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Community Calendar: Full listing of community events

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Steve Hill takes a selfie with a "Moody Crewe" member, far right, and four members of the Loose Cannon Company, during Piratefest on April 9, 2016. (Joe Pellegrino/The Daily Reflector)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Community events coming up in the Greenville area are listed by date. Email your event to community@reflector.com if you don’t see it here.

Feb. 21

Grad Expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 and from 10 a.m.-4 pm on Thursday, Feb. 22. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank you notes, and diploma frames. The store is located on campus in the Wright Building. Call 328-6731 for more information.

Feb. 22

Grad Expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. from 10 a.m.-4 pm on Thursday, Feb. 22. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank you notes, and diploma frames. The store is located on campus in the Wright Building. Call 328-6731 for more information.

Feb. 23

Choir performance

The Pitt Community College Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, in celebration of Black History Month. Refreshments will be served following the event. All are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Barry Keith Berryhill Sr. at 814-4050.

Feb. 24

Train show

The Carolina Coastal Railroaders 23rd Annual Train Show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center , 203 South Front St., New Bern. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up; children under 12 are free with an adult. Ticket is good for both days. Event will include hourly door prizes, food concessions and model railroad equipment vendors. Attendees may bring old trains and equipment and the vendors will buy it or give information about it. Call 252-626-3476 or visit http://carolinacoastalrailroaders.org/2018.asp for more information.

NAACP meeting

The Pitt County NAACP Chapter will hold its monthly mass meeting at noon on Saturday in the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College, 4370 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Black History Month and the 109th birthday of the NAACP will be celebrated. Women in the movement will be recognized and the community will prepare for election season. The theme will be “Fighting for Justice in the Face of Adversities.” Anita Earls, former attorney with the Southern Justice Coalition, will be the keynote speaker. For more information call 814-9076.

Panel discussion

In observance of Black History Month, “Destruction of the Black Man: Real Problems/Real Solutions” will be the topic of a panel discussion from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Jaycee Park Center for Arts & Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane. For more information contact 917-2967.

Awards ceremony

The Greenville Human Relations Council will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The ceremony will be an opportunity for the council to recognize and honor individuals and organizations/businesses that provide services that strengthen communities and improve the lives of others. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 9. For more information on how to submit nominations, contact Cassandra Daniels at 329-4494.

Dance theatre

The Old North State Medical Foundation will present the Dance Theatre of Harlem in performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $10, $20, $50 and $75 and are available at the ECU ticket booth or online at http://oldnorthstatemedicalfoundation.org. Contact Victor J. Taylor at 617-2537 for more information.

Feb. 25

Advance care

A free Advance Care Planning Presentation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at University Church of Christ, 100 Crestline Blvd. The Educational Session from 6-7 p.m. will assist participants in understanding the medical, legal, spiritual and personal reasons that everyone over 18 needs to have these documents in place; at the Advance Care Planning Clinic from 7-8 p.m. a facilitator, notaries and witnesses will be available to assist participants with completing their own advance care planning documents. Photo ID is required for completion of documents. To register call 342-9375 or 855-698-4326. For more information visit www.VidantHealth.com/AdvanceCare.

Free concerts

The Eastern Youth Orchestras will perform free concerts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presyterian Church of Kinston, 2101 N. Heritage St., Kinston, and at 7 p.m. Monday in ECU’s Fletcher Hall. For more information visit http://www.easternyouthorchestras.org.

Feb. 26

Precinct meeting

Carolina Precinct will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the old fire department on N.C. 903 in Stokes. All registered Democrats voting at this location are invited to attend the meeting.

Feb. 27

Army concert

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at J.H. Rose High School gymnasium. Tickets are free. Print tickets at home at https://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com. Request up to four tickets by mail. Send a SASE envelope to ECU CFAC, Mailstop 528, Greenville, N.C. 27858 Attn: Army Tix. For more information visit https://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com or call 328-5363.

Peace workshop

Maya Zwerling, national organizing manager for the Advocacy Team movement, will present a workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at New Dimensions Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. A group from the local community is working to bring a peace and justice movement to Greenville called “Friends Committee on National Legislation.” The topic for this year’s Advocacy Teams is “Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea.” Zwerling will teach participants how to do grassroots lobbying with senators and representatives using proven techniques to engage elected representatives in effective and respectful communication.To register for the event, visit act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/312. For more information contact Ann Harrington at all826@suddenlink.net or visit https://www.fcnl.org/updates/advocacy-teams-37.

March 3

Military Retirees

Military retirees in the area will meet at 8 a.m. March 3 for breakfast at the Golden Corral restaurant, 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Around 8:30 a.m. the group will discuss matters of interest to the attendees. For more information, contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Auction fundraiser

The Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 36th Annual Firemen’s Auction at 9 a.m. March 3 at the fire department, 4189 N.C. 33 W. Items to be auctioned will be received Monday and Feb. 27 & 28 and March 1 & 2 until 5 p.m. There will also be barbecue pork and chicken plates for sale For more information call Charles Tucker at 341-2259 or Tommy Harris at 714-6095.

G3Ectacular 2018

The G3Ektacular 2018 Comics, Toys & Collectibles Show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the American Legion Post 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. Admission is free Call 565-2352 or visit the G3Ektacular 2018 Facebook page for more information.

March 5

Diabetes support

“Medication and Diabetes” will be the topic at the Vidant Diabetes Support Group meeting from 6-7 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Monroe Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Participants will find out more information about their diabetes medications: how they work, why they are needed, when to take them and side effects. The host will be Susan Houston, RN, CDE, 847-1436.

Church safety

“Is Your Church Safe?” will be the topic of a Church Security Information Community Meeting at 7 p.m. March 5 at Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 Church St., Winterville. Winterville Police Department will lead a discussion. All churches in the community are invited to attend. Call 756-5955 for more information.

March 10

Shred event

St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host a free shredding event from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The event is limited to residential customers (no businesses) with a five-bag or five-box maximum per person. Staples, paper clips and thin folders can be shredded along with paper documents, but no three-ring binders or plastic. For more information call 752-6154 or visit http://stjconnect.org/shred-event/.

March 15

Child advocacy

The TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine will offer a free “Stewards of Children” class on child sexual abuse prevention, recognition and response from 2-4:30 p.m. March 15. To register for this session, visit ecu.edu/tedibear and click on “Events,” email glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334. Dates and times of other sessions are available on the website.

March 17

Quilting workshop 

The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold its annual "Learn To Quilt Workshop" from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Center for Arts & Crafts, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. Students will make two blocks to take home. All machines and supplies will be furnished and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each, paid in advance. To register call Renee Fish at 419-704-2781.

March 23

Writers conference

“Shape Shifting Your Writing: Transforming Your Writing for Other Successful Markets” will be the topic of the Pamlico Writers’ Group Sixth Annual Writers Conference to be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 23 and from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington.For more information go to pamlicowritersgroup.org/2018-conference.

April 1 

New Orleans trip

The Pitt County Council on Aging is planning a three-night trip to New Orleans June 3-8. The trip will include hotel accommodations, dinner at New Orleans School of Cooking, a guided tour of New Orleans, a tour of a Louisiana plantation, a visit to the French Quarter, a steamboat cruise, a visit to Harrah’s Casino and more. Deadline to register is April 1. Cost per person is $839 (double occupancy). Space is limited; $100 will reserve a spot today. Interested persons should contact Lori Cortright at 752-1717.

August

Family celebration

The Nelson-Mills Blossoms Family Celebration will be held Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 2418 Mill St., Winterville. A time capsule buried in 1985 will be dug up on Aug. 4. For more information, contact matdejesus@yahoo.com.

Sept. 5

Seniors Trip

Winterville Senior Citizens Club is planning a trip September 5-8 to Washington, D.C. The trip will include a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a tour of Washington at night by motor coach, visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Frederick Douglas National Historic Site and shopping at Potomac Mills. Cost per person is $350. Space is limited. Interested persons should send a $25 deposit to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432 Winterville, NC 28590, to reserve a seat.

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