Dec. 29 Go! Guide
Friday, December 29, 2017
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-Monday. 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. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. Visit facebook.com/hoggardchristmaswonderlandoflights.
Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host a campfire cookout at 4 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit www.ecupirates.com.
I.C. Improv will present New Year’s Eve Eve Comedy Show Extravaganza from 7-9 p.m. Saturday 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. Sunday 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. Monday. 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 Monday 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.
The fourth annual New Year Community Dinner will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Robersonville Community Center, 202 E. Green St., Robersonvillle.
ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Connecticut at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will host Winter Workshop from Tuesday-Jan. 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/fourseasons or call 328-6019 for more information.
ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on Wichita State at 9 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
New Year’s Bash
The fifth annual First Saturday New Year’s Bash will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include champagne and live performances by Uptown Main, Chinaman and Trap Beatles. The event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $10-$20. Visit www.firstsatnyb.eventbrite.com or call 327-7716 or 561-6140.
Black bears program
Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Black Bears: NC’s History of Hunting” at 2 p.m. Jan. 6. The event will feature information about the history, techniques and sportsmanship of hunting black bears in North Carolina. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park.
An ECU Jazz faculty and guest recital will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The event will feature University of North Texas Regents professor James Riggs, saxophone and members of the ECU Jazz faculty. Free. For more information, call 328-6851.
ECU’s women’s basketball team plays Tulsa at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Soloman Howard, Deb Nansteal and John O’Brien as part of the African American Music Series on Jan. 12. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.
Kids’ Night Out
A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12. Open to kindergarten through fifth grade, the event includes dinner, movies and activities while parents are out. Cost is $20 per child. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact email@example.com or 364-2862.
Kids’ Space Day
A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 364-6569.
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Gyotaku workshop from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 13. Participants will learn about an ancient art form in this workshop, designed for ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4562.
‘Hunger Games’ hike
Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host a “Hunger Games” hike at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. Teams will work together to face challenges on a trail hike, including finding water, improvising shelter and racing to get a supply bag. Dress for the weather, with sturdy hiking shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park.
ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Houston at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
Old Christmas Tea
The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an “Old Christmas Tea” from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Winterville Museum, 2543 Church St.. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 321-2660.
The 21st annual Community Unity Breakfast, which commemorates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at ECU’s Murphy Center. The featured speaker will be award-winning teacher and author Michael Bonner of South Greenville Elementary School. Call 752-4101.
Day of service
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host the MLK Day of Service from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 15. Participants will do volunteer work to help maintain the trails at the park, including removing trash and invasives along the trails. Volunteers who work for at least an hour will receive a coupon for free admission to the Nature Center. Free. For additional information, call 329-4562.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. For more information, contact Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112.
ECU’s men’s basketball team takes on University of South Florida at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.
Under the Microscope
A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host “Under the Microscope: Ancient Photons” from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 18. Dr. Tim Christensen will share his journey as a molecular biologist and artist. The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact email@example.com or 364-2862.
Polar Bear Plunge
ECU students will take the Polar Bear Plunge at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool. The 22nd annual event, sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness, will include free music, entertainment and food. A Student Involvement Fair, which will provide information about campus organizations, will begin at 5 p.m. Visit ecu.edu for more information.
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present Doddering Divas’ Duets at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21. The performances will feature sopranos Jon Shaw and Carolyn Myers with accompanist John O’Brien and will include duets from sacred works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, familiar duets from “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Lakme” and “Norma.” Suggested donation is $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-1892.
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19. Cost is $5. Call 364-6569 or email email@example.com.
Truck, tractor pull
The Big Daddy Motorsports Truck and Tractor Pull will be held from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 19-20 at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, 2900 N.C. 125 South, Williamston. This is a ticketed event. Call 792-5802.
The eigth annual Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. Jan. 20 at the the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include 50 American craft micro breweries and wineries with more than 125 beers and wines being offered.The festival also will feature a DJ, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 for VIP, $35 for general admission (1:30-5 p.m. only) and $15 for designated driver. Visit www.beerarmy.org/jollyskull.
‘Little Mermaid’ ballet
The Eastern N.C. Dance Foundation will present The Dance Collective in “The Little Mermaid” at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The ticketed event is a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Eastern Carolina. Visit greenvillecivicballet.com or call 355-7880.
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