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Go! Guide, May 4


Derrick Smith places a bid during last year’s Derby Dash Bash. This year’s event is scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Saturday.


Friday, May 4, 2018


‘Bring it On’

South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road, Winterville, will host its spring musical, “Bring it On,” at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and May 11-12. There will be a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday and May 13. The production, about the high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading, is rated PG-13. General admission is $8, $5 for students. Call 321-3232.


The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the Uptown district. Several galleries will have receptions for exhibits. Visituptowngreenville.com.

ECU commencement

East Carolina University commencement will be held at 7 p.m. today at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Tickets are not required for this event and seating is general admission. See commencement.ecu.edu or call 737-1023 for more information.


Derby Dash Bash

The 15th Annual Derby Dash Bash will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. The event is concurrent with the running of the Kentucky Derby. It will include food and drinks, live music, ladies’ hat contest, games, auctions and a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. This event is the signature annual fundraiser for Rocking Horse Ranch, which provides horse-assisted therapy to people with disabilities. Tickets are $85. Call 752-0153 or email derby@rhrnc.com. Visit www.rhrnc.com.

Kids’ River Fest

Sound Rivers will host its fourth annual Kids’ River Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumfort Road. The free event will include kayaking, fishing, inflatable attractions, planetarium shows from A Time for Science, reptile shows, live music from Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow, hay rides and crafts.


First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will host Mayfest for Missions from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday. This event includes a yard sale, bake sale and plant sale. Barbecue chicken dinner plates will be available for $8.

Spring concert

The Greenville Choral Society will present their Children & Youth Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. The concert will feature the Children’s Chorus, Bella Voce and Youth Chorale. Tickets are $5 online or at the door. Visit www.greenvillechoralsociety.com.

Disc Golf Fiesta

The first SuRE (Supporting Recovery Efforts) Disc Golf Fiesta will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Church Disc Golf Course, 4015 Corey Road, Winterville. The event will benefit substance abuse recovery efforts. Registration is $25 for a single player and includes 18 holes of disc golf, a T-shirt and logo sticker ($15 for just the disc golf game). To purchase tickets, visit sureformingo.wixsite.com/​sureformingo, on Facebook @SuRE supporting recovery or Instagram @sureformingo.

Boardwalk hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host Palmetto Boardwalk Hike at 10 a.m. Saturday. Take a one-mile walking tour of the boardwalk to take a walk in search of wildlife living and moving through the wetlands. Meet at the visitor center. Call 923-2191 or visit https://www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park.

Cinco De Mayo Festival

A Cinco De Mayo Festival will be held from 1 -3:30 p.m. Saturday at Arts of the Pamlico, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C.  The event will include crafts for kids and a movie screening of “Book of Life.” Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit artsofthepamlico.org.

‘Dock of the Bay’

The Band of Oz will be featured at the 15th Annual “On the Dock of the Bay” fundraising event from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern 4-H Center, 100 N. Clover Way, Columbia. This annual fundraising event supports 4-H camp scholarships in northeastern North Carolina and the educational programs at the Eastern 4-H Center. Tickets are available online at www.eastern4hcenter.org and are $65 each. Call 797-4800.


ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Norfolk State at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

PCC graduation

Pitt Community College’s spring commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. This is a ticketed event. Call 493-7232 or visit pittcc.edu.


Smoke in the Pitt

Smoke in the Pitt – BBQ, Beer & Bubbles will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at East Carolina University’s Murphy Center, Harvey Hall, 100 Ficklen Drive. The event will feature a variety of food and beverage stations designed to showcase barbecue dishes, beers and wines. There will be music by the Mark Paschal Trio and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 for individuals and $135 for couples and are available at foodbankcenc.org/​smokeinthepitt. Proceeds from Smoke in the Pitt benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Greenville and New Bern.


Kayak lessons

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Beginning Kayak Lessons from 5:30-7 p.m. May 11. Learn kayaking in a shallow pond under supervision. This event is for ages 4 and older. Cost is $10 per person. Contact sam@atimeforscience.org to register.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.

Music series

Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Brian Miller and the Carroll V. Dashiell Jr., house band at 7 and 8:30 p.m. May 11 as part of the African American Music Series. Free but limited space is available. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

Barbershop quartets

Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop Chorus will present its annual show “There’s Something Funny Goin’ On!” at 7 p.m. May 19 at First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St. The show will feature the chorus, various barbershop quartets, the quartet Let’s Sing, and the Greenville Women’s Barbershop Chorus-Sassy Southern Sound. Tickets are $15 in advance and profits will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Visitwww.carolinachordconnection.com to purchase tickets.

Family Paddle

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Full Moon Paddle from 10 a.m.-noon May 12. This route through stands of cypress trees opens up to the Big Contentnea Creek at the intersection of three eastern North Carolina counties. Cost is $25 per person or $80 for a family of four or more. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 531-7203.

All About Bears

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host All About Bears at 10 a.m. May 12. Meet at the visitor center to learn all about the life and biology of black bears by taking a virtual tour of eastern North Carolina. Call 923-2191 or visit https://www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park.

ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Cincinnati at 4 p.m. May 12 at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Get Out and Boat Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Get Out and Boat Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13. Pedal boats, jon boats or kayaks will be available for free. All boats have age restrictions and limited seating capacity; usage times will vary. Call 329-4562.

ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Cincinnati at 1 p.m. May 13 at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. For more information, visit ecupirates.com.

Agri-Cultural Market

The 2018 Agri-Cultural Markets will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. May 15 at the DeVisconti Gardens, 3732-A West Wilson St. Local artisans and farmers will sell local crafts and produce. There will be local beer, food trucks and live music. Free.

ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Campbell at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Daughters of Worth 

Daughters of Worth’s inaugural Because She Matters Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. May 17 at Arts of the Pamlico, 150 Main St.,  Washington, N.C.  The event will include  food, cash bar, silent auction and guest speaker Teresa Allen. Daughters of Worth is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate, equip, and empower girls of all ages to become strong women of influence in their communities. Tickets are $35. Contact Liz Liles, daughtersofworth@gmail.com for more information.


Humans of Greenville


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


May 27, 2018

"The Garden is Open" sign is still there.

The tulips and azaleas, though well past their height, still glorify the yard.

It is still worth a special trip to Chapel Hill to experience this lovely, well-planned, colorful garden.

But the twin sisters who planned every part of their grounds and…

May 23, 2018

Sometimes presentation is overrated. Eton Mess is a British dessert that’s an unapologetic mishmash of fruit, cream and crumbled meringues folded together and plunked in a glass or bowl. It’s the kind of mix that appeals to kids and adults alike. While you might call it messy,…


May 20, 2018

Weeks after college graduations and weeks before high school ceremonies, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is having what the Rev. Bob Hudak calls a “commencement” today.

It is not a commencement in which diplomas will be conferred but a commencement in the sense of the beginning of…


May 20, 2018

I read recently about a mama raccoon and her four babies falling through the ceiling and onto the living room couch of a Michigan home.

The closest I ever came to that was a lone dead squirrel that wormed its way around the uncompleted mounting of a new ceiling light fixture, was apparently…

Bob Garner

May 20, 2018


Dear Short Answers: There is a woman in town who is a stay-at-home mom with three children. Every year (actually, three times a year), she throws the most lavish birthday parties for her kids. It makes the rest of us moms look like slackers. Every year, our own kids ask why…

Short Answers

May 19, 2018


■ Burning Bush United Holy Church, 610 N.C. 43 North, Vanceboro, will have quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Carson Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1710 Pactolus Highway, will have its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The group Unshackled will be musical guests.…

May 18, 2018

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

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR — The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (2…


May 18, 2018

Diners at Oklahoma’s Tulsa Club must have thought there was something funny going on that spring evening when more than two dozen men met on the roof and spent several hours singing old songs.

Customer complaints about the noise caused the next meeting to be moved to the Hotel Tulsa, but the…


May 18, 2018


Art from Pitt County Schools high school students will be on exhibit from today through June 10 in the Commons Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. today.

The Greenville Museum of Art is at 802 Evans St. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.

Gray Gallery

The exhibit “110…


May 16, 2018

Wingstop is a new restaurant at 1885 E. Fire Tower Road next to Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. Enjoy ample seating at artfully decorated tables with an aviation theme, listen to upbeat music and order an array of items from wings to sides from the easy-to-navigate menu.

Wingstop offers three styles of…

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