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Go Guide, May 23

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Friday, May 24, 2019

TODAY

‘All in the Timing’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “All in the Timing” at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Fossil festival

The 26th annual Aurora Fossil Festival will be held today-Saturday on Main Street in Aurora. Events begin at 6 p.m. today with opening ceremonies. 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.

SATURDAY

Splash park

Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., will be open Saturday-Monday. 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.

MONDAY

Memorial Day

The Pitt County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony from 10:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Monday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The event will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who died in the service of their country. It will include a wreath-laying by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans, remarks by Mayor P.J. Connelly and N.C. Rep. Greg Murphy, music by New Horizons and the posting of colors by the Color Guard. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net or Pittcountyveterans@gmail.com.

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.

Fishing 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.

TUESDAY

‘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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

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. Contact Cindy Tripp at ctripp@mhfc.org or call 717-6505.

UPCOMING

Improv festival

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host Improvisation Festival Weekend from May 31-June 2. Events will include Nerd Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 31. Presenters will explain the science behind improvisation. Matt White and Friends comedy will be featured at 8 p.m. May 31. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for others. An improvised music session will begin at 3 p.m. June 1. Free. Inner Banks Improv will perform at 7 p.m. June 1. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for others. An introduction to improv workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. June 2. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for others. A free improvised poetry session will be held at 6 p.m. June 2. Visit whirligigstage.com.

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.

Community Day

The Little Willie Center will celebrate its 29th anniversary from 4:30-7 p.m. May 31 at Thomas Forman Park, 400 Nash St. This free event will feature food, games, giveaways and vendors.

March for babies

A “March For Babies” sponsored by the March of Dimes will be held at 10 a.m. June 1 at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Registration for this event will begin at 8:30 a.m. before the beginning of the 3-mile walk. This event is held to help raise awareness for and prevent premature births and to expand programs to educate medical professionals. For more information, visitwww.marchforbabies.org.

National Trails Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host National Trails Day from 8-10 a.m.-noon June 1. 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.

Black Bear Festival

The North Carolina Black Bear Festival will be held May 31-June 2 in Plymouth. Weekend events include musical entertainment, museum tours, boat rides on the river, carnival rides, games, bear exhibits, river tubing, helicopter rides, a bear tour and presentations on bears. Visit ncbearfest.com or call 793-6627.

Sunday in the Park

The Tar River Community Band will kick off the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. June 2 at the 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.

Send calendar information to kgrizzard@reflector.com. Call 252-329-9578.

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