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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.

Jan. 19

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Alice Keene Recreational Center, 4561 County Home Road, Winterville. For more information contact Marquietta Davis at 703-618-8088 or dwpittcounty@gmail.com.

Human trafficking awareness

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will hold a meeting from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Learn about other anti-human trafficking events at facebook.com/PCCAHT.

Movie showing

A showing of “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Campbell Law School Auditorium, 225 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The movie will be shown from 6:30-8:15 p.m. with a discussion from 8:15-9 p.m.

Cosmetology & esthetics open house

The Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design, 1011 Charles Blvd. Ste. A, will host an open house from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. Attendees can learn more about a career in cosmetology and esthetics and financial aid for those who qualify. Students, faculty and graduates will be available to answer questions.

Young Professionals

The Young Professionals of Pitt County will host their monthly cocktail hour from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Villege Wood-fired Kitchen & Bar, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Come meet and socialize with young professionals in the Greenville/Pitt County area and hear from Joe Albea, John Moore and Perry Bagley, co-hosts and producers of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, as they discuss pursuing your passions, starting and owning your own business and their upcoming event, the Carolina Outdoor Expo. The event is open to members and non-members.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30 a.m. at 400 Saint Andrews Drive. Speakers will be Patrick Nelson, Chairman of the Pitt County Board of Elections, and Susan Myrick of Civitas. Cost is $14 all inclusive. Members and guests must RSVP to Beth Capillary at bethcapillary@yahoo.com or 252-531-0788.

Jan. 20

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at CRAVE, 409 Evans St. Price is $5. For more information call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org.

Happy Feet Clinic

A free foot care and cleaning clinic featuring a podiatrist, family medicine physician, wound care nurse and medical students will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Greenville Community Shelter, 1600 Chestnut St.

Jan. 21

Comedy Club fundraiser

The annual Lenoir Comedy Club fundraiser for the Caldwell Arts Council will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 S.E. Hickory Blvd., Lenoir. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. The event will feature comedians Jarrod Harris and Blayr Nias and Yulson Suddreth as emcee. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $200 for a table of eight. For tickets call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com.

Storytime

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will host a storytime event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. The featured book will be “Nanette’s Baguette.”

Night at the Opry

The Tar Heel Variety Theater, 485 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, will present “Night at the Opry,” a tribute to the greats of country music, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Featured artists are Chad Delph & the Country Revivers, Dana Lewis, Angie Lewis and other special guests. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit www.tarheelvarietytheater.com or call 252-975-2117.

Health event

A free community health screening and health counseling event will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the multipurpose building at Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson. Rich Zeck from the Council on Aging will provide information on Medicare, Meals on Wheels, fall prevention and more. Get your blood pressure, cholesterol, height, weight, BMI and blood sugar checked at no cost. For more information call 252-916-6409.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Price is $5 for students, $6 for FASG members or $8 for general admission. For more information call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org.

Affordable housing tour

The Eastern Carolina Board of Realtists will host an affordable housing tour from 9 a.m .to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Breakout sessions include a homebuying workshop, a tour of homes and an expert panel. Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided. Space is limited. Call 252-347-9678 to register.

Energy task force

The Cypress Group of the NC Sierra Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Meeting Room at the East Branch Library at Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to begin organizing a task force for a clean energy future and a livable environment today. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested is asked to attend.

Jan. 23

Volunteer training

ENC Stop Human Trafficking will hold a volunteer training event at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, in Meeting Room A of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Join in to learn more about what human trafficking is, what’s being done in the community to stop it and how you can get involved. For more information or to register contact info@encstophumantrafficking.org or call 252-814-6357.

Jan. 24

Spirit of Freedom

The National Junior Honor Society and the Farmville Middle School Music Department will present “The Spirit of Freedom” wax museum and concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Farmville Community Arts Council Building, 3723 N. Main St. Students will be dressed in period costumes and the music department will perform patriotic music. Admission is $2. Funds raised will benefit the local chapter house of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Former mayor Ed Carter, charter member of the newly formed African American Greenville Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will speak along with SAR members Bob Newton and Guy Higgins and Farmville DAR Regent Gay Davenport.

Greenville Skies

A “Greenville Skies” astronomy event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at GO-Science, 729 Dickinson Ave. Join in for a planetarium show, expert-led telescope viewing and hands-on activities. Admission is $6 per person. To register or for more information call 252-412-0739.

Jan. 25

Movie showing

A showing of “13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment” will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Cooperative Extension of Wake County Auditorium, 4001 Carya Drive, Raleigh. A discussion will follow the movie showing.

Senior Council meeting

The Farmville Senior Council will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Farmville Senior Center, 3886 S. Main St. Seniors 60 years of age and over are welcome to attend. For more information call Cathy at 252-714-5930.

Science day camp

“”I3: Imagine, Invent, Inspire” day camp will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at GO-Science, 729 Dickinson Ave. Learn about space, rocks, minerals, fossils and more. $25 per child. A pizza lunch is included. Limited space. To reserve a spot or for more information call 252-412-0739.

Religious studies lecture

The ECU Religious Studies Program is sponsoring the lecture “Jesus, the Cynics, and Imperial History: Recalling the Unreal” from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 1220 Jenkins Auditorium on the ECU campus. A question and answer session will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan. 26

Human Trafficking 101

ENC Stop Human Trafficking will hold a Human Trafficking 101 session at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Meeting Room A of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The two-hour session will go in-depth into human trafficking topics such as what human trafficking is, why it happens in NC, red flags for identifying victims and what individuals can do to join the fight against it. For more information or to register contact info@encstophumantrafficking.org or call 252-814-6357.

Foster parent information

The Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care, or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP or learn more call 1-888-305-4321 Ext. 6, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org or visit www.mhfc.org.

Jan. 27

Observatory ribbon cutting

A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will hold an observatory ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Joyner Astronomy Park. Join the Joyner family, Pitt Community College and A Time for Science in celebrating the opening of the Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory. The event is free to the public. For more information contact brian@atimeforscience.org, call 252-364-6569 or visit www.atimeforscience.org.

Lopez Tabor Duo

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present the Lopez Tabor Duo at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor will present a program including a Mexican bolero, a Brazilian choro, a Cuban bolero-son and a Venezuelan joropo. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Jan. 28

Garden talk

Tony Avent, owner of Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Garden in Raleigh, will speak on “The Garden, Seasonal — Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets are available at the Pitt County Extension Office or Wild Birds Unlimited. For more information call 252-902-1709.

Polar Bear Plunge/Run

A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will hold a Polar Bear Plunge/Run fundraising event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the nature conservancy. Run or walk the 5K trail through the woods and then cool your heels with a dip or splash in Eli’s Pond. Register onsite at 8 a.m. or watch the runners in your best polar bear disguise before taking the Big Bear Plunge at 10 a.m. Everyone can keep warm with breakfast snacks and hot cocoa around the campfire. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Fee includes a T-shirt. Registration can also be done online at www.runtheeast.com. For more information contact brian@atimeforscience.org, call 252-364-6569 or visit www.atimeforscience.org. All proceeds will benefit A Time for Science.

LEGO Batman movie event

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will celebrate the release of the LEGO Batman movie with the first of three events at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Kids can collect two limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie, plus enjoy giveaways, play with LEGO blocks and more.

Storytime

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will host a storytime and activities event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. The featured book will be “I’ll Never Let You Go.” The book will be available for $10 from Dec. 26-Feb. 13, while supplies last.

Community giveaway

Deliverance Back to God Revival Center, 207 W. Moore St., will have clothes and other items available for community members on Saturday, Jan. 28. For questions call 252-227-4303.

Jan. 29

Parkinson’s support group

The Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The topic will be updates on medical management, surgical options and advances in research, presented by Dr. Ian Lee, neurologist at East Carolina Neurology. For questions call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224.

Pro-life vigil

Pitt County Right to Life will hold its annual pro-life prayer vigil at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, on the steps of the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. Keynote speaker will be Pastor Jason Ebeling of Discovery Church. Email natalievotipka@gmail.com with questions.

Jan. 31

Community agenda

New Greenville and other local progressive groups will hold an open workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Gold Post Cafe, 804 W. Fifth St. People are invited to come and give their input on what they feel should be on the “Agenda for a New Greenville.”

Feb. 1

Business Before Hours

The Pitt Community College Farmville Center, 3781 S. Main St., will host a Business Before Hours breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Join the Center for breakfast and learn what it’s doing for businesses like yours. There will be refreshments, door prizes and tours. For more information or to RSVP contact Rachel Bridgers at 252-493-7819 or rbridgers@email.pittcc.edu.

NCA & TSU meeting

The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of NCA and TSU will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St.

Feb. 2

Black Light Project reception

A reception for the Black Light Project, a community fine art exhibit and presentation displaying positive images of African American life, will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Goess Faculty Staff Dining Room at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The exhibit will run from Jan. 30-Feb. 28 in the Goess Student Center.

Farm and food forum

The Pitt County Farm & Food Council will host a forum from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Ayden-Grifton High School, 7653 N.C. 11 S., Ayden. Come express your thoughts about food, farms and hunger in Pitt County. For more information visit pcffcnc.weebly.com, facebook.com/PittCountyFarmandFood, or contact Doris Connell at 252-902-1022 or doris.connell@pittcountync.gov.

Dinner & preview sale

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St., will hold the Tiny Art Show Pancake Dinner and Preview Sale from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat supper of pancakes, french toast, sausage, mimosas, coffee and more, plus have the opportunity to preview and be the first to buy from the Tiny Art Show before it opens to the public. Admission is $10 for adults ($12 at the door), $8 for ECU/PCC students and seniors ($10 at the door) and $5 for children ages 5-13 ($7 at the door). Children under five are admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the Emerge Educational Scholarships and Outreach Programs. Purchase tickets online at www.pittcountyarts.org, by phone, or at the facility. For more information email info@pittcountyarts.org or call 252-551-6947.

Feb. 3

Pancake supper

Grifton United Methodist Church, 437 McCrae St., will host a pancake supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages. Free beverages. Eat in or take out. Cost is $7. Tickets will be available at the door or by contacting Ervin Gray at 252-524-4418.

Feb. 4

George Jones tribute

The Tar Heel Variety Theater, 485 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, will present a tribute concert to country music legend George Jones at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Featured artists are Jeffrey Williamson & the Messengers, Dana Lewis and Angie Lewis. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit www.tarheelvarietytheater.com or call 252-975-2117.

Pre-Valentine banquet

Fayza Temple U/D, a non-profit of AEAONMS, will host a pre-Valentine banquet on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 403 Saint Andrews Drive. A picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dinner from 7 p.m. to midnight. Dress is semi-formal for men, gowns or tea-length dresses for women. Tickets are $40 per person. For tickets contact Bobby Wilkins at 252-258-3867 or wllmwilk@yahoo.com.

Pancake breakfast

Grifton United Methodist Church, 437 McCrae St., will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages. Free beverages. Eat in or take out. Cost is $7. Tickets will be available at the door or by contacting Ervin Gray at 252-524-4418.

Disney Reads Day

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will host Disney Reads Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Join in for readings of popular Disney stories and activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters will also be held, while supplies last.

The Candle Maker

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will feature N.C. author, teacher and songwriter James Ryan Orr as he debuts his new Christian fiction novel “The Candle Maker” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Feb. 6

Praise, Purpose, and Persistence

Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, will present “Praise, Purpose, and Persistence” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in the Goess Multipurpose Room. The event will give an historical perspective of gospel music and spoken word and how it relates to the African American community. Tilwanda Steinberg, vice president of BB&T in Greenville, will speak on persistence and reaching your goals. Lunch will be provided.

Feb. 7

State of the District

Uptown Greenville will host its annual State of the District meeting from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at The Martinsborough, 330 S. Evans St. Features include the Uptown Greenville Award presentations, updates on major district initiatives and internationally-recognized keynote speaker Dan Douglas. All are invited, though seating is limited. Purchase tickets at http://uptowngreenville.com/2017/01/11/state-of-the-district-pardon-our-progress/.

Feb. 10

African American Music Series

The monthly African American Music Series will be held on Friday, Feb. 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 Allyn Johnson, who will perform music of Dr. Billy Taylor. 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.

Feb. 11

We Are Here

Belmont Missionary Baptist Church, 1388 Belmont Church Road, Robersonville, will present “We Are Here!,” a program exploring the way Black people have contributed to the existence of America, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in its sanctuary. The program will include a Reader’s Theater by Belmont’s Players, music by the Sycamore Hill Baptist Church Male Chorus and insight on the Buffalo Soldiers by Dr. Samuel Barber. It will also include Ms. Arlena Chance as a featured praise dancer and Ms. Ja’Leah Mason as a featured soloist. A buffet will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the program.

Alumni Chapter meeting

The Pitt Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.

Valentine’s celebration

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will hold a storytime and activity event in celebration of Valentine’s Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Featured titles are “The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story” and “Valentine’s Day Is Cool.”

Feb. 14

Senior Fellowship

The Senior Adult Fellowship will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Immanuel FWB Church, 317 Vernon White Road. Call 756-1828.

For Love of Country

Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, will present “For Love of Country” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Goess Multipurpose Room. The event is a presentation enriching the historical perspective of the African diaspora participation in the Revolutionary War. It will be presented by former mayor of Greenville Edward Carter and historian Guy Wiggins, members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Isaac Carter Chapter.

Feb. 16

Black Light Project showing

An evening presentation showing for the Black Light Project, a community fine art exhibit and presentation displaying positive images of African American life, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Goess Multipurpose Room at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The art show will begin at 6 p.m. with a film at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run from Jan. 30-Feb. 28 in the Goess Student Center.

Farm and food forum

The Pitt County Farm & Food Council will host a forum from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Third Street Community Center, 600 W. Third St. Come express your thoughts about food, farms and hunger in Pitt County. For more information visit pcffcnc.weebly.com, facebook.com/PittCountyFarmandFood, or contact Doris Connell at 252-902-1022 or doris.connell@pittcountync.gov.

Feb. 17

Margarita Nuller concert

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present pianist Margarita Nuller at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations are required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Black Light Project showing

A day presentation showing for the Black Light Project, a community fine art exhibit and presentation displaying positive images of African American life, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Goess Multipurpose Room at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The exhibit will run from Jan. 30-Feb. 28 in the Goess Student Center.

Feb. 18

Service League Charity Ball

The Service League of Greenville will hold its annual Charity Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Rock Springs, 4025 N.C. 43.

Storytime and activities

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will hold a storytime event featuring “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Coloring and activities to follow.

Feb. 23

Human trafficking awareness

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will hold a meeting from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Learn about other anti-human trafficking events at facebook.com/PCCAHT.

Feb. 25

Race for Epilepsy

A Race for Epilepsy half marathon/5K/fun walk event will be held from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Washington Harbor, W. Stewart Parkway and W. Main St., Washington. Funds will be donated to the non-profit CURE Epilepsy. For more information visit www.raceforepilepsy.org.

Chili cook-off

Farmville Friends of Boy Scout Troop 25 will hold its annual chili cook-off and tasting from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the National Guard Armory, 100 W. Horne Ave., Farmville. Prizes will be awarded and everyone will get to sample all chili made. Tickets for tasting are $5. Purchase tickets from members of Boy Scout Troop 25 or at the event. For more information on cooking or to register to cook contact Leslie Church at 252-412-5896 or leschurch66@yahoo.com. For general information contact Susan Farrior at 252-714-0838.

Storytime and activities

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will hold a special storytime and activity session to celebrate the birthday of author Dr. Seuss at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Batman movie event

Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., will continue its series of events celebrating the LEGO Batman movie at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Kids will put their detective skills to the test with themed activities as well as make & play moments with LEGO bricks.

Feb. 26

Parkinson’s support group

The Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The topic will be “Boxing Parkinson’s: Chair-based exercises that can help increase flexibility and fitness,” presented by Nicole Alley of Title Boxing Club. For questions call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224.

March 4

Firemen’s Auction

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.

March 5

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 themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

March 10

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.

March 11

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 themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

March 26

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 themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.


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