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Jan. 23 Community News


Chris Koegel of Chocowinity sent in this photo of a winter visitor from the far north, a white-throated sparrow.


Wednesday, January 23, 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. 

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of Central Florida at 7 p.m. in Minges Coliseum’s WIlliams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Coming Up

Museum tour

Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host a curator-led tour from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event, hosted in partnership with Vidant Medical Center, is open to cancer survivors and their families. It will include a tour of permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with Assistant Curator Trista Reis Porter. Free. Visit gmoa.org or call 758-1946.

Meet the author

The DeVisconti Center, 3732-A West Wilson St., Farmville, will host a book signing and discussion featuring author Sheila Turnage from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event is free. The Farmville author will have copies of her award-winning Mo & Dale Mysteries series for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Farmville Public Library. Visit sheilaturnage.com.

Human trafficking workshop

Eastern N.C. Stop Human Trafficking Now will hold a Stop Human Trafficking Workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. This is a free community education program designed to allow community member to learn more about human trafficking, how to identify red flags and warning signs in a potential victim and how to report human trafficking. This event is free but registration is required. Visit www.encstophumantrafficking.org.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Kristin Lee, violin and Kwan Yi, piano at 7:30 p.m. pn Friday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Audition. Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Metropolitan Free. Visit ecu.edu/‚Äčarts.

NAACP meeting

The Pitt County NAACP will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday 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.

Stained glass

A demonstration stained glass class will be offered from 10 a.m.to noon on Monday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Information regarding supplies and projects will be discussed. Call 752-1717 to register.

Foster parent session

Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP your attendance or to learn more, visit our website at www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org, or call 1-888-305-4321, Ext. 6.

Bee school

The Tar River Beekeepers will hold a six-week Bee School on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 12, 19 and 26 in the auditorium of the Pitt County Agriculture Center, 403 Government Circle. The first meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the remaining meetings will be from 7-8:30 p.m. The deadline to preregister is on Jan. 31. The course prepares participants to raise bees and to become certified beekeepers. Preregistration is required so that enough course materials are on hand for the first meeting. The fee is $40 and includes all course materials. To register or get additional information, contact Dale Aycock at tarriverbeekeepers@gmail.com, or Andy Burlingham at Pitt Cooperative Extension, 902-1700.