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Whirligig Park kicks off new performance series this spring

The Paperhand Puppet Intervention takes to Whirligig Park's stage on May 11 at 2 p.m. as part of the park's Kaleidoscope Performance Series. The performance will be followed by a parade to Imagination Station and more activities.
Free After its inaugural concert by the Thomas Taylor Sextet on April 27, the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park continues the new Kaleidoscope Performance Series in May with two events in May and one in June. …

Garden party brings together town, gown

This watercolor painting by Betsy Peters Rascoe spotlights the site of this year's Preservation of Wilson Garden Party and Art Show.
Free Preservation of Wilson will hold its 12th annual Garden Party & Art Show on Sunday, May 5, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Ladwig Garden of the Barton-Graves House, 800 Nash St. NE. This is the …
This year's Historic Porch Tour and Art Stroll is Saturday, May 11.

Check out the porches and the art

Free Old Wilson Neighbors Association will host its annual Historic Porch Tour and Art Stroll on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Broad-Kenan Historic District. The walking tour will …
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The band Songs from the Road performs at Gig in the Park May 2.

Live music, May 2019

Free Thursday, May 2 Gig in the Park 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Songs from the Road includes veteran acousic musicians who have collectively received top accolades in the …

Filling out the Calendar

Friday, May 10, 17, 24, 31  Movies in the Park  Sunset (around 7 p.m.)  Whirligig Park  Downtown Wilson  Cucalorus Pop-up Cinema and Gig East present the movies “Paddington 2,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Mary Poppins Return” and “Incredibles 2.” Popcorn for purchase by 3 Stars Kettle Corn

Monthly Planner, May 2019

Free FRIDAY, MAY 3 Complimentary Wine Tasting 5 to 7 p.m. Grapenuts Wine 3711-B Peppermill Drive Join host Kevin Owings of Winebow for a complimentary wine tasting. Friday, May …