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Happenings: Community Events, Activities and Announcements | Local

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“Arsenic and Old Lace”

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will open its 2022 season Jan. 20 with “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The black comedy tells the story of two single sisters who ease the loneliness of single gentlemen by adding just a dash of poison to wine. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. January 20-22 and January 27-29. Matinee performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on January 22 and 23 and January 29. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and older adults. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

There will be an introductory meeting of the Coalition for Public Education (COPE), a conservative education advocacy group, at noon Saturday at McAllister’s Deli in Greenville (in the back room). The meeting will begin around 12:30 p.m. after everyone has eaten or drunk. The group advocates for a morality-based public school experience committed to strong basic education free from liberal policies. Email Diane Rufino at [email protected]

Auditions Smiles and frowns

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will host auditions for “The Princess Who Had No Name” from 5-7 p.m. on January 25 and 26 at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building, 4354 Lee St. For audition instructions, visit smilesandfrowns .org.

The Eastern NC Tea Party will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. Jason Jehorek, an election integrity expert and committed election audit activist, will discuss the status of the 2020 presidential election. RSVP to Diane Rufino at [email protected]

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention will be held at 2 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 4 at the Greene County Senior Center, 104 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill. Sharon Harrison and Emmanuell Quenum are instructors. Classes are free but contributions are welcome. Participants must be 60 years of age or older. Call 747-5434 or email [email protected]

The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village will host a bed shoot on Sunday, February 6. A bed shoot is a fun social event for guests to share their quilt and its story. Call Peggy Collins at 412-7764 for more information and to let the museum know you want to participate. Light refreshments will be served. The museum, 437 Creekshore Drive, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. Appointments are also available by calling 524-0190. Admission is always free.

The February Dance for USA Ballroom Dance Greenville Chapter will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 at the Historic Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC The event is open to the public. No partner required. The cost is $10 per person at the door.

ECU will host Jill Heinerth, cave diver, author, photographer and filmmaker who had to overcome fear to go where no one has gone before, discuss “Explorations in Excellence” at 7 p.m. on February 17, at the Main Campus Student Center in 501 E. 10th St. The event is part of the Voyages of Discovery series program at Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Visit voyages.ecu.edu for more information.

The Ayden Historical and Artistic Society Museum has canceled its fourth Sunday open house at the former Dixon Medical Building, 554 Second St. Call 746-4209 to schedule private viewings. Exhibits include an exhibit of dolls and dollhouses and rooms devoted to the history of education, the region’s military involvement, the history of medical services, the culture of tobacco and the history of barbecue. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome. Visit www.aydenhistoricalandartssociety.com.

Farmville American Legion Post 151 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Farmville Christian Church, 3776 S. Main St. The next meeting will be February 8.

The Family Chess Club offers chess lectures and games for children ages 3 and up from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Apt To Learn, 650 E. Fire Tower Road, Suite B, Winterville. Wednesday nights are weekly open game nights from 6-9 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Chess sets are provided. Contact Jerry Skinner at 209-4148 or [email protected]

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be providing curbside food bags at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St., from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 11. Food is distributed every other Tuesday.

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club offers its members fresh vegetables and fruits every Tuesday. The distribution aims to help the vulnerable population stay healthy during this time. Call Beatrice Henderson at 814-9012 for more information.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 272 holds its monthly membership meeting on the second Thursday of each month at The Hut, 2805 Cemetery Road, Greenville, with a free lunch at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at VVA is open to all Vietnamese. – veterans of the era. Bring your DD214.

The Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

The Community Outreach soup kitchen at 3492 S. Walnut St. in Farmville serves hot meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The kitchen depends on donations and volunteers. To volunteer or for more information, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

The Pitt County Council on Aging offers the following classes and programs at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Offers are free unless otherwise stated. Registration required unless otherwise specified by calling 752-1717, Ext. 201.

Zumba Gold classes for active seniors from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays.

A Matter of Balance, a four-week series designed to help manage worries about falls, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 24 through February 24. 16.

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The Caregiver Wandering Guide Seminar, 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, February 8.

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Visit www.redcross.org or call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment at the center or for upcoming blood drives at the following locations:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., Greenville, 1-5 p.m., Jan. 23

Martin County Auditorium/Riverside High School, 1260 Godwin Ave., Williamston, 2-6 p.m., Jan. 24.

First Christian Church, 307 E. Third St., Washington, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 25.

Barnes, Ebron, Taft Community Center, 120 Park Access Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 26.

Bethany United Methodist Church, 2766 S. Savannah Road, Belhaven, 2-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Chocowinity First Baptist Church, 230 NC 33 West, 2-6 p.m., Jan. 31.

The Heritage at Arlington, 2700 Arlington Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 30.