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Feb. 6 Community News

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Today  

Food giveaway

Churches Outreach Network will sponsor a food giveaway for the community at 9 a.m. at 713 Albemarle Ave. (across from the JOY Soup Kitchen). Bring a box. Call 717-9600.

Blood pressure

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer free blood pressure screenings from 10 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary. Call 752-1717.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ECU’s Main Campus Student Center, East 10th Street, on Wednesday. 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

Black Migration showcase

A showcase that reflects the Black Migration that took place in the mid-1900s will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in Goess Student Center, Davenport Multipurpose Room, at Pitt Community College, 169 Bulldog Run. Drama, music and the spoken word will come together to tell the story of this great movement in black history.

Imposter syndrome

ECU Student Affairs will present FYI Series: Imposter Syndrome from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday at the Center for Counseling and Student Development. Contact Maya Pittman at 328-6661 or ccsdoutreach@ecu.org for more information. 

Reception

An opening reception for the 11th annual Joyner Library School of Art and Design Graduate Student Art Exhibit will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on ECU's campus. Awards winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition, which continues through Feb. 27, features artworks by current graduate students in ECU's School of Art and Design. Works include paintings and drawings, textile and metal designs, sculpture, photography and pottery.

Membership drive

The North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administrators is sponsoring a membership drive from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at The Biscuit & the Bean Cafe, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The NCAV is a professional organization for people who work in the field of volunteer management. All persons who work with volunteers or volunteer organizations are invited to stop by for a free lunch and to learn how NCAV can provide support. Call 1-910-297-3662 for more information.

United States Army Reserve

Former members of the 398th Engineer/Supply Company, Greenville, will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Statonsburg Road. Persons who can attend should contact Frank Meeks at 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

Democratic meeting

The Pitt County Democratic Party will host its monthly County Executive Committee Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. All precinct chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend as a number of important action items will be presented for consideration and adoption. All Democrats living in Pitt County are welcome. For more information email PittCountyDems@gmail.com.

Safety for teen girls

An EmpowerHER! #Love&Lipgloss event will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Jack Minges Boys and Girls Club, 621 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Experts in the field of human trafficking and public safety will speak to middle-school and high-school age girls. The free event will also offer resources and information about issues that girls must deal with every day and will include youth-friendly entertainment and food. The event is sponsored by multiple agencies, including Daughters of Worth and ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now. Visit www.facebook.com/daughtersofworth for more information.

 

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