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Go! Guide, Dec. 21


Friday, December 21, 2018


Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21. Cost is $5. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Holiday concert

Fountain General Store, 6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain, will host The Steve Creech Jazz All-stars’ holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. today. The featured vocalist will be Carolyn Greene Myers. Joining bandleader Creech, who plays guitar, and Myers will be Jim Gilliam on keyboard, saxophones, and clarinet, and George Knott on bass and tuba. General admission is $10. Reserved seats are $12.50. For more information, visit www.rafountain.com or call.749-3228.

Wonderland of Lights

Hoggard's Christmas Wonderland of Lights, 101 Dalton Drive, Windsor, will be open from 5-10 p.m. today-Saturday and 4-9 p.m. weeknights through Dec. 31. Started in 1995 in honor of Therman Hoggard’s daughter, Carolyn, the display has grown to feature 500,000 Christmas lights, handmade silhouettes, figurines and inflatable displays. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. Visit facebook.com/​hoggardchristmaswonderlandoflights.


Breakfast with Santa

A Breakfast with Santa event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St. Co-sponsored by the May Museum and the town’s Parks and Recreation Department, the event will include food, a craft activity, Christmas stories and an appearance by Santa. Call 753-3355.


Welcome to Goose Creek

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host the program Welcome to Goose Creek at 2 p.m. Dec. 23. Meet at the visitor center for the program, which is designed to introduce visitors to nature and recreational opportunities at the park.Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.


Winter survivor camp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Winter Survivor Campout from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 28 for ages 8-12. Participants will explore nature and learn about fire and shelter building and campfire cooking. Cost is $18 for city residents and $27 for others. Call 329-4560.


Men’s basketball

ECU will play North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Campfire Cooking

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host the program Campfire Cooking at 11 a.m. Dec. 29. Dress appropriately for the weather. Space is limited. Call 923-2191 to register. Park in the primitive campground parking lot and meet at campsite No. 1. Visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Community dinner

The fifth annual New Year Community Dinner will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Robersonville Community Center, 202 E. Green St., Robersonvillle.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of North Carolina at Wilmington at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

First day hikes

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a First Day Hike from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 1. A Nature Center staff member will lead the 2-mile hike to the park’s new property. Free. Call 329-4562.

Visit Goose Creek State Park at 10 a.m. Jan. 1 for a First Day Hike along the Pamlico River. Meet at the last parking lot, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C. For more information, call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Winter Workshop

East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop will host concerts at 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 and 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall on ECU’s campus. Performers include faculty artists Peter Frankl, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi, Ara Gregorian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Steven Tenenbom, Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber and Michael Kannen. Concerts are $20 each or $50 for all three. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Gospel Celebration

A Gospel Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, with MC Bishop James Tripp, will feature performances by Resurrection, ECU Gospel Choir, The Nu Look Steppaz, The Johnsonaires, Evangelist Mary Brown’s Spiritualist Singers, Emmanuel The Minister of Mime, Maurice Davenport & Divine Restoration, Keya Smith, Precious Jones and The Vines Sisters. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. Tickets purchased after Wednesday are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Purchase tickets online at: https://gospelcelebration2019.eventbrite.com,

Men’s basketball

ECU will play Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play Wichita State at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Send events to kgrizzard@reflector.com. For more information, call 329-9578.


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