Go Guide, June 7
Friday, June 7, 2019
The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present “Mary Poppins Returns” today at 332 Sylvania St. The movie, rated PG, begins at dusk. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.
Pitt County Schools will have high school graduation ceremonies today-Saturday at East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum. Tickets are required. D.H. Conley High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, followed by J.H. Rose’s graduation at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, South Central’s graduation will begin at 9 a.m., followed by North Pitt at 12:30 p.m., Farmville Central at 3:30 p.m. and Ayden-Grifton at 6:30 p.m.
The annual Washington Summer Festival will be held from 5-10 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Parkway in downtown Washington. The festival features live music, art, food, carnival rides, and a hot dog eating contest. Performers will include the Embers and Breadwine & Blooze Band. Visit wbcchamber.com.
The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the uptown district. Among galleries having opening receptions are Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., for the Visual Arts Academy Exhibition, and Emerge Gallery & Arts Center, 404 Evans St., for Pitt County Schools Arts Exhibition. Visit gmoa.org o emergegallery.com.
Pool and Splashpark
The Greenville Community Pool, located on Myrtle Avenue at Guy Smith Park, will open for the season from today through Aug. 10. Hours are 1:30-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 1:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $1.50 per day (free for ages 4 and younger with a paid adult admission.) Season passes are $25 for families, $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 329-4567 or 329-4563. Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., is open from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Call 328-4563 or 329-4041.
Emerald City Big Band
The Emerald City Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of the Sunday in the Park music series at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. A longtime Sunday in the Park favorite, the band performs big band and swing music. It is led by Michael Stephenson with vocals by Emery Davis. Visit greenvillenc.gov.
L’Academie De Danse will present “It’s the Spirit of America” at 2 p.m. Sunday at ECU Wright Auditorium. The show tells the story of the nation through dialogue and dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatic dance and musical theater. Tickets are $7 at https://tickets.ecu.edu/ or at the box office. Call 328-4788 or 737-5444.
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.
The Greenville Museum of Art will host its annual Summer Shindig from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 802 Evans St. Tickets are $25 each and include dinner and live music from The Still Shakers. Visit www.gmoa.org.
The Umbrella Market will return to uptown Greenville 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.
The North Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington, N.C., offers River Roving tours of the Pamlico River at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. No admission fee for the tour, but reservations are required. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride; an adult must accompany children under 16. Call 948-0000 or visit partnershipforthesounds.net.
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.
Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host a Magic Show with Jeff Jones at 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday to kick off the summer reading program. Free tickets are required and are available beginning at 9 a.m. Visit sheppardlibrary.org or call 329-4581.
The sixth annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 14 at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. This year’s concert will feature music by Carroll Dashiell and The Beast Free. Visit uptowngreenville.com.
The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present Trainwreck from 7-10 p.m. June 14 at 332 Sylvania St. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.
Music in the Park
Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. Ainsley Short will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Little Trip Down the Little Contentnea from 5-8 p.m. June 14. for ages 8 and older. This is a 1.5-mile guided kayak paddle. Cost is $25. Visit a timeforscience.org.
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Swamp Stomp from 10-11:30 a.m. June 15 for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Participants will take a 1.5-mile hike to search for frogs, salamanders and macro-invertebrates. Free. Call 329-4560.
Movies on the Lawn
ECU will host Summer Movies on the Lawn at 7:30 p.m. June 15 on the main campus student center lawn, 501 E. 10th St. The featured film will be “Monsters, Inc,” which is rated G. Free. Showings are weather permitting and are open to the public. Visit ecu.edu.
East Coast Rhythm & Blues
The East Coast Rhythm & Blues Band will perform at 7 p.m. June 16 as part of the Sunday in the Park music series at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. The band plays beach music, Motown, soul and oldies. Visit greenvillenc.gov.
Emerald City Big Band will perform from 2-4 p.m. June 16 at Washington’s Festival Park, 119 Water St., as part of the city’s monthly concert series. Free. Visit visitwashingtonnc.com.
On the Border Eagles tribute band, will perform from 6-9 p.m. June 19 at Concert on the Common, 105 E. First St. Free. Food and drinks will be available for sale.
‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’
Magnolia Arts Center, will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. June 20-22 and June 27-29. Matinee performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. June 22-23 and June 29. The play will feature adults cast as sixth-graders who are each eager to win the spelling bee. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students/seniors. Visit www.magnoliaartscenter.com for more information.
Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host “Poodle Skirts and Bell Bottoms: A ‘50s and ‘60s Musical Revue” at 7 p.m. June 20-22 and 1 p.m. June 23. The show will include music and dancing from the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets are $20 for the show or $35 including a dinner buffet. Doors open an hour prior to each show. Visit whirligigstage.com.
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