Go Guide, May 3
Friday, May 3, 2019
ECU’s spring commencement will be held at 7 p.m. today in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Actress and entrepreneur Emily Procter, a 1991 ECU graduate, will speak. Individual departmental graduations are scheduled today-Saturday. Visit commencement.ecu.edu.
Rock the Bus
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host Rock the Bus, Pitt County Schools Art Teachers’ Exhibition, from today through May 30. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. today as part of First Friday Artwalk. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.
Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host an opening reception for the Pitt Community College Graphic Design Student Portfolio Show from 5-8 p.m. today as part of First Friday Artwalk. The exhibit continues until May 25. Visit gmoa.org.
The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the Uptown district. Several galleries will have receptions for exhibits. Visit
Derby Dash Bash
The Rocking Horse Ranch therapeutic riding program will host the 16th Annual Derby Dash Bash at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, a live auction, and a viewing party for the 145th Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $85. Call 752-0153, email email@example.com or visit www.rhrnc.com.
Mayfest will be held from 7 a.m.- noon Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. The event will feature a yard sale, a bake sale, a plant sale and a handmade quilt raffle and a barbecue chicken dinner (meals are $8). All proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations. Visit firstpcgreenville.org.
Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host Inner Banks Improv at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for others. Visit whirligigstage.com.
The May Museum, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville, will host its annual garden party from 3-6 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature a hat contest, a silent auction and dancers from Dance Unlimited performing a traditional May Pole dance. Music will be by the bluegrass band Rollin’ Coal. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Lindsay Annis, museum director, at 753-6725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Play Mondays
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays weekly through Aug. 26. 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.
Concert on the
Concert on the Common will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenville, Town Common, 100 E. First St. Free. Sail on: The Beach Boys Tribute will perform. Food trucks will be on site, and alcohol will be available for sale. Visit www.1079wnct.com/concert-on-the-commons.
Pitt Community College’s spring commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. This is a ticketed event. Call 493-7232 or visit pittcc.edu.
The Umbrella Market will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday 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. Visit uptowngreenville.com for more information.
A replica of the Santa Maria, the ship that made one of the most significant maritime voyages in history, will be on display from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday through May 19 at Port City Marina, 10 Harnett St., Wilmington. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/nao-santa-maria-tall-ship-replica-tickets-59584191922.
Market on the Square
Winterville’s Market on the Square returns from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Main and Church streets. The event includes entertainment along with sales of fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and baked goods. Call 215-2360.
‘Oldtimers: The Musical’
A Place in the Heart Theatre Company will present “Oldtimers: The Musical” at 2 p.m. Thursday and May 11 and at 7 p.m. May 10-11 at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington. The play is a story about Alzheimer's and dementia. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artsofthepamlico.org.
Pops Across America
Community Pops Singers will present a lyrical “road trip” across America including numerous genres, locations and scenes in a Singing Travelogue at 7 p.m. May 10 at John Paul II Catholic School, 2725 E. 14th St. Free. Call 258-4850.
Music in the Park
Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. May 10 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.
Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Bill Myers and the Carroll V. Dashiell Jr., house band at 7 and 8:30 p.m. May 10 as part of the African American Music Series. Free but limited space is available. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.
The Winterville Parks and Recreation Department will show the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at dusk May 10 at 332 Sylvania St., Winterville. Free. Concessions will be available for sale. Visit wintervillenc.com.
Differently Abled Fair
Koinonia Christian Center will host its annual Differently Abled Fun Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Boulevard. The festival-type event is designed for individuals, families and caregivers of those with profound special needs Visit www.kccfamily.com or call 752-1898.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will sponsor an MS Walk at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. The walk, a fundraiser for the MS Society, will bring together people living with MS as well as families, friends and caregivers affected by the disease. Participants have the option of walking a one or three mile route. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Contact Mallory Hinic at 919-792-1012.
Take Mom kayaking
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Take Mom Kayaking Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11. Ages 5 and older (with an adult) can use paddle kayaks for free. Call 329-4560.
Choral Society concert
The Greenville Choral Society will host its concert choir spring concert, “Soulspeak: Voices Across Time,” at 3 p.m. May 11 at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Free, but donations will be accepted. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.
The Tar River Community Band will present a concert featuring children’s music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11 at Veterans Park, 495 Snow Hill St., Ayden. Music from “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Lion King,” “Shrek” and “Spirit” will be played. Bring chairs or blankets. Call 412-1441.
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Spring Creature Feature from 10:30 a.m.-noon May 11. The program will focus on snakes. Free with paid admission to the nature center. For more information, call 329-4560.