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.

Art of Murder play poster. Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre, Greensboro NC. A Murderous Comedy Plays Central NC (4/25/2017) - Broadway’s Joe DiPietro’s “Art Of Murder” Lands Center Stage at The Barn By Nate Alston, barndinner.com Spring has sprung at the country’s longest running dinner theatre and with it comes a suspenseful nail-biter! The Barn Dinner [...]
One of several labels issued with USDA recall April 24, 2017. Over 130,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled, Inedible (4/24/2017) - Uncle John’s Pride, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination By Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry [...]
The Mountaintop poster. Source: Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount NC. Play Depicting King’s Last Night to Open at Booker T. Theater (4/24/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount In American history, many days are regarded as pivotal, and there are very few more important than April 3, 1968, the night the Civil Rights Movement lost its [...]
One of the labels for hash browns recalled for golf ball material contamination. Source: US FDA. Hash Browns Recalled for “Extraneous Golf Ball Materials” (4/24/2017) - McCain Foods USA, Inc. Recalls Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns Due to Possible Health Risk. Product is Sold and Distributed Under The Roundy’s and Harris Teeter Retail Brands McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced on April [...]
City of Rocky Mount NC 2017 Juneteenth logo. Rocky Mount Ramping Up for Summer Events (4/21/2017) - The City of Rocky Mount keeps summers busy, with free concerts, movies, and special events — and not just on weekends. Check out some of the planned events. This is a special year for the [...]
Fresh-picked Strawberries. Photo: Vollmer Farm, Bunn NC. NC Strawberry Growers Expect Second Wave of Crop (4/19/2017) - Events Planned in May in Raleigh, Colfax, and Charlotte NC By Dexter Hill, NCDA&CS It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and [...]
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 — Apr. 20-23 (4/19/2017) - 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 [...]
Hemp Oil photo source NCDA&CS. Public Support Needed for NC Pilot Program Farmers Seedless Due to DEA (4/18/2017) - Help is needed from Advocates and Supporters of NC Industrial Hemp Farming, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) Board of Directors and its Volunteers issued a plea asking for the public’s help. The [...]
Bailey NC Water Tower. Photo Source: Bailey Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo. Bailey NC Chamber Holding Flea, Craft Fair on Apr. 22 (4/18/2017) - It’s that time again! The Bailey Chamber of Commerce’s outdoor shopping experience is coming up this weekend. The annual Flea Market and Craft Fair is Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8am-2pm. Head to 6488 Main Street, in Bailey NC, [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Something for Everyone at Wendell NC 2017 Events (4/17/2017) - By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell For more information on these upcoming community events and other happenings, visit the town website at www.townofwendell.com. Public Safety Day 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 10am-2pm Held in [...]
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org. NC Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Accepting Applications (4/13/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor North Carolina farmers interested in growing industrial hemp may be planting soon. The state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, formed late last year, released the first rules in early 2017. The new rules will [...]
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov. Free Movies in NC’s Five County Area (4/13/2017) - Parks and recreation departments, libraries, senior centers, and community facilities host free movie nights several months each year, with some locations offering free movies year-round. Check out the offerings in these Eastern NC towns. Free movies [...]
HerbFest 2017 logo. Two Weekends of HerbFest – April 21-23, 28-30 (4/13/2017) - The 18th-annual HerbFest returns to Wake Forest, North Carolina for two weekends in April. Come to check out herbs, learn of their uses, and pick up plants for home on April 21, 22 and 23 or April 28, 29, [...]
East RegionalLibrary in Knightdale NC. Photo Source: WakeGOV. April Events at the Knightdale NC Library (4/12/2017) - By Brandy L. Hamilton, East Regional Library Adult, youth, and teen events are coming up at the East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale NC. With questions or to register for events, contact the library at 919.217.5305. [...]
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 — Apr. 13-16 (4/11/2017) - 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 [...]
"Moksha" film poster. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council NC. Franklin Flicks, Third Annual Film Festival in Franklinton NC (4/10/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The Franklin County Third Annual Film Festival, sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (NCISAFF), will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, [...]
Source: The Hemp University The Hemp University Offering Educational Event for NC Farmers, Landowners (4/7/2017) - An educational seminar, “Farming Hemp for Profit,” is coming up April 29, 2017, held by The Hemp University at the Hampton Inn & Suite-Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. Topics covered include growing and selling industrial [...]
Writers Retreat Location is Rolling View Community Building. Photo Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC. Deadline Approaching for Writers Retreat (4/7/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council The deadline, April 15, 2017, is approaching to register for the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writer’s Guild fifth-annual Writers’ Retreat on May 6, 2017. To request a registration [...]
Knightdale Spring Carnival. Photo Source: Brian Bowman, Town of Knightdale, NC. Knightdale NC 2017 Spring Carnival Open Through Apr. 9 (4/5/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The Spring Carnival is going on now, and will be open through April 9, 2017.  You can’t miss it — the big Ferris Wheel stands out against the sky — but for navigation [...]
Litter Art To Be Highlighted at Rocky Mount’s Arts Center (4/4/2017) - By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount Litter art, uniquely crafted from recyclables, is currently on display now through April 30, 2017, in the craft gallery at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center. Litter art demonstrates [...]
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 — Apr. 6-9 (4/4/2017) - 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 [...]
Tuxedo Cat Ball Couple. Source: Cody Davidson for SAFE Haven for Cats, Raleigh NC. Raise a Glass and Raise Funds at the 2017 Tuxedo Cat Ball on Apr. 7 (4/2/2017) - Join SAFE Haven for Cats for an elegant evening at their fancy-dress fundraiser. Their 13th-annual Tuxedo Cat Ball is April 7, 2017, 7pm-12:30am. Tickets are on sale for this year’s “Frolic in The Garden” at the North [...]
Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina. Public Safety Day Offers Chance to Meet First Responders (3/28/2017) - This year’s Public Safety Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-2pm in downtown Wendell NC. This will be the ninth year that this special community meet-and-greet event has been held. Meet first responders and those who [...]
City of Rocky Mount NC 2017 Juneteenth logo. Sign-up for Announcement of Rocky Mount NC Juneteenth Headliners (3/28/2017) - Eastern NC City to Reveal Juneteenth Headliners Via Mobile Marketing Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount’s annual Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, from [...]
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 — Mar. 30-Apr. 2 (3/28/2017) - 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 [...]
Donkey close-up. Source: Donna Campbell Smith Donkey Management is Not the Same (3/27/2017) - By Donna Campbell Smith On the way to lunch with a friend, I passed four pastures with a donkey. Two were with horses, one with goats and one with cattle. More and more folks are [...]
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 [...]
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