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Feb. 7 Community News


Vicki Kennedy sent in this photo of Pitt County Master Gardeners tending a natural habitat wildflower garden on their Jan. 8 workday at the Pitt County Arboretum. From left to right are Mary Jo Larkin, Pat Piacente, Joan Christianson, Sandra Garner, John Weber, Jackie Margeson and Marti Engelke.


Thursday, February 7, 2019


Blood drives

The N.C. Courts will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St., and ECU’s Health Science Student Center, 1868 Health Science Drive, will hold a drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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. in the 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 to 5 p.m. at the Center for Counseling and Student Development. Contact Maya Pittman at 328-6661 or ccsdoutreach@ecu.org.


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. 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.

Precinct meetings

■ The Bethel Democratic Party precinct meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Senior Center, 7406 Main St., Bethel. All registered precinct Democrats are invited to attend. Call Carl Wilson at 327-5145.

■ Precinct 11-A will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 104-E E. Victoria Court. All precinct members are invited to attend.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts of Eastern North Carolina will have a chapter meeting at 7 p.m. at Vidant Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. Members will be voting for national officers. Mended Hearts is a support group for cardiac patients and their caregivers. Call 714-9381.

Chamber music

Chamber Music Monuments, part of ECU’s Four Seasons Camber Music Festival, will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight and at 8 p.m. on Friday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for ECU students. Call 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/arts.

Coming Up

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Michael Friend as part of the African American Music Series at two free Friday performances, one at 7 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. Visit emerge-gallery.com or call 551-6947.

ECU Symphony

The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Wright Auditorium. Free. For more information call 328-6851.

Dinner of Hope

The Fourth Annual Dinner of Hope, sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at 400 Saint Andrews, 400 St. Andrews Drive. PCCSA seeks to educate the community about topics such as opioid addiction, youth alcohol consumption and resources for addiction services. General admission tickets are available for $35 at eventbrite.com.

Free Day at Tryon Palace

The Tryon Palace in New Bern will hold a free day on Saturday. The gardens, grounds and N.C. History Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.tryonpalace.org or call 639-3511.

Tea Party meeting

The ENC Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Anyone wishing to order dinner needs to arrive between 5:30-5:45 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Lea Byers, legislative and policy expert with the Civitas Institute. Contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the80s@Reagan.com for more information.