Monday, January 8, 2018
THURSDAY: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Breakfast, sponsored by Pitt Community College’s Multicultural Activities Committee, will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College, 2084 Warren Drive, Winterville. The speaker will be Ella Harris, former Pitt County educator, administrator and education advocate. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the Vernon White Building in Office 4 or by visiting www.pittcc.edu and clicking on “shop now.” Proceeds will go towards the Multicultural Activities Committee Scholarship fund.
FRIDAY: The 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet, sponsored by the General Baptist State Convention of N.C., will be held at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. “Early Bird” admission for this event is $60 per person. Tickets purchased after Jan. 5 will cost $75 per person. Tickets are available by calling Baptist Headquarters at 919-821-7466. For more information visit gbsconline.org.
JAN. 15: A Community Unity Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. at Harvey Hall, ECU Murphy Center. The keynote speaker will be teacher and author Michael Bonner. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Advanced reservations are preferred. Register at www.greenvillenc.org.
JAN 15: Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP will host their annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. Pastor Gregory Black will host the event with guest speakers from throughout the community. The event will include a presentation of awards. Call Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112 for information.
JAN. 16: The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host its January Power Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Stacy, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The cost is $20 per member or $30 per non-member. The registration deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, call 752-4101.
JAN. 20: The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Golden Gala from 6-10 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W Greenville Blvd. The Golden Gala celebrates the talent, accomplishments, and dedication of our members. The Golden Gala will also feature the presentations of the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award, 2017 Ambassador of the Year Award, and 2017 Young Professional of the Year Award. The event includes live entertainment, food, fun and opportunities to network. Registration deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, contact Kate Teel at 752-4101, Ext. 228.
JAN. 23: The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host an information session at 11 a.m. on the upcoming Danube River Cruise. The session will take place at the Chamber Office, 302 S. Greene St., Greenville. For more information, call 752-4101.
JAN. 27: Brie Arthur, correspondent on the PBS show “Growing a Greener World,” will speak on “The Foodscape Revolution: Ecology and Sustainable Management” at 10 a.m. at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets available at Pitt County Extension Office or Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709 for more information.