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TUESDAY, AUG. 14
•Human Relations Council, 6:30 p.m., 102 E. Second St., Municipal Building in Council Chambers, Washington. Members of the City Council will be present and local citizens are encouraged to attend. Any questions, contact Reatha B. Johnson, assistant city clerk, 975-9333.
•N.C. Estuarium: “Rescue Men — the Story of the Pea Island Life Savers — 1896,” 1-2 p.m. Program free, $2. This documentary film takes a closer look at the story of an all-black lifesaving station on the Outer Banks in the late 1800s. Suitable for adults and students 7th grade and up.
•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.
•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.
•Dockside Devotion, 7 p.m., Tuesdays throughout the summer, Bonner Point in Bath. Enjoy the scenery and hear a short 10 minute, ecumenical devotion presented by local clergy and lay speakers.
•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.
•Aurora Recreation Department sponsors an exercise class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Aurora Community Center. Cost, $1.50 per class. For information, call 322-5448.
•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, AUG. 15
•Road Closing: SR1411 (Robersonville Rd.), both directions, Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Detour: SR1411 (Robersonville Rd.) to SR1410 (VOA Rd.) to SR1001 (Cherry Run Rd.) back to SR1411. Length: 4 miles. Reason: Replacing a crossline on SR1411, 0.25 mile from Cherry Run Road.
•Red Cross Blood Drive: Hackney & Sons, 400 Hackney Ave., Washington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goal: 30.
•Wednesday Evening Market, 5-8 p.m., every Wednesday, Beaufort County Developmental Center, 1534 W. Fifth St., Washington. Fresh produce, baked goods and more available from local farmers and artisans. For more information, contact Mark Batton, 946-0151.
•Hyde County Board of Education, special called meeting, 1 p.m., Board of Education conference room, O.A. Peay School, Swan Quarter. Purpose of meeting is a policy work session, board training session, capital funds projects, property leases and personnel matters.
•Down East Seniors, 10 a.m., Hampton Inn, 2085 W. 15th St., Washington. Durwood Cratch will present Jay McRoy, county commissioner, who will talk on the issue of golf cart types of vehicles driving on state maintained roads.
•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.
•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.
•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, AUG. 16
•Red Cross Blood Drive: First Church of Christ, 520 E. 10th St., Washington, 3-7:30 p.m. Goal: 35.
•N.C. Estuarium: Fish Printing T-Shirts, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Program fee, $2. Decorate your own T’s with prints of fish and other critters. Bring your own T-shirt. Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult. It is best to wear old clothes. Call for reservations, 948-0000. (Children and Adults.)
•Bereavement Support Group of Hillside Funeral Service, 7 p.m., third Thursday, in parlor of First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Second St., Washington. Directed by Jo-Ann Ingersoll. Use lighted entrance off Van Norden Street. Light refreshments. Open to everyone in the community. RSVP at 975-4500.
•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.
•Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s Thursday Night Jam Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Alley Coffeehouse in the 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, AUG. 17
•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.
•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.
•Washington Moose Lodge, 322 Flanders Filters Road, Bingo, 7:30 p.m., Fridays. Refreshments available. Public invited.
•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.
•Washington High School, Class of 1972, holding 40th year reunion Aug. 24-25. Call 252-946-8752 for more information.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18
•Friends of Hyde County’s Historic 1854 Courthouse accepting reservations through Aug. 18 for 28-hour Impressionist Oil Painting workshop given by Mark Hierholzer. Eight Saturday sessions September through December. Contact Judy McLawhorn, 943-8991.
•Goose Creek State Park: 6 p.m. — Palmetto Boardwalk Hike. An easy two-mile hike through one of North Carolina’s most beautiful wetlands. See firsthand how Mother Nature can quickly and drastically change the environment. Periodic stops to discuss a variety of things that make up and inhabit the Park. Bring camera. Meet at park Visitor Center and bring bug spray.
•Pettigrew State Park: 7 p.m. — Animals and Camouflage. Meet in picnic area. Learn about the many animal species that live in our area and how they survive.

•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: Called Out of Greenville. Free admission. Snack bar available. For more information, call Bennett Emory, 926-8621, or (cell) 944-6081.
•Beaufort County Traditional Music Association Saturday Morning Jam, Union Alley Coffeehouse in Inner Banks Artisans’ Center, 158 W. Main St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All musicians are welcome to play. Free admission.
•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.
•Beaufort County High School Alumni, Pantego, holding its first Community Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Activities for whole family and all members of community and area businesses are invited to become involved in the event. For more information, contact Pat Saunders, 525-9454, Trumilla King, 814-4338, or Ruth Mann, 943-2307.
•P.S. Jones High School, classes of 1960, ’61 and ’62, holding reunion on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building on Cherry Run Road, Washington.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19
•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. Dr. Robert Frere, a neurologist and director of the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Clinic in Greenville, will give an update on the clinic, ALS research, clinical trials and other interesting information. 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 August — “Coastal Memories through Photography.” Photographs by Louise Sharpless. Show includes new work by the artist as she explores High Dynamic Range Photography. The images are composed of three different exposures of the same subject and then combined into one image by using a specific software package.
•Beaufort County Arts Council 5th annual Juried Photography Exhibit, will continue through Aug. 30 at the Washington Civic Center.
•Ye Olde Academy Museum in Pantego having open house each Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Public invited.
•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. Call 945-7704.
•Washington High School, Class of 1972, holding 40th year reunion Aug. 24-25. Call 252-946-8752 for more information.

MONDAY, AUG. 20
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 7:30 a.m. — Special Called Board meeting, Closed Session 143-318.11 to prevent disclosure of confidential personnel files under 115C-321, Board of Education conference room.
•Parkinson’s Support Group, will not meet in August. Next meeting will be Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, West Second Street, Washington.
•Hyde County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., first and third Monday, Hyde County Government Center multi-use room, Swan Quarter.
•Town of Williamston Board of Commissioners, 5:30 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.
•Washington High School Class of 2013. Senior Breakfast to be held Monday, Aug. 27, to honor the WHS Class of 2013, 7:20 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. in the WHS gymnasium. All seniors are invited to attend this celebratory event.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21
•Beaufort County Board of Education, monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Board of Education conference room.
•Medicare Part D program, 5:30 p.m., First Church of Christ, 520 E. 10th St., Washington, announced by Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center. Guest speaker: Marty Dail. Learn information about how to choose the right prescription drug plan and what financial benefits you may be eligible for. Dinner provided. Call 975-4308 ext. 132 to preregister.
•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.)
•Aftercare Support Group, 6 p.m., third Tuesday, Grace Harwell Senior Center in Washington, sponsored by Community Home Care & Hospice, to help bring together anyone who has lost a loved one, family member or close friend. Program designed to provide support, guidance and fellowship to people working through the grief process. Refreshments provided. 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).
•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.
•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.
•Dockside Devotion, 7 p.m., Tuesdays throughout the summer, Bonner Point in Bath. Enjoy the scenery and hear a short 10 minute, ecumenical devotion presented by local clergy and lay speakers.
•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.
•Aurora Recreation Department sponsors an exercise class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Aurora Community Center. Cost, $1.50 per class. For information, call 322-5448.
•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, AUG. 22
•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.
•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, AUG. 23
•John Small Elementary School holding Open House from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
•Chocowinity Primary School holding Curriculum Presentation and Meet Your Teacher event. Two options are available for parents — Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-6 p.m., or Friday, Aug. 24, 9-10 a.m. Presentations of academic expectations and goals for 2012/13 school year.
•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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24
•Red Cross Blood Drive: Bethany United Methodist Church, 2766 S. Savannah Road, Belhaven, 2-7 p.m. Goal: 30.
•Brown Library hosting a Back to School Book to Movie event, 2 p.m. Movie based on the Hunger Games trilogy. Popcorn will be provided. Early arrivals may receive posters and other giveaways. Rated PG-13. Seating is limited.

SATURDAY, AUG. 25
•Beaufort County Republican Party hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its headquarters at 11 a.m. Public is welcome to attend and meet candidates and elected officials. Light refreshments. Headquarters located at 208 N. Market St., Washington, 946-9142.
•Goose Creek State Park: 6 p.m. — All About Bats. Meet in park Visitor Center to learn about some of our native bats and serious issues they are facing. Learn ways to help reduce bugs in your own backyard while helping one of our most misunderstood animals.
•Gospel Sing, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Campgrounds, N.C. Highway 45 North, Ponzer. Singers: Touch of Grace of Harkers Island 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 High School Alumni, Pantego, holding its first Community Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Activities for whole family and all members of community and area businesses are invited to become involved in the event. For more information, contact Pat Saunders, 525-9454, Trumilla King, 814-4338, or Ruth Mann, 943-2307.
•P.S. Jones High School, classes of 1960, ’61 and ’62, holding reunion on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building on Cherry Run Road, Washington.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26
•Red Cross Blood Drives: Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington, 12:30-4 p.m. Goal: 42. Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, 4961 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, 1-5 p.m. Goal: 25. Vidant Beaufort Hospital, 628 E. 12th St., Washington, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Goal: 35. Washington Assembly of God, 2029 W. Fifth St., Washington, 4-8 p.m. Goal: 25.
•Beaufort County NAACP, 5 p.m., fourth Sunday, Westbrook Housing Authority, 100 Manuel Drive, Washington.

MONDAY, AUG. 27
•Washington High School Class of 2013. Senior Breakfast to honor the WHS Class of 2013 will be held from 7:20 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. in the WHS gymnasium. All seniors are invited to attend this celebratory event.
•Alzheimer’s Walk Steering Committee, 4:30 p.m., River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center conference room, to plan the Oct. 6 Alzheimer’s Walk and Education Fair. Anyone interested is welcome. Attend meeting or call Donna Woolard, 927-4754.
•Caregivers Support Group, 5:30 p.m., fourth Monday, sitting room, 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).

TUESDAY, AUG. 28
•Washington York Rite Bodies, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Orr Lodge, corner Third and Bonner streets.
•East Carolina Behavioral Health Area Board, 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every other month, EMS Building, 205 E. Main St., Williamston. Meeting June 26 and then in August.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29
•Beaufort County Shrine Club, last Wednesday of month; 6:30-7:30 p.m., social hour; 7:30-8:30, business session.

•Diabetes Support Group, 2 p.m., last Wednesday of month, Chocowinity Family Care, 740 Bragaw Lane, coordinated by Tracey Respess, a certified diabetes educator. Group is free and open to anyone who has diabetes or is a caregiver for a person with diabetes. For more information, call the practice, 946-9562.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
•Beaufort County High School Alumni, Pantego, holding its first Community Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities for whole family and all members of community and area businesses are invited to become involved in the event. For more information, contact Pat Saunders, 525-9454, Trumilla King, 814-4338, or Ruth Mann, 943-2307.
•P.S. Jones High School, classes of 1960, ’61 and ’62, holding reunion at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building on Cherry Run Road, Washington.
•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, SEPT. 3
•Washington USCG Auxiliary, 7 p.m., first Monday, at Woogie’s in Chocowinity.
•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, 7 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, SEPT. 4
•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.
•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, SEPT. 5
•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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 4:30 p.m. — Personnel and Curriculum Committee, Board of Education conference room.
•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, SEPT. 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.
•Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild presenting its 2012 Quilt Show, Sept. 28-29, Washington Civic Center, 110 N. Gladden St., Washington. Admission, $4. Wheelchair accessible. Featuring a judged quilt exhibit and sale, homemade gifts, demonstrations, donation quilt (tickets $1 each), tricentennial quilt presentation. For more information, call Ann Bergbauer, 252-940-1186.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
•Mother of Mercy Catholic Church having its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on church grounds, 112 W. Ninth St., Washington. Food, live music, crafters, games, raffles and Chinese auction.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10
•Beaufort County Board of Education: 1 p.m. — Building, Grounds and Finance Committee, Board of Education conference room.
•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, SEPT. 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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
•Better Breathers Support Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., second Thursday, Vidant Wellness Center (formerly Lifestyles Medical Fitness Center), Washington.
•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, SEPT. 15
•Pettigrew State Park: 3 p.m. — Scuppernong River Cruise. Join a park ranger for a cruise down the Scuppernong River in a park boat. Free program will last about 1.5 hours. Preregistration is required as space is limited. For more information and to sign up for program, call 797-4475. Bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Meet at the Spruill’s Bridge boat ramp.
•Mother of Mercy Catholic Church having its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on church grounds, 112 W. Ninth St., Washington. Food, live music, crafters, games, raffles and Chinese auction.

MONDAY, SEPT. 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.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
•Beaufort County Board of Education, monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Board of Education conference room.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
•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.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
•Mother of Mercy Catholic Church having its annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on church grounds, 112 W. Ninth St., Washington. Food, live music, crafters, games, raffles and Chinese auction.
•Pettigrew State Park: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Indian Heritage Day. Picnic area. Learn about the Algonquian Indians that used to live here. See how they lived, hunted and traveled and get to try your hand with the atlatl and digging out a dugout canoe.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
•Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild presenting its 2012 Quilt Show, Washington Civic Center, 110 N. Gladden St., Washington. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission, $4. Wheelchair accessible. Featuring a judged quilt exhibit and sale, homemade gifts, demonstrations, donation quilt (tickets $1 each), tricentennial quilt presentation. For more information, call Ann Bergbauer, 252-940-1186.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6
•Pettigrew State Park: 2 p.m. — Art in the Park. Picnic area. Come and enjoy “Art in the Park.” Explore the world around us through art. No artistic experience required. Wear clothes suitable for painting. Will be doing Gyotaku (fish stamping), nature rubbings, and track art. Call 797-4475 to register. Park programs are Free.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
•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 December.)

SATURDAY, OCT. 13
•Pettigrew State Park: 1 p.m. — Canoeing the Scuppernong. Meet at Spruill’s Bridge Boat Ramp. Come for a relaxing fall paddle down the Scuppernong River. Learn about its fascinating ecology and history. Registration is required. Call park office, 797-4475 to sign up or for more information.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20
•Pettigrew State Park: 4 p.m. — Fall Festival. Picnic area. Come out to Pettigrew for a pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin chunkin’, spooky stories around a campfire with smores and a hayride down to the Pettigrew Cemetery. Event sponsored by Friends of Pettigrew State Park and is free to the public.

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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. Reservations for tours can be made as of March 12. Tours begin in April and run through October. The boat tours cruise the Pamlico River Wednesdays through Saturdays. There is no cost for the tour, but advance reservations are required. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride; a responsible adult must accompany children under 16. Call 948-0000 for reservations.