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Feb. 20 Community News

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Mary O'Bryant sent in this photo of a male Baltimore oriole at a feeder, taken in February at her home in Planters Walk.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Today 

Grad Expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank-you notes and diploma frames. The store is located on campus in the Wright Building. The Expo will continue from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m.-4 pm on Thursday. Call 328-6731 for more information.

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. To register for this session visit ecu.edu/tedibear and click on “Events”; email glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334. 

Precinct meetings

Greenville 10A and 10B will meet at 6:30 p.m. at John Paul II High School, 2725 E. 14th St. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.

Conference meeting

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will meet at 7 p.m. at 1031 Fleming Street to elect officers for 2018. All ministers and members are encouraged to attend. Contact Rufus Huggins at 258-7353.

Coming Up

School retirees

N.C. Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. The guest speaker, Rich Zeck, executive director for the Pitt County Council on Aging, will discuss the council’s resources and activities as well as sponsored travel opportunities. Members should bring school supplies for the community service project and a donation for the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children.

Toastmasters meeting

The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information about the meeting, contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Dance theatre

The Old North State Medical Foundation will present the Dance Theatre of Harlem in performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $10, $20, $50 and $75 and are available at the ECU ticket booth or online at http://oldnorthstatemedicalfoundation.org. Contact Victor J. Taylor at 617-2537 for more information.

Advance care

A free advance care planning presentation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at University Church of Christ, 100 Crestline Blvd. From 6-7 p.m. participants will be assisted in understanding the medical, legal, spiritual and personal reasons that everyone over 18 needs to have these documents in place; from 7-8 p.m. a facilitator, notaries and witnesses will be available to assist participants with completing their own advance care planning documents. Photo ID is required for completion of documents. To register call 342-9375 or 855-698-4326. For more information visit www.VidantHealth.com/AdvanceCare.

Auction fundraiser

The Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 36th Annual Firemen’s Auction at 9 a.m. March 3 at the fire department, 4189 N.C. 33 West. Items to be auctioned will be received Monday and Feb. 27-28 and March 1-2 until 5 p.m. There also will be barbecue pork and chicken plates for sale. For more information call Charles Tucker at 341-2259 or Tommy Harris at 714-6095.

Quilting workshop

The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold its annual “Learn To Quilt Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Center for Arts & Crafts, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. Students will make two blocks to take home. All machines and supplies will be furnished and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each, paid in advance. To register call Renee Fish at 419-704-2781.

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

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