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Go Guide, Aug. 17

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James Allen wins the men’s watermelon eating competition at last year’s Winterville Watermelon Festival. This year’s event kicks off Thursday, which contests and concerts set for Aug. 25.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

TODAY

‘Broadway Spectacular’

The Community Pops Singers will present a”Broadway Spectacular” concert at 7:15 p.m. today at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. The free event will feature songs from “The Music Man,” “My Fair Lady,” “The King and I” and “Oliver.” Call 355-2712.

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. Mike Wiggs and The Boys will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available. Concerts continue the second Friday of the month through October.

‘Title of Show’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Title of Show” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.Tony nominated for Best Book of a Musical in 2009, the show is about writing a show. Tickets are $18 for students and $20 for adults. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Music House

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will host fiddler Andrew Finn Magill in concert at 7 p.m. today. Suggested donation is $20 per concert for the general public, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 367-1892 or email themusichouse@suddenlink.net.

SATURDAY

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at West Avenue Stage, Ayden, between Second and Third streets. Free. Visitfasgnc.org.

Open paddles

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host open paddle events from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays in August. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. Email sam@atimeforscience.org, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Sailing regatta

The Cypress Landing Marina Association will host the Little Washington Sailing School Regatta from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 100 Marina Drive, Chocowinity. Racing begins at 10 a.m. The event will allow Little Washington Sailing School students to test their newly acquired skills. The event is co-sponsored by the Cypress Landing Yacht Club. Call 975-3955.

SUNDAY

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker will perform at the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. A Sunday in the Park newcomer, Heartbreaker is a Heart/​Led Zeppelin tribute band featuring the singing duo Suzi Nelson and Joan Burton. This is the final Sunday in the Park concert scheduled for the season. Visit greenvillenc.gov for more information. The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

MONDAY

Open Play Mondays

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays through Aug. 27. From 10 a.m.-noon each Monday, staff members will provide unstructured activities such as blocks, musical instruments and games in the Born Learning Trail play area. Free. Call 329-4560.

TUESDAY

Agri-Cultural Market

An Agri-Cultural Market will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, 4519 W. Pine St., Farmville. Local artisans and farmers will sell local crafts and produce. There will be local beer, food trucks and live music. There is no admission charge.

WEDNESDAY

Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market is held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth Streets. The weekly market includes fresh produce, meats, seafood, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade bath products, baked goods and local craft brew. For more information, visit uptowngreenville.com.

THURSDAY

Watermelon Festival

The 33rd annual Winterville Watermelon Festival will be held Thursday through Aug. 25 in downtown Winterville. The event will include carnival rides, a parade, a watermelon-eating contest and the Watermelon Jam concert on Aug. 25. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 24 and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 25. For more information, visit watermelonfest.com.

UPCOMING

Jazz fundraiser

The Churches Outreach Network will present an Evening of Jazz fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The event, which will celebrate 10 years of service by CON, will include a three-course meal and a live jazz ensemble. Tickets are $45. Visit con2007.org or call 916-8443.

Watermelon Jam

The 2018 Watermelon Jam will be held from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Winterville Recreation Park, 324 Sylvania St. The concert will feature award-winning country music singer/​songwriter Scotty McCreery along with Chase Bryant with guests SmithField and The Justin West Band. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 5:30 with The Justin West Band. At 6:30 p.m., SmithField will take the stage, followed by Chase Bryant at 7:45 p.m. and Scotty McCreery at 9:15 p.m. Concert tickets are $10-$20. Visit the website www.watermelonfest.com for more information.

Tale of the Tails

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center will host Tale of the Tails at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave. Participants will learn about an animal’s life and habitat from an expert and will listen to a story about the animal. Free. For information, contact maria@atimeforscience.org.

Optimist Fun Run

The Optimist Club of Greenville will sponsor a Back to School Bash 5K/​1K Fun Run at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. School supplies will be collected for local schools and funds generated will provide support for youth patients who are being treated for cancer, youth and families housed at the Ronald McDonald Home and children of veterans. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K. Prices increase after Aug. 23. Register at: https://​www.runtheeast.com/​races. Visit www.greenvilleoptimists.org or call 814-7794.

Kayak and fishing

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host an evening kayak and fishing demonstration from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 23. Test paddle the park’s fleet of kayaks or cast a line for free. Equipment is limited, time limits will vary depending on the number of participants. The park will provide the bait. A North Carolina fishing license is required for participants 16 and older Free. Call 329-4560.

Fashion on Display

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host Fashion on Display at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. The event will include a viewing of women’s fall fashions. Refreshments will be served. General admission tickets are $30. Call 758-1946.

Freeboot Friday

The season’s first Freeboot Friday will be held from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Five Points Plaza at Fifth and Evans streets. This free, alive-at-five event is held Fridays before ECU home football games. It offers live music and family activities, including an inflatable Pirate Ship for children, arts and crafts and food. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

Movies in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Movies in the Park series continues at dusk Aug. 31 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. The featured film will be “Free Willy,” which is rated PG. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.

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