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Go! Guide March 2


Pitt County Schools Superintendent Ethan Lenker reads a Dr. Seuss book to students at Lakeforest Elementary during a Read Across America event. Local celebration events are planned today and Saturday.


Friday, March 2, 2018


Almost, Maine

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and March 8-10. Additional 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled for Saturday-Sunday and March 10. The play is a series of loosely connected tales about love. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.


The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the Uptown District. Several galleries will host exhibit openings. See page D3 for details. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

ECU baseball

ECU baseball will play Pepperdine at 4:30 p.m. today at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

■ 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.

■ 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

Homeless Knights

Community Crossroads Center will present the Homeless Nights Benefit Dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include dinner, a live auction and music. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per couple. Visitcommunitycrossroadscenter.org.

Under the Microscope

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Under the Microscope “Artists and Ales Edition” from 5-8 p.m. today. Artist Johnathan Bowling, whose art is featured in the center’s current exhibit, the Art of Recycling, will answer questions about his work, which also is seen in the statues that line Dickinson Avenue. The event is free. Call 364-2863 or email emily@atimeforscience.org.


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 emailscaropreso@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 for information.

Restore One banquet

“A Night of Freedom,” a fundraising banquet for Restore One, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Paul Young, best-selling author of “The Shack,” will speak. Restore One is a local nonprofit organization that is working to combat the sex trafficking of boys and young men. Tickets are $30 each or $55 per couple. Visit eventbrite.com.

ECU baseball

ECU baseball will play Missouri State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

G3Ectacular 2018

The G3Ektacular 2018 Comics, Toys & Collectibles Show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. Admission is free Call 565-2352 or visit the G3Ektacular 2018 Facebook page for more information.


ECU baseball

ECU baseball will play Saint Joseph’s at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-15 for adults and $4-7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.


ECU baseball

ECU baseball will play College of Charleston at 6:30 p.m. March 6 and 3 p.m. March 7 at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-15 for adults and $4-7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.


Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host Ira Wiggins as part of the African American Music Series on March 9. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Distinguished Young Women

The Distinguished Young Women of Pitt County program will be held at 7 p.m. March 10 at South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at It’s Sew Wright in Arlington Village. Tickets are $25 at the door. Visit pitt.nc.distinguishedyw.org.

Snakes Alive

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host Snakes Alive at 2 p.m. March 10. Meet at the visitor center to learn about native snakes. Venomous and nonvenomous snakes will be discussed. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

‘Quartet for the End of Time’

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present Chamber Music Dressed Down, featuring “Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the Cupola Building, 226 W. Eighth St. The concert will feature artists Sahun Sam Hong, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Ara Gregorian, viola; and Michael Kannen, cello. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​fourseasons.

Fine Arts Ball

A Fine Arts Ball, hosted by Greenville Museum of Art, will be held from 7-11 p.m. March 17 at the Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Tickets are $125 for members and $175 for others. More information at www.gmoa.org.

Science expo

A Time For Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host its annual expo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17. More than 40 exhibitors will provide hands-on activities for learners of all ages. Free. Call 364-2863 or email emily@atimeforscience.org.

Symphony Orchestra

The ECU symphony orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Wright Auditorium. Presenting new works in collaboration with the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative including the winner of the 13th Annual Orchestral Composition Competition. Free. For more information, call 328-6851.


The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 4 p.m. March 18 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series Tickets are $10-45. Contact ecu.edu/​arts. The award-winning company combines acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes and theatrical techniques.

Dance 2018

The ECU Loessin Playhouse will present Dance 2018 at 8 p.m. March 22-27 and 2 p.m. March 25 in McGinnis Auditorium. The evening of dance features choreography from renowned guest artists as well as original pieces from ECU’s faculty. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for students/​youth. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

‘Southern Evening’

The Friends of Joyner Library will host “A Charming Southern Evening” with Kristy Woodson Harvey as part of its 2018 Spring Banquet at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. All proceeds will be used to support student awards, community events and opportunities for staff development at ECU. Tickets may be purchased at tinyurl.com/​friendsbanquet for $75 per person until March 15. Guests will receive a copy of Harvey’s latest book, “The Secret to Southern Charm.” For more information, call 328-4090 or email joynerfriends@ecu.edu.



Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


September 23, 2018

There was a time when Brunswick stew was a restaurant favorite in eastern North Carolina, especially in barbecue restaurants.

I’m saddened to say that the quality of the stew in several popular eastern barbecue joints has been in a downward spiral during the past couple of decades. Without…

Bob Garner

September 23, 2018

Like all North Carolinians, I am worrying about the flooding causing heart-rending damage throughout our state following Hurricane Florence.

I have a special worry. It is about a puppy in Kinston.

Would the floods from Hurricane Florence put that puppy out of business in the same way that Hurricane…


September 22, 2018

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Eric Derstine

September 21, 2018


In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, several area events have been postponed or canceled.

Games Meet Art

The Greenville Museum of Art has canceled Saturday’s Games Meet Art event. No new date has been scheduled. Call 758-1946, email info@gmoa.org or visit gmoa.org for more…

September 21, 2018

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN — A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.



September 21, 2018

Q My 15-year-old son and his stepmom, my wife of eight years, have developed such a contentious relationship that I don’t know what to do anymore. He’s not a bad kid but has a history of lying about grades, schoolwork and some really silly things like cleaning his room.

I’ve been…

Carolyn Hax

September 21, 2018


Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will have auditions for “Elf Jr: The Musical” from 6-8 p.m. today and 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Ages 18 and younger are eligible to audition. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com to review the script or for more information.


The Greenville Museum of…

September 21, 2018

The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will begin its 19th season with concerts on Thursday and Sept. 28. Here are highlights of the festival:

Greenville Concert Season

■ Season Opening Extravaganza: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall

■ The Miraculous Bartok:…

September 21, 2018

The 19th season of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will feature internationally acclaimed artists that include a Grammy Award-winning soloist, musicians who have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and faculty from the country's most prestigious music schools.

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September 19, 2018

The Leroy James Farmers Market vendor of the week is Nooherooka Natural.

Nooherooka Natural is dedicated to providing quality beef and pork products throughout North Carolina and exhibiting good practices and stewardship for the earth while humanely caring for its livestock. Nooherooka Natural is a…

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