Community Day in Grifton
10 am til 3 pm
Piggly Wiggly Grifton NC
Games and entertainment for kids.with Mr. Pig officiating. Local Churches and civic groups will be holding fund raisers such as food and crafts.
Ken Stovall Piggly Wiggly 252-524-5461
Farmville VFB 100th Anniversary Event
10am to 3pm
3713 N Main St in Farmville
The Farmville Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service! Help us celebrate on Saturday, April 18th!
There will be antique fire trucks and equipment along with fun and games for the kids, food and drink and more!
Contact Hunter Walters at 252-754-4669 for more information.
Children's Multicultural Fair
822 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville, NC 28590
Live Entertainment, Music, Dance, Crafts, Games, and Foods from Around the world.
Suellen Biel, 252.355.6268, www.greenvillemontessori.com
Shrek the Musical
White Oak High School, Jacksonville, NC
Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! Lively songs and colorful costumes ensure fun for all ages!!
1001 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC
Harlem Ambassadors Tour
6:00pm (doors open at 5:15pm)
Washington High School Gym
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Washington when our very own local challengers, the First Responders Dream Team, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy.
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids!
Tickets are on sale at First Bank, the Chamber of Commerce, and Frank's Pizza. Advance purchase of adult tickets are $5.00. Price at the door is $6.00.
Proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Police Activities League (BC PAL) and the Rotary Club and will be used to fund Beaufort County community projects and First Responder Programs.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call (252) 946-4171.
FLAME in Concert with Special Guest The Ambassador
6:30PM Doors open at 5:00PM
Englewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC
FLAME is an American Christian hip hop recording artist with Clear Sight Music. He has released seven albums including: Flame, Rewind, Our World: Fallen, Our World: Redeemed, Captured, The 6th, and Royal Flush. Flame has been nominated for four Dove, three Stellar awards throughout his music career and Our World: Redeemed was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Gene Davis 252-937-8254
CRUISE-IN For A Cure
10am to 3pm
Country Casuals/Discount Shoes #2 Store
3910 Hwy 264 E, Greenville, NC
Featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years, makes and models
This family-friendly cruise-in includes:
Food and beverages for sale, 50/50 raffle, music and more...
All proceeds benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International), dedicated to finding a cure.
For more information, call Dan at 227-3534
Dance for Christ presented by Artistic Productions, Inc.
Date(s): 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014, 4/11/2014, 4/12/2014, 4/13/2014
139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
April 4th & 5th - 7pm
April 6th - 3pm
April 11th & 12th - 7pm
April 13th - 3pm
History - In 1989, Patricia O'Quinn Warren, found Artistic Productions Incorporated, a non-profit organization, to provide quality dance performances in rural Eastern North Carolina communities. The repertoire has transitioned from an annual to biennial production of The Nutcracker to annual productions of Dance for Christ.
What is Dance for Christ? Dance for Christ (DFC) is a ministry used to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through dance. The production features various genres of dance-ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Dancers become the vessels which put God in the spotlight. As believers, the mission is to bring honor and praise to Jesus Christ and to open up the hearts and minds of non-believers to God's word in a way that is both relevant and truthful. Each dance piece tells a story or demonstrates God's unfailing love and mercy.
The Founder - Patricia O.Warren, founder and artistic director, was trained in her early years by her mother, Ellen O'Quinn, a principal and soloist with the Metropolitan Opera House in West Germany. Warren later studied at the Joffrey Ballet in New York, the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cusack Ballet in Los Angeles. She has performed throughout the United States and abroad. It was during her battle with breast cancer, that the vision of Dance for Christ was born. Her desire was to use the art of dance as a ministry. The mission would provide a wonderful celebration to reach one more for Jesus and to "change lives...one dance at a time."
Tickets: $10/Each. $8/each for Military and Seniors 65+ (This $8 discount applies to the Saturday matinees at 1:30pm ONLY).
Tickets for this and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.
Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!
Jane Boahn 252-945-6153
Hilarity for Charity Comedy Festival Day 2
Tipsy Teapot 409 S. Evans St. Greenville, NC 27858
"Clean Show," Rated PG for adult themes. Suggested donation $5. The first 100 people to donate $10 or more will get reserved seats for all 4 days of the festival. Hilarity for Charity benefits the Alzheimer's Association. To donate for tickets please see the festival website: http://www.hilarity-for-charity-greenville-showcase.com
Eric Shouse, 813-767-2635, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilarity for Charity Comedy Festival Day 3
Tipsy Teapot 409 S. Evans St. Greenville, NC 27858
"Shock and Awe (the dirty show)", Rated NC17, "don't bring the kids" The first 100 people to donate $10 or more will get reserved seats for all 4 days of the festival. Hilarity for Charity benefits the Alzheimer's Association. To donate for tickets please see the festival website: http://www.hilarity-for-charity-greenville-showcase.com
Eric Shouse, 813-767-2635
Hilarity for Charity Comedy Festival Day 4
Tie Breakers, 1920 Smythewyck Drive, Greenville NC 27858
"Finale" Show, Rated R. Suggested donation $7. The first 100 people to donate $10 or more will get reserved seats for all 4 days of the festival. Hilarity for Charity benefits the Alzheimer's Association. To donate for tickets please see the festival website: http://www.hilarity-for-charity-greenville-showcase.com
Eric Shouse, 813-767-2635
SUNDAY NIGHT SING featuring Made By Mercy Trio
Westside FWB Church in Kinston
1205 Lynn Drive, Kinston, NC 28504
Come celebrate, praise, and fellowship with the Made By Mercy Trio! You'll be entertained and blessed by this talented Southern Gospel group.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beaufort County Community College, Washington, N.C.
A spring festival to raise money for Student Government Association activities featuring bands, children's games, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, a car show and food and fun for the entire family
Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at email@example.com or 252-940-6217
Always a Bridesmaid
Date(s): 3/28/2014, 3/29/2014, 3/30/2014, 3/31/2014, 4/1/2014, 4/2/2014, 4/3/2014, 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014
Carteret Community College Joslyn Hall Morehead City NC
Carteret Community Theatre production of a laugh-filled, comedic Southern romp about four beleaguered bridesmaids who navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Adults, $14; children/students, $8. Tickets at Alex and Brett's, Poor Richard's, SoundBank Cape Carteret, or by calling 252-497-8919.
Robert Malone, 252-297-8919, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacksonville High School Musical
Date(s): 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014
JHS 51st annual musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". $8 advanced $10 at door
Hilarity for Charity Comedy Festival Day 1
9pm to 11pm
Peasants Pub, 114 E. Fifth St. Greenville, NC 27858
Stand-up Comedy Show Featuring Tom Simmons (Comedy Central, BET, Showtime), 9pm.
"April Fools" Show, Rated R. Suggested donation $7. The first 100 people to donate $10 or more will get reserved seats for all 4 days of the festival. Hilarity for Charity benefits the Alzheimer's Foundation. To donate for tickets please see the festival website: http://www.hilarity-for-charity-greenville-showcase.com
Eric Shouse, 813-767-2635, email@example.com
Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show
10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Pitt Co. Historical Society Primitive Baptist Church Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
Our Clothesline Show features local artist paintings done in watercolor, acrylics, oil, or mixed media all of which are original works. There will be an array of framed as well as unframed art all at excellent prices. Art will be displayed in the church as well as hung outside for viewing
. Several of the artist will be on site painting. there will be live music, and a raffle drawing for an awesome watercolor original painting by one of our members, Pete Hickey.
10% of profits go to the Pitt Co. Historical Society. This is a must see and experience show!!!
Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events
Date(s): 3/1/2014, 3/2/2014, 3/3/2014, 3/4/2014, 3/5/2014, 3/6/2014, 3/7/2014, 3/8/2014, 3/9/2014, 3/10/2014, 3/11/2014, 3/12/2014, 3/13/2014, 3/14/2014, 3/15/2014, 3/16/2014, 3/17/2014, 3/18/2014, 3/19/2014, 3/20/2014, 3/21/2014, 3/22/2014, 3/23/2014, 3/24/2014, 3/25/2014, 3/26/2014, 3/27/2014, 3/28/2014
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.
If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date
Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.
Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)
On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.
Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.
North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events
Date(s): 2/21/2014, 2/22/2014
Feb 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!
Feb 21: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)
Feb 21: “Lunch with a Dash of History”- Location: The History Place, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Lunchtime Lecture: Love Stories of Carteret County presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Playing on a Valentine’s Day theme, Rodney will reach into his bag of tricks and bring out the most poetic, tragic and interesting stories he has collected over a lifetime. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members. 252-247-7533
Feb 22: Free Fly Casting Clinic– with Cape Lookout Fly Fishers– 10 am—1 pm at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department (1600 Fisher Street). Clinic is for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. There will be several professional fly fishing guides and instructors available for pointers.
Feb 22: American Music Festival Concert- “An American in Paris” featuring pianist Barbara McKenzie and Parisian flutist Nicolas DuChamp performing music of Franck, Debussy and Copland. Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Time: 8 pm. For information on performances and tickets, www.americanmusicfestival.org or 252-728-6152.
For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)
Director of Local Public Relations
Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-8148 X 109
ShamRock! For Local Music Festival
beginning at 3 p.m.
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.
This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.
Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at email@example.com.
Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.
Dare Day Festival
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.
There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.
The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.
Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.
Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629
4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival
Date(s): 5/9/2014, 5/10/2014
Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm
Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.
Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044
Mardi Gras on Middle Lane
Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC
A free family event with parade of "krewes", New Orleans food and drink, jazz, dancing and games for the kids. Dust off your beads, put on your mask and get ready to "let the good times roll" on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.
Ann Goellner, 252 504-2988
The King & I
Date(s): 3/20/2014, 3/21/2014, 3/22/2014
Martin County Auditorium Located at Riverside High School in Williamston NC
Thursday - Saturday Evenings, March 20, 21 & 22 - Curtain 7:30 pm
Live theatrical performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I. There will be a live orchestra.
Andy Weaver, 252-799-8400 or 252-792-3660
Martin County Auditorium located at Riverside High School in Williamston
The Musical "Oklahoma" with live orchastra