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Vidant Community Calendar

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Free tax prep

IRS VITA Volunteers will provide free income tax preparation by appointment only from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. through April 9 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4451 County Home Road. Participants must be age 55 or older. Low-income preferred. Volunteers are trained and certified but not certified to complete complex tax returns. To make an appointment, call 752-1717, ext. 8 and leave a message. Someone will call to confirmt he date and time your tax return will be prepared.

Living Healthy

The Council on Aging is offering a free Living Healthy Workshop from 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays through March 14 at the Greenville Senior Wellness Center, 4551 County Home Road. The workshop meets once a week for six weeks and is designed for individuals living with chronic health conditions or those who care for individuals with chronic health conditions. For more information or to register, call 752-1717.

Great Decisions

Dr. Hanna Kassab, assistant professor of political science, will speak on “The Middle East: Regional Disorder” from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Police community relations

The Police Community Relations Committee and the Greenville Police Department will host an informational forum on the topic of department policy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the third floor Council chambers at Greenville City Hall, 200 West Fifth St. Presenters will be Chief Mark Holtzman and Megan Styron, accreditation coordinator. A Q&A will follow the presentations. Contact Greg Rubel at rubelgreg@yahoo.com or at 919-306-5154.

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will present Dr. Mark Iannettoni of the Brody School of Medicine, who will discuss recent advances in cardiac surgery, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medical Center, 101 Heart Drive. It is open to the public. Email yarbrought@ecu.edu for more information.

Choir Performance

The Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir will perform at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Breakfast will be served at the performance.

BHM Celebration

A celebration for Black History Month titled “Labor with Dignity, Serve with Humility” will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Breakfast will be served at this event. The service will be conducted by Walter Swan and will also feature Dudley Flood, who is a retired school principal and was responsible for helping to desegregate schools in all 100 N.C. counties.

Fellowship breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will hold a Community Fellowship Breakfast at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or email Rodneycon2007@gmail.com.

Lutheran concert

A concert titled “Come With Songs of Gladness!” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S. Elm St. Old and new settings for organ and trumpet of classic Lutheran Hymns will be presented by Carolyn Green, Connie Widney and Thomas Huener. For more information, contact 252-756-2058.

Mixed media painting

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on “Mixed Media Painting” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

ECU singers

The ECU Chamber Singers will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville. ECU's University Chorale and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. Both events are free. Call 328-6851.

Parkinson’s support

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. TCrystal Zagwyn Harrison will discuss “Chiropractic techniques for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.” New members are welcome to join the group at any time. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month. Call Jennifer Hodgson at 258-4228.

Great Decisions

Alethia Cook, chair of the ECU Department of Political Science, will speak on “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future” from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. 

Composer concert

The PCC Symphony Orchestra, PCC Chorale, Elements of Praise and PCC faculty will present a concert of music by black composers at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Koinonia Christian Church, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the PCC Music Program.

Literacy coalition meeting

READ ENC Community Literacy Coalition (formerly Books from Birth) will host a meeting from 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Nature Center auditorium at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. There will be updates about the coalition's Community Solutions Action Plan. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in joining the coalition's efforts to improve kindergarten readiness, summer learning and school attendance. For more information, visit readenc.org or email Terry Atkinson at info@readnc.org.

Breast Cancer Screening Day

Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina and Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists are partnering for a Breast Cancer Screening Day from 3-7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists, 990 Johns Hopkins Drive. Participants must register for this limited space event. Refreshments, breast education and various workshops are included. Guests on Medicare, Medicaid, other health insurance or with no health insurance are welcome. To register for this event, visit www.cancerservicesofeasternnc.org or call 252-561-5351. Transportation is available.

Quilting workshop

The Greenville Quilters Guild is planning a “Learn to Quilt” workshop from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Greenville Recreation and Parks Building, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane, in observance of National Quilting Month. Participants will be shown a variety of quilting skills and each participant will sew four blocks assisted by a guild member. All supplies will be provided as well as a light lunch. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each and must be prepaid before the workshop. For questions and registration, call Vicki Harrell at 561-6775.

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