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Irene Cannon shared this photo of two swans dancing. The one on the left appears to be dancing, she said.

Today

Give Blood

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are recommended. Visit www.redcross.org to make an appointment or locate a blood drive, or call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767.

Disposition sale

The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville will hold a disposition sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1103 Broad St. The sale is for the purpose of purging unused office equipment and furniture. Visit www.ghanc.net for more information.

MLK Jr. Banquet

The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Inc. will sponsor the Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Charles Goodman, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga. For more information, call the Baptist Headquarters at 919-821-7466.

Coming Up

Board of Health meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. For more information, contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

Winterville senior citizens

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon Jan. 21 in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville. All seniors in the surrounding area are invited. The speaker at the meeting will be Pastor James D. Corbett from Community Christian Church. The topic will be “Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Quality of Life.” There will also be a celebration for all club members who have birthdays during the month of January. Seniors are encouraged to wear their favorite hats to the meeting in celebration of National Hat Day, which occurs on Jan. 15. Anyone planning to attend should call 814-9012.

Community Unity Breakfast

The City of Greenville and the Greenville Pitt-County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 23rd Annual Community Unity Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. on Jan. 20 in Harvey Hall of East Carolina University’s Murphy Center, 100 Ficklen Drive. Chris J. Suggs, founder and CEO of Kinston Teens, will be the speaker. The nonprofit organization helps young people to be involved in government and make their voices heard. This free event is open to the public. Advance registrations are preferred. Call Sarah Fuchs 752-410, Ext. 2234.

Day of Service

The City of Greenville will host a Day of Service event from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 20. Volunteers will clean trails at River Park North. Those working for at least an hour will receive a coupon for free admission to the nature center. Call 329-4562.

After-school program

The Little Willie Center will host its After-School Program Registration from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at its Tutoring and Mentoring Facility, 2337 Dickinson Ave. The program registration is for new families with children between the ages of 3 and 17 and is for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. Registration is free to all eligible families who meet the program criteria (donate $25/month, volunteer two hours per week, attend parent meetings, participate in outreach projects). At registration, families can tour the programs and services. For more information, call 531-8764.

Volunteers needed

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville, needs cooks for the first Monday and the fourth Wednesday of each month. The kitchen operates throughout the year completely on donations and volunteers from area churches, community groups as well as individuals. Volunteers cook the meals and/or serve the hot meals daily from noon until 1 pm Monday-Friday. To volunteer or for more information, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Karen Eckert can be reached at 252-329-9565 or at keckert@reflector.com.