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March 13 Community News


Bobby O. Heath Jr. of Greenville took this pre-spring photo on March 2.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Blood drives

The American Red Cross is holding two blood drives, one from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECU’s new Main Campus Student Center, 10th Street and one from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Science Student Center, 1868 Health Science Drive. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins accepted. Appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

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

Holocaust commemoration

“Holocaust: A Multifaith Commemoration” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville. Eileen Angelini, ECU Visiting Whichard Distinguished Professor of French, will speak on “La France Divisee (France Divided): Understanding Lessons from Holocaust History.” Angelini will show and discuss excerpts from her film, France Divided, about Nazi collaborators and resisters through their eyes. The event will also feature music by Kol Sasson, University of Maryland’s premier Jewish a capella group and the classical trio of Gabriela Potter, violin; Bryan Coonin, cello and John Holter, piano. Sponsors of the event are Congregation Bayt Shalom; Holocaust Education Network of East Carolina and North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.Historical society.

Virtual dementia tours

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer Virtual Dementia Tours from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 21. During the tour, caregivers can experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face and use the experience to provide better person-centered care. Space is limited. Appointments required. Call 752-1717.

Film screening

A free screening of “Defining Hope” featuring Diane Ryan, a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients, will be held at 6 p.m. on March 21 at G & K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. A discussion led by Dr. Hellen Ransom will follow the film in which participants will explore quality of life and how to live life on your own terms through the dying process. Viewers over the age of 18 are welcome and encouraged to attend. The film depicts real life people and events and may evoke strong emotions; viewer discretion is advised.

PCC concert

The Pitt Community College Chorale and Elements of Praise will perform a joint concert at 7 p.m. on March 21 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road. “Arise my Love” written by Kate Rusby and arranged by Jim Clements, “Arise my Love” by Joan Szymko and “True Light” by Keith Hampton will be performed by the PCC Chorale, and then Elements of Praise will perform the spiritual “Ride on King Jesus” and “Let Freedom Ring” by Duncan A. Butler. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to support the music programs. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.

PCHS annual dinner

The Pitt County Historical Society will host its annual dinner from 6-8 p.m. on March 26 at C.M. Eppes Cultural Center, 400 Nash St. Speaker at the dinner will be Steven A. Hill, Pitt County Schools historian. Hill will present his research, “The Legacy of Early 20th Century African-American Educators in Pitt County.” Tickets are $25 and include a classic Southern menu catered by G.K. Cafe. The deadline for purchasing tickets is on March 22. For more information and/or to RSVP contact pchs_president@outlook.com. Contact Deb Higgins at 327-8859 for further details.

Charleston trip

The deadline for registering for the Pitt County Council on Aging’ trip to Charleston, S.C., which includes a deposit of $100, has been extended to March 31. The trip will be from May 28-30 and includes dinner at the Charleston Crab House, a dinner cruise aboard The Spirit of Carolina, a guided tour of historic Charleston and more. Cost of the trip is $459 double occupancy. Call 752-1717.