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Jan. 24 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden spotted this cardinal waiting for a turn at the feeder in her yard.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Weekly bingo

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

Recreation funds

Pitt County organizations or agencies that coordinate recreation activities open to all citizens must submit applications for funding no later than 5 p.m. today. The Board of County Commissioners has allocated funds to support and enhance the delivery of quality recreation programs. Applications are available in the Community Schools and Recreation Center, 4561 County Home Road, or at www.pittcountync.gove/RPMF.

Coming Up

African-American Caucus

The Pitt County Democratic African-American Caucus will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. For more information contact pittcountydems@gmail.com.

Art show

An art benefit show, “Female Strong,” will held from 7-9 p.m. at Crave Restaurant and Bar, 409 Evans St. Female artists are working together to raise money and awareness for The Center for Family Violence Prevention, an organization that provides relief, support and counseling for those who have been victims of domestic violence. Admission is free. For more information, contact Amanda Whitfield at 802-1571.

Foodscape talk

Brie Arthur, correspondent on the PBS show “Growing a Greener World,” will speak on “The Foodscape Revolution: Ecology and Sustainable Management” at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets available at Pitt County Extension Office or Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709 for more information.

Bike Clinic

A Basic Bicycle Clinic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St. Volunteer cyclists will teach kids, families and fellow cyclists how to fix flats and perform general mechanical work. This free event is presented by the library, the Farmville Parks & Recreation Department and the local cycling community. For more information call 753-3355 or email library@farmvillenc.org.

Trafficking symposium

A Human Trafficking Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. The symposium will allow participants to learn what human trafficking is and how to help. For more information call the church at 752-4156.

“Brewconomy” screening

The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S Pitt St., will host a special screening of “Brewconomy,” the 2015 independent documentary film about the craft beer movement in North Carolina at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The film explores the industry’s positive effect on the state’s agriculture, economy and community. TIckets are $15 and will be available via the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild website, ncbeer.org. Ticket-holders will have access to the screening, a pint of N.C. craft beer to drink during the film, #ncbeer swag to take home and an update from a Guild representative on the current N.C. craft beer environment as well as key issues in the future. For more information contact Jasmine Bamlet at jasmine@ncbeer.org.

Bee School

The Tar River Beekeepers will hold a six-week Bee School on February 13, 20, 27 and March 13, 20 and 27 in the auditorium of the Pitt County Agriculture Center, 403 Government Circle. The first meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the remaining meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. The course prepares participants to raise bees and to become Certified Beekeepers. Pre-registration through Jan. 31 is encouraged so that enough course materials are on hand for the first meeting. The pre-registration fee is $40 and includes all course materials ($50 at the door). To register or get additional information, contact Dale Aycock, tarriverbeekeepers@gmail.com, or Andy Burlingham, Pitt Cooperative Extension 902-1700.

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