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Feb. 2 Go! Guide


Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim are among musicians to be featured at “The Intimate Brahms,” a Chamber Music Dressed Down performance that is part of ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. today at the Cupola Building.


Friday, February 2, 2018


Book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library’s 27th annual used book sale continues through Sunday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday, books are available for $5 per bag. Visitsheppardlibrary.org.

Unnatural Resources 

The 26th annual Eastern North Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair will be held today-Sunday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This free event showcases creations and inventions made from normally discarded materials. Visit unnaturalresources.org or call 355-1039.

‘The Intimate Brahms’

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will host Chamber Music Dressed Down,”The Intimate Brahms” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cupola Building, 226 W. Eighth St. The concert will feature Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 25, with musicians Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Hye-Jin Kim, violin; Ara Gregorian, viola; and Zvi Plesser, cello. Tickets are $30, $25 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​fourseasons.

ECU ensembles

The annual performance for the Eastern District All-State Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium. The event will feature ECU Jazz Ensemble A and the ECU Wind Ensemble with faculty soloists Steven Ivany, trombone, and Jarrod Williams, tuba. Call 328-6851 for more information. 


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.

Fire Fair

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Fire Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include fire safety information from Greenville Fire Rescue, along with story time, a nature craft and marshmallows over the campfire. Free. Call 329-4562.

Wetland Wonders

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host Wetland Wonders at 2 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the visitor center to learn about the importance of wetlands. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

ECU basketball

ECU’s men’s basketball team plays Memphis at 2 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth.The women’s team takes on SMU at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7-$12 for adults and $4 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Tryon’s ‘Free Day’

Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern, will host Free Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The event will include free tours of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and Dixon and Stanly houses (limited to first floors), along with access to 16 acres of gardens. The Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps will perform at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the South Lawn. Firing demonstrations will follow. The quilt exhibit, “Pieced with Care,” will be open at the Duffy Exhibition Gallery at the North Carolina History Center. Quilting demonstrations will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum are not included in Free Day activities. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth. For more information, call 639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.


Victorian Valentine’s

A Victorian Valentine’s Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Historic Bath, 207 Carteret St. Participants will learn about the history of the holiday and make their own Victorian Valentine. Cost for the workshop is $10; pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 923-3971.


Daddy-daughter dance

The Blackwelder Family Foundation will present the second annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Proceeds will benefit Daughters for Dads, a Greenville-based nonprofit organization that helps local families fighting cancer. Tickets are $25 for daughters and $125 for dads. Included in the ticket price are an open bar, dinner and desserts, DJ and games, photo keepsakes, a candy station and party favors. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com.

Kids’ Night Out

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Night Out from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 10. Open to kindergarten through fifth grade, the event includes dinner a movie and activities while parents are out. Cost is $20 per child. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact maria@atimeforscience.org or 364-2862.

Dinner of Hope

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse  will host the third annual Dinner of Hope from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 10 at 400 Saint Andrews. Proceeds from the event will go towards reducing opiate abuse and underage drinking in Pitt County. For more information, visit PCCSA’s facebook page or visit www.pccsa.org. 

Try Scuba

Rum Runner Dive Shop, 214-B Beacon Drive, Winterville, will host Try Scuba at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. The course, designed to help divers get acquainted with Scuba, is $30. Participants must be age 8 or older. Registration deadline is Feb. 9. Call 439-4390 or email diving@rumrunnerdiveshop.com.

Antiques Show-and-Tell

The Pitt County Historical Society hosts its 12th annual Antiques Show-and-Tell from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Winterville Train Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. Similar to the popular “Antiques Road Show” television program, this free event gives people a chance to submit vintage and antique items to be evaluated by a panel of local experts. Items to be shown should be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Visit www.pittcountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 531-0788 for more information.

Chili cookoff

The eighth annual Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cookoff will be held  Feb. 11 at Christy’s Euro Pub, on the corner of Third and Jarvis streets. The event is a benefit for the ALS Association. Entry fee is $20, and the tasting fee is $8. The tasting begins at 4 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. Email martocciar@ecu.edu or search for Heat to Defeat ALS on Facebook.

Building Hope banquet

Building Hope Community Life Center’s annual banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Author and speaker Kristi Overton Johnson, a world champion water skier, will be guest speaker. Also at the banquet, the short film “Darren’s Turn,” the second in the Stories of Hope series, will premiere. Tickets are $40 each. Registration deadline is Feb. 9. Visit buildinghopenc.org or call 757-1927.

‘Hands on a Hardbody’

ECU’s ​Loessin Playhouse will present “Hands on a Hardbody” at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 19-20, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Feb. 18. Based on the book by Doug Wright, it is the story of 10 hard-luck Texans who fight to keep at least one hand on a new truck ito win it. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $17.50 for public, $10 for current ECU student/​youth. Contact 328-6829 or theatre@ecu.edu.

Black Tie Gala

The Greenville Choral Society will host its 16th annual Black Tie Gala, “The Great American Songbook” at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Holiday Inn Greenville, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The evening will include performances by local jazz musicians, a silent auction, dinner and performances by the choir. Tickets are $85. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 10. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.

Spring dance

ECU’s Spring Senior Choreography Dance Concerts will be held at noon and 4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in Messick Theater Arts Center’s Burnette Studio Theater. Senior students in the bachelor of fine arts concentrations in dance create unique works for this performance. Tickets are $5. Call 328-6829.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17 at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

Sycamore Syrup

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host “Sycamore Syrup” from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Learn how to properly identify Sycamore trees, how to tap them, and make a sweet syrup from their sap. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4562.

ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Western Carolina University at 4 p.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 1 p.m. Feb 18 at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-15 for adults and $4-7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com

Send Go! calendar information to Mackenzie Tewksbury at mtewksbury@reflector.com.


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Drivers needed

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