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Homeplace of Ayden, 3815 Emma Cannon Road, will host guest speaker Kristi Overton Johnson at 7 p.m. today. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Johnson, a Greenville native, is an author, ministry leader and former champion water skier. Call 531-9710.
Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host an emergency food distribution starting at 10 a.m. today as long as supplies last. The event is sponsored by the SHMBC Food Pantry Ministry.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, 401 E. Fourth St., is open from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays. Parking is available behind the church on Third Street. Call 752-3482.
African American Music Series
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host a virtual concert at 7 p.m. Friday featuring Warren Wolf. The free concert will be presented online at facebook.com/PittCountyArtsCouncil.
ECU spring dance
ECU’s Spring Dance 2021 will stream at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 and available at theatredance.ecu.edu or by calling 328-6829. Tickets for ECU students are available for $5 by calling the box office.
COVID test kits
Philippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 Virginia St., Simpson, will distribute free COVID-19 home test kits to Pitt County households from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through April. Drivers will register, enter a drive-through and pick up kits.
Al-Nur Cultural Center, 1152 Briley Road, will host a pre-Ramadan open-air, socially distanced community gathering from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Free hot meals will be served to the public to celebrate the start of Ramadan on April 13. Ramadan is the month of fasting for the Muslim world. Call 931-9039 or 481-4987.
Bites on the Bridge
The City of Greenville will host Bites on the Bridge from 5-9 p.m. on April 15 at the pedestrian bridge at Town Common, 101 E. First St. There will be food trucks, along with new features including live music and a beer garden. Visit www.facebook.com/grpdinfo.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Science at Contentnea Creek, 949 Contentnea Lane Grifton, will host a night of stargazing and activities from 8-10 p.m. on April 16 during the 2021 North Carolina Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party. This year’s event will focus on the moon and Mars, with telescope viewings and games and activities that explore the nature of these worlds. All in-person programs follow current state and federal health guidelines related to COVID-19. Visit atimeforscience.org to register or for more information.
The East Carolina University Department of Anthropology will host a lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday called NC’s Latino Immigrants: Making the Invisible Visible. Juvencio Rocha Peralta, executive director of AMEXCAN will discuss how the organization’s efforts have enriched the lives of Latino and non-Latino residents of North Carolina. The lecture is part of series of events associated with the Hostile Terrain 94 participatory art exhibition in the RIS Hallway in the first floor of Joyner Library and occurring in nearly 150 cities around the globe. Visit anthropology.ecu.edu/department-of-anthropology/hostile-terrain-94-at-ecu/ to register and learn more about the effort.
King’s Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2080 Seven Pines Road, Falkland, will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 11-16. The Rev. Rick Downing will be guest evangelist. Child care will be provided.