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Go Guide Aug. 11 


Nantucket is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of Sunday in the Park on the Town Common.


Friday, August 11, 2017



Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will perform “Hairspray” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students and seniors. Nearly all performances of the musical have sold out. A small number of tickets may become available, depending on patron attendance. Call 1-888-622-3868 or visit magnoliaartscenter.com for more information.


Craft and Vendor Market

The Uptown Craft and Vendor Market, hosted by Uptown Brewing Company, will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the taproom, 418 Evans St. Tables featuring handmade goods from eastern N.C. vendors will be set up inside and outside. Visit www.uptownbrewingcompany.com for more information.

Kids’ Space Day

GO-Science, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Explore astronomy at this planetarium event. Cost is $5 per child and free for parents. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact brian@atimeforscience.org or 364-6569.

Inner Banks Improv

Inner Banks Improv will perform at Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar, 409 Evans St., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5.

Bat house

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host “Build a Bat House” from 3-3:30 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Cost is $18 for city residents and $14 for others. Tools and materials will be provided. Call 329-4560.

Piano quartet

The Music House Piano Quartet will perform at The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donations: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, $5 for students. Reservations required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Lifelong Learning Program kickoff

ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program will host its fall kickoff event from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. John McCord of UNC Coastal Studies Institute will discuss the battle of the Atlantic off North Carolina's coast during World War II. Free. The Lifelong Learning Program is for people age 50 and older and includes many intellectual and cultural learning opportunities throughout the academic year. Visit www.ecu.edu/​llp to register.

Scavenger hunt

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host “Visitor Center Scavenger Hunt” at 10 a.m. Saturday. This program is for children 9 years old and older; younger children may need assistance from a parent. Prizes will be awarded. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Cooking demonstration

The Pitt County Health Department sponsors a cooking demonstration from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road. This week’s demonstration will feature sweet potatoes. Samples and recipes of the prepared dish will be available. Visit pittcountync.gov/​500/​Farmers-Market.


Sunday in the Park

Nantucket will play at Sunday in the Park at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville Town Common. The N.C. Hall of Fame-inducted band formed in 1969 in Jacksonville and signed with Epic Records in 1977. The band has had several hits, including the single “Heartbreaker” off the self-titled album in 1978. It has opened for AC/​DC, The Allman Brothers, Boston, The Cars, Charlie Daniels, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, Kiss, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Visit www.uptowngreenville.com.

Doggie Pool Party

Dogs and their owners are welcome to swim, catch some rays and make new friends at the annual Doggie Pool Party, held at Community Pool, 2113 Myrtle Ave., from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include a dog swimwear pageant. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Greenville Off-Leash Dog Park. Dogs must be supervised by an adult. No more than one dog per adult. Call 329-4567.


Open Play Mondays

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through Aug. 28. Park staff will provide unstructured activities from the Mobile Play Trailer in the Born Learning Trail play area. Parent supervision required. Free. Call 329-4560 or visit greenvillenc.gov/​government/​recreation-parks/​river-park-north.



A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Carolina Skies Astronomy Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include a discussion of current events and discoveries oin astronomy as well as a chance for stargazing. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-6569.

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 www.uptowngreenville.com.


End of summer party

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host the End of Summer Outdoor Extravaganza from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Activities will include kayaking, fishing, fort and castle building, and a campfire with hot dogs and marshmallows. Cost is $3 each for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.


Play festival

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the Ten Minute Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Tickets are $10. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com or call 1-888-622-3868.

Carolina concert

A Carolina Kickoff concert featuring Tucker Beathard, Parmalee and Big and Rich will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. Aug. 19 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Parking will open at 3 p.m. and doors will open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $24 (including taxes and fees). Visit eckickoff.com.

Bull City Baroque

Bull City Baroque will perform at The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., at 5 p.m. Aug. 20. The Durham-based trio performs baroque music on period instruments with a jazzy approach. This performance will feature 17th century European music. Suggested donations: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, $5 for students. Reservations required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Take a hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host Palmetto Boardwalk Hike at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Take a one-mile walking tour of the boardwalk and view a freshwater swamp that is transitioning to a brackish water marsh all without getting your feet wet. Meet at the visitor center. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Solar Eclipse Party

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host a Solar Eclipse Party from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 21. The event will include solar telescope observing, planetarium shows and games and activities. Solar glasses are $2. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-6569.

Farmville Eclipse Party 

Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., will host a solar eclipse event from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 21. Observe the solar eclipse at the library. Free NASA-approved solar glasses will be available. Children's craft and refreshments for all ages. Free. For more information, all 753-3355. 

Eclipse celebration

The City of Washington, N.C., will host a solar eclipse viewing party from 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 21 at Festival Park, 119 E. Water St. Visit washingtonparksandrecreation.com 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 at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Cost is $5. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-6569.

Watermelon Festival

The 32nd annual Winterville Watermelon Festival will be held Aug. 24-26. The parade is at 10 a.m. Aug. 26. The Watermelon Jam, featuring Dakota Blue, Kasey Tyndall, Jackie Lee and LOCASH will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Visit www.watermelonfest.com.


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