Happenings

Details of upcoming events, post-event reports, announcements, and reviews. Check out any of the categories within this events and happenings section, including food-related news and restaurant reviews; gardening, farming, and growing; movie and TV reviews; film Industry festivals and news; and other features, articles, and miscellaneous.

Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting Mar. 29 (3/24/2017) - By Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS Research Stations Division The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp, and to begin the permanent rulemaking process. The meeting is [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County NC Library Events for April 2017 (3/24/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this April. The library system is online at www1.youseemore.com/wilsoncountypl. Main Library Children’s Early Literacy Programs continue at the [...]
Alligator with golden egg. Source: Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Apr. 9 (3/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Sunday, April 9, 2017, is the date for the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Dubbed the “largest easter egg hunt in the city,” the [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — March 23-26 (3/22/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seal. NC Agritourism Farms Offer Various Activities for Spring (3/21/2017) - Activities Planned at Farms in Alamance, Beaufort, Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Johnston, Lincoln, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Sampson, Stokes, Union, and Wilkes counties By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to [...]
MuckFest MS Crash Landing obstacle in Detroit MI, Source: Event 360. FUN Mud Run to End MS Coming to Charlotte NC, Cities Nationwide (3/21/2017) - MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities — The FUN Mud Run to End MS By Calvin Fleming, goodpr.com for Event 360 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360 are proud to announce [...]
Example Soil Sample Form. Source: NCDA&CS, Raleigh NC. Take Soil Samples to Know Plants’ Spring Fertilization Needs, Says NCDA&CS (3/20/2017) - By Jagathi Kamalakanthan, NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Div. Spring is the best time to fertilize your shrubs as it promotes optimal growth with healthy foliage and abundant flowers. Well-fertilized shrubs not only improve the aesthetics of [...]
Zachery Rayburn (Peter) standing over Clay Raines (Jerry) in the March 16, 2017, performance at Big Harold's Diner in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP. Big Harold’s Diner Turns Dinner Theatre with “The Zoo Story” (3/20/2017) - TAIP Lab and Big Harold’s Diner brought Dinner Theatre to Wilson, North Carolina last week, and plan to continue offering this unique local experience for several Thursday evenings to come. The first performance of The Zoo [...]
35 North Carolina Farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour (3/19/2017) - Connect with the Source of Your Food on the 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour By Leah Joyner, carolinafarmstewards.org The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable [...]
Marketside pizza label released with USDA FSIS recall. Pizzas, Burritos Recalled Due to Contaminants (3/17/2017) - Two separate recalls this week affect processed foods with potential contamination. The first, included below, is for frozen pizza with potential Listeria contamination. The second, at the end, is for frozen burritos with potential hard [...]
Eggs awaiting the hunt. Source: Town of Knightdale, North Carolina. Easter Events and Egg Hunts Offered for Children and Pets in Eastern NC (3/15/2017) - Easter Sunday this year is April 16, 2017. Towns, parks and recreation departments, and community groups are holding egg hunts around Eastern NC starting in late March. While some events are Easter-oriented, others are listed as [...]
Rain Barrel workshop photo 2016. Source: We Plant It Forward. We Plant It Forward to Hold Rain Barrel Workshop at Lake Crabtree Park (3/15/2017) - By Maggie Bailey, We Plant it Forward Come to a We Plant It Forward’s “Rain Barrel Workshop” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Participants will make and take home a 55 gallon rain barrel with installation instructions. Two [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — March 16-19 (3/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
Logo from The Playhouse of Wilson, Wilson NC Auditions in Wilson NC for Musical on March 20-21 (3/11/2017) - By Steve Witchey Playhouse Community Theatre is holding Auditions for “9 to 5, The Musical” on March 20-21, 2017, starting at 6:30pm and running until 9pm. The auditions are scheduled at the Arts Council of Wilson’s Grand [...]
Author Diane Chamberlain. Photo by John Pagliuca. Best Selling Author Diane Chamberlain to Speak at FCAC Fifth Annual Writers Retreat (3/11/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild will sponsor their fifth annual writers’ day retreat on May 6, 2017. The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building, a [...]
Earth in Full View. The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the moon on Dec. 7, 1972. It's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula. Source: NASA. Family-friendly Earth Day Events in Eastern North Carolina (3/10/2017) - Each year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated across the world. It is a day devoted to Mother Earth with a focus on environmental issues. Started in the United States in 1970, this is the [...]
One of this month's Teen Programs. Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC. Rocky Mount Library Teen and Adult Events for March 2017 (3/7/2017) - Braswell Memorial Library holds a regular routine of adult, teen, and business events, alongisde special events. See the upcoming programs below for teens and adults. With questions, contact the librarian in charge of those events. [...]
Artist Marti King. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. FCAC Hosts Afternoon Tea with Artist Marti King (3/7/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Marti King on March 11, 2017, 3-5pm. Versatile and passionate about people and Life, Marti paints and creates with [...]
Source: Wendell Historical Society, Wendell NC. Jake May Opening Day at Wendell Park Honors Local Baseball Legend (3/7/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell “Play Ball!” is music to the ears for the Town of Wendell.  What better way to transition into the spring season than a day of ball at Wendell Park!  [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — March 9-12 (3/7/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
2017 Dig In! in Raleigh NC provided gardening and food-oriented lectures. Source: Kay Whatley. Dig In 2017 Educated Many on Growing Food Everywhere (3/6/2017) - Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) brought together hundreds for their annual, educational Dig In! event. Held March 4, 2017, at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh NC, teachers, child care providers, nonprofit representatives, community advocates [...]
One of the assorted cheese products affected by February 2017 recall. Cheese Spread, Slices, and Shreds Recalled for Listeria (3/3/2017) - Since February 1, 2017, multiple cheese recalls cautioned customers on possible Listeria contamination. These included a popular pimento spread, deli sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. As of February 11, multiple brands were affected by this [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — March 2-5 (3/1/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
NC Filmmakers: Submissions Open for 2017 Film Festivals (3/1/2017) - Filmmakers looking for festivals to show their films may wish to submit to these upcoming film festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included. Check out the guidelines to see what categories are being accepted. Festival [...]
Colorado Film Festivals Accepting Film Submissions (3/1/2017) - Several Colorado film festivals are accepting film submissions. Check out these three returning festivals. Links to submission guidelines are included for filmmakers, along with each festival’s dates for those who want to go check out [...]
One of the apple sauce labels released with the Manzana Products Co. / US FDA recall notice. Three Trader Joe’s Apple Sauce Varieties Recalled for Glass Bits (2/27/2017) - Manzana Products Co., Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Apple Sauces Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material By Michael Calvo, Manzana Products Co On February 25, 2017, Manzana Products Co., Inc. issued a voluntarily recall for three [...]
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC. Wilson County Library Programs for March 2017 (2/27/2017) - By Will Robinson, Wilson County Public Library Wilson County Public library has released a list of upcoming programs offered to the public this March at the Main Library and county Branch libraries. In addition to the [...]
Eastern NC Vendor Opportunities in Spring 2017 (2/24/2017) - Spring is around the corner. Warm days are increasing in Eastern North Carolina. Small businesses, organizations, farms, and handmade goods sellers who are seeking public vendor opportunities have spots opening soon. The list below shows [...]
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