Play festival

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the annual 10-minute Play Festival performance at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $10. Visit

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 Beaufort County Traditional Music Association will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available. Concerts continue the second Friday of the month through October.

‘Violin Heist’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “The Violin Heist” at 6:30 p.m. today. This interactive murder mystery will include a catered dinner. Tickets are $33 for members and $35 for others. Visit


Relay fundraiser

Relay for Life Pitt County will host its annual Purple Ribbon Charity Dinner and Silent Auction from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at The Cotton Barn, 942 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. The theme is “Eat, Drink, and be Charitable.” Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple. Visit for tickets.

Bug Hunt

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a bug hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants will examine the park’s bug collection under microscopes. The cost is $3 for city residents or $5 for others. Call 329-4560.

Classic Westerns

Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C., will host “Round em up Saturday” from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday. Classic Westerns to be featured include “The Outlaw” (1943), directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jack Buetel and Jane Russell, and “Angel and the Badman” (1947), directed by James Edward Grant and starring: John Wayne and Gail Russell. Free, but donations suggested. Visit

‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present the independent film “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” at 6 p.m. Saturday. Based on the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn, it features elder Dave Bald Eagle who was 95-years old during the time of filming. Tickets are $12. Visit

Planetarium shows

A Time for Science Grifton Nature and Science Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host shows at the Chia-yu Li Planetarium Saturdays. Features include “Two Small Pieces of Glass” (the history of the telescope) at 11 a.m., “Back to the Moon for Good” at noon and “The Hot and Energetic Universe” at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. Visit

Pool, splash park

Greenville Community Pool, located on Myrtle Avenue at Guy Smith Park, will close for the season on Saturday. Hours are 1:30-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 1:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $1.50 per day (free for ages 4 and younger with a paid adult admission).

Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., is open from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The park is open daily through Saturday and weekends only through Sept. 2. There is no admission charge. Call 328-4563 or 329-4041.


Envision NC

Envision NC will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of the Sunday in the Park music series at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. The band plays hits from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s as well as today’s top 40 hits. R&B, Motown and beach music Visit The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

Doggie Pool Party

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Doggie Pool Party from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Community Pool on Myrtle Avenue at Guy Smith Park. The event, for ages 8 and older, will benefit the Friends of the Greenville Off-Leash Dog Park. Activities include a dog swimwear pageant. Dogs must be supervised by an adult, with no more than one dog per adult. Admission is $5 per dog. Call 329-4567.


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.


Music and market

Music & Market on Main will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the May Museum, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville. Music, beginning at 6 p.m., will be by Steve Owens & the Summertime band. Food trucks and vendors will be on site. No coolers, alcohol, or pets are allowed. The event will serve as a school supplies drive for Sugg Bundy Elementary School.


Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market will be held in uptown Greenville 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

River Roving

The North Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington, N.C., offers River Roving tours of the Pamlico River at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. No admission fee or other cost is involved for the tour, but reservations are required. Riders should check in 15 minutes in advance. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride; a responsible adult must accompany children under 16. Call 948-0000 for reservations or visit


Art show

City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, will host a Pop-Up Show with Sally Sutton from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The show, which includes textiles inspired by Sutton's paintings, continues through Aug. 31.Visit


Jazz fundraiser

The Churches Outreach Network will present an Evening of Jazz fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The event, which will celebrate 11 years of service by CON, will include a three-course meal and a live jazz ensemble. Tickets are $45. Visit or call 916-8443.

Swamp Stomp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Swamp Stomp from 10-11:30 a.m. on Aug.17. The event, for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult, will include a look at wetlands and an examination of frogs, salamanders and a variety of macro-invertebrates in the LAST STEM lab. Admission is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.

British Invaders

British Invaders will perform at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 as part of the Sunday in the Park music series at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. The band performs music from British artists such as The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Hollies, Dave Clark 5, The Yardbirds, Cream, Herman’s Hermits, as well The Monkees. Visit The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

Guitars and Friends

Washington’s Sunday in the Park Series will feature Guitars and Friends from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Festival Park, 119 E. Water St., Washington, N.C. The band plays pop, jazz, blues and folk music. Free. Visit

Community Pops

The Community Pops Singers will present Mystical Magical Broadway at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. The performance is a tour of songs from numerous popular stage productions including “Les Miserables,” and “Wicked” as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber shows. A piano prelude will begin at 7:15 p.m.