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Go! Guide May 19


Friday, May 19, 2017


Kleine Kammermusik

Kleine Kammermusik, a chamber music group, will perform at the Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., at 7 p.m. today. Suggested donations are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; and $5 for students. Reservations are required. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 367-1892.

BBQ cookoff

The “Kings of Q” BBQ Cookoff and Festival will be held today and Saturday in downtown Ayden. In addition to the barbecue competition, there will be music, amusement park rides and vendor. Visit www.aydenbbq.org for more information.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-11 p.m. today. Cost is $5. For more information, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-6569.

June Harlow

Julie Harlow of the Friends House Moscow will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Drive. Free. Friends House Moscow is a small NGO in Russia directed by an international board of Quakers to find and support Russian grassroots organizations. Most of the projects involve orphans, disabled children, translating Quaker literature and supporting alternatives to violence. Email toni@uugreenvillenc.org for more information.


Family Fun Day

Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, will host its second annual Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The event focuses on fitness and will include games, swimming, sports and exercise classes for both adults and children. Call 329-4041 for more information.

Youth talent show

The Celebration of Youth Expressions Talent Show will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The event, sponsored by the COYE Citizen Committee and Greenville Recreation and Parks, will showcase the talents of children and youth ages 5 to 19. Call 329-4567.

Glowing for a Cure 5K

The Glowing for a Cure 5K Run/​Walk will start at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at University Church of God, 2215 B. Stokes Road. On-site registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children and begins at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to cancer organizations Riley’s Army and Rally for Ally. For more information, contact Kimber Stone at kimber@rileysarmy.com.

Women’s Day event

The second annual Women’s Day event will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1101 Ward St. The event, featuring Tonya Lynch, is designed to inspire and empower women. Call Maurice Jordan at 328-5803. Registration deadline is Tuesday.

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 “Where Art Meets History.” The event will recognize the centennial of World War I and also will include craft vendors, a student art show, musical entertainment and food. Visit bathfest.com.

Bicycle Birding

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host Bicycle Birding at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring bikes and binoculars. Helmets required. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Meet at the visitor center. Call 923-2191 or visit ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Barbershop chorus

Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop Chorus will present Music! Music! Music! at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St. The show will feature the chorus, various barbershop quartets, Let's Sing and the Greenville Pops Chorus. Tickets are $10 in advance and proceeds benefit Greenville Community Crossroads Center. Visit www.carolinachordconnection.com for tickets.

Reggae Block Party

A Reggae Block Party will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at 311 E. 3rd St. Entry is free. The event includes food vendors, music, dance, family activities and more. DJ Natural Nate will emcee and Cayenne The Lion King will perform. Proceeds benefit the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and locals diagnosed with MS. Call 512-0831 to become a vendor.

Plant sale

The Pitt County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale at the Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle, on Saturday. The sale will open at 9 a.m. for Friends of the Arboretum members and at 10 a.m. for the general public. There will be a plant swap at 11 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Pitt County Arboretum. Call 902-1705 or email pittcomgv@gmail.com.

Night at the Opry

The Tar Heel Variety Theater presents A Night at the Opry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The show will feature Jeff Williamson & The Messengers, Dana Lewis, Angie Lewis and Landon & Nikki. The dance floor will be open. Cost is $12. Call 975-2117.


31st Fiesta Biathlon

The 31st Fiesta Biathlon, Greenville’s longest-running annual race, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, starting at The Bicycle Post, 530 Cotanche St. This 5K run/​15-mile bike race can be done as an individual or a relay team. The race is followed by a food and awards party in Chico’s Mexican Restaurant parking lot. Register online at runtheast.com by today or at 10 a.m. on race day. Contact Kip Sloan at 355-3180 or kipsloan@ecrr.us.

Winterville history

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Museum (the Cox-Ange House), 2543 Church St., Winterville. Historian Jesse Riggs will discuss Winterville’s past and present. Private or group tours of the museum can be scheduled by calling 321-2660. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Birds, Bugs & Blossoms

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will host a benefit concert at 5 p.m. Sunday. Several local musicians with a variety of musical talents will perform. Suggested donations are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; and $5 for students. Reservations are required. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 367-1892.

Emerald City Big Band

C.M. Eppes Middle School students will perform with Emerald City Big Band at 3 p.m. Sunday at the school gymnasium, 1100 S. Elm St. Featured musical selections have been chosen to appeal to all ages with choices from Count Basie to Earth, Wind, and Fire. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.


Umbrella Market

The Uptown Umbrella Market will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Five Points Plaza at the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. The market features locally produced foods, handmade arts and music. Visit uptowngreenville.com.


Science in the city

GO-Science, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Full STEAM Ahead: Celebrating Science in the City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The free event will celebrate the merger of A Time For Science and GO-Science and will feature the band Jupiter Jones, inflatable attractions, face painting and food. For more information, contact Emily Jarvis at 531-7203 or emily@atimeforscience.org.


Theater fundraiser

A Place in the Heart Theatre Company, Greenville’s newest performing arts group, is hosting a food fundraiser May 26. Food will be delivered to customers in Greenville and Winterville. The menu includes chicken on the bone, a grilled chicken wrap, salads and a variety of sides and desserts. Email apithtco@gmail.com​ ​for a full menu.

Fossil festival

The 24th annual Aurora Fossil Festival will be held May 26-28 on Main Street in Aurora. Events begin at 6 p.m. May 26 with opening ceremonies, followed by the fossil pageant and live music. A fossil 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. May 27, 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.

Geocaching and letterboxing

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host an introduction to geocaching and letterboxing from 2-3:30 p.m. May 27. Cost is $5 per family for city residents and $8 for others. The session will include a hike of about ¾ mile. Call 329-4562.

Golf classic

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will host its ninth annual Golf Classic June 1 at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. The tournament is hosted by The Clement Companies and First Citizens Bank. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon flight at 1 p.m. Breakfast will be provided by Krispy Kreme and lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A at University Commons. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go directly toward Boys & Girls Clubs in Pitt, Lenoir, Beaufort, Greene and Martin counties. Prices vary. Visit www.bgccp.com.