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Nov. 24 Go! Guide

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The annual Festival of Trees begins Monday and continues through Dec. 22 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Free. Visit fsnenc.org.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

SATURDAY

Farmville arts gala

Farmville Community Arts Council will celebrate its 40th anniversary gala from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday at Benjamin May Lew Historic House, 5130 U.S. 121, Farmville. This event will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for others. Visit farmvillearts.org or call 753-3832.

Jagged Edge concert

An R&B concert, featuring Jagged Edge, will be held from 8-11 p.m. Saturday  at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60. Visit JaggedEdge-2017.eventbrite.com or call 578-3504.

Concert at Turnage

The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association will “Lightnin’ Wells” at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Free admission, but donations accepted.

SUNDAY

ECU Basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on North Carolina AT&T at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

MONDAY

Festival of Trees

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host the annual Festival of Trees through Dec. 22 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Free. Visit fsnenc.org.

TUESDAY

Puppet show

The Sheppard Memorial Library Children’s Library, 530 Evans St., will present the “Three Little Pigs” puppet show for children 5 and younger at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Free. Call 329-4581.

WEDNESDAY

SOAD Holiday Sale

The ECU School of Art and Design will hold its annual Holiday Art Sale at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday for members of GMA and the Friends of School of Art and Design, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1. It will feature student artwork, including ceramics, drawing, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. Proceeds will benefit students and student guilds. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.

THURSDAY

Jingle Art Jam

Emerge Gallery and Arts Center’s annual Jingle Art Jam fundraising event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, 404 S. Evans St. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres from more than 12 downtown restaurants, a holiday artist market, beer tasting and live music by Steve Creech. Tickets are $20 each or $30 per couple. Tickets are available at pittcountyarts.org. Call 551-6947.

Christmas Town

Ayden will host “Christmas Town” from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. The event will include a Christmas Gift Market on Lee Street; a Christmas Village on West Avenue, featuring a “snow” machine and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and a hayride at Third and Pitt streets. The annual Christmas parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Downtown businesses will be open late and will feature children’s activities and prizes. Visit facebook.com/​aydenchamber, call 746-2266 or emailchamber@ayden.com.

UPCOMING

Greenville Gives

The City of Greenville will hold its Greenville Gives Holiday Celebration and tree-lighting ceremony from 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Five Points Plaza on Fifth and Evans streets. The event will feature entertainment, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, trolley rides, gift sales with local artisans, cookie decorating and a gingerbread house competition. Call 329-4538.

Christmas in Carolina

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host “The Christmas in Carolina Celebration” from 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This ticketed event will include food and a live and silent auction. Call 847-5120. Proceeds will benefit Family Support Network’s programs for families of children with special health care needs, premature births and chronic illness. 

Santa’s Lab

A Time for Science Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Santa’s Lab from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1. The evening will include science experiments, pictures with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, and story time. Admission is $10 per child. Call 364-2862 or email Emily@atimeforscience.org.

A Christmas Story 

The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St.,  will present “A Christmas Story” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 7-9. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Dec.2-3 and Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Contact info@magnoliaartscenter.com or 888-622-3838.

Wind in the Willows

 Storybook Theatre will present “The Wind in the Willows” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s Family Fare Series. The show is about the delicate balance among all living things, and the surpassing value of friendship. Tickets are $8 for youth and students, $11 for public. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Homes tour and bazaar

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., will hold its annual Christmas homes tour and bazaar Dec. 2. The tour, which will feature seven area homes decorated for Christmas, will be held from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; the bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $25; the bazaar is free. Lunches are available for $5 at the bazaar. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Outreach Ministry programs. Call 752-3482.

ChoRuss ensemble

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present the Russian vocal ensemble ChoRuss at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. The ensemble’s repertoire is spiritual a cappella music performed during services for the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk and Christmas songs. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. For more information, email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 2. Explore astronomy and complete a craft project 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.

Grifton Christmas

The Grifton Christmas Village will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2 on the grounds of the Grifton Train Depot in Grifton. The event will include musical entertainment, a Christmas parade at 4 p.m. and the tree lighting ceremony that will follow. Visit www.facebook.com/​griftonnc/.

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Norfolk State University at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. The men’s  team plays Delaware state University at 5 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Tuba Christmas

ECU School of Music will present TubaChristmas from noon-1 p.m. Dec. 2 in front of A.J. Fletcher Music Building on campus. Any community musician who plays baritone, euphonium, tuba or sousaphone is invited to participate with a $10 fee.The event will benefit the Harvey Phillips Foundation. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The concert is free.

Combined Jazz Concert

ECU School of Music will present a Combined Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Wright Auditorium. Free. Call 328-6851. 

Reindeer dash 

The 13th annual Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 Miler and 5K run will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Greenville Town Common, 100 E. First St. The race is a fundraising event to benefit the Capt. Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation of N.C. scholarship fund. Registration is $25-$45. For more information or to register, visit reindeerdashforcash.org.

Holiday Band Concert

ECU School of Music will present a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 3  in Wright Auditorium. Musical selections will include holiday favorites and will also feature a tribute to military stationed overseas during the holidays. Free. Call 328-6851.

ECU Basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on Campbell University at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

ECU choirs concert

ECU School of Music will present a Choirs Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. Free. For more information, call 328-6851. 

Story Time With Santa

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host Story Time With Santa at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa will read to children and pose for photos. Tickets are $10 each ($15 for two children in one photo and $20 for three or more in a photo). Reservations required. Email brendafamilysupport@gmail.com.

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