Going out Guide

TODAY

Pruning workshop

The Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a pruning workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Register at hands-onpruningworkshop.eventbrite.com. Contact: Chris Blaha at 232-2262 or email: ctblaha@ncsu.edu.

Encore Theatre auditions

Encore Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production, “Cotton Patch Gospel,” at the Encore Building, 1176 U.S. Highway 17, Elizabeth City, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Compass 101

Dismal Swamp State Park will host Compass 101 in the park auditorium at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn how to use a compass. Contact: Katie Sanford at 771-6593.

Paraphernalia party

Members of PSI XI Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host its 2nd annual Paraphernalia Party at the CPOA Club, 514 Cardwell St., Elizabeth City, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $20. Attendees must be at least 21 and have a ticket. Proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship for youth. Contact: Juease Dunlap at 757-630-4784.

MONDAY

Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club will discuss Delia Owens’ book, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” at the Camden Library at 3:30 p.m.

Library classes

Pasquotank Library will offer a Word 1 class Monday and a Word 2 class Tuesday. Both classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 335-7536.

Bingo games

The Cosmopolitan Club will sponsor 20 Bingo games, including three jackpots. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Smoking is prohibited.

TUESDAY

Library programs

Pasquotank Library will offer classes with a “home” theme for kids ages 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A similar class will be held for kids ages 1-2 Wednesday at the same time.

Library programs

Camden Library will offer Storytime for kids of all ages Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and for kids ages 4-8 at 3:30 p.m. The LEGO Club will also meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

THURSDAY

Youth cooking class

The Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a Youth Instant Pot cooking class for kids ages 10-18 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is a $15 class fee. Register at youthinstantpot.eventbrite. Contact: 232-2262.

Chamber annual dinner

The Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 109th annual dinner at the K.E. White Center at 6 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, cocktails and a dinner by Montero’s. Keynote speaker Brad Hurdle will discuss generational diversity in the workplace. Tickets are $50 or $425 for a corporate table for eight. Contact: 335-4365 or elizabethcitychamber.org.

UPCOMING

Library class

Pasquotank Library will offer a Tech Help computer class Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Sports challenge/youth banquet

Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church will host the 6th annual NFL Sports Challenge and Youth Sports Banquet in the church fellowship hall Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. Dexter Jackson-Heard, principal of P.W. Moore Elementary School, will be the speaker. Tickets are $10. Contact: 335-1253.

Winter birding basics

Dismal Swamp State Park will host a winter birding basics class in the park auditorium Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. Attendees should dress for a 15-minute outside hike. Contact: Katie Sanford at 771-6593.

Library classes

Pasquotank Library will offer a Word Fillable Forms computer class Monday, Feb. 3; a Facebook class Tuesday, Feb. 4; an Excel 1 class Wednesday, Feb. 5; a Powerpoint 1 class Thursday, Feb. 6; a Gmail basics class Friday, Feb. 7. All classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 335-7536.

Library programs

Camden Library will offer Toddler Storytime for kids ages 2-4 Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 4-5, at 10 a.m.; Baby Storytime for kids ages up to 2 Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m.; and Big Kid Storytime for kids ages 4-8 Thursday, Feb. 6, at 3:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Library programs

Pasquotank Library will offer a class with a “friendship” theme for kids ages 3-5 Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A similar class will be held for kids ages 1-2 with an adult Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the same time.

History for Lunch

Museum of the Albemarle will host the History for Lunch program, “Harlem Renaissance & Winton Triangle” Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12:15 p.m. Marvin Jones will be the speaker. Contact: 331-4032.

Happy Trails horse camp

Currituck County 4-H will host a Happy Trails horse camp Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Points, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages 8-14. The camp fee is $10. Reserve your spot at happytrailsfebruary.eventbrite.com. Following the camps will be an Equine Science class for kids ages 8-18. The class is free. You can reserve your spot at equinesciencefebruary.eventbrite.com.

Beekeeping 101

The Beekeepers of the Albemarle will present a four-night Beekeeping 101 course in the fellowship hall at Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 U.S. Highway 17 S., Elizabeth City, Thursdays, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27. The class hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $35. Register online through Eventbrite.com. Contact: beekeepersofthealbemarle@gmail.com for questions.

AoA gala

Arts of the Albemarle will host its Roaring Twenties Gala Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The fundraising gala will feature the Top Hats band, a catered dinner and live and silent auctions. Corporate tables for eight are $1,250, individual tables for eight are $1,000, bistro tables for two are $150 and individual table seating is $125. Contact: 777-ARTS or visit AoA.

Paint N party

Museum of the Albemarle will celebrate Dr. Seuss with a Paint N’ Party Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cupcakes and drinks will be served afterward. Cost is $25, $23 for Friend of Museum of the Albemarle members. A completed registration form and payment are required for guaranteed registration for program. Registration forms and checks can be mailed to: Museum of the Albemarle 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Contact: 335-1453.

Shag dance lessons

River City Shag Club will offer free Carolina shag dance lessons for beginners at YMCA at the Pines in Elizabeth City at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 19 through March 18. There’s a $3 facility charge. No partner necessary. Wear leather sole shoes. Email: rivercityshagclub@hotmail.com for details, or call 757-288-1301.

Friday, Feb. 7

‘Hee Haw Show’

The Rocky Hock Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual “Hee Haw Show,” featuring the Rocky Hock Opry Band, at the Rocky Hock Community Center, 126 Evans Bass Road, Edenton, Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Byrum Hardware in Edenton or by calling 333-8567.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Make and Take: Valentines

Museum of the Albemarle will host Make and Take: Valentines Saturday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 331-4032.

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park will host a Denizens of the Dismal program in the park auditorium at 11 a.m. Other programs are Saturday, Feb. 29 Contact: Katie Sanford at 771-6593.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Library programs

Camden Library will offer Toddler Storytime Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 11-12 for kids ages 2 to 4 at 10 a.m. and Storytime with a Park Ranger on Wednesday for kids of all ages at 4 p.m.; Baby Storytime Thursday, Feb. 13 for kids ages birth to 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Big Kid Storytime for kids ages 4 to 8 at 3:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Monday, Feb. 10

Library classes

Pasquotank Library will offer a Word 1 computer class Monday, Feb. 10; a Tech Help class Tuesday, Feb. 11; an Excel 2 class Wednesday, Feb. 12; a Tech Help class Thursday, Feb. 13; a Mouse and Keyboarding class Friday, Feb. 14. All classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 335-7536.

Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club will meet Monday, Feb. 10 at the Pasquotank Library at 4 p.m. They will discuss the book, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Contact: 335-2473.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Library programs

Pasquotank Library will offer preschool classes themed Valentines Day Tuesday, Feb. 11 for kids ages 3 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There will be a similar class held for kids ages 1 to 2 with an adult Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the same time.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Pasquotank Library in the Community Room from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Black history month program

Pasquotank Library will host their Black History Month Program Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. Melissa Stuckey, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Elizabeth City State University Honors Program, will speak about “Freedmen Communities and Black Towns in North Carolina.”

Monday, Feb. 17

Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club will meet Monday, Feb. 17 at Camden Library at 3:30 p.m. They will discuss the book, The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Contact: 331-2543.

Monday, Feb. 17

Library classes

Pasquotank Library will offer a Word 2 computer class Monday, Feb. 17; a Powerpoint 1 class Tuesday, Feb. 18; a Gmail Basic class Wednesday, Feb. 19; a Word 1 class Thursday, Feb. 20; a Tech Help class Friday, Feb. 21. All classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 335-7536.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Library programs

Pasquotank Library will offer preschool classes themed sharing Tuesday, Feb. 18 for kids ages 3 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There will be a similar class held for kids ages 1 to 2 with an adult Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the same time.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Black history month program

Pasquotank Library will host their Black History Month Program Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. Latif Tarik, University Archivist and Assistant Professor of History, will speak about “Revisiting the works of Herbert Aptheker: Maroons within the present limits of the United States.”

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Library programs

Camden Library will offer Toddler Storytime Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 18-19 for kids ages 2 to 4 at 10 a.m.; Baby Storytime Thursday, Feb. 20 for kids ages birth to 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Big Kid Storytime for kids ages 4 to 8 at 3:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Museum to host Tot Time

Museum of the Albemarle will host a Tot Tme program on “Punxsutawney Phil and Other Groundhogs” Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. The event, which includes a hands-on activity, is for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, Feb. 15

All About Bats

The Dismal Swamp State Park will host All About Bats Saturday, Feb. 15 in the auditorium at 10 a.m. Contact: Katie Sanford at 771-6593.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Solitary bees presentation

The Currituck County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau will host a Solitary Bees presentation Thursday, Feb. 20 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center, at 9 a.m. Don Campbell will teach about solitary bees and how you can make your own simple “Air Bee and Bee” for these great garden guests. Register online at mastergardenersspeakerbureau.eventbrite.com. Contact: Chris Baha for questions or accommodations for people with disabilities at 232-2262 or email ctblaha@ncsu.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Winter Tree ID

The Dismal Swamp State Park will host a Winter Tree ID Saturday, Feb. 22 in the auditorium at 2 p.m. Dress for the weather, you will go outside for 30 minutes. Contact: Katie Sanford at 771-6593.

Harlem Renaissance centennial celebration

Museum of the Albemarle will host a Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebration Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: 331-4032.

Monday, Feb. 24

LEGO Club

LEGO Club will meet Monday, Feb. 24 at Camden Library for kids of all ages from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Monday, Feb. 24

Library classes

Pasquotank Library will offer an Excel 1 computer class Monday, Feb. 24; a Word 2 class Tuesday, Feb. 25; a Mouse and Keyboarding class Wednesday, Feb. 26; an Excel 2 class Thursday, Feb. 27; a Facebook class Friday, Feb. 28. All classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 335-7536.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Library programs

Pasquotank Library will offer preschool classes themed Fun Day Tuesday, Feb. 25 for kids ages 3 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There will be a similar class held for kids ages 1 to 2 with an adult Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the same time.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Library programs

Camden Library will offer Toddler Storytime Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 25-26 for ages 2 to 4 at 10 a.m.; Baby Storytime Thursday, Feb. 27 for kids ages birth to 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Big Kid Storytime for kids ages 4 to 8 at 3:30 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Black history month program

Pasquotank Library will host their Black History Month Program Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. Glen Bowman, Professor of History, will speak on “Celebrating a Tri-Centennial: Elizabeth City’s African American community and the pivotal year of 1919.”

Friday, Feb. 28

Harriet the movie

Pasquotank Library will play the movie, Harriet, Friday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, March 13

Youth container herbs class

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host a Gardening and Cooking: Youth Container Herbs class Friday, March 13 at 120 Community Way, Barco, for kids ages 10-18 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The class fee is $20. Reserve your child’s seat today by first completing the class registration and payment at youthcontainerherbs.eventbrite.com. Then complete your child’s 2020 4-H online enrollment at 4honline.com . Contact: Olivia Patchel at 232-2261, email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu or Sherry Fischlschweiger at sherry_fischlschweiger@ncsu.edu

Saturday, Feb. 29

Dr. Seuss paint n party

The Museum of the Albemarle will celebrated Dr. Seuss with a Paint N’ Party Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cupcakes and drinks will be served after the party. A completed registration form and payment are necessary to have guaranteed registration for program. You can find registration forms on the museum’s Facebook or pick one up at the museum. Registration forms and checks can be mailed to: Museum of the Albemarle 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Cost is $25 per person and $23 for FOMOA members. Contact: 335-1453.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Page Turners Book Club

Perquimans Library’s Page Turners Book Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. They will discuss the book, The Last Child by John Hart.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Greenhouse workshop

The NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host a Greenhouse Workshop Thursday, Feb. 13 at 120 Community Way, Barco, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is free. Register online at www.eventbrite.greenhouseworkshop . Contact: Chris Blaha at 232-2262 or email: ctblaha@ncsu.edu.

Underground Railroad film

The Albemarle Voices for Diverse Culture will sponsor a premier of the film, “Underground Railroad in Northeast North Carolina” at Museum of the Albemarle, Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact: Charlotte Patterson at 335-1453.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Adult seafood cooking class

The NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will offer an Adult Seafood Cooking Class Thursday, Feb. 27 at 120 Community Way, Barco, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class fee is $15. Reserve your seat by completing the class registration and payment at adultseafoodclass.eventbrite.com . Contact: 232-2261.

Youth seafood cooking class

The NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will host a Youth Seafood Cooking Class Thursday, Feb. 27 at 120 Community Way, Barco, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The class fee is $15. Reserve your child’s seat by first completing the class registration and payment at youthseafoodcooking.eventbrite.com and then complete your child’s 2020 4hOnline enrollment at 4honline.com . Contact: 232-2261.

Roaring Twenties Gala

Arts of the Albemalre will host its Roaring Twenties Gala Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The fundraising gala will feature the Top Hats band, a catered dinner and live and silent auctions. Tables of 8 are $1,250, individual tables of 8 are $1,000, bistro tables for 2 are $150 and individual table seating is $125. Seating is limited. Contact: 777-ARTS or visit AoA.

Landscaper’s school

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host a “Landscapers School” Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Register online at currituck-landscapers-school.eventbrite.com. Contact: Chris Blaha at 252-232-2262 or email ctblaha@ncsu.edu with questions or accommodations for people with disabilities.

Friday, March 13

Adult container herbs class

NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will host an Adult Container Herbs class Friday, March 13 at 120 Community Way, Barco, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class fee is $20. Reserve your seat today by completing the class registration and payment at adultcontainerherbs.eventbrite.com . Contact: Olivia Patchel at olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu or Adam Formella at adam_formella@ncsu.edu or 232-2261.

Thursday, March 19

Clay pots workshop

The Currituck County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau will host a “Lets Get Creative with Clay Pots” workshop Thursday, March 19 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center, at 9 a.m. Marcia Steele will be the instructor. Register online at mastergardenersspeakerbureau.eventbrite.com. Contact: Chris Baha for questions or accommodations for people with disabilities at 232-2262 or email ctblaha@ncsu.edu.

Thursday, April 23

Container salad greens class

N.C. Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will host a Youth Container Salad Greens class Thursday, April 23 for kids ages 10 to 18 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Class fee is $20. Reserve your child’s seat by first completing the class registration and payment at youthcontainersaladgreens.eventbrite.com . For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities contact Olivia Patchel at 232-2261, email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu or Sherry Fischlschweiger at sherry_fischlschweiger@ncsu.edu no later than ten business days before the event.Send calendar information to kgrizzard@reflector.com.