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Nov. 24 Go! Guide


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.


Friday, November 24, 2017


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


July 20, 2018

What is winning?

Most would say coming out victorious — being the best.

But Celestine Davis, director of the Down East Flick Fest, says there is much more to winning than being the best — and that’s the point of the film festival that kicks off today at Whirligig Stage…


July 20, 2018

5TH STREET DISTILLERY AND ANNEX: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. 757-3034.

A.J. MCMURPHY’S: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Today: Teg. Saturday: The Carolina Beach Club. Monday: Cards Against Humanity. Wednesday: Sports trivia. July 29: Will Stovall. 


July 20, 2018


Film festival

The Down East Flick Fest will be held from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. today-Saturday at Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St. The event will showcase works by filmmakers from across the state, along with some international entries. Free, but registration is recommended. Seating is limited.…


July 20, 2018

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP — As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover…


July 20, 2018


“Revisiting Cornerstones: The Louis Orr Etchings of North Carolina,” will be on exhibit through Oct. 7 in the West Wing Gallery.

NC Civil will present “To the Core,” a journey through the history, identity and expression of the West Greenville Community, through Sept. 2.…


July 20, 2018

Q My daughter and her boyfriend moved into my house a few months ago because they were having financial difficulties and I wanted her to be able to finish her degree, which she did in May. I started noticing how little she wanted to communicate with me, but I thought she was just busy and stressed.…

Carolyn Hax

July 18, 2018

I am the queen of rustic desserts, which is a nice way to label desserts that are rather imperfect. The good news is that there is plenty of room for rustic and, yes, imperfect desserts in anyone's repertoire. In fact, most cuisines tout their own homey version of bubbling, squidgy desserts cobbled…


July 18, 2018

If you are looking for an unpretentious gathering place with tasty American and Irish pub food, plus karaoke, trivia and live music, then head over to A.J. McMurphy’s Irish Pub at 1914 Turnbury Drive. A.J. McMurphy’s is known for great domestic and imported beer, as well as an expansive…


July 18, 2018

Q: I like to try new foods and heard that nut butters are better for you than peanut butter. Is that true? — J.K., Greenville

A: There are of choices of nut butters, and many are being marketed with what I would call exaggerated claims. Many of the butters will tout their micronutrient…


July 18, 2018

Q My husband’s daughter just announced she and her boyfriend are getting married, and we are very happy for them. They are planning a wedding that is not out of line with the kinds of weddings their friends have been having, but that we consider over the top. The cost will likely exceed her…

Carolyn Hax
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