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Go Guide, May 17


Friday, May 17, 2019


BBQ cookoff

The “Kings of Q” BBQ Cookoff and Festival will be held from 5-11 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. -Saturday in downtown Ayden. The event is a Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Contest. In addition to the barbecue competition, music, amusement park rides and vendors will be available. Hip Pocket will perform at 7 p.m. today, and Bryan Mayer will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.aydenbbq.org.

‘All in the Timing’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “All in the Timing” at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Thursday through May 25. Additional matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 26. Directed by Jonathan Murray, this collection of six short comedies by David Ives uses inspired language and word play to examine various attempts at relationships and communication with comical results. Tickets are $35, including dinner buffet. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Gala fundraiser

Daughters of Worth will host Glam & Glitter Gala, a fundraising event, from 6:30-9 p.m. today at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S. W. Greenville Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Ainee Lynnette Taylor, former WITN journalist. The event will include a dinner, cash bar and silent auction. Scholarships will be awarded. Tickets are $45 and are available through www.eventbrite.com or by calling 295-7517.

Movie in the Park

The city will host Movie in the Park from 7-9 p.m. today at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. Free. The featured film will be “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Rated PG-13. Bring blankets and chairs and watch a free movie. Visit greenvillenc.gov or call 329-4567.


Pets in the Park

Pets in the Park will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. the event will include pet adoptions, along with music, vendors, pet contests and a “dog wedding.” Free. Visit ENCPetsInThePark.com.

Bath Fest

Bath Fest, a celebration of the Town of Bath, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Bonner’s Point in Historic Bath. The theme is “Music From Our Shores: Sounds of the State From the Past to the Present.” The event will include craft vendors, a student art show, musical entertainment and food. Visit bathfest.com or call 923-3971.

Kids’ River Fest

Sound Rivers will host its fifth annual Kids’ River Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The free event will include kayaking, reptile shows, a musical performance with Pamlico Joe and Clean Water Flow, planetarium shows, hay rides and crafts. Visit soundrivers.org.

Barbershop chorus

The Carolina Chord Connection men’s barbershop chorus and Sassy Southern Sound women’s barbershop chorus will present their annual show at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St Guests include “Up All Night,” a women’s barbershop quartet from the Washington, D.C. area. Profits will benefit Aces for Autism. Tickets are $15 at the door or on the websitewww.carolinachordconnection.com.

Parade of Homes

The Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The annual event is a showcase of newly constructed homes. Free. Maps are available at the Home Builders Association office, 1913 Turnbury Drive. Call 756-7915 or visit pitthba.com.


Dinner on the grounds

Third Street Education Center, 600 W. Third St., will host Dinner on the Grounds, a fundraising event, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $50 a person and include a barbecue dinner and a silent auction. The event will feature Bob Garner, a TV personality and “barbecue connoisseur.” For tickets, tables or more information, visit www.thirdsteetec.org.


Open Play Mondays

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays weekly through Aug. 26. From 10 a.m.-noon each Monday, staff members will provide unstructured activities such as blocks, musical instruments and games in the Born Learning Trail play area. Free. Call 329-4560.


Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Concert on the Common

Concert on the Common will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenville, Town Common, 100 E. First St. Free. Legacy Motown Revue will perform. Food trucks will be on site, and alcohol will be available for sale for ages 21 and older. Visit www.1079wnct.com/​concert-on-the-commons.


Market on the Square

Winterville’s Market on the Square returns from 4-8 p.m. Thursday 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.

Exploring goats

The May Museum, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville, will host Exploring Goats at 6 p.m. Thursday. Miriam Lewis will present the educational program. Contact Lindsay Annis, museum director, at 753-6725 or email lannis@farmvillenc.gov.


Fossil festival

The 26th annual Aurora Fossil Festival will be held May 24-25 on Main Street in Aurora. Events begin at 6 p.m. May 24 with opening ceremonies. A fossil 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. May 25, 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.

Splash park

Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., will be open May 25-27. The park will be open weekends only until June 10. Free. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 328-4563 or 329-4041.

Memorial Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will have free fishing from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. State permits are required for ages 16 and older. Call 329-4560.

‘Violin Heist’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “The Violin Heist” at 6:30 p.m. May 28. This interactive murder mystery will include a dinner catered by Famiglia Italian-American Cuisine. Tickets are $33 for members and $35 for others. Visit whirligigstage.com.

First Chance for White Pants

First Chance for White Pants will be held from 6-10 p.m. May 30 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. Contact Cindy Tripp at ctripp@mhfc.org or call 717-6505.

Summer concert

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Department will present The Main Event Band from 7-10 p.m. May 31 at 332 Sylvania St., Winterville. Free. Concessions will be available for sale. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Lip Sync Challenge

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will host Lip Sync Challenge at 7 p.m. May 31 at Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St.. Register by May 24 to perform solo or as a group. Free admission. Visit greenvillenc.gov or call 329-4548.

Send calendar information to kgrizzard@reflector.com. Call 329-9578.