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Jan. 13 Community News


This peacock stopped to pose for Irene Cannon while strutting across the road near Cannon's Crossroads.


Sunday, January 13, 2019


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. In addition, First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St.,will hold auditions for the Tony Award-winning play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from 2-5 p.m. today and from 6-9 p.m. on Monday. Two men and four women will be cast in the show, which will be staged from March 22-30. Participants should come prepared to read from the script. Visit magnoliaarts.com.

Old Christmas Tea

Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an Old Christmas Tea from 3-5 p.m. The museum is located in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St, Winterville. The house was built in 1901 and is a beautiful 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.

Coming Up

Art classes

Emerge Gallery & Art Center’s first session of spring classes begins on Monday. The Center offers weekly daytime and evening classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, mixed media, metal design, jewelry, textiles and bookmaking . Classes typically meet once a week for six weeks. Most adult level classes are open to ages 16 and up. A schedule of classes and registration is available at www.emergegallery.com.

Hearing checks

A1 Affordable Hearing will be at the Greenville Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday to give free hearing screenings and ear exams. Call 689-6020 to reserve a time slot.

Great Decisions 

Dr. William Downs, Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, will speak on “The Rise of Populism in Europe” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Republican Women meeting

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Nicole Tatum, the state moderator for the #WalkAway Campaign. The #WalkAway Campaign is comprised of disgruntled Democrats and liberals who walked away from the party. RSVP to Beth Capillary at bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Tea Party movie

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will show the film, “In Search of Liberty,” at noon on Saturday at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The movie offers an opportunity for people to learn about the U.S. Constitution and the attacks it faces. Attendees should plan to arrive around noon to order food and/or drink. Contact Diane Rufino - crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com.

Ark trip

The Council on Aging will take a four-day, three-night trip to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky from April 8-11. The trip includes a tour of Noah's Ark, a dinner cruise aboard the Belle of Louisville, a guided tour of Lexington and a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park. The cost is $534 per person. A deposit of $100 is due by Feb. 1. Call 752-1717.

Unnatural resources

The 27th Annual Eastern Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair will be held on Feb. 1-3 at the Greenville Convention Center and is seeking entries. Entries from kindergartners to senior citizens east of I-95 may enter. Categories are all school disciplines plus toys, tools and miscellaneous. For more information visit www.unnaturalresources.org or call 355-1039.