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Nov. 22 Community News

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Today

Coat drive

ECU social work students are sponsoring a coat drive for the youth of Ayden from Nov. 1 through today. Donations of youth coats of all sizes are needed. Drop off locations are the Ayden Police Department and Town Hall, 4144 N. West Ave.; Ayden United Methodist Church, 460 E. Third St.; BB&T, 121 W. Third St.; Southern Bank, 236 W. Third St.; and PNC Bank, 233 W. Third St.. For more information email whiteab15@students.ecu.edu.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Extra prizes tonight. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. For more information call 347-9638.

Coming Up

Thanksgiving dinner

The Little Willie Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday at the Mount Herman Masonic Lodge, 1109 W. Fifth St. Anyone is invited to the meal. Anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation should contact Renee Arrington at 531-8764 or Melissa Arrington at 717-8745.

Thanksgiving service, dinner

A Thanksgiving worship service followed by dinner will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Call 752-4156.

Festival of Trees

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host the annual Festival of Trees starting Monday and running through Dec. 22 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Free. “The Christmas in Carolina Celebration,” a ticketed event, will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 1. It will include food and a live and silent auction. Email brendafamilysupport@gmail.com. Proceeds will benefit Family Support Network’s programs for families of children with special health care needs, premature births and chronic illness. Visit fsenc.org or call 847-5120.

Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Farmville Community Outreach Kitchen at 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors 60 years and older are welcome to attend. For more information, call Cathy at (252) 714- 5930.

Vinyl show

The Greenville Vinyl Record Show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Greenville Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. Admission is free. Christmas CDs and vinyl records, as well as many others and collectibles, will be available to buy, sell and trade. Call David Brown at 565-8313 for more information.

Aggie Night

“Aggie Night” will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Aggie Night is an informal gathering designed to address questions about N.C. A&T State University’s application process, academic majors, financial assistance, academic scholarships, student life and other topics. The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T will be there providing support. To confirm attendance visit www.undergraduateadmissions.ncat.edu. For more information call 336-334-7946.

Wreath workshops

Master Gardener volunteers will lead two wreath-making workshops from 10 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Ag Center, 403 Government Circle. A $10 fee will cover all supplies to create each participant’s own wreath using fresh greenery from the Pitt County Arboretum. Call 902-1709 to sign up and arrange payment. Class size is limited. Advance registration is needed so supplies can be purchased. Participants should bring small clippers.

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will meet at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, Second Floor Classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Don Edwards, the owner of University Book Exchange (UBE) and a longtime civic leader in Greenville, will present “Future Directions for Greenville.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.

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