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Feb. 9 Go! Guide

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The second annual Daddy Daughter Dance, presented by the Blackwelder Family, will be held from 6-10 p.m. today at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Proceeds will benefit Daughters for Dads.


Friday, February 9, 2018


Daddy-daughter dance

The Blackwelder Family Foundation will present the second annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6-10 p.m. today 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.

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Christie Dashiell as part of the African American Music Series at 7 and 8:30 p.m. today. Free. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.


Boardwalk hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host Palmetto Boardwalk Hike at 2 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the visitor center to begin a 1-mile walking tour of the boardwalk. Participants will view a freshwater swamp that is transitioning to a brackish water marsh. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Kids’ Night Out

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Night Out from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday at 400 Saint Andrews. Proceeds from the event will go toward reducing opiate abuse and underage drinking in Pitt County.Visit PCCSA’s Facebook page or www.pccsa.org. 

Symphony Orchestra

The ECU symphony orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Wright Auditorium. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Fernandes and the winner of the 2017-18 ECU School of Music Concerto Competition. Free. Call 328-6851.

Community Date Night

Reimage Church will sponsor a “Community Date Night” event from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Parents can drop off their children at a safe, kid-friendly environment. Children will be fed, entertained, and cared for, so parents can make time for themselves and others. Community Date Night is offered to children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to 11. Visit www.reimagechurch.com or call 355-6621 for more information.


Antiques Show-and-Tell

The Pitt County Historical Society hosts its 12th annual Antiques Show-and-Tell from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, at the Winterville Train Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. Similar to the “Antiques Road Show” TV program, this free event gives people a chance to submit vintage items to be evaluated by a panel of local experts. Kimberly Kenyon, conservator with the N.C. Office of State Archaeology, will present information about recent finds from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Items to be shown should be submitted by 2:30 p.m.  Visit pittcountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 531-0788.

Jazz dance

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Dance Pieces,” featuring classical, contemporary and musical theater jazz, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, visit artsofthepamlico.org.

Chili cookoff

The eighth annual Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cookoff 4 p.m. Sunday at Christy’s Euro Pub, 301 S. Jarvis St.. 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.


Vagabond benefit

A benefit for Dirty Vagabond Ministries (DVM) will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church Spiritual Life Center, 2700 E. Fourth St. This will be an evening of fellowship, inspiration and exquisite dining. The vision of DVM is to transform Greenville, one kid at a time. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple and are available by mail or at the parish office. Call the office at 757-3259. Visit dirtyvagabond.com for more information.


Women’s basketball

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


Cooperstown Quartet

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present Cooperstown Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The quartet brings together violinists Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​fourseasons.

‘Hands on a Hardbody’

ECU’s ​Loessin Playhouse will present “Hands on a Hardbody” at 8 p.m. Thursday-Feb. 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 brand-new truck in order to win it. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $17.50 for public, $10 for current ECU student/​youth. Contact 328-6829 or theatre@ecu.edu.

Celebration Concert

The University Choir of N.C. A&T State University will perform a Black History Month Celebration Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. The event is sponsored by the Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T University. For more information, call 756-4869.


Flight School

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Flight School” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for youth and students, $11 for public. The performance tells the story of a penguin who follows his dream of flying. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

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. Feb. 16. 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. Feb. 16 at Crave, 409 S. Evans St. Admission is $5. Visitfasgnc.org.

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 Saturday. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.


East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Pinkalicious: The Musical” at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $11-$23. The performance tells the story of girl who turns pink from head to toe. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

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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