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Kids' Stuff, Feb. 27


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Read Across America

■ Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host a Read Across America event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the children's library program room. Participants are invited to wear Dr. Seuss attire. Call 329-4581

■ River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. The event, for ages 3 and older (accompanied by an adult), will feature one of Dr. Seuss’ classic stories, along with a themed craft. Participants will have a chance to learn how to cast with a fishing game. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.


River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Moonlight Hayride and Campfire from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The hourlong events will include a moonlit hayride around a 31-acre pond, with a chance to make s’mores around a campfire. Cost is $4 for city residents and $6 for others. Free for ages 2 and younger. Call 329-4560 or email mtysinger@greenvillenc.gov.

Cultural Arts Day

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host Cultural Arts Day from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane. The event will include arts and music. Call 329-4546 or email scaropreso@greenvillenc.gov.

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 or call 364-6569.

Library events

■ Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host a Lego program for ages 6-12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 329-4581.

■ Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville, will host Tail Waggin' Tutors from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today. Call 753-3355 to schedule a time to read with one of the dogs.

Art classes

Pottery classes for Grifton-area students will be begin March 10 at the Grifton Civic Center, 437-A Creekshore Drive. Classes for ages 6-10 will be held from 9-11 a.m., followed by classes for ages 11015 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sessions will be offered March 10, 17, 24 and April 7. Joe Grimes, a Lenoir County art teacher, will teach students how to make items from clay and how to glaze and fire them. Work will be exhibited at the Grifton Shad Festival Children’s Art Show in April. Registration fee is $10. Call 524-5168 or visit griftonshadfestival.com.

Story hours

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St.

■ 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Toddler Story Hour

■ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Preschool Story Hour

■ 10 and 11 a.m. first and third Monday, Baby & Me @ the Library for ages 18 months and younger.

Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville.

■ 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5

■ 11 a.m. Monday, Babies and Toddlers Story Time, for ages 2 and younger

Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. Call 329-4583.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Thursday )

East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane. Call 329-4582.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

Winterville Public Library, 2613 Railroad St.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

Distinguished Young Women

The Distinguished Young Women of Pitt County and Greenville program will be held at 7 p.m. March 10 at South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit pitt.nc.distinguishedyw.org.

Junie B. Jones

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Junie B. Jones” at 7 p.m. March 16 at Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for youth and students, $11 for public. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Puss in Boots

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will present “Puss in Boots” at 7 p.m. March 23 and 2 p.m. March 24 at the Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, visit smilesandfrowns.org.

Forts and Hideouts

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Forts and Hideouts from 2-3:30 p.m. March 23. The event, for ages 7 and older, will give kids a chance to practice the art and science of fort building under supervision. Cost is $3 per child for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.


KidsFest will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 24 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Presented by the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, the event will include games, music, art, children’s activities and information on resources for children. Admission is $2. Visit mppfc.org.