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April Calendar of Events

March 10th – April 10th

Kiss the Pig Contest – Downtown Goldsboro

Vote for the community celebrity you want to see kiss a live pig at Pig in the Park this year when you dine downtown. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club. ∙ 919.735.4959

March 31st - May 16th

35th Annual Juried Arts Show

Featuring hundreds of works, in a variety of mediums, this show attracts artists from all around North Carolina and across the country.

April 2nd Noon – 1p.m.

Available Properties Open House

Meet downtown property owners, get information about City rules and regulations, learn about financial incentives, and more! At 219 N. John St. Lunch will be provided. ∙ 919.735.4959

April 3rd 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Community Concerts Presents: Brian Roman

Enjoy a dazzling performance of passionate renditions of great music by Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison & many, many more.


April 10th 8p.m.

Barnyard Bar Bounce

A precursor bar crawl to Pig in the Park. Come out to support the community celebrity ‘spokespig’ you'd like to see kiss a live pig at the festival this year! Participating restaurants include: Arts Council, Ed’s, JoJo's Tea & Coffee, The Flying Shamrock and Torero's. ∙ 919.735.4959

April 11th 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Pig in the Park

Join us Saturday, April 11th for great BBQ, live music, area vendors, and fun for the entire family at Old Waynesborough Park! Proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County.

April 11th 11:30a.m.

The 2nd Annual Augusta K. Silver Memorial,

Big Hat Brunch & Scholarship Fundraiser

Enjoy a great afternoon of worship and singing as you help support the Augusta K. Silver Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser and Big Hat Brunch featuring the NCCU Worship and Praise Inspirational Choir. The event takes place at Herman Park Center Auditorium on Saturday, April 11th at 11:30a.m. This great event benefits the Joel and Augusta Silver Scholarship program at North Carolina Central University. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information please call Gloria Silver at 678-938-0760, Patricia Silver-Kittrell at 704-806-1503 or Nikia Davis-Green at 770-558-9848.

April 16th 10:30a.m. – 12p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic

The Partnership for Children invites everyone to this family-friendly afternoon full of stories, songs, and fun! Bring a picnic lunch, pitch a blanket, and partake in the festivities. For more information call 919.735.3371.

April 17th 7:30pm

Paramount Presents:

Ken Lavigne: The Road to Carnegie Hall

Mr. Lavigne brings an exciting blend of classical tenor sound with modern style to the stage at the Goldsboro Paramount. Don’t miss this versatile performer, as he delivers your favorite ballads, show tunes and operatic classics. 919.583.8432.

April 17th 7p.m. – 9:30p.m.

Wayne County Jazz Showcase

PNC presents this monthly jazz concert every third Friday at the Arts Council of Wayne County. If you are a lover of jazz music, you will not want to miss this performance of our area's most talented musicians. FREE & open to the public!

April 18th and 19th

2015 Home and Garden Expo

At Wayne County Fair Grounds

The Home Builders Association of Wayne County and the Goldsboro/Wayne County Association of Realtors are sponsoring the second annual 2015 Home & Garden Expo at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. They will kick the Expo off with a 5K run to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday April 18th (Registration at 8:00 AM and Run starts at 8:30 AM) followed by the opening of the Expo at 10:00AM. The Expo will also be open on Sunday April 19th from 1p.m. to 5pm. For more information call Jane Bartlett at 919-921-1860.

April 18th 7 a.m.

37th Greater Goldsboro Road Run

One of the oldest road runs in North Carolina, the Sunrise Kiwanis hosts this annual downtown tradition. To sign up visit

April 18th 9a.m. – Noon

Wayne County Extension Master Gardner

Volunteer Annual Spring Plant Sale

The Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual spring plant sale at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office at 208 W. Chestnut Street in Goldsboro. Doors will open at 9am. The sale will have a variety of plants to choose from including: perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, herbs and vegetable transplants. There will also be a raffle for various gardening items including a rain barrel. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are training volunteers for Wayne County Cooperative Extension who assist with educational gardening extension programs. Contact the Wayne County Extension Office at 919-731-1520 for more information.

April 18th 10a.m. – 2p.m.

3rd Annual Wayne County Literacy Fair

And 2015 Global Youth Service Day

Join millions of youth around the world and celebrate the power and joy of reading! Free admission to all! Food, fun, games and Literacy for the entire Family! Raffle prizes! 2001 E. Ash St, Goldsboro, NC. For more information contact Amanda Hudson at 919-735-1990.

April 18th 11a.m. – 3p.m.

2nd Annual Game On Rock-A-Thon

Recognizing Autism Awareness Month

Join New Independence Academy (NIA), a K-12 private school in Goldsboro, to celebrate the abilities of AWETISM® during our 2nd Annual Game On Rock-A-Thon on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00am to 3:00pp for lots of family fun. There will be video games set up for all to play including PS4, XBox Live, and WII Dance. Plus, lots of other games and Family fun. For more information about the school and the event, please contact Kelly Alves or Tina Buck at 919.288.2429.

April 18th 1p.m. – 6p.m.

1st Annual Three Eagles Beer Festival

Craft brew fans & festival lovers, get ready for the first-ever beer tasting & festival in Downtown Goldsboro, presented by the Three Eagles Rotary Club! Enjoy beverages from some of your favorite NC breweries, and taste them all in a souvenir tasting glass. VIP & General Admission available. 919.766.1241

April 18th 4p.m.

And Evening Under the Stars

At Eastern Wayne High School

Evening Under The Stars will include: an evening of fun learning about our solar system, star gazing, and planets, fun games and activities are planned throughout the evening. Vendors will be onsite for food, memorable pictures, crafts and more. Entrance fee is $5 dollars for students and $7 dollars for all others. We will have various informational booths. All schools are invited to participate and be a part of this great event. Bring your telescopes, binoculars and flashlights with red or green filters and enjoy the April Sky at Eastern Wayne High School. For more information: about “An evening Under the Stars”, contact: or Joyce Thorpe at 919-751-7120 Ext 2394; Matthew Baker at 919-751-7120 Ext2320. You an also visit the official web site at

April 19th 4p.m.

Fundraiser for C.B. Aycock Birthplace

Featuring James “Jimmy” G. Aycock in Concert

The Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Advisory Committee is hosting a concert featuring local musician, James G. Aycock on April 19th, 4p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro. Featured music includes Music of the Masters, Broadway, Jazz, Country and Inspirational. Tickets are $16 per person and are now available through the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 919-583-8432 or online at

April 24th – 25th

Cures for the Colors

Assisting Cancer patients in Eastern NC

Friday, April 24th is Family night, which starts at 5p.m. at Wayne Community College with food, childen’s activities and entertainment. Opening ceremony starts at 7p.m. with the childhood cancer balloon release and lantern release. Saturday, the 25th is the 5k run, team run and beginner 1-mile run. There will be medals for all participants and awards for the top fundraisers. All proceeds will be used to assist cancer patients and their families in Wayne County and Eastern North Carolina. For more information call the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center at 919-580-0000 or online at

April 24th – May 2nd

Tour the Historic Herring – Hulse House

An Historic Goldsboro Designer Show Home

Tour tickets are $25 each with High Tea lunch tickets $15 each. Tickets available at the DGDC office at 219 N. John St and the Wayne County Museum at 116 N. William St. For more information visit or call DGDC at 919-735-4959.

April 25th All Day

North Carolina Pickle Festival

The 29th annual N.C. Pickle Festival is set for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Mt. Olive. A family-friendly event that features 3 stages of entertainment, car show, antique tractor show, carnival rides, karaoke, a bike ride, 5K road race, mascot race, pickle train and an 8 foot walking pickle. There will also be many commercial vendors, arts and crafts and designated parking. A great day of fun in the sun!

April 25th 7:30 p.m.

ECU School of Theatre & Dance Presents: Lucky Stiff

Don’t miss this special performance by East Carolina School of Theatre and Dance at the Goldsboro Paramount. Based on the novel The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. General Admission Tickets: $10/each.


April 26th 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Community Concerts Presents:

Gaylon Pope & Sweetwater

Gaylon Pope & SweetWater is a trio of vocalists who are committed to excellence! They approach every show with one agenda; to bring to the stage a show that will leave you wanting more! General Admission Tickets: $16/each. 919.583.8432.

April 28th 7p.m.

Paramount Movie Nights Presents:

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release date of one of the most quotable movies of all time! And now! At last! Another film completely different from some of the other films, which aren't quite the same as this one is. Tickets: $5/each.


April 30th 11a.m.

16th Annual YMCA Golf Tournament

We Build People Campaign

Walnut Creek Country Club

Time: 11:00 a.m. lunch; 12:00 p.m. shotgun start; dinner immediately following golf

Cost: $400/team (includes 4 players, 2 meals per player, carts, greens fees, goody bags, beverages, snacks) Format: 4 man Captain’s Choice. Hole-in-one prize. Sponsorships available. For more information go to

May 1st 2p.m. – 6p.m.

Partnership for Children’s

Lobster and Shrimp Fest!

The Partnership for Children is currently taking orders for “a good claws”. Tickets are on sale for the Partnership’s 11th Annual Lobster & Shrimp Fest to be held on Friday, May 1st. The public is invited to order $25.00 tickets for a 1.25 lb. Maine lobster. Shrimp will also be available for non-lobster lovers. Lobsters and shrimp can be picked up on May 1st at the Partnership Office at 800 N. William Street between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. All orders must be place by April 24th. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Partnership office directly (919-735-3371) or by contacting a Partnership Board Director or Committee member. For more information about the Lobster/Shrimp Fest, contact Thomas Nevins at the Partnership at extension 239.

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