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Jan. 2 Community News


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Blood pressure checks

Free blood pressure checks will be offered by IntelliChoice from 10 a.m. to noon at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717 to register.

Blood drive

Friends in Fellowship Christian Church, 962 Jack Jones Road, Winterville, will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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. 

Coming Up

Winter Workshop

East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop will host concerts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall on ECU’s campus. Performers include faculty artists Peter Frankl, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi, Ara Gregorian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Steven Tenenbom, Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber and Michael Kannen. Concerts are $20 each or $50 for all three. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Gospel Celebration

A Gospel Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, with MC Bishop James Tripp, will feature performances by Resurrection, ECU Gospel Choir, The Nu Look Steppaz, The Johnsonaires and others. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.​gospelcelebration2019.eventbrite.com.

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 -11 a.m. on Saturday. Explore astronomy and complete a craft project at this planetarium event. Cost is $5 per child and free for parents. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or contact brian@atimeforscience.org or 364-6569.


ECU men will play Cincinnati at 1 p.m. on Saturday and ECU women will play Wichita State at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.


The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. on Jan. 10 in Wright Auditorium as part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. The Grammy Award-winning orchestra, which performs without a conductor, has 71 critically-acclaimed recordings to date. The program features pianist Javier Perianes and includes works by Mozart and Dvorák. Tickets are $25-$55. Student tickets are $10. Visit www.ecu.edu/srapas or call 737-5444.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Modernmedieval Trioof Voices at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The all-female ensemble was created by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the world renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4. She is joined by Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg from the celebrated ensemble Roomful of Teeth to present programs that combine medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Art reception

City Art Greenville, 511 Red Banks Road, will host New Year, New Art, an opening reception, from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 10. The exhibit, which features the work of ECU alumni Kristin Gibson and Bob Rankin, will continue through Feb. 9. Call 353-7000 or visit cityartgreenville.com.

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Christie Dashiell and Allyn Johnson as part of the African American Music Series on Jan. 11. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Hopeful Beginnings

Hopeful Beginnings, a group for new moms (especially those experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression), meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. Visit Hopeful Beginnings on Facebook.