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Community calendar, Dec. 29, 2012

Published 10:31pm Friday, December 28, 2012

SATURDAY, DEC. 29
Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association annual oyster roast and steam shrimp fundraiser, 2-5 p.m., at the Fish House. Featuring Van O’Neal’s fish stew.
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.
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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 30
N.C. Estuarium: Art exhibit for December — “Continuing a Family Tradition in Art.” Artists Mimi Rumley Jakubowski, Mary-Walter Rumley and Mary Beth Rumley Evans showing their art work. Estuarium is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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, DEC. 31
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.
4Bingo 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, JAN. 1
Goose Creek State Park: 2 p.m. — New Year’s Celebration Hike. Start the New Year off right by hiking a popular 4-mile loop along several trails. Join the group and hike for your health. Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot.
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.
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.
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, JAN. 2
Down East Seniors not meeting this week. Next meeting will be Jan.9 at Blackbeard’s Restaurant.
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.
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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3
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.
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, JAN. 4
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 9 a.m. — Special called board meeting — Winter Board Retreat & Capital Outlay Visit, Ed Tech Center.
•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.
•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, JAN. 5
•Martin County Arts Council: Dance, 9:30 p.m. Music by Barney Conway & The Shadows. Admission, $7. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council.
•Goose Creek State Park: 2 p.m., Ivey Gut Trail Hike. Enjoy a refreshing two-and-a-half-mile hike along the Ivey Gut Trail. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot.
•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.
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: The Collisons of Jacksonville and Connie Liverman of Columbia. Free admission. Snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks available. For more information, call Bennett Emory at 926-8621.
•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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6
•N.C. Estuarium: Art exhibit for January — “Beaufort County Beauty.” Photographs by Liz Partrick, who enjoys riding around in the country and taking photos to capture disappearing structures and scenes, as well as photographing the beautiful Pamlico River. The Estuarium is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
•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, JAN. 7
•Town of Washington Park Board meeting, 7 p.m., Municipal Building. Agenda: Supervisor’s report; Public input; Old business; New business, Commissioners’ reports; Clerk’s report.
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 1 p.m. — Building/Grounds and Finance Committee meeting, Board of Education conference room.
•First United Methodist Church: United Methodist Women Board meeting, 10:30 a.m.
•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, JAN. 8
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 5 p.m. — Minority Hiring Practices Advisory Committee meeting, Board of Education conference room.
•First United Methodist Women Circles: 10:30 a.m. — Circle of Hope, Wesley Hall; Linda Titus, Asbury conference room. 11:15 — Lucille Carter, Women’s Bible classroom. 6 p.m. — Kaye Buckman, Asbury conference room; dinner served by Kaye Buckman and Louise Vosburgh; RSVP to Buckman, 946-9591 by Sunday, Jan. 6. 6:30 p.m. — Circle of Grace, fellowship hall. 7 p.m. — Agape, church parlor.
•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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10
•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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12
•Gospel Sing, at Riverside Campgrounds will not be held; closed for weekend.

MONDAY, JAN. 14
•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, JAN. 15
•Washington Park Garden & Community Club, noon, Municipal Building. Program: J&J’s Pet Rescue. Hostesses: Katherine Adams, Barbie Alligood and Mary Midyette.
•Pamlico Writers Group, new daytime meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., upstairs meeting room in the Brown Library. Interested persons are welcome.
•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).

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
•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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17
•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, JAN. 18
•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, JAN. 19
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: Touch of Grace of Harkers Island and Sarah Hardison of Jamesville. Free admission. Snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks available. For more information, call Bennett Emory at 926-8621.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20
•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, JAN. 21
•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.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22
•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.
•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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
•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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: The Overcomers of Washington. Free admission. Snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks available. For more information, call Bennett Emory at 926-8621.

MONDAY, JAN. 28
•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.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
•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 April.)

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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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