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Published 10:29pm Friday, November 16, 2012

SATURDAY, NOV. 17
•Chocowinity Christmas Parade, opening ceremony at 10 a.m. All vehicles should be in line by 9:15 a.m.; all walkers and riders in place by 9:30 a.m. Parade route — Leave from Chocowinity Middle School, travel down N.C. Highway 33 East to Bragaw Lane, ending on Winfield Drive at WITN parking lot. For more information or questions, call Arlene Jones, 946-7406, or Rachel Wolfe, 946-6678.
•Bath Christian Church annual Fall Bazaar and Yard Sale. Breakfast biscuits 6:30 a.m.; yard sale 7 a.m.; bazaar 8 a.m.; soup and sandwich lunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bazaar items include canned and baked goods, crafts, books, casseroles, holiday items, raffle drawing, and more. Church is on Harding Street across from old high school campus.
•Piney Grove Baptist Church: Fall Bazaar/Flea Market/Bake & Craft Sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., in Farm Life Community, 2925 Piney Grove Church Road, Williamston. Breakfast and lunch available. All proceeds go to “The Message of Easter.” More information, call 792-1342.
•Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m., Chocowinity Fire House. Proceeds to benefit the new Chocowinity Dog Park, which will be located in the Chocowinity Recreation Park on N.C.33. Breakfast being held before the annual Chocowinity Christmas parade at 10 a.m.
•Union Alley Coffeehouse presenting the “Dry Creek Band” playing traditional bluegrass music, 8 p.m., 158 W. Main St., Washington, sponsored by the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association. The Martin County Band features Roger Manning, Celia Knox, Matthew Manning and Stuart Spruill. General admission, $10; BCTMA members, $8.
•N.C. Estuarium: 1-2 p.m. — “Tellabration.” What is a Tellabration? Come and enjoy an hour of storytelling with the Inner Banks Storytellers. Their stories will be “Touching the Past.” Stories are suitable for school age children and adults. There is a $2 program fee. Call for preregistration, 948-0000.
•Pettigrew State Park: 11 a.m. — Animals and Camouflage. Program will be presented by a park ranger. Animal mounts will be displayed and various ways animals use camouflage will be discussed. Meet in the picnic area.
•New Volunteer Orientation Class, 11 a.m., third Saturday of the month, Betsy Bailey Nelson Animal Control Facility (Beaufort County Animal Shelter), for anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter. Class duration about one hour. For more information, contact Stacey, 943-7225.
•Washington Area Adult Christian Singles Ministry, meets the third Saturday of the month for dinner and fun activities. Community-wide ministry for all adult Christian singles. Meet at various locations, so contact Teresa West at First Baptist Church, Washington, for more details, 946-8074 Ext. 21 or email teresa@thefirstbaptistchurch.com.
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: Highway Revival of Greenville and Bo Hacker of New Bern. Free admission. Snack bar available. For more information, call Bennett Emory, 926-8621, or (cell) 944-6081.
•Beaufort County Traditional Music Association hosts the Saturday Morning Jam, at Union Alley Coffeehouse, Inner Banks Artisans’ Center, 158 W. Main St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. Free admission.
•Pantego Academy Historical Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for visitors who are interested in how life used to be in Beaufort County and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open “Serenity meeting,” noon, Saturdays, Westbrooke Housing Authority building, 100 Manuel Drive, (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Belhaven AA, 8 p.m., Saturdays, First Christian Church, 321 E. Main St., Belhaven. Speaker or discussion. Call 964-4609 or 943-3493.
•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides will be offered Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18
•Afternoon Tea at River Walk invites the public to a reading and discussion with Richard Folsom who will read from his new book, “The Project,” at 2 p.m. at River Walk Gallery and Arts Center, 139 W. Main St., Washington. Call 974-0400 for more information.
•Goose Creek State Park: 2 p.m. — Tar Kiln Hike. How did North Carolina become known as the “Tar Heel State?” Explore the history behind tar kilns and their important role in the naval stores industry. Get a glimpse of the past when you come across real tar kilns like those common in eastern North Carolina in the 1700s and 1800s. Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot and dress appropriately for the weather for the easy 1 1/2 mile hike which will last approximately 1 hour.
•Down East ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig’s disease), 2 p.m., third Sunday, Outpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center of Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2310 Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville. The program will consist of updates on ALS and information sharing. Anyone from eastern North Carolina interested in learning more about the disease is invited to attend. For more details, contact Linda or Lewis Forrest, 252-746-4221.
•Croquet, 1:30 p.m., third Sunday, Bonner House grounds in Bath, weather permitting. All welcome. Guidance and encouragement as needed.
•N.C. Estuarium: Art exhibit for November — “Back Roads.” Susan Cheatham exhibits her oil and pastel paintings of the back roads of eastern North Carolina. Cheatham is from Pamlico County and uses bright bold colors to express her appreciation for the beauty of nature that she sees around her.
•Pantego Academy Historical Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for visitors who are interested in how life used to be in Beaufort County and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome.
•Alcoholics Anonymous “Newcomer’s meeting,” 3 p.m. Sundays. Open. Westbrooke Housing Authority Building, 100  Manuel Drive (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). Anyone who thinks they may have a desire to stop drinking is encouraged to come. For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays, 8 p.m., Westbrooke Housing Authority, corner Pontiac and Manuel Drive.

MONDAY, NOV. 19
•Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, 7 p.m., Beaufort SWCD/NRCS Office at Agricultural Center. Meeting open to the public.
•Beaufort County Animal Control Committee, 3:30 p.m., County Commissioners Room, 121 W. Third St., Washington.
•Board of Social Services, noon, Beaufort County Department of Social Services, 632 W. Fifth St., Washington. Meeting is open to the public.
•Blood Drive, 2:30-6:30 p.m., new Allied Health Building at Beaufort County Community College. Sponsored by BCANS at the college.
•Northeast Elementary School Improvement Team, 3:30 p.m., media center. Public is invited.
•Chocowinity Primary School: Pizza Bingo, 6 p.m., in school gym.
•Parkinson’s Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., third Monday, First United Methodist Church, West Second Street, Washington. The group is open to those with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family, friends, and all interested members of the community. Short program, and an opportunity for discussion and fellowship. Light refreshments.
•Town of Williamston Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., third Monday, Town Hall assembly room.
•Tau Tribe No. 18, Improved Order of Red Men, first and third Monday. Meal, 6 p.m.; meeting 7 p.m.
•Hiram Lodge No. 11, stated communication, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday, lodge, Respess and Fifth streets.
•Washington Lodge No. 675, A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m., third Monday.
•American Legion Post No. 249, Belhaven, 7:30 p.m., third Monday, post home.
•Epilepsy Support Group, East Carolina Group, meets at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, 7 p.m., third Monday. Group open to all with concerns about epilepsy. There is no charge.
•Restorative Yoga & Meditation, 6 p.m., Mondays, Vidant Wellness Center. A yoga class that emphasizes relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. Classes open to all cancer patients, survivors and primary caregivers. Preregistration not required.
•Washington Noon Rotary Club, noon, Mondays, King Chicken Restaurant.
•Chess Club, 7-10 p.m., Mondays, Oakdale Recreation Center. All levels of players are welcome. 946-4419.
•McCotter’s Marina/Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post, 7 p.m., Mondays, McCotter’s Marina. Open to boys and girls ages 14-20 who are interested in boating and sailing. Contact Mark Henly at the Marina, 975-2174 for information.
•Alpha Life Enrichment Center sponsoring “Dance to a healthier body — old school style,” 131 Griffin’s Beach Road, Washington, Mondays-Fridays, 7-8 p.m. No charge. Call 945-5355 for more information.
•Bingo for ages 55 and older, Mondays (except holidays), 10-11:30 a.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Call 975-9368 for more information.
•Needlecraft for seniors 55 and older, Mondays, 1 p.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. Bring a project to work on.
•Yoga for seniors 55-plus, 8:30 a.m., Mondays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.
•Tai Chi for Arthritis, for people 55 and older, Mondays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open Discussion meeting, 8 p.m., Mondays, Westbrooke Housing Authority Building, 100 Manuel Drive (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Beaufort County Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics), 7 p.m., Mondays, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 N. Bonner St., upstairs at end of hallway. Enter from parking lot in back through double doors. Call Sue, 944-6160, for assistance.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 5:30 p.m. — Monthly Board meeting, Board of Education conference room.
•Shepard’s Lunch and Learn — Surviving Holidays on the Cancer Journey, noon-1:30 p.m., First Church of Christ, E. 10th St., Washington. Cancer survivors and caregivers will have opportunity to explore the special challenges often faced during holidays and other special occasions. Free lunch provided. Preregistration is required. Call 975-4308 ext 132 to register.
•Washington Park Garden & Community Club, noon, Municipal Building. Hostesses: Laura Darre and Kathryn Pisciotta.
•Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., third Tuesday, Brown Library upstairs meeting room, 122 Van Norden St., Washington. Elevator available if needed. Open to women of all ages facing a breast cancer diagnosis and beyond. For more information, call Maria Duke, 946-3734. (No December meeting.)
•Loving Life Again Parent Support meetings, 7-8 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, First Baptist Church, Chocowinity. Faith based group supporting parents who have teens or adults addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Invitation is extended to attend and get support.
•Aftercare Support Group, 6 p.m., third Tuesday, Grace Harwell Senior Center in Washington, sponsored by Community Home Care & Hospice. Whether loss is a loved one, a family member, close friend, loved pet or in these trying times a job, income, home — you are invited to join the support group, which is designed to provide emotional support, guidance and fellowship with others working through the grieving process. For more information, call 946-0312.
•Support Group in Washington area for mothers and wives who have or have had a son, daughter or husband in a combat area since 9-11-01, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, home of Rebecca Jones. For more information or to confirm meeting, contact Ms. Jones, 946-1558.
•Brown Library Board of Trustees, 4:30 p.m., third Tuesday, library conference room, 122 Van Norden St. Meetings open to the public. Call 946-4300 for more information.
•Belhaven Planning Board, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Council Chambers at Town Hall as needed. Public is invited.
•Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 6 p.m., third Tuesday, Chamber Building, 125 W. Main St., Belhaven. Citizens or business owners in Pinetown, Bath, Pantego or Belhaven who wish to voice concerns or ideas, call ahead to schedule time on the agenda. For information, call 943-3770.

•Washington County Hospital Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., third Tuesday, hospital’s In-Service Building.
•Bath Lion’s Club, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday, Bath United Methodist Church.
•Orr Lodge No. 104 A.F.&A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday. All Master Masons welcome.
•H.S. Jones 521, 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday, Lodge building, Fifth and Respess streets.
•Optimist Club of Washington, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday, Frank’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 815 John Small Avenue. New members welcome.

•Women of the Moose, business meeting, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Refreshments following meeting.
•All Veterans. A Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) service officer will be at Washington National Guard Armory, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, to assist veterans in registering at VA hospitals, etc. Appointment required; no walk-ins accepted. For more information or to make an appointment, call Donald L. Sayers, Commander for D.A.V. Chapter 48 at 252-946-7427 (leave name and telephone number).
•Blue Grass Jam, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 226 E. Main St., Belhaven (Belhaven Main Street Landing). Bring a chair and/or something to play. All are welcome. For more information, contact Andrew Fisher, 943-2825.
•Brown Library: Tuesday Story Times — Wee Ones (birth to 2 years old) 11:15-11:30 a.m. Toddler Time (3-5 years old), 11:30 a.m.-noon.
•Washington Kiwanis Club, noon, Tuesdays, King Chicken Restaurant.
•Man to Man Prostate Support & Education Group, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, American Cancer Society McConnell Raab Hope Lodge, Conference Room, 930 Wellness Drive, Greenville. Group open to all prostate cancer patients / survivors and their spouses. For more information, call Greenville ACS office, 252-695-9028.
•Therapeutic Massage. One free therapeutic foot, hand and chair massage is available every week at the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center. Open to all cancer survivors and primary caregivers. For appointment or more information, call Cancer Center, 975-4308.
•Yoga classes, Moore Aquatic & Fitness Center, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to members and non-members. Call 948-9420 for more information.
•Exercise program designed for senior citizens, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Trinity Episcopal Church, Highway 33 West, Chocowinity. Everyone welcome.
•Sitazise classes, Mattamuskeet Senior Center, 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
•Painting class for Senior Adults 55 and older, 9 a.m., Tuesdays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. For information, call 975-9368.
•Senior Low-Impact Aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. Open to anyone 55 years or older.
•Alcoholics Anonymous “Acceptance” meeting, noon, Tuesdays, Westbrooke Housing Authority building, 100 Manuel Drive, (behind Classic Auto Body (Highway 264 West). Closed meeting restricted to anyone who ha a desire to stop drinking. For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Washington County Chapter, Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Tuesdays, parish house, Grace Episcopal Church, Plymouth.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
•Chocowinity Primary School: Fall Read-In, 8-9 a.m., in classrooms. Also a Beaufort County Schools early release day.
•Bath Library: 10:30 a.m. — Help us make turkeys out of Oreo cookies, then make your own homemade turkey caller. All ages. Bath Library, 100 Carteret St., Bath. For more information, call the library 923-6371.
•Down East Seniors will not meet because of Thanksgiving holiday.
•Washington Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors, noon, third Wednesday, Washington Civic Center.
•Friends of Old Washington High Schools, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., third Wednesday, Hog Heaven Restaurant. Dutch treat family style lunch. Former students, teachers and friends from Washington High Schools, all class years, are invited to get together for food and fellowship.
•Washington County Board of Social Services, 1 p.m., third Wednesday, meeting room, Washington County Center for Human Services, Plymouth. Contact Jerry Rhodes, 793-4041, for additional information.
•Aurora Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday, Aurora Fossil Museum training room (old VFW building), Main Street.
•Bible Study Classes, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Second St., Washington. Classes are open to the public. For more information and/or registration, contact Elizabeth Jones, 975-1516 or lizmrjones@yahoo.com.
•Restorative Yoga & Meditation, 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Belhaven Senior Center. Preregistration is required; call 943-2992. A yoga class that emphasizes relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. Classes open to all cancer patients, survivors and primary caregivers.
•Family History and Genealogical Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 80 Cedar Circle, Washington is open Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m., and available free of charge to anyone interested in researching their ancestral lines. For more information, call 975-3442.
•Billiards for seniors 55-plus, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open Book meeting, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, Westbrooke Housing Authority building, 100 Manuel Drive, (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.
•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides will be offered Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22
Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 1-3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Harvey and Main St., Washington. Free dinner for anyone in Beaufort County area who is in need or not wanting to eat alone. No tickets needed. First 250 persons will be served. Eat-in only. Contact church for more information, 946-8074.
•Aurora Planning Board, 5 p.m., fourth Thursday, at Town Hall, Aurora.
•Swan Quarter Lions Club, 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, Mattamuskeet Senior Citizens Center. Persons interested in membership in the Lions Club may call 926-1391 for more information.
•Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s Thursday Night Jam Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Alley Coffeehouse, Inner Banks Artisans’ Center, 158 W. Main St. Free admission.
•Rotary Club of Washington, 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Washington Yacht and Country Club.
•Washington Moose Lodge No. 1800, Thursdays — 7 p.m., meal; 7:30 p.m., meeting.
•Washington Bible Study, for women, Chocowinity United Methodist Church, Thursdays. Call 946-1652 for details.

•Chair Exercise Class, 9:45 a.m., Thursdays, Asbury United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center.
•Board and Card Games, 1-4 p.m., Thursdays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., for people 55 and over. 975-9368.
•Senior Low-Impact Aerobics, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. Open to anyone 55 years or older. 975-9368.
•Sidney Crossroads AA, big book meeting, 8 p.m., Thursdays, Sidney Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church. Public is invited. For information, call 964-4976 or 943-3493.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open “Living Sober” meeting, noon, Thursdays, Westbrooke Housing Authority building, 100 Manuel Drive, (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23
•Pettigrew State Park: 10:30 a.m. — The Day After Thanksgiving Hike. Join park staff for a leisurely walk and learn about some of the park’s more interesting features. Meet at park office.
•Beaufort County Community Orchestra fall rehearsals, 6:30-9 p.m., Fridays, First Presbyterian Church. All musicians welcome. For more information, call Chris Ellis, conductor, 227-0029.
•Turkey Shoot, Wharton Station Ruritan Club, 7 p.m., Fridays, month of November, Wharton Station Road, just off U.S. 264 W., Washington. Cost: $4 per round. Hot dogs and beverages also for sale.
•Robersonville Public Library, 10 a.m. — Story Hour. Ages 6 months and up. For more information, call the library, 508-0342.
•American Legion Post 15 hosting the Little Creek Band, 8-11 p.m., Fridays, American Legion Road off Market Street Extension, Washington. No smoking or alcohol on premises.
•SHIIP Volunteer (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program), 10 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Seniors Center, 274 E. Main St., Belhaven. For information, call 943-2992.
•Senior Activities at Bobby Andrews Recreation Center, Fridays, for seniors 55-plus: 8 a.m. — Walking program; 9 a.m. — Recreational activities.
•Billiards, 1 p.m., Fridays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., for people 55 and over. Telephone 975-9368.
•Alcoholic Anonymous meetings in Aurora. For more information, call 322-4368.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Beaufort County Group, 8 p.m., Fridays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 182 NC33 West, Chocowinity. Speaker meeting (open to all). Non-smoking. For help or information, call 975-6113.
•ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) group meets Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, N.C. Highway 33 West, Chocowinity. Open meeting (starting June 17). For more information, call 946-9958.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: Chris Gibbs & Country Mix of Engelhard. Free admission. Snack bar available. For more information, call Bennett Emory, 926-8621, or (cell) 944-6081.
•Beaufort County Traditional Music Association hosts the Saturday Morning Jam, at Union Alley Coffeehouse, Inner Banks Artisans’ Center, 158 W. Main St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. Free admission.
•Pantego Academy Historical Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for visitors who are interested in how life used to be in Beaufort County and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open “Serenity meeting,” noon, Saturdays, Westbrooke Housing Authority building, 100 Manuel Drive, (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Belhaven AA, 8 p.m., Saturdays, First Christian Church, 321 E. Main St., Belhaven. Speaker or discussion. Call 964-4609 or 943-3493.
•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides will be offered Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25
•N.C. Estuarium: Art exhibit for November — “Back Roads.” Susan Cheatham exhibits her oil and pastel paintings of the back roads of eastern North Carolina. Cheatham is from Pamlico County and uses bright bold colors to express her appreciation for the beauty of nature that she sees around her.
•Pantego Academy Historical Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for visitors who are interested in how life used to be in Beaufort County and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome.
•Alcoholics Anonymous “Newcomer’s meeting,” 3 p.m. Sundays. Open. Westbrooke Housing Authority Building, 100  Manuel Drive (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). Anyone who thinks they may have a desire to stop drinking is encouraged to come. For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays, 8 p.m., Westbrooke Housing Authority, corner Pontiac and Manuel Drive.

MONDAY, NOV. 26
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 5 p.m. — Special Called Board meeting; School Improvement Plan presentation, Board of Education conference room.
•Washington Recreation Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., Peterson Building conference room, 310 W. Main St., Washington.
•Chocowinity Middle School Improvement Team meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m., fourth Monday of the month, school’s media center.
•Caregivers Support Group, 5:30 p.m., fourth Monday, sitting room of the Peterson Building, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., Washington. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Lori Leggett, Beaufort County DSS, 940-6058, or Marty Dail, Belhaven Seniors’ Center, 943-2992.
•Gastric Bypass Support Group, 7:15 p.m., fourth Monday, Lifestyles Fitness Center, 1375 Cowell Farm Road, Washington (across from River Trace). For persons who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, or are considering the surgery. For information, call Carla Jennette, 758-2224 or 945-2982; or Lifestyles Fitness Center, 975-4236.
•Economic Development Commission Board, 8 a.m., last Monday of month, Beaufort County Skills Center (705 Page Road).
•Restorative Yoga & Meditation, 6 p.m., Mondays, Vidant Wellness Center. A yoga class that emphasizes relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. Classes open to all cancer patients, survivors and primary caregivers. Preregistration not required.
•Washington Noon Rotary Club, noon, Mondays, King Chicken Restaurant.
•Chess Club, 7-10 p.m., Mondays, Oakdale Recreation Center. All levels of players are welcome. 946-4419.
•McCotter’s Marina/Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post, 7 p.m., Mondays, McCotter’s Marina. Open to boys and girls ages 14-20 who are interested in boating and sailing. Contact Mark Henly at the Marina, 975-2174 for information.
•Alpha Life Enrichment Center sponsoring “Dance to a healthier body — old school style,” 131 Griffin’s Beach Road, Washington, Mondays-Fridays, 7-8 p.m. No charge. Call 945-5355 for more information.
•Bingo for ages 55 and older, Mondays (except holidays), 10-11:30 a.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St. Call 975-9368 for more information.
•Needlecraft for seniors 55 and older, Mondays, 1 p.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. Bring a project to work on.
•Yoga for seniors 55-plus, 8:30 a.m., Mondays, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.
•Tai Chi for Arthritis, for people 55 and older, Mondays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m., Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center.
•Alcoholics Anonymous Open Discussion meeting, 8 p.m., Mondays, Westbrooke Housing Authority Building, 100 Manuel Drive (behind Classic Auto Body, Highway 264 West). For help or information, call 975-6113.
•Beaufort County Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics), 7 p.m., Mondays, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 N. Bonner St., upstairs at end of hallway. Enter from parking lot in back through double doors. Call Sue, 944-6160, for assistance.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27
•Beaufort County Board of Commissioners meeting 3:30-5 p.m. at Social Services Department, 632 W. Fifth St., Washington, for an overview of all current programs and to hear more about their fraud program. Public is invited to attend.
•Board of Health, 6 p.m., Beaufort County Health Department conference room, 1436 Highland Drive, Washington.
•Guilford Library Story Time. Stories, songs and games for ages 6 months and up, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Hazel W. Guilford Library, Aurora. 322-5048.
•Washington York Rite Bodies, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Orr Lodge, corner Third and Bonner streets.
•Pamlico Writer’s Group, 7-9 p.m., every other Tuesday, Beaufort County Arts Council. Area writers are invited. For information, call Jerry Cuthrell, 946-9471.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
•Beaufort County Shrine Club, last Wednesday of month; 6:30-7:30 p.m., social hour; 7:30-8:30, business session.

•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides will be offered Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.
•Old Ford Church of Christ, presenting “The Birth & Life of Christ,” Wednesday, Dec. 12-Friday, Dec. 14, from 7 until 9 p.m. The pageant is a drive-through Panorama of the Nativity and other scenes from the Life of Christ. Please enter and exit at rear of church building from N.C. Highway 171 (Jamesville Highway). For more information, call 946-5883.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30
•Turkey Shoot, Wharton Station Ruritan Club, 7 p.m., Wharton Station Road, just off U.S. 264 W., Washington. Cost: $4 per round. Hot dogs and beverages also for sale.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1
•Saturday Night Jamboree,  6-8 p.m., Red Men’s Lodge, East Third St., Washington. Here comes Santa Claus! All area mentally and physically-challenged residents and volunteers are welcome. NOTE: Date for December meeting moved to first Saturday.
•The Octagon House hosting a Book Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first Saturday. Come by with a book or periodical you’ve read to exchange for a new one. Adult and children’s volumes. Free for members of the Octagon House Society; $1 for non-members.

•American Legion Post No. 15, 10 a.m., first Saturday, 200 American Legion Road, off Market Street Extension.
•Key Women of America Inc., noon, first Saturday, Spring Garden Baptist Church, 526 Gladden St., Washington.
•American Legion Post 313, Edward, 6 p.m., first Saturday.

MONDAY, DEC. 3
•U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-06, 7 p.m., first Monday, Golden Corral Restaurant, Carolina Avenue, Washington.
•Beaufort County Mental Health Association, 7 p.m., first Monday, Beaufort County Hospital Education Department.
•Aurora Town Board, 7 p.m., first Monday, Town Hall.
•Town of Williamston Board of Commissioners, 5:30 p.m., first Monday, Town Hall assembly room.
•Town of Belhaven Mayoral Advisory Committee for the Fire and Rescue Department Housing Needs, 7 p.m., first Monday, Council Chambers at Town Hall. Public is invited to attend.
•Washington County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., first Monday, 116 Adams St., Plymouth.
•Hyde County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., first and third Monday, Government Center in Swan Quarter and the School Commons in Ocracoke.
•Belhaven Recreation Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., first Monday, as needed, Council Chambers at Town Hall. Public is welcome.
•Washington Lodge No. 675, A.F. & A.M., first Monday, stated communication, 7:30 p.m.
•Hiram Lodge No. 11, stated communication, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday, lodge, Respess and Fifth streets.
•Tau Tribe No. 18, Improved Order of Red Men, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday.
•Natural Fibers Basket Guild, 6-8 p.m., Beaufort County Arts Council. Two monthly meetings: first Monday at The Blind Center and first Thursday at Beaufort County Arts Council. Membership open to all who want to collect, process and weave with natural materials. Contact: Lynn Hoyt, 945-6774.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4
•Pamlico Writers Group, new daytime meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., upstairs meeting room in the Brown Library. Interested persons are welcome.
•Bath Elementary School’s SIT meeting, 3:10 p.m., first Tuesday, Bath Media Center.
•Beaufort County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., first Tuesday, recreation hall, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 80 Cedar Circle, Washington. All who share an interest in genealogical research are welcome to attend.
•Bath Elementary School’s SIT meeting, 3:10 p.m., first Tuesday, Bath media center.
•All Veterans. A Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) service officer will be at Washington National Guard Armory, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, to assist veterans in registering at VA hospitals, etc. Appointment required; no walk-ins accepted. For more information or to make an appointment, call Donald L. Sayers, Commander for D.A.V. Chapter 48 at 252-946-7427 (leave name and telephone number).
•Orr Lodge No. 104 A.F.&A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday. All Master Masons welcome.
•H.S. Jones 521, 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday, Lodge building, Fifth and Respess streets.
•Optimist Club of Washington, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday, Frank’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 815 John Small Avenue. New members welcome.
•Women of the Moose, chapter meeting, 7 p.m., first Tuesday. Refreshments following meeting.
•Men’s Gospel Fellowship, 7 p.m., first Tuesday, Boyette Civic Center, Belhaven.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
•Pamlico Senior Citizens Club, 10:30 a.m., first Wednesday, Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center. Bring a covered dish.
•Plymouth Area Disabled American Veterans, 7 p.m., first Wednesday, Gerri’s New Skillet. For more information, call Bob Butcher, 793-6345 or Shirley, 793-2189.
•Aurora Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday, Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Main Street.
•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides will be offered Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.
•Old Ford Church of Christ, presenting “The Birth & Life of Christ,” Wednesday, Dec. 12-Friday, Dec. 14, from 7 until 9 p.m. The pageant is a drive-through Panorama of the Nativity and other scenes from the Life of Christ. Please enter and exit at rear of church building from N.C. Highway 171 (Jamesville Highway). For more information, call 946-5883.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
•Civitan on the Pamlico, 6-8 p.m., first Thursday, The Blind Center, Third and Harvey Street, Washington. Light refreshments. Contact information: Kay Summerfield, 946-0505.
•VFW Post 6088, 7 p.m., first and third Thursday. Foreign war veterans are welcome.
•Pinetown Ruritan Club, 7 p.m., first Thursday, at Club building. Meal served. Visitors welcome.
•Jeptha Chapter No. 1, Order of Eastern Star, 7 p.m., first Thursday, Hiram Lodge No. 11, corner Fifth and Respess streets.
•Natural Fibers Basket Guild, 6-8 p.m., Beaufort County Arts Council. Two monthly meetings: first Monday at The Blind Center and first Thursday at Beaufort County Arts Council. Membership open to all who want to collect, process and weave with natural materials. Contact: Lynn Hoyt, 945-6774.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7
•Washington County Board of Elections, 116 Adams St., Plymouth, 2 p.m., first Friday.
•Diabetes Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, first and third Friday, Seniors Center, 274 E. Main St., Belhaven. Nancy Ahearn, RN, 944-2144. Sponsored by Pungo District Hospital. 943-2992.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8
•Pettigrew State Park: 9 a.m. — Winter Waterfowl. Learn about waterfowl that migrate to Lake Phelps every year. Good time to sharpen your existing bird skills or begin your birding career. Dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring binoculars.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9
•Beaufort County Community Orchestra presenting Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., First Christian Church, 401 E. Second St., Washington. Free to the public.
•Old Ford Church of Christ, presenting “The Birth & Life of Christ,” Wednesday, Dec. 12-Friday, Dec. 14, from 7 until 9 p.m. The pageant is a drive-through Panorama of the Nativity and other scenes from the Life of Christ. Please enter and exit at rear of church building from N.C. Highway 171 (Jamesville Highway). For more information, call 946-5883.

MONDAY, DEC. 10
•Look Good … Feel Better, 2 p.m., second Monday, Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center. A hands-on group session for adult female cancer survivors currently in treatment who are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. Preregistration is required. Call Cancer Center, 975-4308.
•Bath Town Council, 7:30 p.m., second Monday, old Bath High School gym on Harding Street.
•DAV Chapter 48 and Auxiliary, meal, 6 p.m., second Monday, followed by meeting, Washington Housing Authority, Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, contact Melba Sayers, commander, 946-7427.

•Washington Evening Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., second Monday, Washington Blind Center, corner Harvey and Third Street.
•Town of Pantego meeting, 7 p.m., second Monday, Town Hall.
•Plymouth Town Council, 7 p.m., second Monday, Town Council meeting room, Strader Building.
•Washington County Library Board, 5:15 p.m., second Monday, library auditorium. Public is welcome.
•Consumer Family Advisory Committee of East Carolina Behavioral Health, 6-8 p.m., second Monday, ECDH LME Office, 112 Health Drive, Greenville. Contacts: email — cfacbeau@ecbhline.org; telephones — point person Inez Dudley at 252-523-0858 or 252-559-9137.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11
•Habitat for Humanity of Beaufort County, Board of Directors, 7 p.m., second Tuesday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Main and Bonner streets, Washington.
•Wharton Station Ruritan Club, 7:30 p.m., second Tuesday, club building, Wharton Station Road.
•Washington York Rite Bodies, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Orr Lodge, corner Third and Bonner streets. All Companions and Sir Knights are asked to attend.
•Adoption Issues and Education, 7 p.m., second Tuesday, ECU Newman Center, 953 E. 10th St., Greenville.
•Pamlico Writer’s Group, 7-9 p.m., every other Tuesday, Beaufort County Arts Council. Area writers are invited. For information, call Jerry Cuthrell, 946-9471.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
•Old Ford Church of Christ, presenting “The Birth & Life of Christ,” Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 12-14, from 7 until 9 p.m. The pageant is a drive-through Panorama of the Nativity and other scenes from the Life of Christ. Please enter and exit at rear of church building from N.C. Highway 171 (Jamesville Highway). For more information, call 946-5883.
•N.C. Estuarium: Mistletoe River Roving Rides, Dec. 12-14. Interested individuals can make reservations by calling 948-0000.
•Broad Creek EMS planning meeting, 7 p.m., second Wednesday every other month, Broad Creek Station, 7214 Broad Creek Rd. (Hwy. NC32 at Black Road.) All residents of the Bunyan fire district are invited. (Next meeting in February.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
•Washington Senior Dance, 7-10 p.m., Washington Civic Center. Music by The Colours Band. Hosts: Senior Dance Committee. Admission, $7. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing. No alcohol; no smoking; no children. For more information, call 946-1608 or 975-9368. Line Dance Class, 5-6 p.m. Free if attending dance; for more information, contact Sandra, 946-1608.
•Better Breathers Support Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., second Thursday, Vidant Wellness Center, Washington.The group is open to all who are interested, especially those you have, or are, caring for someone with chronic pulmonary issues. For more information, call 975-4227.
•Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, noon, second Thursday, King Chicken Restaurant. Purpose: To assess needs of at-risk youth in Beaufort County as well as fund and monitor programs targeting these juveniles. Lunch provided for all voting members, program directors and special guests. Any questions: Theresa Moore, 946-9425.
•Original Washington Branch, Association for the Study of African-American Life History, 7 p.m., second Thursday, Brown Library. Public invited.
•Beaufort County Shrine Club, Board of Directors, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., social hour; 7:30-8:30, business session.
•Washington County Child Advocacy Council, 7 p.m., second Thursday, the Weyerhaeuser Trowbridge Office Center on Ken Trowbridge Road.
•Swan Quarter Lions Club, 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, Mattamuskeet Senior Citizens Center. Persons interested in membership in the Lions Club may call 926-1391 for more information.
•Engelhard Sanitary District Board, 5 p.m., second Thursday, Davis Ventures. Open to public.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14
•HeART of the City Concert, performed by Beaufort County Choral Society, 7:30 p.m., Washington Civic Center. Free event.
•Friends of Hyde County’s Historic 1854 Courthouse presenting “Christmas in Hyde” Concert with pianist David Roach, 7 p.m., Swan Quarter Baptist Church, 336 Main St. Tickets available at the door, $10 per person.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15
•HeART of the City Concert, performed by Beaufort County Choral Society, 3 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath. Free event. For further information, contact Monica Ferrari, 975-1698.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16
•Down East ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig’s disease), 2 p.m., third Sunday, Outpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center of Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2310 Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville. The program will consist of updates on ALS and information sharing. Anyone from eastern North Carolina interested in learning more about the disease is invited to attend. For more details, contact Linda or Lewis Forrest, 252-746-4221.
•Croquet, 1:30 p.m., third Sunday, Bonner House grounds in Bath, weather permitting. All welcome. Guidance and encouragement as needed.

MONDAY, DEC. 17
•Parkinson’s Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., third Monday, First United Methodist Church, West Second Street, Washington. The group is open to those with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family, friends, and all interested members of the community. Short program, and an opportunity for discussion and fellowship. Light refreshments.
•Town of Williamston Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., third Monday, Town Hall assembly room.
•Tau Tribe No. 18, Improved Order of Red Men, first and third Monday. Meal, 6 p.m.; meeting 7 p.m.
•Hiram Lodge No. 11, stated communication, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday, lodge, Respess and Fifth streets.
•Washington Lodge No. 675, A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m., third Monday.
•American Legion Post No. 249, Belhaven, 7:30 p.m., third Monday, post home.
•Epilepsy Support Group, East Carolina Group, meets at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, 7 p.m., third Monday. Group open to all with concerns about epilepsy. There is no charge.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20
•VFW Post 6088, 7 p.m., first and third Thursday. Foreign war veterans are welcome.
•Golden Express Club, 11:30 a.m., third Thursday, Free Union Free Will Baptist Church fellowship hall. All senior citizens in area are welcome.
•Pathways to Hope, a support group for persons who have recently lost a loved one, 5:30 p.m., third Thursday, Hope Lodge conference room, Wellness Drive, Greenville. Free community service offered by the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. If planning to attend, or for more information, call 252-847-7943 or 1-800-223-9328.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21
•Diabetes Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, first and third Friday, Seniors Center, 274 E. Main St., Belhaven. Nancy Ahearn, RN, 944-2144. Sponsored by Pungo District Hospital. 943-2992.

TUESDAY, DEC. 25
•East Carolina Behavioral Health Area Board, 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every other month, EMS Building, 205 E. Main St., Williamston. Meeting in December and then again fourth Tuesday in February.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27
•Pettigrew State Park: 6:30 a.m. — Christmas Bird Count. Hike trails or drive the roads in the count area around Lake Phelps searching for birds. Improve your birding skills through independent observation and compilation for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The all day event will begin by meeting at the park office. Best of all, no fee this year!

SATURDAY, DEC. 29
•Pettigrew State Park: 9 a.m. — Tundra Swans. Come view and learn about these fascinating birds. Meet at the park office. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather and be prepared for a short hike.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15
•Pamlico Writers Group, new daytime meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., upstairs meeting room in the Brown Library. Interested persons are welcome.

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•Saturday Night Jamboree, 6-8 p.m., second Saturday, Red Men’s Lodge, 503 E. Third St., Washington. All area mentally/physically challenged residents and all volunteers are urged to attend.

•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Free admission. Snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks available. For more information, call Bennett Emory at 926-8621.

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•Down East ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig’s disease), 2 p.m., third Sunday, Outpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center of Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2310 Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville. Program will consist of information sharing and updates about ALS. Anyone from eastern North Carolina interested in learning more about the disease is invited to attend. For more details, contact Linda or Lewis Forrest, 252-746-4221.

•N.C. Estuarium: River Roving Educational River Tours – Learn about the history and habitats of the Washington waterfront.  These boat tours cruise the Pamlico River Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. No admission fee or other cost is involved for the tour, but advance reservations are required. Riders should check in 15 minutes in advance. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride; a responsible adult must accompany children under 16. River Roving 2012 sponsored by Lee Chevrolet-Buick of Washington. River Roving runs April-October. Call 948-0000 for reservations.

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