Editor and Publisher
John H. Walker
It’s another spring weekend, and despite a potentially dreary weather forecast, there are a number of activities going on to occupy the citizenry.
First up is a Friday night performance at Edgecombe Community College featuring the school’s Acting II class, which will perform “An Evening with the Bard: Scenes From Four Great Plays.”
Four actors from the group will take the McIntyre Auditorium stage at 8 p.m. and perform a series of scenes from “Hamlet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Othello” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Then, at 10 Saturday morning, ECC’s Children’s Theater class will perform Kenneth Grahame’s classic children tale, “Wind in the Willows.”
The moral of the play teaches children that when friends stick together, they can accomplish anything.
Admission is free for all performances.
Also at 10 a.m. Saturday, residents will have the opportunity to take old, non-working or no-longer-wanted electronics, as well as paper documents, at a community paper shredding and e-waste recycling event in the parking lot of Lowe’s. The event lasts until 2 p.m. and is jointly sponsored by Edgecombe County, Keep America Beautiful Nash-Edgecombe, United Way Tar River Region and Shred-it.
Getting under way at noon on Saturday is the fourth annual Beach Music and BBQ Festival on at ECC’s Tarboro campus.
Music will be provided by The Embers, The Holiday Band and the Chairmen of the Board and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.
In addition to the beach music and barbecue action, there will be a scholarship cornhole tournament. Entry fees are $40 for each two-person team and a payout of $1,000 is projected with 50 teams. The tournament entry fee includes entry to the overall festival.
Tickets are on sale at ECC, Chamber of Commerce, Blount-Bridgers House, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, Heritage Bank and www.etix.com.
And on Sunday, there are a full slate of activities at St. Anne’s Chapel as the 42nd annual Earth Day is observed.
And if all of that is still not enough, there’s Indian Lake, the Town Commons, Blunt-Bridgers House and more.
If you can’t find anything to do in and around Tarboro this weekend, it’s your own fault.