Go Guide, Nov. 30
Friday, November 30, 2018
Festival of Trees
The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host its annual Festival of Trees event through Dec. 20 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The display of about 75 themed trees will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The Art House, 805 Evans St., will host an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. today for the School of Art Faculty Invitational, featuring works by about a dozen artists. Visit arthousegreenville.com
ECU School of Theatre and Dance will perform “Fall Dance” at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The show is an eclectic lineup of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary dance. Cost is $15 or $10 for students andyouth. Visit ecuarts.com.
ECU will take on Appalachian State at 7 p.m. today in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.
The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium on campus. Free. Call 328-6851.
Jingle Art Jam
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host “Jingle Art Jam” from 5-8 p.m. today. The event, which celebrates the opening of the annual Holiday Artist Market and Exhibit, will include food, drinks and music by Nu Clear Twins. A variety of handmade items will be available for sale. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Visit emergegallery.com.
Sounds of the Season
Sounds of the Seasons, a concert featuring combined ECU choirs, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Free. Call 328-6851.
Homes tour, bazaar
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., will hold its annual Christmas homes tour and bazaar Saturday. The tour, which will feature several area homes decorated for Christmas, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $25; the bazaar is free. Lunches are available for $5 at the bazaar. Call 752-3482.
The Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road, will host “Christmas Past at the Village: Old-Fashioned Crafts & Treats” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Parents are invited to bring their children, ages 6-9, out to the village/farm to make some handmade holiday decorations and sample seasonal treats. All craft supplies will be provided for the craft activities. All children participating must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Admission is $10 per child; $5 per adult. Contact Bonnie Pulver at 916-5141.
The Historic Bath Christmas Open House will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 207 Carteret St., Bath. Activities will continue later in the day with Bath Regatta prep and cruising Bath and Back Creeks (5:30-7 p.m.); a candlelight tour of historic homes (6-7:50 p.m.); lighting of the Christmas tree (8 p.m.) and other activities. All events are free, but donations are accepted. For more information and a more detailed schedule of events, visit www.bath.nchistoricsites.org or call 923-3971.
Grifton will host a Christmas Village from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Grifton Train Depot. Arts and crafts vendors and home-based businesses open at 11 a.m. Barbecue chicken plates will be available for takeout from noon-4 p.m. and available as a seated dinner after 4 p.m. Cost is $8. Proceeds will benefit the Shad Festival. A Christmas parade and tree lighting will follow at 4 p.m. along Queen and McCrae streets.
Weihnachtskonzert: A German Christmas Concert and reception with cookies, wine and cider will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St. ECU music students and professors will play Bach, Brahms and other classical Christmas music. Proceeds will benefit study abroad. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or at the door. Contact Jill Twark, email@example.com or 330-289-0289.
The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will stage a Reader’s Theatre production of Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians” at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The play is about a schism that arises in an evangelical megachurch.
The Jolly Trolley Polar Express will run Saturday and Dec. 14-15. This is a 20-minute joyride around Uptown Greenville, including a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s”The Polar Express,” cocoa and cookies and an art activity at Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 S. Evans St. Time slots begin at 4:25 p.m. and the last train boards at 8:25 p.m. Registration is limited. Tickets are $35 for the first ticket and $10 each for additional tickets. Visit emergegallery.com.
The 14th annual Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 Mile and 5K Run will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville Town Common. The race is a fundraising event to benefit the Capt. Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation scholarship fund. Registration is $35-$45. Visit reindeerdashforcash.org.
ECU will play Maryland Eastern Shore at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.
The ECU School of Music’s Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Wright Auditorium. The free concert will feature songs of the season. Call 328-6851.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery will host the bachelor of fine arts senior exhibition from Monday through Dec. 14 in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7 as part of First Friday Artwalk. Call 328-6665.
Story Time With Santa
The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host Story Time With Santa at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa will read to children and pose for photos. Tickets are $10 each ($15 for two children in one photo and $20 for three or more in a photo). Reservations required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will deliver the music of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. The concert is free and will feature music from the movie “Frozen,” composer John Rutter, Mozart and many Christmas favorites. Donations will be accepted.
Holiday Open House
The Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road, will hold self-guided lantern tours of several of the buildings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitors can listen to holiday tales of the past from museum docents dressed in period clothing, observe weaving and blacksmith demonstrations and enjoy holiday carolers, music and refreshments.
The Town of Grimesland will host a tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grimesland Community Park, 7543 Pitt St.
Master Gardener Volunteers will lead two wreath-making workshops Thursday at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle. One workshop is from 10 a.m to noon; the second workshop is from 1-3 p.m. A $10 fee will cover all supplies to create a wreath using fresh greenery from the Pitt County Arboretum. Class size is limited. Participants are asked to bring small clippers. Call 902-1709 to sign up and arrange payment.
Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host youth musical productions of “Elf, Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 8 and Dec. 14-15. Matinee performances will begin at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 16. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.
The City of Greenville will hold its Greenville Gives Holiday Celebration and tree-lighting ceremony from 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Five Points Plaza on Fifth and Evans streets. The event, a benefit for local charities, will feature entertainment, crafts and activities, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, carriage rides, a holiday market and the reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Call 329-4567.
The Elements of Praise and the PCC Jazz Band will present their Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Free, but donations are accepted.
The annual Greenville Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 on Evans Street downtown. Visit www.greenvillejaycees.com.
The Town of Winterville’s annual Christmas parade will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Visit wintervillenc.com
Dance Arts Theatre will present “The Nutcracker Ballet” at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at ECU’s Wright Auditorium. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to benefit the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. Tickets are $35 for adults and $28 for children. Call 328-4788.
Breakfast with Santa
The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8. The event will include a holiday breakfast, a visit with Santa Claus, a digital photo of each child and a keepsake craft. Tickets are $35 per family for members and $50 for others. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.
The Bethel Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 in Bethel. Call the Bethel Town Hall at 818-0891 or visit the Bethel-NC Christmas Parade on Facebook.
The Beaufort Historical Association will host the 11th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes. Tickets, are available at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or by calling 758-5225.
Decorating for wildlife
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Decorating Trees for Wildlife from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 8. Participants will learn to prepare a winter feast for backyard wildlife. Free with Nature Center admission. Call 329-4560.
Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host a presentation on mistletoe and a holiday craft activity at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8. Preregistration is required. Call 923-2191.
Blood donation center
The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome;…