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Nov. 21 Community News


Bob Williams claimed this was the most colorful sunset he has ever seen from his yard in Washington.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Farmers’ Market

The Leroy James Farmers Market will be open today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.

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

Thanksgiving service, meal

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will hold a service of thanks at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Following the service will be a community Thanksgiving dinner. All are invited to the service and the meal.

Toys for Tots

The Pitt County Branch of NAACP, 800 Fifth St., will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to receive donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Christmas drive. Call Calvin Henderson at 814-9076.

Moonlight hayride

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Moonlight Hayride and Campfire from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Participants will go on a 45-minute hayride and have s’mores around a campfire. Cost is $4 each for city residents and $6 for others. Free for ages 2 and younger. Call 329-4560.

Ayden Christmas

Ayden Christmas Town will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in downtown Ayden. The event will include vendors, hayride, a Christmas village and carolers from 6-6:30 p.m. The annual Christmas parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sons of Serendip

ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts series will host Sons of Serendip: Christmas Beyond the Lights at 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $15-$45 each. This musical group of four friends was featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call ECU Arts at 737-5444.

Early College Band and Chorus

The Pitt Community College Early College high school chorus and band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road in Winterville. The band and chorus will play music from Broadway shows, traditional choral works and Christmas music.

Fall Dance

ECU School of Theatre and Dance will perform Fall Dance at 8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and on Dec. 3-4. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 1-2. The show is an eclectic lineup of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary dance. Cost is $15 or $10 for students and​ youth. Visit ecuarts.com.

Symphony orchestra

The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Wright Auditorium on campus. Free. Call 328-6851.

Jingle Art Jam

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host Jingle Art Jam from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 30. The event, which celebrates the opening of the annual Holiday Artist Market and Exhibit, will include food, drinks and music by Nu Clear Twins. A variety of handmade items will be available for sale. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Visit emergegallery.com.

Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season, a concert featuring combined ECU choirs, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Free. Call 328-6851.

Senior Christmas Party 

The Pitt County Senior Coalition will hold a Senior Christmas Party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. This event is free for all seniors age 55 and up. RSVP no later than today by calling 752-1717.

Alumni Christmas Party

The Annual W.H. Robinson Alumni Christmas Party will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The event will feature food and entertainment, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are available for purchase now by calling 321-7996 or 613-1731 or by contacting any alumni officer or member.