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Feb. 15 Community News


Susan Colon shared this photo displaying the beauty of tulips, taken in January.


Friday, February 15, 2019


Blood donation center

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 

Coming Up


Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will hold a Black History Month Celebration at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The theme will be “Labor with Dignity, Serve with Humility.” The event will feature Dudley E. Flood, retired school administrator and principal of Bethel Union School (1967-69) and three-time recipient of the Long Leaf Pine, who helped desegregate schools in all 100 of the state’s counties. Special musical guests will be the Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir conducted by Walter R. Swan. Breakfast will be served. Call 756-4869 for more information.

Singers wanted

The PCC Symphony Orchestra is seeking singers to help form the Greater Greenville Mass Gospel Choir. The choir will join the symphony at a performance on Feb. 26 at the Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 Greenville S.W. Blvd. Rehearsals will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Koinonia. All interested singers are encouraged to attend. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.

Movie viewing

The ENC Tea Party will show the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” at noon on Saturday at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The movie is based on a NY Times bestselling book and tells the true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a doctor who performed abortions in Philadelphia. Attendees should arrive around noon to order food and/or drink; the movie will begin at 12:30 p.m. Contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the80s@Reagan.com for more information.

Fellowship breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will hold a Community Fellowship Breakfast at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. Call 717-9600 or email Rodneycon2007@gmail.com.

Senior citizens club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday at the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding areas are invited. There will be door prizes, fellowship, a luncheon and a celebration of those with February birthdays. The club also will celebrate Black History month and Heart month. Speakers will include Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance, the first African-American female sheriff in the state, and Terrani Moore of the East Carolina Heart Institute, who will discuss taking care of our hearts. Anyone planning to attend should call Bea Henderson at 355-2572.

Council on Aging

■ The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Call Lori Cortright, 752-1717, ext. 13.

■ The Rockreation Therapy Band, a local group, will entertain at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Admission is free. 

■ A free Home Meds Clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday. Call 752-1717 to reserve a spot.

Mixed media painting

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on “Mixed Media Painting” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

NCPMI meeting

An inaugural satellite meeting of the N.C. Project Management Institute will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Murphy Center at Harvey Hall, ECU Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Attendees will receive an introductory knowledge and understanding of team psychological safety and its importance in developing high performance teams. The event is free; NCPMI membership is not required. Contact Dr. Ying Liao at liaoy17@ecu.edu or Dr. April Reed at reeda@ecu.edu.