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Dec. 15 Go! Guide

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Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church is one of three area churches hosting live Nativity events this weekend.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

TODAY

Big band concert

Emerald City Big Band will perform its annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. today at St. James United Methodist Church Christian Life Ministries Center, 2000 E. Sixth St. The band’s musicians will present a program of holiday instrumental favorites. Vocalists Emery Davis, RaSheeda Waddell and Ed Wheatley will sing. Christmas cookies, coffee and tea will be provided free during intermission. Admission is free for students and youth and $10 for adults, payable at the door.

Community Pops Christmas

The Community Pops Singers will present “Pops Sings Songs of Merry Christmas”at 7:30 p.m. today at John Paul II Catholic High School at 2725 E. 14th St. Highlights include “Hey Mister Santa,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Christmas Time is Here” and “Mary Did You Know?” Free, Call 355-2712.

Youth theater

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the youth theatre productions “Christmas Disaster” and “Head Elf” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 and include both shows. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

ECU commencement

ECU’s fall 2017 commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. today in Minges Coliseum. Contact schulzb@ecu.edu.

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.

Live Nativity 

■ Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2972 Black Jack-Simpson Road, will host its Drive Through Nativity from 6:30-8 p.m. today-Sunday. Visit blackjackchurch.org.

■ Landmark Church, 4657 U.S. 13 South, will host a drive-through Nativity from 6:30-8 p.m. today-Sunday. For more information, call 756-7787.

■ Farmville United Methodist Church, 4588 W. Church St., Farmville, will present its live Nativity from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Whirligig party

The Whirliglow-in-the-dark Dance Party will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro St., Wilson. The park will be filled with light for the family-friendly event, which includes a DJ and food trucks. Free.

SATURDAY

Santa’s workshop

 River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Santa’s Workshop from 5:15-8 p.m. Saturday. The outdoor event will include hot chocolate, marshmallows over a campfire and a meet-and-greet with Santa. Participants may preregister for one of four 75-minute time slots. Cost is $5 per child for city residents and $7 for others. For more information, call 329-4560.

Choral concert

The Greenville Choral Society’s Concert Choir will present “Hodie,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Free. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.

STEM Career Expo

The Future Sight STEM Career Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will showcase the opportunities of the new and future economy to area middle and high school students. Admission is $1 per person. For more information, call Brian Baker at 364-6569 or email Brian@atimeforscience.org.

Boardwalk trail hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host Palmetto Boardwalk Trail Hike at 2 p.m. Saturday. 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.

MONDAY

ECU Basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on University of North Carolina Charlotte at 7 p.m. Monday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

TUESDAY

Farmville market

Farmville’s Agri-Cultural Last Minute Market will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, 4519 W. Pine St., Farmville. The event will feature locally grown vegetables, baked goods, crafts and beer. Visit farmvillearts.org for more information.

WEDNSDAY

Women’s basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team plays Savannah State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

THURSDAY

ECU Basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Grambling State University at 7 p.m. Thursday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

UPCOMING

Tree cookie ornaments

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host a tree cookie ornaments workshop at 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Meet at the park’s visitor center to make tree cookie ornaments. Hot cocoa and Christmas music will be provided. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Sounds of Christmas

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present The Sound of Christmas: Medieval to Modern at 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Heather Hills will return to the Music House to perform on both lever and pedal harps, exploring festive songs from the Middle Ages to the present. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Winter survivor camp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Winter Survivor Campout from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28-29 for ages 8-12. Participants will explore nature and learn about fire and shelter building and campfire cooking. Cost is $18 for city residents and $27 for others. Call 329-4560.

Women’s basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on University of Maryland Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Campfire cookout

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host a campfire cookout at 4 p.m. Dec. 30. Meet at the campground amphitheater for smores and hotdogs cooked over the fire pit. Food and drinks will be provided. Registration is limited. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Women’s basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Cincinnati at 5 p.m. Dec. 30 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit www.ecupirates.com.

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