Grammy-award winning violinist Hilary Hahn will perform at
7:30 p.m. at East Carolina University's Wright Auditorium. The
Los Angeles Times said, "Hilary is one of those rare
performers who can dazzle you with the dexterity of her
technique and the emotional depth of her interpretations. The
performance is part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing
Arts Series. Tickets are $10-$35. Call 328-4788.
The East Carolina University women's basketball team will
play two home games this weekend: at 7 p.m. today against
Southern Mississippi and at 2 p.m. Sunday against UCF. Both
games will be played in Minges Coliseum. Tickets are $5 for
adults and $3 for children. Call 328-4788 or visit
Someone's Sister will sponsor "Break the Silence: Stop the
Violence" concert at 8 p.m. at Winterville Christian Church,
257 Cooper St. Someone's Sister is a local acoustic duo that
plays throughout the East Coast raising money and awareness
for the prevention of violence against women and children. The
concert is free, but a $5-$10 donation is suggested. Call
341-2542 or visit www.someonessister.com.
On Golden Pond
The J.H. Rose High School Rampant Theatrical Company will
present "On Golden Pond," a two-act play by Ernest Thompson,
in the school's studio theater, off Arlington Boulevard.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. today and Jan. 11 and
12, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 13. Staged on Broadway in
1979, "On Golden Pond" was made into a motion picture starring
Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Jane Fonda in 1981. The
story takes place during Norman and Ethel Thayer's annual
summer stay at their Maine cottage. Although the summer is
marked by the usual fishing and by visits from family, friends
and neighbors, the cranky and somewhat hypochondriacal
octogenarian Norman is convinced that this will be his last
summer on Golden Pond. The play is directed by Rose drama
teacher Monica Edwards. Seating will be limited. Tickets are
$5. Call 321-6277.
Pokémon USA's Greenville Pokémon Trading Card Game City
Championships will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn
Express Hotel, 909 Moye Blvd. The free event for players of
all ages will be divided into three divisions: Junior (born in
1996 or later), Senior (born in 1992, 1993, 1994, or 1995),
and Masters (born in 1991 or earlier). The winner in each
category will earn the title of City Champion. City
Championships players also have the opportunity to earn
Pokémon prizes including booster card packs and exclusive
merchandise. For more information, visit
The East Carolina University men's basketball team will
play Chowan at 7 p.m. in Minges Coliseum. Tickets are $10 for
adults and $6 for students. Call 328-4788 or visit
Astronomy in the Park
Goose Creek State Park will sponsor Astronomy in the Park
at 6 p.m. Come for an update of the visible objects in the
night sky. Then go outside for a look through the park's
telescopes, weather permitting. The park is on Camp Leach Road
in Washington, N.C. Programs are held in the Environmental
Education and Visitor Center. Call 923-2191 or e-mail
Goose Creek State Park will sponsor "Become a Beaver" from
3-4 p.m. Have you ever wondered what it takes to do the job of
a beaver? Participants will learn first-hand how beavers are
adapted to their environment. This humorous program transforms
one participant into a beaver by dressing him or her with a
number of "beaver features." The park is on Camp Leach Road in
Washington, N.C. Programs are held in the Environmental
Education and Visitor Center. Call 923-2191 or e-mail
Win prizes for all of that useless information in your
head. Get a group together for Trivia Night at Professor
O'Cools Eating and Drinking Saloon. Questions start at 8:30
p.m. each Tuesday. Categories vary weekly and may include
general knowledge, classic rock, sports, state trivia and
current events. Play individually or put together a team of up
to eight people. You have a chance to win prizes such as CDs,
movie tickets, gift certificates and hotel stays. O'Cools is
at 605 S.E. Greenville Blvd., behind Logan's Roadhouse. Call
The North Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington,
N.C., will sponsor a Local History Forum from 1-2 p.m.
Participants are invited to talk about early health care in
the Beaufort County area. There is no program fee. The
estuarium is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and
1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for
students. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
East Carolina University will present the Four Seasons
Chamber Music concert "From Russia and Bohemia" at 7 p.m.
Thursday and 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The
concert will feature Robert McDonald, piano; Soovin Kim and
Joseph Genualdi, violin; Ara Gregorian, viola; and Michael
Kannen, cello, performing Shostakovich and Dvorak piano
quintets. Tickets are $10-$25. Call 328-4788.
• The Folk Arts Society of Greenville and the ECU Folk and
Country Dancers will hold a contradance from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 at the Willis Building, the corner of First and Reade
streets. A potluck dinner will begin the evening at 6 p.m.
followed by a lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the dance from 8-10 p.m.
Cost is $5 for members, $3 for students and $8 for others.
• Ooops! Comedy Improv Group by the Greenville Theater
Project will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the City Bistro, 203
S.W. Greenville Blvd. inside the City Hotel. The show is
comprised of several short, improvisational games and
sketches. Tickets are $7 and discounts are available for
groups of eight or more. Call Rachel Whitten at 355-8300, ext.
527. Visit www.greenvilletheaterproject.com.
• Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will hold a
Community Unity Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at The Murphy
Center on the East Carolina University campus. Registration is
required. Call 752-4101.