TODAY

Youth homeless shelter

River City Community Development Corp. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mary Walker House Youth Homeless Shelter at 317 Culpepper St., Elizabeth City, Friday at 10:30 a.m. An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vaccine clinic

Albemarle Regional Health Services will host a COVID-19 clinic offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Gates County Health Department, 29 Medical Center Drive, Gates, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Vaccine clinic

Elizabeth City State University will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic offering both first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine at the K.E. White Center today through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Trades Training Center

River City Community Development Corp. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its NE Trades Training Center at 307 W. Ehringhaus St., Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

MACU groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new cafeteria at Mid-Atlantic Christian University will be held at 715 N. Poindexter St., Elizabeth City, at noon. Lunch will be provided.

Walton book-signing

Johnnie Walton will be signing copies of his book the “The Autobiography of Johnnie Walton, Under-Rated EagLegend” at the SweetEasy at 112 N. Poindexter St., Elizabeth City, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walton, who played quarterback at Elizabeth City State University and in the NFL, will be selling copies of his book for $16.

‘Artists in Bloom’

Arts of the Albemarle will host “Artists in Bloom,” an exhibit of the floral paintings of Jessica Rich, the photography of Tom Brennan and Lloyd Griifin III, and the hand-crafted jewelry of Dorothy Ansell and Bettie Lowe, at the Center through the month of May. “Artists in Bloom” will open during the First Friday ArtWalk scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

ECSU commencement

Elizabeth City State University will host its 172nd commencement ceremony at the R.L. Vaughan Center at 9 a.m. Because of COVID-19 safety restrictions, each graduate will be issued four guest tickets for commencement. Tickets not already picked up may be picked up following commencement rehearsal today. Graduates should park in the STEM Complex parking lot and arrive to line up at 8 a.m. Guests may park in remaining spaces in lots near the Vaughan Center, the Riley Wellness Center, STEM Complex, and Roebuck Stadium.

Clergy march for Brown

Civil rights leaders the Revs. William J. Barber and T. Anthony Spearman will lead a second clergy march seeking transparency and accountability in the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. The march will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of the former Elizabeth City Middle School and proceed to the Pasquotank County Courthouse, where a rally and news conference will be held.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at City Road United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Alzheimer’s care

The Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group for caregivers and family members will meet at Hertford United Methodist Church, 200 Dobbs St., Hertford, at 1 p.m. Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Contact: 426-7167 or 333-7774.

Women’s Health Fair

Pasquotank Cooperative Extension will host a virtual Women’s Health Fair Monday through Friday, May 14. Expert from North Carolina and other states will discuss daily topics including health issues, fitness, nutrition, stress management, cooking and more. Register for the free vent through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-virtual-spring-health-fair-tickets-149172148913. Participants can register for one, several or all sessions. Contact: Pasquotank Cooperative Extension at 252-338-3954.

Mother’s Day activity

Museum of the Albemarle is hosting a Mother’s Day Take-and-Make Packet Pickup through Monday, May 31. Kids will learn the history of Mother’s Day and be able to make a special craft. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call: 252-335-1453 to reserve 10 or more packets.

WEDNESDAY

Pasquotank NAACP

The Pasquotank NAACP will meet virtually by Zoom at 7:15 p.m. Contact: 267-6868.

VFW meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a fried chicken meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

Church food pantry

The Mt. Zion Church in God In Christ church’s food pantry will be open at 118 N.C. Highway 343 South, Camden, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

COA STEM Night

In honor of National Frog Jumping Day on May 13, “Jumping Frogs” will be the subject of College of The Albemarle’s next virtual STEM night at 5:30 p.m. For more information or pre-register for a free science kit, visit www.albemarle.edu/stem. Parents of participants who pre-register by May 3 can pick up free science kits at any of COA’s four campus locations.

Museum Tot Time

Museum of the Albemarle will host its monthly Tot Time with a program on blacksmithing at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn about the trade and tools of a blacksmith through the “Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers, and Welders: Blacksmithing in the Albemarle” exhibit. Space will be limited. To attend in person contact Lori Meads at 252-331-4054 by May 11. Instead of a virtual offering, a recording will be made available at a later date.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Weeksville Lions Club Monday, May 17, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

VFW meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a pot roast meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Pasquotank Ruritan Club Monday, May 24, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Inter-County Ruritan Club in Hertford, Thursday, May 27, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

ECSU Day of Giving

Elizabeth City State University will hold its 5th annual Day of Giving on Friday, May 21. The event was postponed from Friday, April 30. This year’s fundraising goal is $50,000. To donate, visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/WEAREVIKINGS. Curbside giving will be held at the K.E. White Center from noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Donors can bring their gifts without leaving their cars.

Chef book signing

Museum of the Albemarle will host a drive-thru book signing for Vivian Howard, author of “This Will Make It Taste Good,” on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. Howard is a chef, restaurateur, author, and television host. Tickets are being sold in 15-minute time increments. Ticket includes one signed book and one snack pack to enjoy while waiting in line for an opportunity to take a photo with Howard. Only books purchased through the ticket link will be signed. To make a reservation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vivian-howard-drive-thru-book-signing-tickets-148053322 473?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

VFW meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a stuffed peppers or meatloaf or liver and onions at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

Utility assistance

The Salvation Army of the Albemarle region is accepting applications for utility assistance. Call 252-338-4129, Lola at extension 1 or Christina at extension 3, to set up an appointment.

NSDAR membership

The Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit service organization that honors the legacy of its patriot ancestors, is seeking new members. If you you a Revolutionary War member in your family free contact membership Chairman Beth Taylor at 252-482-3592.

New exhibit at museum

Museum of the Albemarle has opened its latest small exhibit, “Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers, and Wielders.” 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.

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.

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.