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See what's going on in Greenville and Pitt County this month.

June 1-2

Friday


First Friday

Uptown Greenville First Friday ArtWalk from 6-9 p.m. June 1. Galleries, museums, restaurants and local merchants will be open to explore the downtown area. Free. Call 561-8400.

Opening reception

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery will hold an opening reception for its exhibitions “Student Fiber Trends: A Juried Exhibition” and “Fiber Artist: A Retrospective” by Edward Lambert at 5:30 p.m. June 1. A lecture will be given by the juror Jane Doub. A reception will follow in Gray Gallery. Free. Call 328-6336.

Gallery opens

Strickland Art Gallery, 817 Dickinson Ave., opens June 1 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. for its show by Michael Drought called “The Modern Carnival with a 14th Century Perspective.” Free. Call 413-7669 or visit www.stricklandart.com.

Saturday

Country concert

Tar Heel Variety Theater, 485 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, will host country singer John Conlee in concert at 7:30 p.m. June 2. Tickets are $28-$33. Call 975-2117.

Wakeboard contest

East Coast Wake Park, will host the second “Summer Sliders Series” competition June 2 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in the System 2 Cable Park, 4197 Old Pactolus Road. Registration and practice begin at 9 a.m.

‘We Like Sheep’

Cornerstone Family Life Center presents “We Like Sheep” at 5 p.m. June 2 and 7 p.m. June 3. A musical based on the parable of the 99 sheep and follows the antics of Grimey, who leaves the flock only to realize that the Good Shepherd will leave the 99 just to find him. 752-4156.

Saturday

Dinner on grounds

The Pitt County Historical Society will host the 13th annual “Dinner on the Grounds” June 2 at Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The covered-dish event will feature fried chicken, barbecue and drinks provided by the society; guests are to bring two dishes to be shared. Make reservations to attend by leaving a message with Mary and Cliff Everett at 756-2193.

June 2-9

Sunday

Sunday in the Park

The City of Greenville kicks off its annual Sunday in the Park series with The Tar River Community Band from 7-9 p.m. June 3 on the Town Common. Free. Call 329-4567. In the case of inclement weather, the concert is cancelled.

Music House concert

The Music House will present the Chatham Baroque in concert at 5 p.m. June 3. The group includes Andrew Fouts, violin; Patricia Halverson, gamba and Scott Pauley, theorbo. Suggested donations are $20; $15, seniors, and $5, students. All concerts include a wine tasting. Reservations are required. Email themusichouseingreenvillenc@embarqmail.com or call 367 1892.

Monday

Boy & Girls Club benefit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pitt County Golf Classic will be held June 4 with two tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Greenville Golf and Country Club, 216 Country Club Road. Breakfast will be served to morning golfers and lunch to the afternoon golfers. Cost is $125 per person or $500 per team of four. Register at www.bgcpitt.org.

Tuesday

Golf tournament

Teed off at Cancer charity golf tournament will be held at 11 a.m. June 5 at Greenville Golf and Country Club at Brook Valley, 311 Oxford Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer or $350 for a foursome. The format will be a four-person scramble. Registration includes admission to a benefit dinner. An after party will be held at A.J. McMurphy’s, 1914 Turnbury Drive, with live music by Those Meddling Kids. Visit www.teedoffatcancer.com.

Observe Venus

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center and the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will present Venus Transit at 6 p.m. June 5 on the Greenville Town Common. View Venus as it crosses the face of the sun. Telescopes and other observational equipment will be available at this free event. Visit www.atimeforscience.org, email atfs@atimeforscience.org or call 746-4470.

Wednesday

Umbrella market

Uptown Greenville holds its weekly Umbrella Market June 6 at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth streets. The market is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. weekly. You’ll find fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheeses, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade ice cream and yogurt and local craft brew. Call 561-8400.

Pool party

The East Carolina University Student Activities Board will hold “Heat Wave” pool party from 2-5 p.m. June 6 at the Recreation and Wellness pool. The event will include a DJ, frozen “mocktails” and a slip and slide. You don’t have to be a student to attend but you do have to be accompanied by a currently-enrolled student. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ecusab.

Thursday

Humane Society benefit

CPW’s Fine Food and Spirits, 2422 Statonsburg Road, will host the “Save a Puppy” raffle and silent auction at 7 p.m. June 7. The grand prize is an ultimate tailgate party valued at $1250. Tickets are $5 each or $10 for three and can be purchased at CPW’s, East Coast Music and Video or the Human Society.

Friday

MAC Theater

The Magnolia Arts Center will present “Crimes of the Heart” at 7:30 p.m. June 8-9, 2 p.m. June 10 and 7:30 p.m. June 14-16 at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, 1400 Red Banks Road. Call 888-MAC-EVNT.

Saturday

Flapjack fundraiser

The Greenville Chapter No. 2016 of AARP will host 
a flapjack fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. June 9 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 202 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $7 for pancakes, sausage, milk, juice or coffee. Proceeds will benefit youth and the elderly during the holiday season. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from a member of the chapter or by calling 227-4956.

Science fun day

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center will hold a Family Fun Day from 9-11 a.m. June 9 at the center, 5345 Contentnea Lane, Grifton. Take a guided walk through the nature conservancy and create a related nature-craft activity. The cost is $5; adults; $3, children. Register at atfs@atimeforscience.org or by calling 746-4470 by June 8.

June 10-16

Sunday

Tony Awards party

The Magnolia Arts Center will hold a Tony Award party at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Starlight Cafe. 104 W. Fifth St. The evening includes food and entertainment. Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Theater Uptown renovation project. Purchase tickets at Jefferson’s, ReMax, or online at https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?actions=6&p=37

Sunday in the Park

The City of Greenville’s Sunday in the Park series hosts The Emerald City Big Band from 7-9 p.m. June 10 on the Town Common. Bring your dancing shoes to jitterbug or shag to the sounds of swing music. Free. Call 329-4567. In the case of inclement weather, the concert is cancelled.

Wilderness program

Goose Creek State Park will hold a “Stayin’ Alive” beginner’s guide to surviving the wilderness at 10 a.m. June 10. Find out some of the best ways to survive in the wilderness here in eastern North Carolina including demonstrate of some of the ways to collect and use the resources around us to survive. Meet at the park’s Visitor Center. Goose Creek is at 2180 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C.

Wednesday

Umbrella market

Uptown Greenville holds its weekly Umbrella Market June 13 at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth streets. The market is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. weekly through August. You’ll find fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheeses, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade ice cream and yogurt and local craft brew. Call 561-8400.

Thursday

Wine tasting

  • aTavola Market Café, 620 Red Banks Road, will hold its complimentary monthly wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 13. Call 321-5533.
  • Dolce Vita, 3110 Evans St., offers a wine tasting every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Call 329-8500.

Friday

Outdoor concert

Winterville Parks & Recreation’s Outdoor Concert Series will host Big Rick and the Bomers from 7-10 p.m. June 15 at the Winterville Recreation Park Amphitheater, 324 Sylvania St., Winterville. Admission is free and the concession stand will be open serving snacks and refreshments. Call 756-1487.

Saturday

Comedy

Greenville’s very own Ooops! Comedy Improv will perform its unique brand of short-form improv at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Tipsy Teapot, 409 S. Evans St. Admission $5. Visit http://www.greenvilletheaterproject.org/ for more information.

June 17-23

Sunday

Sunday in the Park

The City of Greenville’s Sunday in the Park series hosts the Summer Pops Orchestra from 7-9 p.m. June 17 on the Town Common. Free. Call 329-4567. In the case of inclement weather, the concert is cancelled.

Father’s Day

Don’t forget about Dad on June 17, it’s Father’s Day. Don’t get him a tie or some other lame gift, but he’d probably be stoked by a six-pack of his favorite beer.

Wednesday

Umbrella market

Uptown Greenville holds its weekly Umbrella Market June 20 at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth streets. The market is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. weekly through August. You’ll find fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheeses, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade ice cream and yogurt and local craft brew. Call 561-8400.

Summer begins

The official start to summer is June 20. Get outside 
and play!

Thursday

Bingo

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will hold Bow-Wow Bingo June 21 at Pitt County Schools and Recreation, 4561 County Home Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. Prize payouts will total as much as $1,000 and jackpot specials of $125 may be awarded, depending on attendance. Admission is $20 and proceeds go to the Humane Society and Spay Today.

Friday

Doll Show

The Down East Doll Show & Conference, sponsored by Whispered Moments Reborn Baby Guild, will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 22-23 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include a tea party, baby shower, games, luncheon and awards show. Registration is $65 per person for the conference; $5 to attend only the retail show for those ages 15 and up. Children ages 14 and under will be admitted free to the show. Visit http://www.downeastdollshow.com.

Saturday

Star gazing party

A Time for Science and Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will present a Summer Solstice Star Gazing Party at 7:30 p.m. June 23. View the stars and planets through a variety of telescopes. See a guided tour of the spring constellations. Go early to explore the scale model of the solar system. Register at atfs@atimeforscience.org or call 746-4470 by June 22.

June 24-30

Sunday

Sunday in the Park

The City of Greenville’s Sunday in the Park series hosts The Monitors from 7-9 p.m. June 24 on the Town Common. The Monitors are a Sunday in the Park favorite and end their concert with a huge conga line. Free. Call 329-4567. In the case of inclement weather, the concert is cancelled.

Saturday

Ballroom dance

USA Dance for Greenville Chapter will hold its monthly ballroom dance from 8-10 p.m. June at Pitt County Community School and Recreation Center, 4561 County Home Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson is provided from 7-8 p.m. Admission is $6 for members, $9 for guests and $5 for students.

Wednesday

Umbrella market

Uptown Greenville holds its weekly Umbrella Market June 27 at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth streets. The market is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. weekly through August. You’ll find fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheeses, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade ice cream and yogurt and local craft brew. Call 561-8400.

 

Send calendar items to Kelley Kirk at kkirk@reflector.com by the 15th of the month.

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