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January Events

CAROLINA COMPASS

Timeless Tales & Music Durham (919) 220-5429 www.lifeandscience.org The Rhino eXtreme Wrestling Tournament Fayetteville (910) 483-5311 www.rhinowrestling.org/rhino_extreme.html

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Livingston Taylor Concert New Bern (252) 638-8558 www.newbernhistorical.org

Listing Information Deadlines: For March: Jan. 24 For April: Feb. 24 Submit Listings Online: Visit www.carolinacountry.com and click “See NC” to add your event to the magazine and/or our Web site. Or e-mail events@carolinacountry.com

CAROLINA COUNTRY

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Blessed with broad, prime agricultural land, the county’s 10 municipalities range from Falkland with around 110 Falkland people to Greenville, 76,058. The wellFarmville located Greenville is a busy commercial Greenville and cultural center for eastern North Winterville Carolina. East Carolina University attracts folks with its theatre and dance productions, lectures and concerts in its Playhouse Production Series and Performing Arts Series. About 50 Pitt County major events are held yearly, You can Pitt & Greene EMC, discover the county’s heritage at East Edgecombe-Martin EMC territories Carolina Village of Yesteryear (to reopen in the spring), which has period buildings and artifacts from 1840-1940. Greenville food favorites include Carolina Pizza and Pasta Works. In neighboring Winterville, Wimpy’s sells Cajun cuisine and its oyster bar includes a trough to dump your shells in. Over in Farmville, the Duck Rabbit brewery makes porter, brown, amber and stout beers across from a tobacco warehouse.

Three top spots: River Park North & Science and Nature Center: This natural area in Greenville includes 324 acres of land with 1.2 miles of Tar River frontage and five ponds. Activities include pedal boating (in season). The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center features a 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium. (252) 329-4560 or www.greenvillenc.gov. May Museum: Housed in a 1870s home, the museum in Farmville’s Historic District chronicles the heritage of Farmville and Western Pitt County. Exhibits include an extensive, rotated collection of quilts. (252) 753-6725 or www.farmville-nc.com.

Learn of other nearby adventures and events: (800) 537-5564 www.visitgreenvillenc.com

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The Big River (2009), an ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre production

Bill Meetze

Art Museums: They include Greenville Museum of Art, which showcases changing exhibits from its permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art. (252) 758-1946 or www.gmoa.org. There’s also the Wellington B. Gray Gallery on ECU’s campus, which features highly acclaimed contemporary artists as well as students and faculty. (252) 328-6336 or www.ecu.edu/graygallery. Also on campus, the Ledonia Wright African-American Cultural Center houses a 150-piece art collection made by the Kuba of Zaire. (252) 328-6495 or www.ecu.edu/lwcc.

Carolina Country Magazine, January 2010  

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