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Go Guide April 21


The annual Pigskin Pig-Out includes Pee Dee’s birthday party at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Friday, April 21, 2017


Pigskin Pig-Out

ECU Athletics will host its annual Pigskin Pig-Out today and Saturday. The weekend will feature a pig-cooking contest, movie night, a meet and greet with the 2017 football team, Pee Dee's birthday party and the Alumni Road Race and Fun Run. Visit www.ecupirates.com/​sports/​2016/​7/​7/​ot-pig-out-html.aspx for more information.

Grifton Shad Festival

The Grifton Shad Festival continues today-Sunday in downtown Grifton. The event will include food, carnival rides, musical entertainment and other activities. Visit griftonshadfestival.com

Taylor jazz

The Dr. Billy Taylor Gala Concert will be held at 8 p.m. today in ECU's Wright Auditorium. The free concert will feature the ECU Jazz Ensemble with guest artists Delfeayo Marsalis, Mitch Butler and Paul Carr. For more information, call 328-6240

‘Lend Me A Tenor’

ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Lend Me A Tenor,” a comedic play about a fictional famous Italian singer, through Tuesday at McGinnis Theatre. Performances start at 8 p.m., except for Sunday, when a matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m.  Cost is $15 for general admission and $10 for students and youth. Buy tickets at www.ecuarts.com.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will hold a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. today at Fire American Tavern, 113 E. Fifth St. Cost is $5. Call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org.

AIMO Fashion Show

ECU’s Apparel & Interiors Merchandising Organization will host its annual fashion show, this year titled “A Night in Shining Armor,” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. The featured clothing is provided by local boutiques and ECU textile students. Cost is $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Buy tickets at www.aimofashionshow.info.

Star Party

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host the N.C. Science Festival Statewide Star Party from 6-10 p.m. today. The free event will include spaced-themed crafts, activities and games, as well as planetarium shows and hayrides. For more information, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-6569.



The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children’s KidsFest will be held from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m Saturday at Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Exhibits will include games, music, art and hands-on activities from a variety of local organizations. Cost is $2 per person and tickets will be sold at the door. Visit www.mppfc.org for more information.

Footgolf Tournament

The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina will host its inaugural “Chipping for a Chance” Footgolf Tournament Saturday at Bradford Creek Golf Course, 4950 Old Pactolus Road. Footgolf is a new sport in which players kick a soccer ball into a large hole on a golf course. Cost is $30 per player or $120 for a team of four. To register, visit www.rmhenc.org/​rmh-footgolf-tournament.

Global Youth Service Day

A Global Youth Service Day/​Earth Day event will be hosted from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Aquaventure, 214 Beacon Drive, Winterville. Participants will stencil storm drains in Greenville, learn about nutrition, enjoy cooking demonstrations and samples and try scuba diving with Rum Runner Dive Shop. Contact loveaseaturtle@suddenlink.net.

Contra dance

The Folks Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane.

Cost is $5 for students, $6 for FASG members or $8 for general admission. Call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org.

Dia del Nino Festival

AMEXICAN will sponsor the fifth annual Dia del Nino Festival from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The festival will include a scavenger hunt, face painting, Zumba, food, games, live music and a health/​community expo. The free event raises awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Call 757-3916 or visit amexcan@amexcan.org for more information.

Spring Fling

St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host its 25th anniversary Spring Fling on Saturday. The event will include a yard sale and breakfast from 6:30 a.m.-noon, followed by a bake sale and craft bazaar from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and a barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m. For more information, visit isit stjconnect.org.

Scavenger Hunt

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday. Learn about Leave No Trace ethics on Earth Day and participate in an interactive scavenger hunt. Call 923-2191 or visit ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Telescope workshop

GO-Science, 729 Dickenson Ave., will host a telescope workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During this NC Science Festival event, groups (limited to four members each) will build a 4-inch reflector telescope will allow you to explore the night sky. Cost is $180. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact brian@atimeforscience.org or 364-6569

Pier dedication

The dedication and ribbon cutting for the Robert Lee Charry Fishing Pier will be held at noon Saturday. Contact Greenville Recreation and Parks at 329-4567 for more information.


Brews and Brushes

Farmville Community Arts Council and Duck-Rabbit Brewery will host Brews and Brushes from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Duck-Rabbit Brewery, 4519 W. Pine St., Farmville. The event will include supplies and instruction for a dogwood blossom painting, a brewery tour and two beers. Cost is $20 for FCAC members and $30 for non-members. Buy tickets at www.farmvillearts.org.


ECU baseball

ECU will take on N.C. State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clark-Leclair Stadium, 9999 Charles Blvd. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for ages 12 and younger. Call 737-4500.


Farmville Dogwood Festival

The 30th Annual Farmville Dogwood Festival will be held April 28-30. Highlights of the event will include performances by ProTown BMX and country artist Chris Janson on Saturday and the festival’s first-ever Christian music concert, featuring the band Plum, on Sunday. Additional performances, amusement rides, arts and craft booths, commercial vendors and food will be available throughout the weekend. Visit www.farmvilledogwoodfest.com.

Relay for Life

Pitt County Relay for Life will be held April 28 at H. Boyd Lee Park, 5184 Corey Road, Winterville. Events start at 6 p.m. and go throughout the night. Visit www.relayforlife.org/​pittnc for more information.

Madrigal Dinner

Music Academy of Eastern Carolina will host its Madrigal Dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 29 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. The event is a fundraiser for Music Academy scholarship and programs, including music therapy and music classes for students at the Jarvis Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. Tickets are $40 each for adults, $15 for children and include music and dinner.Call 353-6232 or email maec@musicacademyec.org to reserve seats.

Beach Music Festival

The 19th annual Triangle Beach Music Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 29 at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3901 N.E. Greenville Blvd. Performers include Band of Oz, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band and Jim Quick & Coastline. Advance tickets are $20. Visit www.trianglebeach.com.

Film Festival

The fourth annual Eastern North Carolina Film Festival will be held April 29 on the campus of Pitt Community College. The event will include film screenings, panel discussions with actors and film makers and an awards show. A VIP pass is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit encff.com.

Big Night Out

The Junior Women’s Association’s Big Night Out will be held from 6-11 p.m. April 29 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd.The event, to raise awareness for food insecurity, will include dinner, drinks, dancing, live music and a silent auction. The Rev. Richard Joyner of Conetoe Family Life Center will speak. Tickets are $75 per person, $140 per couple and $550 per eight-top table. Visit www.jwagreenville.org.

Rock the Arts Benefit Concert

The second annual Rock the Arts Benefit Concert will be held from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. April 29 at TieBreakers Sports Bar and Grill, 1920 Smythewyck Drive, Suite B. The event raises money for Emerge Gallery and Art Center’s Youth Public Arts Project, a bi-weekly program that allows at-risk youth to work with professional artists and social work interns at Emerge. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To buy tickets and see a full lineup of events, visit www.rockthearts.org.

Kids’ River Fest

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Kids' River Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29. Presented by Sound Rivers, Kids' River Fest is a free event that provides a hands-on opportunity for children and families to learn to kayak, fish and experience nature. Call 329-4562.

Harpsichord Recital

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present a lecture recital, “The Glory of the Harpsichord,” at 7 p.m. April 29. The event will feature Ernie and Sandy Miller, nationally known harpsichord builders, who will speak about the history and building of harpsichords today. Musicians assisting will be Amanda Virelles, harpsichord; Carlos Castilla, guitar; Christopher Nunnally, cello; and John O’Obrien, flute/​harpsichord. Preceding the recital will be a 15-minute film at 6:45 that documents the building of the instrument used for the performance. There will also be a question/​answer period. Suggested donations: adults: $20; seniors: $15; students: $5. Reservations are required. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 367-1892.

Bark at the Park

ECU Athletics will host its second annual Bark at the Park event April 29. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to Clark-LeClair Stadium for the Pirates’ 4 p.m. game against the Tulane Green Wave. The designated dog seating area will be located in right field. Dog tickets are $2 and only one dog is permitted per adult or student ticket. Call 800-DIAL-ECU for tickets.


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