Wayne County October Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



Sundays 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Artists ages 18 and up can register to attend sessions at the ACWC with live models.  Easels only, will be provided for each student.  Students are responsible for bringing what is needed in whatever medium desired. www.ArtsInWayne.org ∙ 919.920.6186.


October 2nd   9a.m. – 2p.m.

2014 Wayne County Stand Down

A Stand-Down is a day of helping homeless Veterans.  Bring donations like new clothes, packaged water or packaged food.  Monetary donations also accepted.  Herman Park Center, 901 E. Ash St, Goldsboro.  Contact sheila@qsafoundation.org for more info.


October 3rd - November 21st          

Too Many Crowns: Art of Larry Lean     

Larry Lean draws, writes and illustrates. His degrees include an M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology in Photography, an M.F.A. from East Carolina University in Painting/Drawing and a B.F.A from East Carolina University in Printmaking.  www.ArtsInWayne.org ∙ 919.736.3300


October 3rd  11a.m-2p.m, 4p.m. – 7p.m.

Wayne Shrine Club Fish Fry

Get your fried fish plates in Mt. Olive on Hwy 55 next to Roberts Machine Shop and in Goldsboro at the Herman Park Center.  Proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children.  $8 per plate, which includes fish, slaw, and hush puppies!


October 3rd  6p.m.

Skill Creations Annual Fall Auction

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.  Call 919-734-7398 ext. 209 for tickets and more info. 


October 4th 10 a.m. - Noon 

Community Action Day       

Pitch in this month and help beautify the grounds of the United States Post Office located at 200 N William Street. We're planting flowers, painting, and more! All ages are welcome. Snacks will be provided. www.DowntownGoldsboro.com ∙ 919.735.4959


October 4th 7 p.m.   

Distinguished Young Women         

Distinguished Young Women of Wayne County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to every eligible young woman and there is no cost to participate. www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432





October 9th & 23rd 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.          

Open Mic Night

Musicians, singers, spoken word performers, creative thinkers...we want to hear from you! It's free and everyone is welcome. www.ArtsInWayne.org ∙ 919.736.3300


October 10th 10 a.m.

Planning for Prosperity       

You're invited to join the DGDC and City of Goldsboro for this discussion led by the North Carolina Downtown Development Association and American Planning Association, North Carolina. Stay for a Millennial panel discussion at 10:45 a.m. Held at Goldsboro City Hall. Free and open to the public. 919.735.4959


October 10th 7:30p.m.          

The Swingle Singers A Capella Group

The Swingles are coming direct from London, England to kick off the Paramount Theatre's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series hot on the heels of their new single, 'Piper' from their upcoming album, Deep End. They'll take you on a journey through a multitude of musical styles and atmospheres. www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432


October 11th  9a.m. – 2p.m.

Pleasant Grove OFWB Church

1100 Pikeville-Princeton Rd.

Fall Bazaar

Wreaths, handmade pottery, jewelry, Jamberry Nails, Baked Goods, crafts, artists and more!  For more information contact Marsha Sauls at 919-222-8837


October 11th 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     

Taste of Wayne County       

Experience all of the wonderful food that Wayne County has to offer! Sample goodies from over 20 restaurants, listen to great music, and enter to win prizes. Tickets are $15 each, children 6 and under get in for free. Event located in front of Goldsboro City Hall. www.tasteofwayne.com ∙ 919.735.3591


October 11th  10a.m. – 2p.m.

It’s Kids Fest and Family

Safety Day!

A fun day at Berkeley Mall.  Learn about Fire, Health and Safety Tips.  Games, Education Exhibits, Face Paining, Hands on Activities, Fire Trucks, Car seat checks, entertainment, Smokey the Bear, Freddie and the Fire Truck and door prizes like a bike!








October 11th 7p.m.

Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant        

The 40th Annual Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant heats up the stage with talented contestants representing our local Volunteer Fire Departments from all across Wayne County.  This is not your typical pageant. It's always a sell-out event so don't delay and get your tickets now. Hosted by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. 919.734.2241 


October 17th 6:30 p.m.

Dancing Stars of Wayne County    

Enjoy an evening of dancing at the Paramount Theatre! See local celebrities compete for this year's top honor. Tickets are $75 each and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432


Oct 17-18th

3rd Annual Pigskin Cook Off

And Plate Sale

Sales benefit the Southern Wayne Saints Booster Club.  Grills fire up at 8p.m. on Friday night the 17th. You can enter a team for $250 or buy a great plate of barbecue on the 18th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. for only $8 each at Southern Wayne High School.  For ticket information call 919-222-4322 or for event information call Tony Jones at 919-738-4566


October 18th  9a.m. – 2p.m.

Bark In The Borough Dog Walk

Old Waynesborough Park

Fun day for all.  Craft venders, food, contests, frisbee contest, rescue groups and more.  Fee is $20 plus a bag of dog or cat food or Family fee of $25 plus a bag of food.  For more info contact Grace at 919-330-4315 or Barrett at 919-922-4312


October 18th   10a.m – 4p.m.

Fall into Christmas Craft Fair

Wayne Country Day School

480 Country Day Rd, Goldsboro

Crafts and fun for everyone!


October 18th  8a.m. – 10a.m.

Out of the Darkness Walk   

Walk to prevent suicide with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Commons downtown with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. www.afsp.org/walk ∙ 919.222.0960







October 24th 7:30 p.m.        

William Florian: Songs of the 60's  

William Florian is part of Wayne Community Concerts' 2014-2015 season. After many decades of performing and song writing, William now presents his exciting new show, "Those Were the Days (The Spirit and Songs of '60's)". www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432      


October 25th  8:30a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

ALZ NC Walk 2014 

Help North Carolina families dealing with Alzheimer's disease by participating in the 2014 walk held at Cornerstone Commons downtown. Contact Carol Lancaster for more info, 919.778.8664.


October 25th  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.         

Really Chili Challenge         

Head to Downtown Goldsboro for this annual chili cook-off hosted by the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro. Your taste buds will thank you! www.CommunitySoupKitchen.org ∙ 919.731.3939          


October 25th  1-6p.m.

Jazz on George         

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to relax and enjoy an afternoon of jazz performances by Starlight Dance Band, The Eric Xavier Band, and jazz vocalist, Adia Ledbetter. Located at 101 N. George Street. Free fun for the entire family. www.DowntownGoldsboro.com ∙ 919.735.4959


October 31st  9p.m.   

The Creepy Crawl   

Get ready for ghoulish fun in Downtown Goldsboro! Enjoy great food, live entertainment, and drink specials so good they're scary at participating restaurants! www.DowntownGoldsboro.com ∙ 919.735.4959


November 1st  9a.m. – 1p.m.

Christmas at the Creek

Join them for one stop shopping for all of your Christmas needs and gifts!  Stoney Creek Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Rd, Goldsboro


November 1st 7 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Hocus Pocus  

After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all. www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432      




November 2nd  3p.m.

Jeanne Robertson    

That's right, she's back! Jeanne returns to the Paramount after two previous SOLD OUT appearances on our stage. Don't miss one of the funniest, busiest, and most popular professional speakers and comedians in America today.  www.GoldsboroParamount.com ∙ 919.583.8432


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