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Feb. 5 Vidant Community Calendar


Monday, February 5, 2018

Bird Club

The Greenville-River Park North Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the theater at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The guest speaker will be Dr. Peri Bolton of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, who does research on the beautiful Gouldian Finch, an Australian native species common to the pet trade. Bolton is temporarily doing research at ECU. All bird club meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 752-3203 or send email to asnakeman@hotmail.com.

Beekeepers meeting

The Tar River Beekeepers will hold their monthly potluck supper and meeting at the Pitt County Agriculture Center, 403 Government Circle, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jerry Flanagan and Tim Siders will address the group about “Readying Your Colonies for Spring.” For more information, visit www.facebook.com/tarriverbeekeepers.

Assisted living demystified

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will present a seminar on “All Things Assisted Living” from 3-4 p.m. Thursday. Guests will get their questions answered and leave with a better understanding of what their future options might be. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Call 752-1717 to reserve a spot.

Daddy-daughter benefit

The Blackwelder Family Foundation will present the second annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6-10 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 N. All profits will benefit Daughters for Dads, whose mission is to help local families fighting cancer. Tickets are $25 for daughters and $125 for dads. Included in the ticket price are an open bar, dinner and desserts, DJ and games, photo keepsakes, a candy station, raffle items, party favors and more. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com.

Dinner of Hope

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will host the Third Annual Dinner of Hope from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at 400 St. Andrews. PCCSA is dedicated to bringing about a community where youth reject substance use, adults utilize low-risk choices regarding substance use and treatment services are available to those in need. The proceeds will go toward reducing opiate abuse and underage drinking. For more information and/or to make a donation, visit www.facebook.com/pccsanc/ or www.pccsa.org.

Date night

Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville, will sponsor a “Community Date Night” event from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Parents can drop off their children at a safe, kid-friendly environment. Children will be fed, entertained and cared for so parents can make time for themselves and others. Community Date Night is offered to children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to 11. To register for this free event, log on to www.reimagechurch.com or call 355-6621 for more information.

Open house

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will celebrate Black History Month with guest speaker Pitt County NAACP President Calvin Henderson at an open house from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. Henderson’s presentation, “Contributions Blacks Have Made to the Town of Winterville,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

God’s Trombones

The Master’s Music Theater Guild & The Sonshine Choir and Friends will present “God’s Trombones” by James Weldon Johnson at 5 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. The presentation is in celebration of Black History Month. For more information, visit www.cmbcnc.org or call 752-4156.

Bee School

The Tar River Beekeepers will hold a six-week Bee School from Feb. 13-March 27 in the auditorium of the Pitt County Agriculture Center, 403 Government Circle. The course prepares participants to raise bees and to become certified beekeepers. To register or get additional information, email Dale Aycock at tarriverbeekeepers@gmail.com or call Andy Burlingham at 902-1700.

Satellites presentation

“Satellites — What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You” will be the presentation at the next meeting of the ECU Retired Faculty Association at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, Second Floor Classroom, 101 Heart Drive. The speaker will be Kurt Feldbush, systems engineer with RadiantBlue Technologies. The presentation is free and open to the public. Contact Lars Larsen at larsenl@ecu.edu for more information.

Celebration Concert

The University Choir of N.C. A&T State University will perform at the Black History Month Celebration Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. The event is sponsored by the Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T University. For more information, contact the church at 756-4869.

Building Hope banquet

Building Hope Community Life Center's annual banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Author and speaker Kristi Overton Johnson, a world champion water skier, will be the guest speaker. Also at the banquet, the short film “Darren's Turn,” the second in the Stories of Hope series, will premiere. Tickets are $40 each. Registration deadline is Feb. 9. Visit www.buildinghopenc.org or call 757-1927 for more information.

Orion gazing

Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will host a free event at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at A Time for Science, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton. The under-the-dome presentation will investigate the wonders found in the constellation of Orion. Stargazing will follow. For more information, call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Computer class

A “Basic Computer” class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Learn computer safety, management of email and prevention of online scamming. This class is free, but seating is limited. Call 752-1717 to register.

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 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20. To register for this session, visit www.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.

Smartphone tutoring

Tutors at the Pitt County Council on Aging will show novice smartphone owners how to use their devices from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Space is limited Call 752-1717 to register.

Army concert

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. 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.

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 the discussion. All churches in the community are invited to attend. Call 756-5955 for more information.