Feb. 14 community news

Chris Koegel sent in this photo of “Lord Baltimore,” a friendly male Baltimore Oriole at his grape jelly feeder.

Today

Singling Valentines

The Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop Chorus will perform Singing Valentines today. Call Katie at 524-1656 or go online to ordersingingvalentine.com

Temporary jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. Visit the NCworks bus from noon-7 p.m. at Dickinson Avenue and Evans Street, next to Sheppard Memorial Library. For more information visit www.pittcountync.gov/census2020.

Valentine’s Day sale

The Women of the Moose are having their annual Valentine’s sale of baskets, balloons, candy and florist-quality roses from 8 a.m. until items sell out. Prices range from $5-$65. For pick-up or delivery call 689-5502 or 717-0164 or visit Greenville Moose Family Center, 5393 Reedy Branch Road. Follow the signs, the road is under construction but someone will be there. Proceeds benefit Mooseheart, Moosehaven and other community projects.

Sip, savor, create

Create hand-made pottery at Emerge. Test your skills at the potter’s wheel, enjoy a glass of wine and make memories with a loved one from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at 404 Evans Street. Cost is $30 for Emerge members and $45 for non-members.

Coming up

Art auction, sale

The Keaton and Umberger Gala Art Auction and Sale will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday at ECU’s Wellington B. Gray Gallery in Jenkins Fine Arts Center. The event will feature the sale of artwork from the collection of Benjamin Keaton and Robert Umberger. Tickets are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Proceeds will support scholarships and programs in the School of Art and Design. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the School of Art and Design. Call 328-6665 or visit art.ecu.edu.

Vegetarian potluck

Vegetarians In Pitt County (VIPs) will host a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Roman Pawlak, ECU professor of nutrition science, will speak on “Common Misconceptions Among Vegetarians Regarding Dietary Fat.” February’s food theme is a chili cook-off. All are welcome. Newcomers are not expected to bring anything. For information, email laurasmail@suddenlink.net.

Free mammograms

Vidant Cancer Care Center is offering free mammograms to Pitt County women residents, ages 40-64, who are uninsured or underinsured, and have not had a mammogram in a year. Must meet income requirements. Call 847-7867 to register and learn more. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at Vidant Cancer Care.

Building hope fundraiser

Building Hope Community Life Center will host its annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Caylin Moore, author of “A Dream Too Big,” will be the featured speaker. Individual tickets are $60. Visit buildinghopenc.org.

Chamber singers

The ECU Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. The concert is free, but donations are accepted. Call 328-6851.

BSA chili cook-off

The Farmville Troop 25 Boy Scouts of America is calling for entries for its annual Feast of the East 2020 Chili Cook-Off from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 29 at National Guard Armory, 4370 W. Horne Ave., Farmville. Chili is prepared on-site on the day of the competition. To enter, contact Melissa Fields at 375-0415. Tickets for the event are $8 per person and include chili, cobbler and a beverage. To-go chili is available for purchase separately. For more information, call 714-0838.

Wood carving

Beginning Wood Carving will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, from March 5-April 16 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Cost is $10. Class size is limited. Call 752-1717, Ext. 201 to register.

Advance care clinic

A free Advance Care Clinic will be held at 1 p.m. on March 11 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Notaries will be available during the clinic to assist in the preparation of living wills and health care power of attorney documents. Seating is limited. For more information call 752-1717.