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Calendar of Events

Through May 2nd 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Goldsboro Designer Showcase Home

Experience a beautiful piece of history in Goldsboro’s premier historic district. The Designer Showcase home features the work of 18 talented, local artists, craftspeople and designers, displayed in the beautiful, historic Herring-Hulse home. Tour the house and enjoy lunch each day. Tour Tickets: $25, Lunch: $15 Proceeds benefit the Wayne County History Museum


Through 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.

May 1st – 29th

Wayne County Senior Games

This annual event features sporting events, a talent show, art exhibits and more. The art exhibit will be displayed at the Arts Council of Wayne County and features the work of Wayne County’s talented senior artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, drawing, knitting and textiles. The Silver Arts Follies event at the Paramount Theatre is a talent show on May 11th, featuring the musicians, vocalists, dancers and more. ∙ 919.739.7480

May 1st 6 p.m. - 10p.m.

Eat in the Street

This fun, new event, benefitting the Arts Council’s free programs, allows you to get creative with 9 of your closest friends! Share a table, choose the design, theme and menu, and the Arts Council will take care of the rest. For more information, visit ∙ 919.736.3300

May 1st 6:30 p.m. – 9p.m.

Tours, Tastings & Tunes

In conjunction with the Goldsboro Designer Showcase Home, you’re invited to attend Tours, Tastings & Tunes, a wine and beer tasting, complete with live music from local musicuans and house tours. Open to the public - $40/ticket. Proceeds benefit the Wayne County History Museum. 919.734.5023

May 1st 7:30pm

Paramount Presents: Sammy Cortino

Magic for a New Generation

Merging the power of music with the captivating art of magic, Sammy Cortino is spellbinding audiences in ways never conceived. Cortino amazes audiences in no-nonsense fashion with original feats of the impossible, utilizing objects like iPads and guitars as props. Reserved Seating: $20/Adults, $15/Seniors & Military, Family 4-pack/$60 Call 919.583.8432.

May 2nd 7 p.m. & May 3rd 4 p.m.

III Century Singers Annual Spring Concert

Enjoy an entertaining evening, complete with some of your favorite tunes! III Century Singers, Goldsboro’s performing choral ensemble will put on a show that will leave you singing all night. First Baptist Church – 125 S. John St. Free admission. Donations appreciated. ∙ 919.778.8324

May 6th 9:30a.m.

19th Annual Hal Plonk

Disability Awareness Walk

Sponsored by the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, the walk will be held Wednesday, May 6th at the St Paul United Methodist Church on 202 E. Chestnut St, Goldsboro. The line-up starts at 9:30a.m. with the five block walk beginning at 10a.m. The Eastern Wayne High School Band will perform and there will be refreshments for all, balloons and face-painting. For more information, call Jim Mullen at 919-778-5391 or email him at or Sue Chance at 919-580-4380 or email her at

May 8th 7p.m.

Nahunta Friends Meeting will have their first Movie Night, Friday, May 8th, 2015, at 7:00pm at The Meeting Place Park on Nahunta Road. "God's Not Dead" will be shown. Free to all!

May 9th 10am – 3pm

15th Annual

Ole Timey Days Festival

Seven Springs

Antique Tractors, Horseshoe and Corn Hole Tournament, BBQ by Pig Cook-off winners, Kids inflatables along with train and barrel rides, Miss Goldsboro and Miss North Carolina, Neuse River Keepers, Raffle, Food, Venders, Street Dance, Bands, and much, much more to include Blue Soul Redemption at 7p.m. Come out and have some great family fun!

May 9th 9a.m.

Young Life 5k Dash on Ash

The 8th annual Dash on Ash starts and ends at the YL Office at 1104 E. Ash St. Completed entries and registration forms may be mailed to YL Wayne County, PO Box 1702, Goldsboro, NC 27533 or brought to the YL Office after May 1. Entries will be accepted the day of the race. All proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Young Life Summer Camp Scholarship program.

May 9th 11a.m. – 1pm.


Mar Mac Volunteer Fire Dept

BBQ chicken plates for only $8 each. Proceeds go to Ass’t Chief Brad Cushing. Take out only! Call John Harrell at 919-921-7808 for more information.

May 10th 7:30 p.m.

Center Stage Theatre Presents: Once Upon a Mattress

Center Stage Theatre's presents their 2014-2015 season finale production of Once Upon a Mattress - A musical retelling of The Princess and the Pea. If you thought you knew the whole store, think again! Individual Tickets: $12/Adults, $10/Seniors, Military, Students & Children.


May 14th 6-9 p.m.

Center Street Jam: The Embers

Sponsored by RA Jeffreys. FREE downtown summer concert series. Enjoy live music, great food, and cold drinks. Located in the John St. parking lot. Mandatory ID check for purchase of beer. 919.735.4959

May 14th 6:30 – 8pm

Guardianship in NC

Come join us for this free Guardianship Workshop. If you are a parent of a child who is 18 or older with an intellectual/developmental disability, then a Guardianship may be required. Guest speaker: Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Rd, Goldsboro. To register, please visit, email or call 252-208-3766.

May 14th & 22nd 7-9 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. ∙ 919.736.3300

May 15th & 16th

Relay for Life

Wayne County Agricultural Fairgrounds

Come out for a night of fun activities celebrating the lives of past and current cancer survivors. Booths, venders, games, food, bands and much more! All donations will go towards supporting and finding a cure for this dreaded disease. For more information go to

May 15th 7p.m. – 9:30 p.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!

May 16th & 17th

8am – 6:30pm

Free to the Public

Wings Over Wayne Air Show

Seymour Johnson AFB

Come see one of the largest and best air shows in the country! Don’t miss the incredible array of aircraft and pilots featuring the tightly choreographed ground and air demonstration of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Many other air and ground demonstrations including F-22 Raptors, The USAF Honor Guard Drill Team, the Black Daggers U.S. Army Special Operations Parachute Team from Ft Bragg, SJAB F-15E Strike Eagles and much, much more! Also includes a Kids Zone of fun things for all children. A $5 admission charge covers access to this area for kids for more than 15 attractions for the entire day! Don’t miss all of the fun and your chance to show your support for our military!

May 17th 3p.m.

Goldsboro Ballet 2015 Recital

Goldsboro Ballet’s Spring Recital. This event is FREE to the public. Call 919.778.0888 for information.

May 18th 6:30 p.m.

Goldsboro Area Photography Club Meeting

The Goldsboro Area Photography Club (GAPC) meets at the Arts Council of Wayne County the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30pm. The Club welcomes visitors of all levels of photographic experience. For more information go to or e-mail Mike Berg at

May 22nd 7p.m.

May 23rd 2 p.m./7 p.m.

Ms. Robin’s Academy of Dance Recital

Ms. Robin’s Academy of Dance and Gymnastics Spring Recital. “Dancing with the feet is one thing. Dancing with the heart is another.”


May 24th 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Music Festival – 4th Annual

Looking for some great sounds and entertainment over the Memorial Day weekend? You'll be tapping your feet to the talented performers of Premiere Entertainment as they present the Fourth Annual Memorial Day Weekend Music Concert. 919.583.8432 ∙ 919.583.8432.

May 26th 5:30 p.m.

Goldsboro Ballet Auditions

Audition for Goldsboro Ballet’s 2015-2016 productions – Love of Dance, The Nutcracker & Aladdin. Auditions for various age groups at the Paramount Theatre. Check the studio’s website for the full schedule.


May 28th 6-9p.m.

Center Street Jam: Jim Quick & The Coastline Band

Sponsored by 107.9 WNCT. FREE downtown summer concert series. Enjoy live music, great food, and cold drinks. Located in the John St. parking lot. Mandatory ID check for purchase of beer. ∙ 919.735.4959

May 30th 4p.m. & 7p.m.

The ARTS Company Recital

The ARTS Company’s Spring Recital features a variety of dance styles, acting and more.


May 30th 7p.m.

First Annual Walk

& Roll Glow

Wayne Community College

Cost is $15 for ages 11 & up (in advance) or $20 the day of the event. $5 for ages 5 to 10. Under 5 is free. Wheelchairs, wagons and strollers are encouraged. Face painting and Glow Toys! Sponsored by the O’Berry Center Foundation. Proceeds benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. Call 919-581-4187 or register at

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