Community Briefs: Zaxby’s to host Thursday fundraiser

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A fundraiser will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Zaxby’s on behalf of Karyn Harwood, who is currently on life support at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Any funds raised will be used to offset medical expenses. For more information, call 252-246-0620.

Town plans closed-session meeting

MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27. Commissioners will go into closed session as permitted by state law to discuss employee performance and salary.

Homebuyers’ workshop scheduled

Dominik Brodhage from The Chesson Agency and Mike Jablonski from Prime Lending will be the featured speakers at a seminar for first-time homebuyers planned from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room. To register or for more information, call Amanda Gardner at 252-237-5355, ext. 5072.

Memorial golf tourney set May 2

The Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club will host the Tommy Davis Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday, May 2 at Wedgewood Golf Club with a tee time of 1 p.m. For more information or for a grill raffle ticket, call 252-237-4761.

Beekeepers’ club plans meeting

Area residents who are interested in bees, already have bees or are interested in joining a local beekeepers club are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Wilson County Agriculture Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. SW. Membership annual dues will be $15 for individuals and $20 for families. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Maggie Society to hold ‘Cinco de Barko’

The Maggie Society will hold Cinco de Barko from 4- 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 with special guest Steve Hardy’s Original Beach Party. The fundraiser for the animal rescue group will feature face-painting, adoptable dogs, food trucks, Maggie gear, “pawtraits” and more.

Advance tickets are $10 and admission at the door is $15 with kids 10 and under in free. Tickets may be purchased at Joyner Chiropractic, Thomas Drug Store, The Nook, World of RC and Supreme Pools. The event will take place at 210 Tarboro St. W. in downtown Wilson. For more information, visit www.themaggiesociety.com.

Ministers’ association to meet

The Wilson County Ministers’ Association will meet at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in the administrative conference room at Wilson Medical Center with Paula Benson as guest speaker. For more information, call Zach Harris at 704-293-8868 or email pastorzachwilson@gmail.com.