Go Guide, Sept. 30
Sunday, September 30, 2018
On the Run
The seventh annual On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K and 1K Races will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Winterville Parks and Recreation Department, 332 Sylvania St., Winterville. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The event, held in conjunction with Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, will benefit Riley’s Army programs and services. Registration is open at www.runtheeast.com. Visit www.rileysarmy.com.
Open Play Mondays
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through Nov. 5. Park staff will provide unstructured activities from the Mobile Play Trailer in the Born Learning Trail play area. Parent supervision required. Free. Call 329-4560.
EbzB Productions will present “Native,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St. The play, by Ian Finley, is about the collaboration between Lost Colony playwright Paul Green and Richard Wright, author of the novel “Native Son” as they worked to adapt the novel for the Broadway stage. Following the play, the audience will have a chance to talk with the producers, actors, playwright, and North Carolina Literary Review Editor Margaret Bauer, who has written about this collaboration. Tickets $10. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.
Hispanic Heritage concerts
The ECU School of Music will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with Duo Guitiano, featuring guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles. Free. Call 328-6851.
Celebrate Life Banquet
Carolina Pregnancy Center’s Celebrate Life Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The featured speaker will be author and evangelist David Nasser. Tickets are $35. Registration deadline is today. Call 757-0003or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Carolina Vocational Center will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. The guest speaker will be actor Robert David Hall, an amputee and advocate for people with disabilities. Tickets are $50. Call 317-3144.
‘The Odd Couple’
Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”(female version) at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 11-13. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday-Oct. 7 and Oct. 13. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.
ECU’s Family Fare series will kick off at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Wright Auditorium with “Pete the Cat,” a musical about the adventure of friendship between a cat and a boy. Tickets are $10-$15. Season subscriptions are available. Visit ecu.edu/arts or call 737-5444.
First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Uptown District. Several galleries will host opening receptions. Visit uptowngreenville.com.
A Time for Science and the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will host a Star Party from 8-9 p.m. Friday on the lawn at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants will view Venus, the constellation Orion and other wonders of the night sky with a telescope or binoculars. Call 752-1717.
Art show, fundraiser
Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane, will host the annual Carter Williams Art Show and Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. This is a creative event benefiting breast cancer research, education and community outreach, as well as participating artists. Free admission.
The 18th annual Canine Crawl is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, includes a walk, along with musical entertainment, vendors and prize drawings. Visit hsecarolina.com.
Good Samaritan 5K
Hope of Glory Ministries will team up with CrossFit Greenville to sponsor the annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Cross Training 5K/Family Walk on Saturday in downtown Greenville. Registration/check-in will be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. with all the races/walks beginning at 8 a.m. at 516 Cotanche St. Preregistration is available at www.hope-of-glory.org. Call 321-6857, ext. 201, or email email@example.com.
Model train show
The Eastern Carolina Railroaders will host a model train show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the historic Train Depot , 217 Worthington St., Winterville. Operating model train layouts will be on display at the event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Eastern Carolina Railroaders organization. Free but donations accepted.
The second annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will include educational programs, cultural activities and foods. Call 258-9967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big band concert
The Emerald City Big Band will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville. Free but donations accepted.
The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Wright Auditorium on campus. The performance will feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, Kwan Yi, guest soloist, and Dvorák’s No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 Free. Visit ecu.edu/arts.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S Elm St., will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals from 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 7. There is no charge to participate. Pet food and financial contributions will be accepted for the Pitt County Animal Shelter. All animals should be on leashes on in cages.
‘Peter and the
ECU’s Loessin Playhouse production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 11-13, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Oct. 13-14. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this Tony-winning play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. With music by Wayne Barker, it features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 characters. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/arts.
ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts series will open at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Wright Auditorium with “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” an improv comedy troupe performance that is billed as the “Tony Awards meets ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’’Before the show, audience members are invited to write down made-up song titles that will be placed into a fish bowl on stage. Actors will select titles, which they will use to improvise songs. The audience will select the best presentation to win a fake award and to be turned into a full-blown, improvised musical. Tickets are $15-$45 each. Visit www.ecu.edu/srapas or call ECU Arts at 737-5444.
BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Brock’s Farm, 862 Laurie Ellis Road Winterville. The event, which will feature Hank, Pattie & the Current, is a fundraiser for ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now. Individual tickets are $60 or $100 for two. Visit encstophumantrafficking.org.
Uptown Greenville will host Freeboot Friday from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Held each Friday before a home football game, this free event offers live music, an inflatable pirate ship for children, arts and crafts, food and adult beverages for those 21 and older. Mac & Juice will perform. Visit uptowngreenville.com.
The African-American Music Series will feature Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds and Eddie Paolantonio in concert at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. Friend is founder and artistic director of Soul in Motion Players. The series celebrates the heritage of African American musicians with ties to eastern North Carolina. The free concerts feature artist director the Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. house band and a different guest artist each month. Free. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.
The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present Chamber Music Dressed Down at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Cupola Building, 226 W. Eighth St. “The Miraculous Bartok” will feature Rieko Aizawa, piano; Hye-Jin Kim and Jesse Mills, violin; Ara Gregorian, viola; and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello. Single ticket prices are $30 for general admission and $10 for students. Call 328-4788, or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Music in the Park
Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. Pitt Community College Ensemble will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.
ECU will take on Houston on Oct. 13 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Dirt Day from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 13. Dress to make a mess with mud pies or mud. A cleaning station will be provided. Bring a change of clothes and towel. No registration required. Free. Call 329-4560 or email email@example.com.
The Koinonia Christian Center will present Jazz in the Park from 3-8 p.m. Oct. 14 in the amphitheater at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Headlining the free event will be world-renowned saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield. The concert also will feature the Limited Edition Band, Carroll Dashiell, Bertrand Bailey, Rob LaRay, Michael Stephenson, Carolina Sound of Raleigh, the Kruz Band, Ruffin Keys and many others. Visit www.kccfamily.com or call 752-1898.
Run for the Ribbons
Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina will sponsor Run for the Ribbons, a race/walk/fun run, at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Village Point Market, 620 Red Banks Road. Cancer Services of ENC is a nonprofit organization that provides resources, support and services for individuals, families and caregivers. Registration fee is $25 today and $30 afterward. Visit www.runtheeast.com.
An ECU Chamber Singers concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Peace Presbyterian Church, Winterville. Free. Visit ecu.edu/arts.
Uptown Greenville will host Freeboot Friday from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Held each Friday before a home football game, this free event offers live music, an inflatable pirate ship for children, arts and crafts, food and adult beverages for those 21 and older. Night Years will perform. Visit uptowngreenville.com.
Boo Bash Splash
Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, will host Boo Bash Splash from 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19. The event will include treats, prizes and games in the pool and the gym. Adults must accompany children under age 10 in the pool area. Cost is $10 for ages 14 and older and $5 for younger participants. The event is free to GAFC members. Call 329-4041.
The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Crave restaurant and bar, 409 Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.
The second annual The Arts Exposed event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. The event will include poetry, music, art and dance. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Visit eventbrite.com.
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Starry Night planetarium show and observatory session from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $5. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.
ECU will take on the University of Central Florida on Oct. 20 in a homecoming game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.
Full moon paddle
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host a Kid-Centered Full Moon Paddle from 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are $10 each and include kayaking and marshmallow roasting. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.
The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.
The Scarlet Cord
Ballet Magnificat will present “The Scarlet Cord” at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. The Scarlet Cord depicts the drama of two missionaries who are unwilling to compromise their faith. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP. Visit itickets.com.
Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “The Chicago Caper” murder mystery dinner theater at 6 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and noon Oct. 28. The murder mystery is set in Chicago 1928. Tickets are $35, $30 for members and students. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host the Creepy-Crawly Fall Fest from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25. The event will include trick or treat with the staff, a marshmallow roast, a “meet-and-greet” with a snake and other themed activities. Admission is $2 for city residents and $3 for others. Free for participants who bring a carved pumpkin to display. Call 329-4560.
North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will host Adam Unsworth, hornist, and Catherine Likhuta, pianist-composer, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free. Visit ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/newmusic/ or call 328-6851.
Creatures of the Night
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Creatures of the Night hayride from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Tickets are $5. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.
The Greenville Museum of Art will host its 2017 Halloween ARTini from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the museum, 802 Evans St. The event includes a costume contest, dancing, a raffle, martinis and appetizers. Cost is $25 for GMOA members and $35 for others. Proceeds support the GMA’s mission to provide and promote the visual arts. Visit www.gmoa.org.
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host The Haunted Trail from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Cost is $5 each. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.
The B-17G Aluminum Overcast, one of World War II’s most vital aircraft, will be available for tours from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26-28 at the Pitt-Greenville Airport. Tickets are $10 for individuals, $20 for families and free for active military and veterans and for ages 8 and younger (with a paying adult). Flights are available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $475. Visit B17.org or call 800-359-6217.
John Lawson Days
The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village, 437A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, will present the annual John Lawson Legacy Days from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27. The free event, which celebrates Grifton’s pioneer heritage, will include historical presentations, exhibits and demonstrations from Native American times through the Civil War. The Back Porch Gut Bucket Band will perform Oct. 26. Saturday speakers include Billy Yeargin (10 a.m. “The American Tobacco Culture: Our Culture”) and Tom Magnuson (1 p.m. “NC’s Oldest Roads: Geography, Physics and Geopolitics of Movement in Pre-Modern Times in the Old North State.”) Call 524-0190 or visit johnlawsonlegacydays.org.
Movies in the Park
Grimesland’s monthly Movies in the Park series continues at dusk Oct. 26 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. The featured film will be “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.
The annual Bethel Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Andrews and Railroad streets. The event will include food, games, children’s activities, hay rides, inflatable attractions and live music. Hula hoop and seed-spitting contests begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by Bethel’s Got Talent at 11 a.m. Musical guests will include Ernest Silver, Elements of Praise, Dry Creek Bluegrass Band and Rowlette-Green. Jupiter Jones will perform in concert from 6-9 p.m. Visit bethelharvestfestival.com.
Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host Halloweekend Bash beginning at 10 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will include a costume contest and music by The Remarks, JIMMY and Arson Daily. Admission is $12, $10 for students. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St., will host its annual Lobster Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will include children's activities, a hay ride and inflatable attractions. Order lobsters by Oct. 15 for live or freshly cooked lobsters at $16 each. On the day, lobster or shrimp meals will be available for $20. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods and casseroles will also be available. Visit www.st-tim.org.
Aces for Autism
Aces for Autism will host the fifth annual Samuel C. Robinson dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will feature Christopher Duffley, a blind 17-year-old musician who has autism. Tickets are $60 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. The event will include dinner and an auction. Free childcare is available. Call 689-6645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.