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Go Guide, Jan. 18


Friday, January 18, 2019


Vintage Hitchcock

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host performances of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. today-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 27 and at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock are featured in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. General admission tickets are $20, $18 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com or call 689-8092.

‘Me … Jane’

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall” at 7 p.m. today at Wright Auditorium. This musical adaptation contains anecdotes from the biography of Goodall, a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Gallery Crawl

Gray Gallery, located in Jenkins Fine Arts Center on Fifth Street, and Emerge, 404 Evans St., will host openings from 6-9 p.m. today as part of the Material Topics Symposium’s Gallery Crawl. There is no admission charge. The symposium also will include a half dozen free public lectures Saturday-Sunday in Jenkins’ Speight Auditorium. Free. For a complete schedule, visit materialtopics.com.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. today at Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.


Outdoor Expo

The Carolina Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday-Sunday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 $10 for adults and $25 for families. Ages 10 and younger are admitted free. Visit carolinaoutdoorexpo.com.

Craft swap

Sheppard Memorial Library Children’s Library, 530 Evans St., will host a craft swap from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Craft materials will be available for free at the event. Donations of arts, crafts and sewing materials will be accepted through today at the library. Call 329-4581 or visit sheppardlibrary.org.

Amazing Amphibians

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host the program Amazing Amphibians at 10 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the visitor center for the program to prepare for a short hike. Participants will learn how amphibians survive the North Carolina winters. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Contra dance

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

Spaniel field trial

The Boykin Spaniel Society will host the Upland National Field Trial from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Shadow Creek Farm, 8128 County Home Road. Dogs compete in flushing and retrieving game at this annual event, held to crown a national champion. Spectators may walk in a gallery behind the judges. Free. Visit boykinspaniel.org.


Lunar eclipse viewing

A Time for Science Grifton Nature and Science Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host a lunar eclipse viewing from 10 p.m. Sunday until 1 a.m. Monday. Visit atimeforscience.org.


Unity Breakfast

The 22nd annual Community Unity Breakfast will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Monday at ECU's Murphy Center, 1 Ficklen Drive. The event, sponsored by Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and celebratie diversity in the Greenville-Pitt County areas. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Richard Joyner, of Conetoe Family Life Center. Visit www.greenvillenc.org or contact 752-4101.

Day of Service

The City of Greenville will host a Day of Service event from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Volunteers will join city staff in cleaning up streets, entrances to the city, neighborhoods, greenways and River Park North (from 9-11 a.m.). Gloves, safety vests and bags will be provided. Call Tawanda Cage at 329-4856 to register to participate.

MLK Celebration

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties will present the fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebration, “Empowered and Justice for All,” at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Michael L. Morgan of the N.C. Supreme Court. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Rodney Coles Sr. at RodneyCON2007@gmail.com or 717-9600.


Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of Central Florida at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.


Meet the author

The DeVisconti Center, 3732-A West Wilson St., Farmville, will host a book signing and discussion featuring author Sheila Turnage from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The event is free. The Farmville author will have copies of her award-winning Mo & Dale Mysteries series for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Farmville Public Library. Visit sheilaturnage.com

Museum tour

Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host a curator led tour from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The event, hosted in partnership with Vidant Medical Center, is open to cancer survivors and their families. It will include a tour of permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with Assistant Curator Trista Reis Porter. Free. Visit gmoa.org or call 758-1946.


NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Kristin Lee, violin and Kwan Yi, piano at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Audition. Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan 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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25. 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. Call 329-4560 or email bwilliams@greenvillenc.gov.


Tryon Palace will host the annual WinterFeast oyster roast from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the North Carolina History Center,529 S. Front St., New Bern. The event will include fresh, local, steamed oysters, a sampling of winter favorites such as chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by local chefs. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation. Visit tryonpalace.org or call 639-3524.

Beer festival

The ninth annual Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include more than 50 American craft micro breweries and wineries with about 125 beers and wines being offered. The festival also will feature a DJ and live music. Tickets are $50 for VIP, $35 for general admission (1-5 p.m.). Visit bravoalpha.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. 26 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The event is a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Eastern Carolina. General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a reception prior to the performance, are $50. Visit ecuarts.com.

Southern gardening

Mark Weathington, director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, will talk about “Gardening in the South” at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Advance tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for Friends of the Arboretum. Advance tickets are available at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Tickets at the door will be $30. For more information, call 902-1709.

Scholarship gala

The School of Music Friends Scholarship Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. For tickets or for additional information, call Mary Jane Gaddis at 328-1268.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

FROGGS fundraiser

Friends of the Greenville Greenways (FROGGS) will host a fundraising event from 4-6:30 pm. Jan. 26 at Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S. Pitt St.. The event will feature a presentation of greenway projects, along with live entertainment, homemade chili and beer. Visit facebook.com/froggsgreenville.

Holocaust concert

East Carolina University School of Music will host a Holocaust remembrance concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Featured performers will be Catherine Gardner, soprano; Emmanuel Gruber, cello; Catherine Garner, piano; and Caleb Eick, baritone. Free. Call 328-6851.

Mallard Creek Hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host Mallard Creek Hike at 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Meet in the last parking lot for this half-mile hike. Bring water and binoculars. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.


Mélange will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium as part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. This New York-based chamber music sextet allows the audience to select the program from a menu of 30 works, from Baroque to Broadway. Tickets are $15-$45. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call 737-5444.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play Tulane at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library’s 28th annual used book sale will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is open to friends’ members only from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31. (Memberships may be purchased or renewed at the door.) Public hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2 and 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Visit sheppard


Tiny Art Show dinner

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St.,will host the Tiny Art Show Pancake Dinner and Fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. The dinner will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, desserts and beverages. A preview sale for the Tiny Art Show will be held from 5-9 p.m. Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit PCAC Educational Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with discounts for seniors, students and children. There is no charge for ages 4 and younger. Visit pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

Documentary screening

The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking in conjunction with ENC Stop Human Trafficking and the N.C. Coalition Against Human Trafficking will host a documentary screening of “Be The One,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pitt Community College, Goess Student Center, 169 Bulldog Run, Winterville. The documentary looks at various actions that everyday people took to stop human trafficking situations.Free For more information, email ENCSHTN Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Unnatural Resources

The 27th annual Eastern North Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair will be held Feb. 1-3 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This free event showcases creations and inventions made from normally discarded materials. Children and adults may submit entries in a dozen categories, including art, science, toys and home use. For more information, visit unnatural

resources.org or contact Jackie Ponder at jponder@unnaturalresources.org or 355-1039.

Concert in the Dark

The Blind Center will present “Concert in the Dark” featuring nationally-known Molasses Creek at 6 p.m. at the Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington. Audience members will experience the musical performance blindfolded at this fundraiser for The Blind Center, which serves the region’s blind and visually impaired. The event will also feature light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent/live auctions.. Tickets are $40 and are available at The Blind Center, The Meeting Place, Stewart’s Jewelry Store and in Greenville at J.A.’s Uniform Shop, 2301 Stantonsburg Road, Unit B. Tickets are also available at www.theblindcenter.org with a $2 processing fee.

Send events to kgrizzard@reflector.com. For more information, call 329-9578.