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Feb. 14 Community News


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Valentine roses

The Women of the Moose will have their annual Valentine Roses Sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moose Family Center, 5393 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Also for sale will be baskets, balloons, stuffed animals and candy. Prices range from $8 to $65. Local delivery is offered. Proceeds help with Mooseheart, Moosehaven and local community projects. For more information contact Linda Garrett, simplysilver2001@yahoo.com.

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 for more information.

Coming Up

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet for a social at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon on Thursday at the Hilton Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Price is $15. Diane Rufino, a local attorney, teacher, writer and talk show panelist will speak on DACA and immigration reform and Scott Dacey,a candidate for North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, will introduce his platform. Contact Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Open house

John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St., will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday for parents and prospective students to learn about the academic programs and facilities the school has to offer. Visit jp2highschool.com/openhouse for more details and to register.

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. on Thursday 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.

Anthropology celebration

ECU’s Department of Anthropology will host “Anthropology After Dark” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Flanagan Building, Room 265. Cultural anthropologist Robert Greene Sands will give a lecture on the role of anthropology in the military. There will also be laboratory and artifact exhibits, Andean music and the display of an Egyptian tomb. Free and open to the public. Parking available at the lot near the corner of 10th Street and College Hill Drive as well as a shuttle service. Contact Randy Daniel, chairman of the Department of Anthropology, at danieli@ecu.edu or 328-9455.

Veterans writing workshop

ECU will help veterans develop the confidence to tell their stories during the Veterans Writing Workshop on Friday and Saturday in Joyner Library. Friday’s session will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery and Saturday’s session will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 2409 with a presentation by poet Hugh Martin, who will read from his highly praised collection, “Stick Soldiers.” The event also will continue with workshops on fiction, nonfiction and script writing. All events are free and open to the public. Visit ecu.edu/cs-acad/veteranswritingworkshop/index.cfm.

Civility summit

ECU will host the third annual North Carolina Civility Summit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Mendenhall Student Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Arnold. Arnold and her family star in the TLC network hit docudrama, “The Little Couple,” which follows her personal and professional life. After the keynote address, attendees will break out into multiple sessions, discussing topics such as DACA/The Dream Act, the politics of sports, climate change and language ownership. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. To register and for tickets visit www.ecuarts.com. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. For more information about this event visit www.ecu.edu/ecunited or contact Wanda Tyler, director of intercultural affairs, 328-6495.

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