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Sept. 18 Community News


Nancy Slocum Bunch of Winterville shared this photo of a flock of American flamingos at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Art exhibit reception

A free reception for the “A City at Work” photography exhibit will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Emerge Gallery, 404 Evans St. “A City at Work” features photos by communications specialist Aaron Hines. The exhibit provides a close-up look at things that go on behind the scenes in the day-to-day operations of the city.

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.

Discovery lecture

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur, will present “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and in our Lives,” at 7 p.m. in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. O’Brien is presenting the premier lecture in the 2019-20 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series. Tickets are $25 for the public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff and $5 for youth (ages 16 and younger). Visit www.ecu.edu/voyages.

Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts, a group for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, meets at 7 p.m. at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call 847-4819.

Coming Up

Meal delivery volunteers

The Pitt County Council on Aging needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homes. The next training will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the COA, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717.

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The agenda will feature a presentation on “Towards a Blue State Future.” The meeting is open to all interested persons. Contact Rebecca Powers at 414-6737 or email democraticwomenpittcounty@gmail.com.

Kayak trip

A Time for Science will sponsor a “Little Trip Down the Little Contentnea” kayak excursion from 6-8 p.m. on Friday. The $25 cost includes a personal flotation device as well as a kayak and paddle. A member of the A Time for Science staff will guide the trip and offer facts about the ecosystems and history of the area. For more information and to register visit www.atimeforscience.org.

Vets family reunion

The 398th Annual Vets Family Reunion will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Barnes-Ebron-Taft Community Center, 120 Park Access Road. Call 916-3694 or 916-5867.

Simpson Community Day

The Second Annual Simpson Community Day will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday at Simpson Community Park, 2708 Telfaire St., Simpson. The event will include food, fun and music. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Visit the Village of Simpson, N.C., Facebook page and click on “Events” for more information.

Community Breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will host a Community Fellowship Breakfast at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. from 8-9 a.m. Sunday. These breakfasts will be held the third Sunday morning of each month; other scheduled dates are Oct. 20 and Nov. 17.

Brain health

The Eating for Your Health series will conclude with a session on “Brain Health” from 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The session will be about how eating certain foods can improve brain health. Call 752-1717.


The Sixth Annual Carnival for a Cause will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Health Sciences Student Center, 115 Heart Drive. A “Warrior Walk” will be held at 2 p.m. at Lake Laupus. The Carnival, presented by the ECU Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program and the ECU Intergenerational Community Center, is held to educate and raise awareness for sickle cell disease.