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Jan. 18 Community News


Bobby Heath shared this photo of a roadside weed decorated with a Christmas ornament, taken at the intersection of Evans Street and Greenville Boulevard in January.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Coming Up

Lifelong Learning Event

ECU's Lifelong Learning Program will host its Spring 2019 Kickoff from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. The Lifelong Learning Program serves the learning interests of individuals 50 and over in an affordable, relaxed atmosphere. Visitors are invited to attend and learn more about the Lifelong Learning Program, visit with instructors, staff and volunteers and register for courses, trips and events. For more information, contact Andrew Ross at rossa16@ecu.edu.

Art entries wanted

Entries for the Tiny Art Show sponsored by Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The show will be held from Feb. 1-22. This exhibition is open to all artists, craftsmen and community members, adult or child. Any media and subject matter is eligible. Pieces must not exceed 5”x 5”x 7” in any direction. Work must be available for the entire exhibit and must be for sale. They must be priced at $5 or $10. There is no entry fee and all applicable and appropriate artwork is accepted. Proceeds from the Tiny Art Show will benefit the Emerge Educational Scholarships and Outreach Programs including the Youth Public Arts Project and Art is Good Medicine. For more information contact Holly Garriott at 551-6947.

Historic port event

The Historic Port of Washington Project, Inc., will present a slideshow, "Changing Face of Washington (N.C.) Harbor District, Then and Now,” from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at the N.C. Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington. Ray Midgett will present very old maps and pictures versus present day images and discuss contributory events. The event is free to the public. Visit www.hpow.org or www.facebook.com/historicportofwashington.

Farmville Council

The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors, age 60 and older, are welcome to attend. The agenda will include discussion of February and March trips. Upcoming trips include visits to Simply Natural Creamery in Ayden and the Whirligig Park in Wilson. Other ideas are welcome. Daily morning transportation to and from the Senior Center at the Farmville Community Center is available. Call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

STOP panel discussion

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse (PCCSA) will hold its third STOP 2.0 Panel Session at St. James United Methodist Church from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. STOP 2.0 is a new program that is based on the original STOP series designed to answer more of the community’s questions. The panel will consist of a person who has lost a loved one to an overdose, a person who has lost a loved one in recovery, a therapist and a person in recovery who will share their experiences and take questions from the audience. For more information visit www.pccsa.org. Organizations that are interested in hosting a STOP 2.0 session should email pccsa@ecu.edu.

NAACP meeting

The Pitt County NAACP will meet at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Christ Community Church, 177 Crawford St. The meeting will focus on membership, voter registration/education, the new N.C. voter ID law and Bethel community issues. The keynote speaker will be Courtney Patterson, fourth vice president of the N.C. NAACP, along with other statewide NAACP officials/members. For more information, call Calvin Henderson at 814-9076.

Ark Encounter trip

The Council on Aging will go on a trip to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky from April 8-11. This will be a four-day, three-night package and 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 to reserve a spot. For more information, call 752-1717.

Car seats

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.