Dec. 14 Community News
Friday, December 14, 2018
Blood donation center
The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.
Car seat checks
If someone needs to purchase a seat at a discounted rate or needs to take a car seat class because of receiving a car seat ticket, contact Safe Kids at 847-8688. For a car seat check, call and make an appointment.
Annual Blanket Drive
Restoring the Hoop, Inc. is accepting donations of gently used blankets and coats at drop-off locations located at Quality Collision Repair East. 4792 N.C. 33; Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington; Quality Collision Repair, 4758 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville; Gamboa Family Dentistry, 2207 Evans St.; Wirth Chiropractic, 704 E. Arlington Blvd. All donations received are provided to Native Americans. For more information, call 916-6546 or visit Restoring the Hoop, Inc. on Facebook.
South Ayden Christmas Party
The South Ayden School Alumni Association will hold its annual Christmas party from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St. The admission fee is $10. The event will feature door prizes, refreshments, dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund. For more information or to buy tickets, call 746-5141 or 746-4899.
Mediation Center yard sale
The Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, a nonprofit organization, will be having a yard sale on Saturday from 7-11 a.m. at 200-A Eastbrook Drive. Items will include curtains, bedding, bed frames, kitchen appliances, electronics, books, glassware, pictures and clothing for children and adults. The proceeds will go to the Pitt County Teen Court Program.
Love Joy Music is looking for seniors to join a 10-week session of their intergenerational music-making class that will meet from 10-10:45 a.m. starting on Jan. 9 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Cost is $30. A free preview of the class will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The classes focus on creating bonds between young families and the elderly. To reserve a spot for the preview class or to register for the semester, email Erin Brand at LoveJoyMusic@hotmail.com or call 565-5493.
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 an alumni officer or member.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S. Elm St., will offer “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” — Motets and the Magnificant Quinti toni of Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) at 7 p.m. on Dec. 23, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, at the evening prayer service. The Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Vespers series is an extension of the church’s Sunday morning music ministry. Free. Visit www.ouredeemerelca.org or email email@example.com.
Mark Weathington, director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, will talk about “Gardening in the South” at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 at Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets are available at Pitt County Extension Office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709.