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March 14 Community News

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Today

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

Book talk

“The Curious Relationship between the Sciences and the Humanities” will be the subject of a Great Books talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building, Room C307, on the ECU campus. The featured speaker will be philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, author of ten books of both fiction and non-fiction and a 1995 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “genius award.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/greatbooks.

Coming Up

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 2-4:30 p.m on Thursday. To register for this session, visit ecu.edu/tedibear and click on Events, email glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334. Dates and times of other sessions are available on the website.

Caregivers program

“A Caregiver’s Guide to Wandering” will be offered from 11 a.m.to noon on Friday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The program will educate caregivers on wandering in order to provide peace of mind and enable those with dementia to stay at home longer, more securely and more affordably. To pre-register, call 752-1717.

Quilting class

The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold its annual "Learn To Quilt Workshop" from 9 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday 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.

Women’s Day

AMEXCAN, the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, and ENCLACO, the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc., will celebrate Women’s Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Alice Keene Park Center, 4561 County Home Road. The event will feature a panel of women in empowered positions who will facilitate a community discussion on women’s rights, barriers, stories, opportunities and more. Call the AMEXCAN office at 258-9967 or contact juvenciorp@amexcannc.org or follow AMEXCAN on social media.

Pancake supper

The Young Adults Ministry of University Church of God, 2215 B. Stokes Road, will have a pancake dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages. Call 347-5414.

SADD event

The Pitt County SADD Summit 2018 will be hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24 at the East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. All parents, teens and school staff from Pitt County and surrounding areas are invited to attend the free event with lunch and giveaways provided. Hands-on demonstrations and national speakers will address substance misuse, bullying, sexual health, safe driving and more. To register call 847-6298 by Friday. For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/527337164332424/. 

Bus trip

The Kinston/Lenoir County Alumni Chapter of Fayetteville State University will sponsor a bus to Fayetteville State University on April 5 for the Founder's Day Convocation and to celebrate the university's 150th anniversary. The keynote speaker will be Henry Louis Gates Jr of Harvard University. The cost is $45 which helps sponsor 20 area high school students to go for free. To reserve a seat, contact Olene Solomon at 468-7851 or Birta Battle at 521-2529 by Friday. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

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

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