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Go Guide, May 25


Friday, May 25, 2018


Fossil festival

The 25th annual Aurora Fossil Festival will be held today through Sunday on Main Street in Aurora. Events begin at 6 p.m. today with opening ceremonies, followed by the fossil pageant and live music. A fossil 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, and festival activities open at 9 a.m. The event will include a parade, paleontology lectures at the fossil museum, live music, an auction, fossil identification and displays, crafts and food. Visit aurorafossilfestival.net or call 322-4405.


Full Moon Paddle

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Full Moon Paddle from 9-11 p.m. Saturday. The event will include kayaking and a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Cost is $10 per person. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 531-7203.

Splash park

Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., will be open from noon-6 p.m. Saturday through Monday. The park will be open weekends only until June 9. Free. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 328-4567.

‘Coffee Talk’ unveiling

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, 4519 W Pine St, Farmville, will host a party from 5-8 p.m. Saturday to unveil “Coffee Talk,” a beer that is a collaboration with Casita Cerveceria. This nitrogenated milk stout includes Brazil Cerrado coffee specially roasted for this project by Lanoca Coffee of Ayden. The event will include music by William Seymour, along with cornhole and tours of the plant. Free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, cal 753-7745 oremail paul@duckrabbitbrewery.com.


River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Gyotaku program from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn the art form of Japanese fish printing. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.

Field of Honor

The opening ceremony for the Field of Honor flag display at the Town Common, 105 E. First St., will be held at 9 a.m. May 26. The flags will be displayed through July 4. For more information purchasing a flag, email greenvilleflagfield@gmail.com.


Memorial Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will have free fishing from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday in honor of Memorial Day. State permits are required for ages 16 and older. For more information, call 329-4562.


Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market is held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth Streets. The weekly market includes fresh produce, meats, seafood, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade bath products, baked goods and local craft brew. Visit uptowngreenville.com for more information.


First Chance for White Pants

First Chance for White Pants will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, a fundraiser for Methodist Home for Children, will feature dancing and live music with the band Liquid Pleasure, along with an auction. Tickets are $75 and include food and beverages. Visit firstchance.mhfc.org to buy tickets. For more information, contact Cindy Tripp at ctripp@mhfc.org or call 717-6505.

The Birds

“The Birds,” by Aristophanes, adapted and directed by Jason Coale, will be performed beginning Thursday at Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St. In this classic Greek comedy with a modern/‚Äčlocal spin, two intrepid travelers depart eastern North Carolina in search of greener pastures. Their journey takes them on an adventure to start a city with the birds and an epic battle with Zeus himself. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 31-June 2 and June 7-9. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. June 3 and June 10, and a performance will begin at 6 p.m. June 6. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students. Call 689-8092 or visit whirligigstage.com.

Veterans exhibit

An art exhibit, featuring work by military veterans, will open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Arts of the Pamlico, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C., in partnership with the Pamlico Rose Institute. Free. Visit artsofthepamlico.org for more information.

Zumba in the Park

The Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will offer Zumba in the Park from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays in June at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. Call 329-4567.

Market on the Square

Winterville’s Market on the Square will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays at the corner of Main and Church streets. The event includes entertainment along with sales of fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and baked goods. Call 215-2360.


Black Bear Festival

The North Carolina Black Bear Festival will be held June 1-3 in Plymouth. Weekend events include musical entertainment, museum tours, boat rides, carnival rides, games,river tubing, helicopter rides, a bear tour and presentations on bears. Visit ncbearfest.com or call 793-6627.

Music House

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present “Cinematic Guitar Poetry” with Hiroya Tsukamoto at 7 p.m. June 1. Tsukamoto is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Tickets are $20 per concert, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 252-367-1892.

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10-11 a.m. June 2. 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 or call 364-6569.

National Trails Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host National Trails Day from 8-10 a.m.-noon June 2. Volunteers will help maintain the trails at the park. Project include removing trash and debris as well as invasive plants. Volunteers working for at least an hour will receive a free pass for a 30-minute pedal boat rental or free admission to the nature center. Bring gloves, water, and long pants. Free. Call 329-4560.

Open paddles

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host open paddle events from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays in June. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. Email sam@atimeforscience.org, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Sunday in the Park

The Tar River Community Band will kick off the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Directed by James Mauser, the band performs marches, show tunes, jazz, swing and classical music. Free. Visit greenvillenc.gov. The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

Golf classic

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will host its ninth annual Golf Classic on June 7 at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon flight at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go directly toward Boys & Girls Clubs in Pitt, Lenoir, Beaufort, Greene and Martin counties. Visit www.bgccp.com or call 355-2345.

Send Go! Guide events to Mackenzie Tewksbury at mtewksbury@reflector.com. Include the date, time and location of the event, along with a telephone number, website or email address to contact for more information. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.