The Farmville Community Arts Council will hold its 45th Annual Membership Meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at the Farmville Public Library. It is open to members and memberships are offered at the door for those wishing to renew or join and can attend the meeting immediately. An online option to attend is available. The link will be sent upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays beginning February 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@example.com.
East Carolina University School of Music will perform chamber music in remembrance of the Holocaust at 7:30 p.m. today at the AJ Fletcher Recital Hall. The performance will feature faculty artists Emanuel Gruber, cello, and Eric Stellrecht, piano, as well as ECU School of Theater and Dance faculty member Tracy Donohue, narrator. To free. Face covering required. Call 328-4581.
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 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. Appointments are also available by calling 524-0190. Free entry.
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a dark comedy about two single sisters who ease the loneliness of single gentlemen by adding just a dash of poison to wine, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. A matinee performance is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and older adults. Visit magnoliaartscenter.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 Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church St., opens the Winterville Museum from 3-5 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Visitors are requested to wear a mask when visiting the museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 321-2660 for more information or to schedule private or group tours.
The Ayden Historical and Artistic Society Museum in the former Dixon Medical Building, 554 Second St., will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth Sunday. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome and go towards the expansion of future exhibits. Call 746-4209 or visit www.aydenhistorical andartssociety.com.
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 howland firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 272 holds its monthly membership meeting on the second Thursday (February 10) 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. VVA membership is open to all Vietnam-era veterans. 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 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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 898 will be hosting an open house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 27 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information, call Li Bunger at 252-327-1952.
Lunch on economic forecasts
The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Economic Forecast Luncheon has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 SW Greenville Blvd. Industry expert Rick Niswander, ECU Business Professor and former Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, will provide insight and analysis of the local, state and national economy for the year at to come. The cost is $30 for chamber members and $40 for non-members and $225 for a table of eight. Mandatory registration at greenvillenc.org/events/. Contact Aileen Peacock at email@example.com or call 752-4101 Ext. 2223.
East Carolina University School of Music will present a musical performance by Jami Rhodes, mezzo-soprano, John Kramar, baritone, Eric Stellrecht, piano at 7:30 p.m. on January 31 at the AJ Fletcher Recital Hall. To free. Face covering required. Call 328-4581.
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 travel.ecu.edu for more information.
The Friendly Neighborhood Geektacular Comic Book & Toy Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at American Legion Post Building 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. Free entry. Visit . 10-4. Visit facebook.com/g3ektacular.