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Dec. 14 Community News

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Friday, December 14, 2018

TO­DAY

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.

Farm­ers’ mar­ket

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.

COM­ING UP

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/‚Äč50 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.

Mu­sic class

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.

Even­ing prayer

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 ad­min@ourre­deemerelca.org.

Gar­den­ing event

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.

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