Selected Community Events
Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde
UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Road; Wilmington, NC 28403
The first full-scale Broadway production presented in Wilmington, Broadway brings the story of Jekyll & Hyde to life in a pop-rock, powerhouse musical. A thrilling retelling of a groundbreaking book, Jekyll & Hyde explores the life of a brilliant doctor whose experiments create a murderous counterpart. This gothic-inspired production explores madness and murder, creating an entertaining commentary on human nature. With its smoky effects, soaring vocals and sweeping power ballads, this performance is a must-see.
Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
UNCW's Kenan Auditorium; 601 S. College Rd; Wilmington, NC 28403
Aquila Theatre presents a dynamic approach to Shakespeare’s famous play, The Tempest. Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is infused with magic, the supernatural and a heightened suspense. The story details the revenge efforts the Duke of Milan, who has been usurped and exiled by his own brother and is stranded on a mystical island with his daughter. With an ensemble of superb performers, the highly acclaimed British-American touring company brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to the famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment. For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/presents.
COMMUNITY CONCERTS 2014 - 2015 SEASON
The Paramount is proud to be home to many events, and the Community Concerts season is no exception! The Community Concerts have a great line up for their 2014-2015 season. This is the 76th concert season bringing great artists to Goldsboro for a low, low price.
Season tickets including all four events are only $65/each and are available now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, over the phone at (919) 583-8432, or online by clicking here.
Take a look at the great Community Concerts coming to the Paramount Theatre during the 2014-2015 season.
William Florian's Those Were the Days
(The Spirit and Songs of the 60s)
October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
Once, William's seventh-grade teacher told his mother to take his guitar away from him until he did better in math. Fortunately, William's mom did not listen to that teacher. William went on to perform, write, and record rock 'n roll all through high school, including a local hit record with his band, Burnt Suite. After many decades of performing and song writing, William now presents his exciting new show, "Those Were the Days (The Spirit and Songs of '60's)" at community concerts and performing arts centers throughout the United States.
Jason Coleman: The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer
November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
Floyd Cramer was one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time. His distinctive touch at the piano, which he called the "slip note," was so unique it has become instantly identifiable. Jason Floyd Coleman is the son of Floyd's youngest daughter, Donna. Though Jason was only 12 years old when his grandfather passed away, the relationship they shared during their short time together fueled Jason's innate passion for music and formed a foundation upon which he is building his career.
Alex DePue with Miguel DeHoyos
February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Alex DePue began taking classical violin lessons at age 5. At age 10, he won his first major competition and at age 16 won a competition that entitled him to perform at Carnegie Hall with the National Guild Youth Orchestra. He has continued to win competitions and appears as a guest soloist with orchestras world-wide.
At age 7, Alex became interested in fiddling, and at age 12 began competing in old-time fiddler contests. He reigned as Michigan State Fiddling Champion from 1994-1998.
Alex toured with Capital recording artist Chris Cagle from 2000-2006 and regularly appeared with him on the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Television.
In 2007, he joined rock guitarist Steve Vai on a world tour. He recently teamed up with Mexican guitarist, Miguel DeHoyos. They have performed as a duo throughout North America. In 2009 they were featured artists at the International Bluegrass Music Association Grand Master Fiddler Championships in Nashville, TN.
April 3, 2015 - 7:30pm
Not that long ago, Brian Roman was a salesman with a "9 to 5" job selling insurance and real estate. Although he was successful, he was not fulfilled. One day he did something that most of us would never consider; he followed his dream. Although he looks like he just walked right off the silver screen, Brian Roman is not acting. He's the real deal - a gifted singer and natural-born entertainer.
It was during one of Brian's spectacular performances that world-renowned entertainer, Pavlo, was drawn to Brian's inspiring energy. Pavlo immediately sought to work with Brian to produce an album that could reflect the preeminence of a Brian Roman concert experience.
Brian's debut album, "Dreamer," features collaborations with illustrious songwriters Marc Jordan, Jody Raffoul, and John Capek, in addition to acclaimed musicians, Oscar Lopez, George Koller, and Pavlo.
Tickets for these 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.
Dance for Christ presented by Artistic Productions, Inc.
Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 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
Apr 19, 2014 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
Apr 2, 2014 --
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
Apr 3, 2014 9pm
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
Apr 4, 2014 8pm
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
Mar 30, 2014 6:00pm
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.
Apr 5, 2014 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
Mar 28, 2014 - Apr 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
Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---
JHS 51st annual musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". $8 advanced $10 at door
Hilarity for Charity Comedy Festival Day 1
Apr 1, 2014 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
Apr 26, 2014 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
Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 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
Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 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
Mar 16, 2014 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
Jun 7, 2014 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
May 9, 2014 - May 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
Mar 1, 2014 2-6PM
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
Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014 7:30 pm
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
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Martin County Auditorium located at Riverside High School in Williamston
The Musical "Oklahoma" with live orchastra