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Go! Guide, May 11

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Lyanla Savage rehearses for Legally Blonde The Musical, in the J.H. Rose High School auditorium Tuesday, April 25, 2018.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

TODAY

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. today. 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. today 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. today as part of the African American Music Series. Free but limited space is available. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

‘Bring it On’

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

ECU baseball

ECU’s baseball team will play Cincinnati at 6:30 p.m. today at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. For more information, visit ecupirates.com.

SATURDAY

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 Saturday. This route through stands of cypress trees opens up to the Big Contentnea Creek. 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. Saturday. 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. Discover when and where to view these sometimes-elusive animals. Call 923-2191 or visit ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

ECU baseball

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

SUNDAY

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. Sunday. 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. Sunday at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

Museum open house

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host a Mother’s Day Open House from 3-5 p.m. Sunday  at the Winterville Museum’s Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. The house was built in 1901 and is an example of the Victorian-style architecture prevalent in eastern North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Free but donations are accepted. Call 321-2660.

TUESDAY

Agri-Cultural Market

The 2018 Agri-Cultural Markets will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday 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. Tuesday at Clark-Leclair Stadium. Tickets are $7-$15 for adults and $4-$7 for youth. Visit ecupirates.com.

THURSDAY

Daughters of Worth 

Daughters of Worth’s inaugural Because She Matters Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday 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.

UPCOMING

BBQ cookoff

The “Kings of Q” BBQ Cookoff and Festival will be held May 18-19 in downtown Ayden. In addition to the barbecue competition, music, amusement park rides and vendors will be available. Visit www.aydenbbq.org for more information.

Barbershop show

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.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Starry Night from 8-10 p.m. May 18. The event will include an evening planetarium show and a look through the 16-inch telescope in the Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory. Admission $5 per person. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Art Walk

The Spring Harbor District Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. May 18. Begins at Arts of the Pamlico, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Free. Visitartsofthepamlico.org for more information.

Bath Fest

Bath Fest, a celebration of the Town of Bath, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at Bonner’s Point in Historic Bath. The theme is “Where Art Meets History.” The event will include craft vendors, a student art show, musical entertainment and food. This year’s Bath Fest commemorates 300 years since Blackbeard and his crew called Bath home. Visit bathfest.com or call 923-3971 for more information.

North Carolina Consort of Viols

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present “North Carolina Consort of Viols” at 7 p.m. May 19. Featured artists are Brent Wissick, Gail Schroeder, Allison Willet, Robbie Link and Webster Williams. Concerts will focus on music written during the Elizabethan era and on into the 17th century in England. Tickets are $20 per concert, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 367-1892.

Paddle the Contentnea

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Paddle the Contentnea  from 10 a.m.-noon May 19. This paddle is a 7-mile, downstream paddle from A Time for Science to Grifton, NC. The cost is $35 per person. Shuttle from Greenville available. Email sam@atimeforscience.org, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 560-6875.

Fun fair

Koininia Christian Center will present “Soaring Beyond the Stars,” a fun fair designed for persons who are differently abled and their families, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. For more information, contact Angela Revis at arevis@kccfamily.com or at 752-1898.

Plant sale

The Pitt County Arboretum, located at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle, will host its annual plant sale from 10 a.m.-noon May 19. 
A preview pant sale for Friends of Pitt County Arboretum will be held from 9-10 a.m. Memberships may be purchased at the event.
 A plant swap will begin at 11 a.m. Gardeners may bring plants, seeds and pots to exchange. See www.pittcountyarboretum.blogspot.com or call 902-1709 for more information.

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