportsman

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Enjoy racing on a Saturday evening 25 laps; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with 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.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Hobby Lobby Kids (or kids at heart) Classes

10 a.m.

Hobby Lobby

Raleigh Road Parkway West

Paint a colorful dog for $10 per person; purchase your canvas at Hobby Lobby. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Family Night

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

Fee of $10 per person (or four for $35) includes all you need to paint an 8X10 of a select painting, or you can do your own thing on a blank canvas. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

Gospel Music Concert

6 p.m.

Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

4828 Frank Price Church Road

Generation III will be in concert providing a variety of gospel music. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

Wine and Design

6:30 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hills Road

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

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, SEPT. 14

Pour Your Art Out

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Arts Studio

4221 W. Langley Road, Elm City

This is a paint pouring class. Find out what paint pour craze is all about. Pour two abstract ocean scenes in the first class. For $10 dollars more, includes all you need to paint a step-by-step with the help of our instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Crape Myrtle Festival

Noon to 8 p.m.

Stantonsburg Park

100 block West Macon St.

The festival features food vendors, live music, games, bouncy houses and more. The Embers with Craig Woolard will perform from noon to 2 p.m., and Dakota Blue will be on stage from 4 to 8 p.m. Free. 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Corvettes and Classics Car Show

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Doug Henry Chevrolet, 809 W. Wilson St., Tarboro

An all-day car show with registration from 9 a.m. to noon; awards presentation is at 3 p.m. For information, call Buster Dawson at 252-289-6304 or Charles King at 252-399-9361.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Leaf Casting Workshop

10 a.m.

Wilson Agricultural Center

1806 Goldsboro St.

Jane Allman, a Master Gardener, will lead a leaf casting workshop. Take a large leaf to cast and a piece of plywood larger than the leaf. There is a charge of $15 ($10 for Master Gardeners). For more information or to RSVP, call 252-237-0013.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Limited Sportsman

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Enjoy racing on a Saturday evening; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with 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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

Constitution Day Celebration

5 to 7 p.m.

Barton College, Willis N. Hackney Library

Barton College

For more information, call Ann Dolman at 399-6507 or email: adolman@barton.edu.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18- SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

The Wilson County Fair

U.S. 301

Gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon on Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

The fair includes lots of fun on the midway, shows and exhibits. Purchase advance tickets at WAWtix.com. Admission is $7. Kids 5 and under get in free; there’s a maximum of three kids per paid adult admission. Advance admission tickets are $5 each; advance combo tickets including admission and a ride armband are $22. Advance tickets can be purchased at WAWtix.com or at the fairgrounds until Sept. 17.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

The Visual Art Academy

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Nash Street

The Visual Arts Academy will have a 10-week art instructional with instruction by Louis Small Jr. (comic drawing and illustration) and Elisabeth Farnsworth (painting). $90 per student; pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 252-291-4329.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

Kids Art Instruction Series

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Nash Street

Creative Kids is a kids art instruction series that will include six classes. The cost is $60 for all six classes. Dates are Sept. 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Call or visit the Boykin Center box office to register.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

Family Feud

7 p.m.

Farmington Heights Surge Center

910 Raleigh Road Parkway

Seeds of Hope, a nonprofit organization of Wilson, will present Family Feud with Gary Walling as host. Tickets are $8 per person. Call 252-236-8673 for tickets or buy tickets through WAWtix.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

Paint and Pour

7 to 9 p.m.

The Edna Boykin Cultural Center

Nash Street

Have fun creating an original work of art with artist Elisabeth Farnsworth creating a crocus. Beginners are welcome as well as advanced students. Take a friend and an adult beverage of your choice and join the fun. The cost is $35 per person and includes all supplies and instruction. Class will take place in the Hammond Gallery (lobby). Class size is limited to 15 students. For more information or to register, call 252-291-4329 or email: acw@wilsonarts.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

Eiffel Tower 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 an instructor. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Mike Summerlin of Grapevine Distributors for a complimentary wine tasting.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

Limited Sportsman

7 p.m.

County Line Raceway

6953 Stagecoach Road, Elm City

Enjoy racing on a Saturday evening; grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with 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, SEPT. 23

Greenwing Fishing Event

1 to 5 p.m.

Pittman Farm

Wiggins Mill Road

Wilson County Ducks Unlimited will host the annual fishing event. Event includes pond fishing, free fishing pole, hot dogs, Wilson Police Department offering ID cards and much more. Each child is $10 entry fee and will include all events, food and 1-year membership to Ducks Unlimited. For more information, call Chelsey Griffith at 252-243-6639 or email at Chelsey@GoffRentals.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

Hymns and Hops

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Listen to hymns and hops on the fourth Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a pot luck fellowship and music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

Interfaith Leadership Lecture

7 p.m. (reception and book signing 8:30 p.m.)

Barton College, Howard Chapel

Lecture will be on Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Diversity in the 21st century by Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Care. For more information, call Jane Webster at 252-399-6440 or email jwebster@barton.edu.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

In Vino Veritas — An Italian Wine Dinner

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Hardy Alumni Hall

Barton College,

Tickets for this event are $75 per person. Reservation are required by calling Grapenuts at 252-246-9463 or online at WAWtix.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Steve Eudy of Empire Distributors for a French cider tasting.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Flower Basket Bicycle 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. Colors will change for fall. No experience necessary. RSVP and pay online at www.colorfulspirits.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29-SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Fall Festival

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Deans Farm

N.C. 42, Wilson

The annual event will include hayrides with playground access, animal barn, games for the kids, vendors and more. Hayrides are $10 per person; each rider receives a free pumpkin.

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 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 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 for 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

6 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Club runs every Wednesday in a route through 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. 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 with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

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