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Monthly planner, October 2020

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FRIDAY, OCT. 2

Barton Senior Showcase

7:30 p.m.

Outdoor stage at Kennedy Family Theatre

Barton College

See a variety of highlight performances presented by the 2020 Barton theater graduates. Admission will be donation based to support Theatre at Barton, and seating will be limited. All those attending must wear face coverings and observe social distancing protocols.

TUESDAY, OCT. 6 and WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

Wilson Botanical Gardens Volunteer Days

8-11 a.m.

Wilson Botanical Gardens

1806 Goldsboro St.

The Wilson Botanical Gardens and the Wilson Master Gardeners are asking for volunteers to help weed, remove plants, add plants, prune, etc. Volunteers will work in teams, with a Master Gardener. Take sturdy shoes, a mask if you choose, a cap or hat, work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent and your favorite digging tools. For more information, call 252-237-0113.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13 to FRIDAY, NOV. 20

‘The Shaped Landscape’

Visit by appointment

Barton Art Galleries

Artist-in-resident John Hancock returns to Barton with a show featuring his work. To schedule a visit, contact Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and educational programming, Barton Art Galleries, at 252-399-6476 or moneill@barton.edu.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

Homeschool Days

9:30-11 a.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. SE

Can you dig a hole to China? Probably not, but you can learn about the layers of earth lurking beneath your feet and the geologic processes that create different kinds of rocks, create soil, allow us to grow food and make clothes and so more. $12 per student. Learn more and register online: www.scienceandhistory.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Fossil Day

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. SE

Dive into a time long ago when North Carolina was under water and dinosaurs ruled the land. Examine fossil specimens discovered in North Carolina. Dig through fossil matrix from the old sea bed at Aurora to discover micro fossils you can take home. Try out a variety of fossil-focused activities. Free with museum admission of $6 per person.

MONDAY, OCT. 19

Wilson Botanical Garden Talk

3-4 p.m.

Wilson Botanical Gardens online event

Garden Talks will bee buzzing about beekeeping with guest speaker Debbie Hamrick, director of speciality crops, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation. Register through Eventbrite and Zoom. If you can’t join live, register to get emailed the recording link the next day. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/x/garden-talks-bee-keeping-tickets-12009075377.

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

Wilson Fall Expo: Drive-Thru Edition

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wilson County Fairgrounds

2331 U.S. 301 S.

The Wilson Chamber of Commerce hosts the drive-thru that has been adapted from the annual Wilson Spring Expo that was postponed because of COVID-19.

SATURDAY, OCT. 31

Boo Bash!

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. SE

Meet the monsters and ghosts of Imagination Station from a safe social distance during the annual Boo Bash. Children (and adults) are invited to wear their most fabulous costumes for a few games, experiments and tricks while exploring the spooky side of science. Free with museum admission of $6 each.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THROUGH OCT.

Hayrides

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays

Deans Farm Market

N.C. 42

Hayrides are $12 per person for ages 2 and up and include a free pumpkin, all-day access to the farm playground and more. The farm is also booking weekday field trips.

THROUGH OCT. 11

Scavenger Hunt

Wilson Parks and Recreation scavenger hunt event is free to play and open to all ages. Download Goosechase app for free. Game search: “Parks & Eats Scavenger Hunt or R7W7KP. You could win a gift cards from local restaurants. More than 130 teams are playing.

THROUGH OCT.

Outdoor Senior Programs

Wilson Parks and Recreation will have outdoor senior programs. The cost is $1 per class; please have exact change or WPR punch card. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., senior stretch and balance at the Rotary Park Picnic Shelter; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., senior aerobics at the Whirligig Pavilion; and Thursdays, 10 a.m., senior Bingo at Toisnot Park Rotary Picnic Shelter. All programs will follow CDC and city of Wilson guidelines for social distancing and safe gatherings. Programs are limited to 45 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. All participants will be subject to a temperature check.

THROUGH OCT.

Eyes on Main
Street Gallery

Noon to 4 p.m.

Eyes on Main Street Gallery

126-128 Goldsboro St. S.

See art by Dee Dee Oliver and photographs from the private collection of Allen Thomas Jr. at the gallery, open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment at eyesonmainstreetinc@gmail.com (24 hours notice).

THROUGH OCT. 31

‘Homecoming’

Boykin Center

5:30-7:30 p.m.

108 W. Nash St.

Work by local artist Jahn Anderson will be on exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday.

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