Community Calendar: Full listing of community events
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Community events coming up in the Greenville area are listed by date. Email your event to email@example.com if you don’t see it here.
The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement will continue its Moral Resistance campaign to hold elected officials accountable to the people on Monday, Feb. 27, with simultaneous visits to the offices of NC’s Senators and members of Congress. News conferences will be held at each location at 4 p.m. The campaign will serve a letter of demands and request a public Town Hall before the end of March. Find your local representative or RSVP at http://www.naacpnc.org/.
A Farmville STOP (Stop the Opioid Epidemic) event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Farmville Community Center, 3886 Main St. Talking points will include an Opioids 101 Q&A, personal stories and current trends. Free dinner will be provided.
The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold a meeting for members of Precinct Greenville 1505B #5B at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at American Legion Post #39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. All Democrats registered in the precinct are invited to participate.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at the Grifton Volunteer Fire Department, 6881 S. Highland Ave, Grifton. Call the Red Cross office at 252-758-1140.
The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of NCA&TSU will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St.
Hurricane Matthew recovery
Disaster Recovery Partner for Pitt County will distribute items to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at 713 Albemarle Ave. Distributed items will include hygiene kits, pillows, diapers, towels, stuffed animals, household cleaning items and flood recovery buckets. Other resources will also be on site to help families with unmet needs and long-term recovery. Must show proof that you are a survivor of Hurricane Matthew. Visit www.drp2016.org.
Local constituents of Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis will host a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. RSVP at resistancerecess.com.
The Churches Outreach Network will host a food drive at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at 713 Albemarle Ave. Please bring your own bags or boxes. First come, first served. Resources will be available; all community resources are welcome to come out. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 252-717-9600.
Meet the Dancers
The Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center will hold a “Meet the Dancers” event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Come meet the dance teams for the center’s Dancing with the Stars event. For more information visit ecu.edu/IGCC or contact Maurice Jordan at 252-328-5800.
Doctor of the Year
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 N.C. Doctor of the Year Award is Wednesday, March 1. Nominate a physician and learn more about N.C. Doctor’s Day at ncdoctorsday.org.
Mended Hearts Chapter 23 will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. The guest speaker will be Dr. Shahab A. Akhter, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the East Carolina Heart Institute. For more information call 714-9381.
The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold a meeting for members of Precinct Greenville 1509 #9 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Jaycee Park Library, 2000 Cedar Lane. Greenville 1511 #11B will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 1670 Wimbledon Drive. All Democrats registered in their precincts are invited to participate.
The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold a meeting for members of Precinct Ayden 0200A and Ayden 0200B at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Gwendy’s Goodies, 514 Second St, Ayden. All Democrats registered in their precincts are invited to participate.
AMEXCAN will host a school bullying workshop at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the AMEXCAN Center, 261 Belvoir Highway. The workshop will teach parents how to look for signs of bullying, know the right questions to ask and learn how to help their child deal with bullying. A professional counselor will be in attendance to answer questions. For more information contact AMEXCAN at 252-258-9967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sycamore Hill celebration
A public celebration honoring the Sycamore Hill community and recognizing participants in the “Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Revisiting the Sycamore Hill Community” project will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 3, in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery in Joyner Library, 1000 E. Fifth St. The celebration will include a short program at 5:15 p.m.
The Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department, 4189 N.C. 33 W., will hold its annual Firemen’s Auction on Saturday, March 4. Items for sale will be received on Feb. 27-28 and March 1-3 until 5 p.m. There will also be barbecue pork and chicken plates for sale. For more information call Charles Tucker at 252-341-2259 or Tommy Harris at 252-714-6095.
The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a basic boating education course to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4 and March 11 in the Washington Room at Cypress Landing Bay Club, 100 Marina Drive, Chocowinity. The course is open to t he public; membership to USPS/PSPS is not required. Cost is $30 per individual or $40 for a couple sharing course materials. Register by contacting Educational Officer Linda Erickson at email@example.com or 252-964-3009.
G3ektacular 2017 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Masonic Temple, 1104 Charles St. Multiple dealers will offer comic books, toys, action figures, POPs, collectibles, apparel, art prints and more. For more information call 252-565-2352 or visit G3eks on Facebook.
The Baywood Racquet Club, 471 Baywood Drive, Winterville, will host the 7th annual John Anema Relay for Life Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday, March 4. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., matches begin at 9 a.m. Divisions are 6.0 and under, 7.5 and under and open. Entry fee is $30 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and round robin play. All proceeds go to Pitt County Relay for Life. For more information or to make a donation call 757-6262.
Greater Life Community Church will host life training courses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Thomas Foreman Recreational Center, 400 Nash St. Sessions include “Budget 101,” “Financial Tools,” “Why Do I Need Life Insurance” and “Financial Independence.” For additional information contact Lady Kim Cox at 252-695-8203 or Linda Hardy at 252-531-2340.
Dental health day
The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, 111-B Eastbrook Drive, and the ECU School of Dental Medicine will offer a free children’s dental health day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4. Appointments are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 252-758-8885, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting http://bit.ly/MPPFCDental. Deadline is March 3.
Military retiree meeting
The next monthly military retiree meeting will be held on Saturday, March 4, at Golden Corral, 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. followed by a discussion at 8:30 a.m. It is open to all military retirees in the area. A representative from the Veterans Administration will join the meeting to provide information about the VA and Greenville’s clinic. For more information contact Col. Scott Barker at email@example.com.
Ignite Innovation Academy will present its first “Music Nights” art showcase at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Students and staff will provide entertainment including a tribute to disco, dance, skits and the debut of the school band and drum corps. Food will be available before the show. Tickets are $5 in advance for adults ($7 at the door) and $5 for students 12 and under. Vendor booths will be available for $100. For vendor information contact Tim Ottinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Scanning Day
Joyner Library will hold a Community Scanning Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Those with historical photographs of the Greenville area or related items that they would like to have scanned are invited to contact Charlotte Fitz Daniels at email@example.com or 252-328-0287.
The Carolina Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3624 N.C. Highway 903 N., Stokes, will hold a pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Price is $6 for pancakes, sausage and a drink. Eat in or take out.
Made in America concert
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present the “Made in America” program at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. Soprano Stephanie Tingler and pianist Martha Thomas will present this program featuring American poetry set by American composers. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-1892.
The Eva J. Lewis Alumni Chapter of Elizabeth City State University will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, at 1004 Colonial Ave. For more information and/or to RSVP contact President Mary Cates at 252-758-5039.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist/Christian Life Center, 510 S. Washington St. Call the Red Cross office at 252-758-1140.
Bird club meeting
The River Park North Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. NCWRC Biologist John Carpenter will give a presentation on Henslow’s sparrows at the old VOA Site A in Beaufort County. Light refreshments will be served.
The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold a meeting for members of Precinct Winterville 1403A2 South at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at 2613 Railroad St., Winterville. All Democrats registered in the precinct are invited to participate.
The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold a meeting for members of Precinct Greenville 1513A #13A at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at the Winterville Library, 2623 N. Railroad St. All Democrats registered in the precinct are invited to participate.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at Elmhurst Elementary School, 1815 W. Berkley Road. Call the Red Cross office at 252-758-1140.
Rehab center tour
The Breathe Easier Lung Cancer Support Group will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the Vidant Pulmonary Rehab Center, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. Manager Stacey Greenway will provide a tour of the center and explain their exercise and nutrition program to improve lung function. Anyone with compromised lung function is welcome to attend.
Hazard mitigation application
Representatives from the NC Emergency Management Office will be available for the Hurricane Matthew hazard mitigation grant application intake process from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8-9 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle, and the Harvey Building, 540 Queen St., Grifton. The process is for those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew and wish to be considered for buyout, elevation or reconstruction. Bring your homeowner’s insurance information, an elevation certificate (if available), FEMA registration number and any additional information from FEMA or your insurance company on the amount of damage to your home. For more information contact the Pitt County Planning Department at 252-902-3250.
The Newcomer's Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Speaker will be Caroline Farmer, Deputy Director of the Victims and Citizens Section for the Attorney General, who will speak on current scam trends and how to avoid them. Lunch is $15 payable at the door. Reservations are requested and should be made by Sunday, March 5, by e-mailing email@example.com.
African American Music Series
The monthly African American Music Series will be held on Friday, March 10, at Emerge Gallery, 404 S. Evans St. The first set will be held at 7 p.m. with a second at 8:30 p.m. Performing artist will be Ira Wiggins on saxophone with CVD and the house band. The African American Music Series celebrates the rich heritage of African American musicians and is a part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. For more information visit www.pittcountyarts.org/community/music-series.
Baroque Treasures concert
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present a concert of soloists of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Featured recorder soloist Frances Blaker will be joined by baroque bassoonist Keith Collins, baroque cellist Barbara Krumdieck, baroque flutist John O’Brien and harpsichordist Beverly Biggs to present musical treasures of the baroque era. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-1892.
St. Patrick’s Day festival
Uptown Greenville will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. The all-ages event has something for everyone, with free hayrides on the potato wagon between Five Points Plaza and GO-Science on Dickinson Avenue, live music, a Grog Garden, children’s activities, Irish food and fun. 45 exhibitors with hands-on science exhibits and activities will also be present.
Shamrock Run 5K/Leprechaun Lap Fun Run
The Greenville Morning Rotary Club will host a Shamrock Run 5k and Leprechaun Lap 1-mile fun run/walk from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Five Points Plaza. The race will benefit projects of the Morning Rotary, including scholarships and the eradication of polio.
Alumni Chapter meeting
The Pitt Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.
The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host an open house from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Winterville Museum, 2543 Church St., Winterville. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling 252-321-2660. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will present a Legislative Breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13. Sens. Don Davis and Louis Pate, Reps. Greg Murphy and Jean Farmer-Butterfield and Congressmen Walter Jones and G.K. Butterfield will discuss issues affecting older adults in the community.
Sierra Club meeting
The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Guest representatives from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Ramona McGee and Colin Shive, will focus on the threat to Blounts Creek from nearby mining operations and the possible termination of the red wolf recovery program in the area of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The speakers will also discuss SELC’s law and policy advocacy. For more information contact Dr. Greg Kearney at email@example.com or 252-744-4039.
History for Lunch
The Pitt County Historical Society and the Lifelong Learning Program will sponsor a “History for Lunch” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. ECU history professor John Tucker will speak on the topic “JFK Visits ECU in 1960.” Lunch will be bought by participants from the restaurant menu; there is no cost other than lunch. Register through the Lifelong Learning Program at 252-328-9196 or 252-328-9198.
The Greenville Public Safety Pipes and Drums will hold its “Random Drive-by Pipings” event on Friday, March 17. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at A.J. McMurphy’s, 1914 Turnbury Drive. The band will board the Jolly Trolley at 8:30 p.m. and head out to other local hotspots, including a stop at St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s private party, before arriving at O’Cools, 605 S.E. Greenville Blvd., at 9:30 p.m. The band will visit additional locations after leaving O’Cools and will return to A.J. McMurphy’s for an official afterparty. Souvenirs, wearables and gifts will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to the band’s uniform and operations funds. Purchases are tax deductible. Learn more at www.gncpipesanddrums.org.
The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold a Learn to Quilt workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Greenville Parks and Recreation Building, 1000 Cedar Lane. Participants will be shown fabric cutting and pressing techniques, hand piecing and quilting, appliqué, machine quilting, borders and bindings, and tips on choosing fabrics and patterns. Each participant will sew two blocks. All supplies and a light lunch will be provided. Cost is $10 each and must be prepaid. To register call Renee’ Fish at 419-704-2781.
Reggae block party
A free Reggae block party will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at 111 E. Third St. Performances will include DJ Natural Nate, an acoustic set by Signal Fire and international artist Cayenne the Lion King. Bounce houses, basketball, and food and craft vendors will be available. A raffle featuring prizes from local businesses will be held. All proceeds will go to the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a local MS patient. An afterparty with a full Signal Fire set will also be held at 10 p.m. at Crossbones Tavern, 114 E. Fifth St. For vendor or additional information call Stop1 Entertainment at 252-512-0831.
Paper shred event
St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host a free shred event from noon-2 p.m. (or until the truck reaches full capacity, whichever comes first) on Saturday, March 18. There will be a five box/bag maximum per person. Residential customers only (no businesses). Staples, paper clips and thin folders can be shredded along with paper documents. No three-ring binders. For questions contact Alan Gill at 752-6154 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Tree Day
Community Tree Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 18, at the Blount Recreational Sports Complex, 100 Curry Court. For more information contact Kevin Heifferon at 252-329-4531 or email@example.com.
The Anchormen will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Ormondsville Original FWB Church, 3745 Ormondsville Road, Ayden. A love offering will be collected.
The Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, will host a nutrition workshop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. The topic will be portion control. The event is free and open to the public. To sign up call 252-329-4041.
A Pitt Co. Veterans Job Fair and Pitt. Co. Employment Services event will be held on Thursday, March 23, at American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The event will be open to veterans only from 9-11 a.m. and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candidates should bring resumes, Career Readiness Certificates and any other applicable certifications. Contact your local NC Works Veteran & Employment Services Representative for more details. Call Paula Flores at 919-344-7881 or Deidire Hill at 252-902-1151.
Color Vibe 5K
The Color Vibe 5K run will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. For more information or to register visit http://www.thecolorvibe.com/greenvillenc.php.
The Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, will host a nutrition workshop from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. The topic will be portion control. The event is free and open to the public. To sign up call 252-329-4041.
Parkinson’s support group
The Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The meeting will be a process group where patients and caregivers can talk separately to gain knowledge from one another and exchange resource ideas. For questions call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224.
Deutsche Romantik concert
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present “Deutsche Romantik” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Violist Jacco Hermsen and Ensemble Poetico members Catherine Kelly (soprano) and Hana Vlasakova (piano) will provide a sampling of pieces from the German Romantic Period. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-1892.
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St. Call the Red Cross office at 252-758-1140.
State of the Region
The NCEast Alliance will host the 2017 State of the Region address on Thursday, March 30, at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Keynote speaker will be Ted Abernathy, economic development and strategic planning consultant. Representatives from both NC and VA ports also will be present to discuss the impact of infrastructure projects in the region. Visit www.neceast.org, call 252-689-6496 or email email@example.com.
The Blind Center, 219 N. Harvey St., Washington, will hold a fundraising dinner and concert featuring the RiverSong Trio at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31. There will be an Italian buffet with the concert following. Tickets are $20 and are limited. For more information contact Liz Liles at 252-946-6208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pirate Treasure Night
Riley’s Army will hold its spring fundraising event, Pirate Treasure Night, from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. ECU strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors and Maria Satira of WNCT will be guest speakers. Brian Bailey of WNCT and Troy Dreyfus of Pirate Radio will be emcees. The event will also feature DJ Bryan Arp, dinner, a raffle drawing, silent auction, and reverse raffle drawing. Tickets are $90 and includes admission for two, one reverse raffle ticket, dinner and entertainment. Purchase tickets at 692 Olive, 692 E. Arlington Blvd., or at www.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Kimber Stone at Kimber@rileysarmy.com or 919-608-8421.
Hank, Pattie & the Current
The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present Hank, Pattie and the Current at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, and 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. The ensemble’s music draws from bluegrass, blues, classical and folk styles. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email email@example.com or call 367-1892.
The North Pitt High School graduating class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, July 22, at Premier Sports Academy, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Cost is $40 per person. Deadline to register is April 1. To receive more information contact Barbara Tune at 252-714-7251, Sallie Evans at 252-717-2943 or Wanda Wynne at 252-258-1131.
Sugar Drop 5K/Fun Run
The Sugar Drop 5K/1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 1, at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. Registration will be held from 8-8:30 a.m. with the race at 9 a.m. Event festivities including a race expo and bounce houses will also be held. Post-race food will be provided by the Great Harvest Bread Company. T-shirts guaranteed for those who register before March 15. Register at www.runtheeast.com. Proceeds go to Camp Needles in the Pines, a summer camp for kids with Type 1 diabetes.
Dancing with the Stars
The Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center will hold a “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising dinner and program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Price is $50 per person. Wear business attire. Purchase tickets by March 24 at tiny.cc/dwts2017. For more information visit ecu.edu/IGCC or contact Maurice Jordan at 252-328-5800.
The Junior Women’s Association of Greenville will host its annual Touch-A-Truck event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, in the parking lot of the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. The family-friendly event features over 40 different types of vehicles for children to see, climb on and explore, including construction equipment, farm machinery, police cars, motorcycles and fire trucks. There will also be face painting, giant inflatables and food vendors. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children 12 months and younger are free. Learn more at www.jwagreenville.org/touch-a-truck.
The 2017 Beaufort County Senior Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Beaufort Community College, 5337 U.S. 264, Washington. The event will feature area vendors, health screenings and Advanced Directives sessions by Vidant Health from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s guest presenter will be Gene Fox of North Carolina Cooperative Extension who will discuss container gardening at 9 a.m. BCCC’s cosmetology program will provide free manicures to registered participants from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available at the campus cafe for $5.50. Vendor spaces are still available for $50; contact Lori Leggett at 252-940-6042.
PirateFest will be held from April 7-8 in Uptown Greenville. Enjoy fine arts and crafts, live music, entertainers, food, entertainment and other activities. Visit piratefestnc.com.
Alumni Chapter meeting
The Pitt Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.
A Night to Paws
The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will hold its annual A Night to Paws fundraising event from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at 400 Saint Andrews, 400 St. Andrews Drive. Join HSEC for a fun-filled evening of food, entertainment and a silent auction in honor of our furry friends. Tickets are $60.
A spring clean-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, beginning at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Center, 1100 Ward St. For more information call 252-329-4110 or visit www.greenvillenc.gov.
African American Music Series
The monthly African American Music Series will be held on Friday, April 14, at Emerge Gallery, 404 S. Evans St. The first set will be held at 7 p.m. with a second at 8:30 p.m. Performing artist will be Carroll Dashiell and the CVD Ensemble performing contemporary and standard jazz. The African American Music Series celebrates the rich heritage of African American musicians and is a part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. For more information visit www.pittcountyarts.org/community/music-series.
Down East walk
The ALS Association will hold the 2017 Down East Walk to Defeat ALS from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 15, at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, 100 Ficklen St. The walk will raise funds to support care service programs and cutting-edge research and to advance nationwide advocacy for people with ALS and their families. Register at http://web.alsa.org/downeast or by calling 877-568-4347. For more information contact Development Specialist Stephanie West at 919-390-0121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life of Pitt County will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at H. Boyd Lee Park, 5184 Corey Road, Winterville. Visit www.relayforlife.org/pittnc.
Big Night Out
The Junior Women’s Association of Greenville will host its second annual Big Night Out event to raise awareness of food insecurity in the community from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and music by Backyard Groove. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Learn more or purchase tickets at www.jwagreenville.org/big-night-out.
Parkinson’s support group
The Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The topic will be “Advanced Therapies for Managing PD Motor Symptoms,” presented by Christopher Sparks, Medtronic DBS Therapy rep for the eastern Carolinas. For questions call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224.
Round table discussion
A round table discussion about the changes of time among generations will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Sycamore Hill MB Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Learn about and share the experiences and testimonies of the past, present and future about diversity, faith, education, music, fashion, human rights, regression and progress. Light refreshments will be served. Call 252-756-4869 or visit www.sycamorembcnc.org. If you or someone you know is interested in sharing testimony call 252-756-4869 or 252-558-2246.
African American Music Series
The monthly African American Music Series will be held on Friday, May 12, at Emerge Gallery, 404 S. Evans St. The first set will be held at 7 p.m. with a second at 8:30 p.m. Performing artist will be Marcus Parker with a presentation about Melvin Parker. The African American Music Series celebrates the rich heritage of African American musicians and is a part of the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. For more information visit www.pittcountyarts.org/community/music-series.
Alumni Chapter meeting
The Pitt Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.