TODAY

VFW weekly meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a 12-inch submarine sandwich meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

‘Leaving Iowa’

College of The Albemarle will host auditions for its next show, “Leaving Iowa,” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. COA needs three men and three women to perform the comedy. Performances are Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 6, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. Contact: Sandra Krueger at sandra_krueger@albemarle.edu or at 335-0821, ext. 2215.

THURSDAY

EIC mask giveaway

The Economic Improvement Council will give away 1,000 masks each to 13 area school districts at a pop-up tent at 712 Hertford Road, Edenton, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The mask giveaway is a drive-through event. Contact: Dana Lewis at 252-482-4495, ext. 113.

Tot Time Virtually

Museum of the Albemarle will host its monthly Tot Time Virtually program at 10 a.m. Participants will learn about cameras before they were built into cellphones. There will be a hands-on activity. Families must register in advance by emailing lori.meads@ncdcr.gov with name and number of participants by 2 p.m. on Monday.

STEM Outreach

The Community STEM Outreach program will host its first virtual STEM event of the year, “Snowball Catapult,” at 5:30 p.m. Pre-register for a free science kit for the event at www.albemarle.edu/stem. Science kits may be picked up at any COA campus this week.

SUNDAY

Shriners turkey shoot

The Elizabeth City Shrine Club will hold a turkey shoot at 176 Chantilly Road in Camden at 1 p.m. The cost for turkey shoot is $3, $4 for the sausage shoot and $5 for the ham shoot. No shotguns with barrel over 36 inches allowed and loaner shotguns will be available. Contact: Syd Hill at 548-8552.

MONDAY

King March at ECSU

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March will begin at the G.R. Little Library at 10 a.m. A service will follow at Charles Creek Park at 11 a.m. Contact: Pastor Tim Stallings at 619-0613.

King Day of Service

Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event at its store at 306 Mill St., Elizabeth City, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers will be able to purchase items at the end of the day with a 10% discount applied. Groups are welcome. Masks are required. To sign up, call Stephanie Brickhouse at 252-207-3784.

King Day of Service

Food Bank of the Albemarle will host a Day of Service event encouraging volunteerism on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The following shifts are available: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. To sign up, email Brian Gray at brgray@afoodbank.org.

Grief Share

Evangelical Methodist Church will host the 13-week Grief Share program for those who have lost a loved one at 820 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15 for a work book. Carol Squires is the facilitator. Contact: (252)264-2254.

UPCOMING

VFW weekly meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a sauerkraut and kielbasa meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

History for Lunch

Museum of the Albemarle will host its History for Lunch from Home program Wednesday, Jan. 20 at noon. Sharon Meade, curator and community services liaison for the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, will give a presentation on the “Hunts Clubs of Currituck County.” Register in advance for the online program at the museum’s Facebook page or website at museumofthealbemarle.com.

New exhibit at museum

Museum of the Albemarle will open its latest small exhibit, “Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers, and Wielders” on Friday, Jan. 22. The exhibit will explore the blacksmithing trade in the Albemarle region and feature a wide assortment of both tools and hand-forged implements and hardware.

VFW weekly meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a fried chicken meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

SPCA adoption event

The SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks SPCA will host an Adoption Event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shelter staff will on hand to answer questions about adopting animals.

MLK event for youth

iEmpower, Inc. will host a virtual Martin Luther King Jr. event, “Never Stop Dreaming,” for youth in grades 6-12 Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign up at iempowernc.com. Contact: Ashley at (252) 562-4337.

ONGOING

Crisis programs

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has begun receiving applications from eligible households for the Crisis Intervention Program and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Residents can submit an application online at https://epass.nc.gov or they can visit their county’s department of social services.

Volunteer awards

Nominations for the annual Governor Service Awards are now being accepted. Each county in North Carolina selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid director of volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their community. Online applications can be accessed at https://www.nc.gov/agencies/volunteer/volunteer-awards. The deadline to complete nominations is Jan. 31.

Chowan board vacancies

Chowan County residents who are interested in being appointed to fill upcoming vacancies on various boards and committees are encouraged to fill out an application. Applications are available at the Chowan County Managers Office or online. Contact: 482-8431, ext. 1 or email susanne.stallings@chowan.nc.gov.

Guardian ad Litem

The Guardian ad Litem program will host virtual training for volunteers starting in January. Guardian ad Litem volunteers serve as court advocates for children who have been abused or neglected. Contact: 252-331-4755 or visit volunteerforgal.org.

Flu vaccines

Albemarle Regional Health Services is offering flu shots at all of its regional offices by appointment only. Flu vaccines are available to children ages 6 months to 18 eligible for Vaccine for Children program and other health department clients. Purchased flu vaccine, including the high-dose flu vaccine for adults 65 and older, are available. Flu shots are $40, $75 for the high-dose flu shot.

Vegetable box

The Camden Center for Active Adults is currently asking seniors who need a fall shelf stable/vegetable box to call the center at 335-2569.

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.