Weekly Planner

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every thursday

Best Buds Dog Walk

6:15 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Bring your dog and join in on a short walk through historic downtown with water stops for the dogs along the route and beer stops for the humans at the beginning and end of the walk.

thursday, dec. 7

Nativity Celebration

5:30 - 9 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2615 Tilghman Road

Enjoy a nativity celebration that will also be held Friday, Dec. 8 and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Movie Night

6 p.m.

Shoppes at Brentwood

2801 Ward Blvd.

Bring the kids, chairs and blankets to watch “Rudolph.”

friday, dec. 8

Evening of Elegence

7 p.m.

Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church

810 Black Creek Road

Craig Taylor and his group will perform, a prince and princess and king and queen will be crowned, and raffle tickets are available for sale. The dress is formal or semi-formal. For more information, call Donna Harris at 252-243-1765.

friday, dec. 8

Tiered Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Steve Eudy of Empire Distributors for a complimentary tiered wine tasting. A reserve portion is optional for $20 per person.

Every friday

Karaoke Night

8 -11 p.m.

Westview Lanes

1700 Ward Blvd.

Eat, drink and sing each Friday night at the bowling alley.

Friday, dec. 8

Away From a Manger

7 p.m.

Stoneybrook Christian Church

3502 Airport Blvd.

Enjoy a Christmas “whodunit” dessert theater. This performance will be held again Dec. 9 at 5 and 7 p.m. For free tickets, call 243-2335.

saturday, dec. 9

Farmville Christmas Parade

10:30 a.m.

Downtown Farmville

Enjoy a patriotic Christmas parade with the men of the 1990-91 Farmville National Guard Unit who served in Operation Desert Storm as honorary grand marshals.

saturday, dec. 9

Family Night

6 - 8 p.m.

Colorful Spirits Art Studio

Langley Road, Elm City

Enjoy a family night of painting for the last time special price of $5 per person includes all you need to paint an 8 x 10 painting. You may choose from 4 subjects or create your own. Easy step by step instructions in a laid back atmosphere. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks. RSVP is required by calling 252-265-9353.

saturday, dec. 9

Lunch with Santa

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pizza Inn

700 Ward Blvd.

Kids and parents can enjoy all day buffet on Saturday and see Santa. There will be face painting and balloons.

saturday, dec. 9

‘Carol of the King’

7:30 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

108 Nash St.

The Irish dance Christmas spectaular features 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musician. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22.50 for seniors and can be purchased at www.wilsonarts.com under the performing arts tab. For more information, call 252-291-4329.

saturday, dec. 9

Christmas Craft Party

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

West Nash United Methodist Church

2200 Nash St.

Let your children enjoy a Christmas craft party for ages 3 - 12. For more information, call 237-4258.

sunday, dec. 10

Elm City Christmas Parade

3 p.m.

Elm City

Enjoy a Christmas parade on a Sunday afternoon. Caroline Blair from Spectrum Cable News will be grand marshal. Also included are numerous Sudan units, Fike High School Band, local civic clubs, numerous car clubs and individuals with cars as well and more. The parade route lines up at Elm City Middle School, comes up South Branch Street, turns right on Main Street, comes through town and ends at Elm City Elementary School.

every monday

Open Mic Night

6:30 - 9:15 p.m. (last call)

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Every Monday will be open mic at Brew Works. Attendees should come early to get on the schedule for the evening. Each performer will have a 15-minute time slot. Community Jam at 9:30 p.m. to close out the night. Food delivery available from Tig’s Courtyard.

Every monday


7 p.m.


2117 Forest Hills Road

Brewmasters will have Geeks Who Drink trivia every Monday.

monday, dec. 11

5K and 10K Jingle Bell Run

10 a.m.

Cavalier Park

The Wilson Endurance Club presents the fifth annual Jingle Bell Run. Keep the holiday spirit alive and well with this 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run through the Calvalier neighborhood. This year a portion of the proceeds from the race will go to help Mindy Pierce. Mindy is a mother of two and is battling stage 4 colon cancer. The race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. You may sign up online to run or volunteer at https://app.racereach.com/event. Last day for t-shirts is Dec. 11. For more information, call Dave Wilhelm at 252-668-0031.

Every monday


7 p.m.


2801 Ward Blvd., Brentwood

Three teams win gift certificates.

every tuesday

Karaoke Night

7:30 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710 Peppermill Drive

Eat, drink and sing every Tuesday at Ace’s Ale House.

tuesday, dec. 12

Santa Claus in the Warner Room

4:30 - 5:30 p.m

Braswell Memorial Library

727 N. Grace St., Rocky Mount

Santa Claus will read “The Night Before Christmas” followed by personal time with each child. Bring you camera for a photo opportunity. For more information, call Linda Bunch at 252-442-1951 ext. 244

every wednesday

Trivia Night

8 p.m.

Ace’s Ale House

3710 Peppermill Drive

Ace’s Ale House hosts a fun, family-friendly trivia.

Every wednesday

Beer Runners Club

5 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Runners are welcome to join in the route through historic downtown and return to the brewery for a cold craft beverages.

every wednesday

Dart League

7 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Darters welcome as well as those who want to learn.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Advent Noonday Music Series

12:05 p.m.

First Christian Church

207 Tarboro St. NE

The music series continues with soprano Shelley Maddox and Casey Childers on piano.