Dec. 22 Go Guide
Friday, December 22, 2017
Festival of Trees
The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host the annual Festival of Trees through Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Free. Visit fsnenc.org.
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. today. Meet at the park’s visitor center to make tree cookie ornaments. Hot cocoa and Christmas music will also be provided. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/gocr/main.php.
The Embers will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. today at the Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Concessions, wine and beer will be for sale before and during intermission. Tickets are $22 in person or $25 by credit card or PayPal. Visit www.artsofthepamlico.org for more information.
Harbor Walk of Light
Washington’s Harbor Walk of Light continues from 5-9 p.m. daily through Tuesday on Stewart Parkway. Tour the waterfront to see decorated boats and then vote for your favorite. This event is free and open to the public.
Holiday Hayrides with Santa
Raised In A Barn Farm will bring its Country Christmas to the city of Washington from 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday outside of Arts of the Pamlico, 150 W. Main St. Riders can board a hayride wagon for a ride around Main, Second and Waters streets with Santa and elves. Tickets are $5. Visit raisedinabarnfarm.com.
Wonderland of Lights
The Hoggard Christmas Wonderland of Lights, 101 Dalton Drive, Windsor, will be open from 5-10 p.m. today-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Started in 1995 in honor of Therman Hoggard’s daughter, Carolyn, the display has grown to feature 500,000 Christmas lights, handmade silhouettes, figurines and inflatable displays. The lights display will continue until Jan. 1. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. Visit facebook.com/hoggardchristmaswonderlandoflights.
The sixth annual Toy Trains of Belhaven, featuring mroe than 350 feet of train tracks and models, will be open from 1-7 p.m. today, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday and noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday at the Old Town Hall, 215 E. Main Street, Belhaven. Most of the train models are Standard Gauge tinplate, with some being more than 100 years old. The theme is pre-World War II and features a new drive-in theater and a showboat. The display is free and open to the public.
Sounds of Christmas
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present The Sound of Christmas: Medieval to Modern at 7 p.m. Saturday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-1892.
Brunch with Santa
Raised In A Barn Farm, 2100 N.C. 33 East, Chocowinity, will host a brunch with Santa from 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Photos with Santa are available for an additional fee. For more information, visit raisedinabarnfarm.com or call 945-6153.
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.
ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on University of Maryland Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. Thursday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
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.
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 ecupirates.com.
I.C. Improv will present New Year’s Eve Eve Comedy Show Extravaganza from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. The show is rated PG-13. Drinks and snacks are on sale before and during the show. Call 946-2504 for tickets or more information.
The ECU men’s basketball team takes on the University of Central Florida at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
First day hikes
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a First Day Hike from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 1. A Nature Center staff member will lead the 2-mile hike to the park’s new property. Free. Call 329-4562.
Visit Goose Creek State Park from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 1 for a First Day Hike that features a portion of the Goose Creek, Flatty Creek and the Ivy Gut trails. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Meet at the last parking lot, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park.
ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will host Winter Workshop from Jan. 2-7. The Workshop brings musicians from throughout the world to Greenville to perform and interact with the leading musicians. Concerts are offered at 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and 3 p.m. Jan. 7 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Featured performers include Robert McDonald, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi, Ara Gregorian, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Daniel Phillips, Misha Amory, Steven Tenenbom, Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber and Michael Kannen. Concerts are free. Visit ecu.edu/four seasons or call 328-6019 for more information.