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Jan. 9 Community News


Irene Cannon captured this sunset photo at Venter's Crossroads.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019


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.

Grief Support

Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road, will offer a GriefShare support group from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting today and running through April 3. GriefShare is a program where people can find support and healing following the death of a loved one.

Women’s basketball

ECU women will play Wichita State at 7 p.m. today in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. In addition, the women will play the University of Tulsa at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the same location. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Coming Up

Chamber luncheon

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Economic Forecast Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Frederick (Rick) Niswander, professor of accounting in the ECU College of Business. He will provide insight and analysis on the local, state and national economy. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by today. Visit www.greenvillenc.org/events/2019-economic-forecast-luncheon/ to register and for more information.

Art reception

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

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville. PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are all welcome! Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Modernmedieval Trio of Voices at 7:30 p.m. pn Thursday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The all-female ensemble will present programs that combine medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras. Free. Visit ecu.edu/arts.

Chamber orchestra

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday 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. Tickets are $25-$55. Student tickets are $10. Visit.ecu.edu/srapas or call 737-5444.

Old Christmas Tea

Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an Old Christmas Tea from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the museum, located in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St, Winterville. The house was built in 1901 and is an example of the Victorian style architecture prevalent in eastern North Carolina at the turn of the 20th Century. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for more information or to schedule private or group tours.

Family violence prevention

The Center for Family Violence Prevention, 1095 Allen Road, is offering a continuing education program for hairstylists, aestheticians and nail techs from 1-5 p.m. on Monday. The class will teach the appropriate response to support clients who are believed to be living in a situation of intimate partner violence. The goal is to facilitate informed communication with clients for a positive and safe outcome. Four hours of continuing education credit are available.Cost is $25. Register online at C4FVP.org. For more information call 757-4400.