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Jan. 12 Go! Guide

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South Greenville Elementary School teacher and author Michael Bonner will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Unity Breakfast.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

TODAY

Music series

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 today. 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. today. 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 maria@atimeforscience.org or 364-2862.

SATURDAY

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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.

Gyotaku workshop

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Gyotaku workshop from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday. 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.

Farm show

The annual Old Time Farm Show will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at 995 Burnette Farm Road, Tarboro. The event will include live entertainment and will feature horses and mules plowing, old tractor plowing and peanut threshing (from 10 a.m.-noon). Exhibitors and vendors will have old cars, trucks and tractors for show or sale. For more information, call 813-9171 or 291-6684.

GuitarFest

Beaufort County Traditional Music Association will host the fifth Annual Don Skinner GuitarFest GuitarFest from 3-10 p.m. Saturday at the Turnage Theatre Gallery, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Co-sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico, the event will showcases eight eastern North Carolina guitar acts and vocalists. There is no admission charge; donations are accepted. Soft drinks and popcorn are available. Visit www.bctma.org.

SUNDAY

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Houston at 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday at the Winterville Museum, 2543 Church St.. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 321-2660.

Jam Out for Josh

The second annual Jam Out for Josh charity concert featuring The Embers begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, at Patana Bob’s, 513 Cotanche St. ECU’s Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity will host the event in memory of member Josh Whitlock, who died of an opioid overdose. In addition to the concert, speakers will address opioid abuse. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Contact Louis Warren at 758-1440 or warrenlo@ecu.edu.

MONDAY

Unity breakfast

The 21st annual Community Unity Breakfast, which commemorates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at 7:30 a.m. Monday 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.

WEDNESDAY

ECU basketball

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

THURSDAY

Under the Microscope

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host “Under the Microscope: Ancient Photons” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. 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 maria@atimeforscience.org or 364-2862.

Polar Bear Plunge

ECU students will take the Polar Bear Plunge at 5:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

UPCOMING

Musical duets

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 themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Starry Night

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 brian@atimeforscience.org.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Crave, 409 S. Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

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.

Croatan trip

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host a trip to the Croatan National Forest from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19 for ages 12 and older, accompanied by an adult. The outing will include a 3-mile hike and lunch at the Swansboro Food and Beverage Company, as well as a visit to Hammocks Beach State Park. Cost is $12 for city residents and $15 for others. Visit greenvillenc.gov/​government/​recreation-parks or call 329-4567 for more information.

Beer festival

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 for more information.

‘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 event is a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Eastern Carolina. General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a reception prior to the performance, are $50. Visit greenville civicballet.com or call 1-800-ECU-ARTS for more information.

ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s basketball team takes on Houston at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20 at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

Piano concert

ECU School of Music will host a faculty recital featuring pianist Kwan Yi at 7:30 p.m Jan. 20. at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. Free.  For more information, call 328-6851.

Fire workshop

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Basics and Benefits of Prescribed Fire” at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Learn about the role prescribed fire plays in the ecosystem at Goose Creek. Meet in the visitor center. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Send Go! calendar information to Mackenzie Tewksbury at mtewksbury@reflector.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday.

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