December 1

Pesticide Disposal Day

A pesticide disposal day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CA Perry Valhalla / Cardinal Chemical, 1462 Virginia Road, Edenton. The Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program (PDAP) is a consumer services program in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The PDAP, part of the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, is a non-regulatory program that provides cost-free assistance to farmers and homeowners. The goal of the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program is to assist the citizens of North Carolina by managing and supervising the safe collection and lawful disposal of banned, out-dated, or unwanted pesticides. For information, contact Matthew Leary at 252-482-6585.

December 12

Aces’ band concert

The John A. Holmes High School Band A, B and full-remote cohorts will perform live starting at 10 a.m. Drive slowly through the front campus of the school (just like you would for dinner plate pick ups) for a bit of holiday cheer! Donations for the band’s instrument drive are welcome.

Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas parade in Edenton will be held this year. Edenton-Chowan Chamber of the Commerce will host a reverse (drive-thru) parade from 10 a.m. to noon. Parade entries will be lined up along the SAGA property between Duck Thru and the Morris Circle neighborhood, which is accessible by Virginia Road. Applications for entries can be picked up at the chamber office.

December 14

Community prayer

The community is invited to attend monthly neighborhood prayer sponsored by Edenton-Chowan Community Against Violence. The group rotates the gatherings by Police Zones and invites all residents to join them as they pray for unity, peace and restoration throughout Edenton. The December prayer covering Police Zone 12 will be held at 5 p.m. at Praise Temple Worship Center, 820 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Edenton. Please wear a mask. We will meet rain or shine. Depending on the temperature , we will try to gather outside. If we go inside, we will be aware of social distancing. Everyone is invited, especially if you live in the neighborhood near Praise Temple Worship Center.

December 17

Virtual coffee with a cop

Join Edenton Police Department via Zoom for Virtual Coffee With a Cop at 8:30 a.m. Join the Zoom Meeting by logging into Zoom and using Meeting ID: 553 190 1948 ; password: 1722 .

Recurring Events

Saturdays

Turkey shots

Belvidere-Chappell Hill Volunteer Fire Department will host turkey shoots every Saturday in November starting at 7 p.m. at the fire department on Drinking Hole Road, Belvidere. Only 12, 20 4-10 gauge shotguns allowed. Ammunition will be provided. Refreshments will be available; no alcohol allowed. Participants will shoot for turkeys, hams, sausage and more. For information, call publicity chairman Lee Dail at 252-331-3279.

Mondays

Al-Non

Edenton Family Al-Anon Group will meet — via Zoom — at 8 p.m. each Monday. For information on the group or its calls, call 252-339-1472 or 252-706-0219.

American Legion Bingo

Bingo will be held at American Legion Post 40. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with early bird games starting at 7 p.m. and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Progressive jackpot.

Tuesdays

Caregivers Day Out

Caregivers Day Out is designed for families who live with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. Specifically, this program offers families a safe environment to take their family member while they attend to appointments or errands. The Caregiver’s Day Out program operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. The director, Cindy Thomas, and a small group of volunteers will attentively care for your family member. Games, music, crafts and lunch are provided and the cost is $20 per day. If you are interested in or know someone who may benefit from this program, call Thomas at 252-506-1020.

Wednesdays,

Saturdays

Farmers Market

Edenton Farmers Market will be open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at its acility on North Broad St. All vendors will wear masks and all customers are required to wear masks too, especially inside the building. If someone does not have a mask, one will be provided upon entering the building. Masks are required unless you have a condition that prevents you from wearing a mask.

ONGOING

Food bank volunteers

Food Bank of the Albemarle is seeking volunteers Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Masks are required. Contact www.afoodbank.org/volunteer or email Brian Gray at brgray@afoodbank.org.

Free vessel checks

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-02 is providing free safety inspections for all manner of vessels, call or text Flotilla Commander Jeffery Russell at 252-340-3272.

Contact Nicole Bowman-Layton at nlayton@ncweeklies.com.