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Go! calendar, January 2018

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Today-Jan. 6

TODAY

ECU basketball

The ECU men’s basketball team takes on the University of Central Florida at 4 p.m. today in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Wonderland of Lights

The Hoggard Christmas Wonderland of Lights, 101 Dalton Drive, Windsor, will be open from 5-9 p.m. today and Monday. Started in 1995 in honor of Therman Hoggard’s daughter, Carolyn, the display has grown to feature 500,000 Christmas lights, handmade silhouettes, figurines and inflatable displays. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. Visit facebook.com/​hoggardchristmaswonderlandoflights.

MONDAY

First day hikes

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a First Day Hike from 9-11 a.m. Monday. A Nature Center staff member will lead the 2-mile hike to the park’s new property. Free. Call 329-4562.

Visit Goose Creek State Park from 10 a.m.-noon Monday for a First Day Hike that features a portion of the Goose Creek, Flatty Creek and the Ivy Gut trails. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Meet at the last parking lot, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

TUESDAY

Community dinner

The fourth annual New Year Community Dinner will be held from 2- p.m. Tuesday at the Robersonville Community Center, 202 E. Green St., Robersonvillle.

WEDNESDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Connecticut at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

SATURDAY

Winter Workshop

East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop will host free concerts at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall on ECU’s campus. The concert features a cast of internationally acclaimed performers. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on Wichita State at 9 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

New Year’s Bash

The fifth annual First Saturday New Year’s Bash will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include champagne and live performances by Uptown Main, Chinaman and Trap Beatles. The event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $10-$20. Visit www.firstatnyb.eventbrite.com or call 327-7716 or 561-6140.

Black bears program

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Black Bears: NC’s History of Hunting” at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature information about the history, techniques and sportsmanship of hunting black bears in North Carolina. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Jan. 7-13

MONDAY

Jazz recital

An ECU Jazz faculty and guest recital will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The event will feature University of North Texas Regents professor James Riggs, saxophone and members of the ECU Jazz faculty. Free. For more information, call 328-6851.

WEDNESDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team plays Tulsa at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

FRIDAY

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Soloman Howard, Deb Nansteal and John O’Brien as part of the African American Music Series on Jan. 12. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Kids’ Night Out

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12. Open to kindergarten through fifth grade, the event includes dinner, movies and activities while parents are out. Cost is $20 per child. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact maria@atimeforscience.org or 364-2862.

SATURDAY

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 13. Explore astronomy and complete a craft project at this planetarium event. Cost is $5 per child and free for parents. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact brian@atimeforscience.org or 364-6569.

Gyotaku workshop

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Gyotaku workshop from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 13. Participants will learn about an ancient art form in this workshop, designed for ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4562.

‘Hunger Games’ hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host a “Hunger Games” hike at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. Teams will work together to face challenges on a trail hike, including finding water, improvising shelter and racing to get a supply bag. Dress for the weather, with sturdy hiking shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Jan. 14-20

SUNDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Houston at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Old Christmas Tea

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an “Old Christmas Tea” from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Winterville Museum, 2543 Church St.. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 321-2660.

MONDAY

Unity breakfast

The 21st annual Community Unity Breakfast, which commemorates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at ECU’s Murphy Center. The featured speaker will be award-winning teacher and author Michael Bonner of South Greenville Elementary School. Call 752-4101.

Day of service

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host the MLK Day of Service from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 15. Participants will do volunteer work to help maintain the trails at the park, including removing trash and invasives along the trails. Volunteers who work for at least an hour will receive a coupon for free admission to the Nature Center. Free. Call 329-4562.

King celebration

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. For more information, contact Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112.

WEDNESDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on University of South Florida at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

THURSDAY

Under the Microscope

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host “Under the Microscope: Ancient Photons” from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 18. Dr. Tim Christensen will share his journey as a molecular biologist and artist. The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact maria@atimeforscience.org or 364-2862.

Polar Bear Plunge

ECU students will take the Polar Bear Plunge at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool. The 22nd annual event, sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness, will include free music, entertainment and food. A Student Involvement Fair, which will provide information about campus organizations, will begin at 5 p.m. Visit ecu.edu for more information.

FRIDAY

Musical duets

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present Doddering Divas’ Duets at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21. The performances will feature sopranos Jon Shaw and Carolyn Myers with accompanist John O’Brien and will include duets from sacred works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, familiar duets from “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Lakme” and “Norma.” Suggested donation is $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19. Cost is $5. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Crave, 409 S. Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

Truck, tractor pull

The Big Daddy Motorsports Truck and Tractor Pull will be held from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 19-20 at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, 2900 N.C. 125 South, Williamston. This is a ticketed event. Call 792-5802.

Croatan trip

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host a trip to the Croatan National Forest from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19 for ages 12 and older, accompanied by an adult. The outing will include a 3-mile hike and lunch at the Swansboro Food and Beverage Company, as well as a visit to Hammocks Beach State Park. Cost is $12 for city residents and $15 for others. Visit greenvillenc.gov/​government/​recreation-parks or call 329-4567.

SATURDAY

Beer festival

The eigth annual Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. Jan. 20 at the the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include 50 American craft micro breweries and wineries with more than 125 beers and wines being offered.The festival also will feature a DJ, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 for VIP, $35 for general admission (1:30-5 p.m. only) and $15 for designated driver. Visit www.beerarmy.org/​jollyskull.

‘Little Mermaid’ ballet

The Eastern N.C. Dance Foundation will present The Dance Collective in “The Little Mermaid” at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The ticketed event is a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Eastern Carolina. Visit greenvillecivicballet.com or call 355-7880.

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Houston at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20 at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

Piano concert

ECU School of Music will host a faculty recital featuring pianist Kwan Yi at 7:30 p.m Jan. 20. at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. Free. For more information, call 328-6851.

Fire workshop

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Basics and Benefits of Prescribed Fire” at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Learn about the role prescribed fire plays in the ecosystem at Goose Creek. Meet in the visitor center. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Jan. 21-27

SUNDAY

Senior recital

ECU’s School of Music will present a senior recital featuring Corey Nard on clarinet at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. Free. For more information, call 328-6851.

FRIDAY

Outdoor Expo

The Carolina Outdoor Expo will be held Jan. 26-28 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 17 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25. The event will include seminars from saltwater and freshwater fishing guides as well as hunting experts. It will feature 100 outdoor sports vendors with the latest in hunting and fishing products. Weekend admission is $12 for adults. Admission on Jan. 28 is $6 for seniors and members of the military (with identification). Ages 10 and younger are admitted free.

Go, Dog. Go!

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Go, Dog. Go”! At 7:30 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for youth and students, $11 for public. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Ensemble Dal Niente at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. Noted for its presentation of “bracing sonic adventures” Ensemble Dal Niente, works with a range of composers, from emerging and established living artists to the post-World War II avant-garde generation. The evening’s music will include works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann and Mikel Kuehn. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Sylvan Heights trip

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host a trip to the Sylvan Heights Bird Park from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26. The outing will include a guided tour of the bird park and lunch at LaCasetta Italian Restaurant in Scotland Neck. Cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for others. Visit greenvillenc.gov/​government/​recreation-parks or call 329-4567.

SATURDAY

Scholarship gala

The School of Music Friends Scholarship Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43, Greenville, NC. For tickets and more information, contact Mary Jane Gaddis at 328-1268.

Birdhouse building

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a build a birdhouse workshop from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 27. Participants will create a habitat for wildlife. Cost is $12 for city residents and $16 for others. Call 329-4562

‘Foodscape Revolution’

Brie Arthur, correspondent on the PBS show “Growing a Greener World,” will speak on “The Foodscape Revolution: Ecology And Sustainable Management” at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets are available at Pitt County Extension Office or Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709 for more information.

Jan. 28-Feb. 1

SUNDAY

Dorrance Dance

Dorrance Dance will perform at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. While upholding traditional tap forms, the ensemble pushes rhythmic, technical and conceptual boundaries. Tickets are $10-$45. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

TUESDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Wichita State at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth.. Visit ecupirates.com.

WEDNESDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Tulane at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

THURSDAY

Helsingborg Orchestra

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. Sweden’s finest will perform the Sibelius’ “Valse Triste,” Op. 44 No. 1; Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 (featuring violinist Catherine Manoukian) and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Tickets are $10-$45. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Send Go! calendar information to Mackenzie Tewksbury at mtewksbury@reflector.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday.

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