TODAY

Coastal Purl

Coastal Purl will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 106 A Capital Trace, Elizabeth City, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Arts on Perquimans

The Perquimans Arts League will host Arts on the Perquimans, its 10th annual arts and crafts show, at the Perquimans Recreation Center at 310 Granby St., Hertford, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Field of Screams

Herbie’s Field of Screams will be held at 3174 W. Main Street Ext., Elizabeth City, from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. It will be held again on Saturday, Oct. 23.

SUNDAY

Sunday Sail

Maritime Ministries will host a Sunday Sail event at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University docks at 715 N. Poindexter St., Elizabeth City, at 1 p.m.

MONDAY

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at New Life Assembly of God from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

EC Rotary Club

The Elizabeth City Rotary Club will meet at Towne South Church of Christ at 1 p.m. Ashley Stoop of Albemarle Regional Health Services will give a presentation on the opioid crisis.

WEDNESDAY

History for Lunch

The Museum of the Albemarle will host a History for Lunch lecture titled, “Beyond the Green Book: Recovering Elizabeth City’s Historic African American Businesses through Project-based Learning” at noon. The museum is located at 501 South Water St. in Elizabeth City. Contact: 252-335-1453.

VFW weekly meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a meatloaf or liver and onions 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.

Chamber Lunch Bunch

The Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Lunch Bunch program at 2 Souls Wine Bar at 512 E. Main St., Elizabeth City, from noon to 1 p.m.

Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at John A. Holmes High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THURSDAY

One Stop Beauty

A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the One Stop Beauty Supply will be held at 257 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, at 5:30 p.m.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Fellowship Baptist Church in Moyock, and Jarvisburg Church of Christ, Jarvisburg, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Community Connections

Actress and television personality Claudia Jordan and the general manager and head of programming for FOX Soul, James DuBose, will be the speakers for “On Screen and Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with TV Industry Game Changers” at Elizabeth City State University’s Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The free event is part of ECSU’s Community Connections Performance and Lecture Series. The event will also be live-steamed on ECSU’s YouTube Channel.

UPCOMING

ECSU Retirees fundraiser

The Elizabeth City State University Retirees Association will hold a fish dinner for its annual scholarship fundraiser Friday, Oct. 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Walmart store off Ehringhaus Street. Cost is $10 and tickets will be sold by ECSU Retiree Association members. Contact: 252-333-3976.

Rhythm & Brews

Arts of the Albemarle will hold its seventh River City Rhythm & Brews beer fest on the portico at Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature nearly two dozen craft brews and ciders and food will be available for purchase from the Old Colony Smokehouse food truck. Sanctuary Vineyards will provide wine. The 5 STARR band will perform. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at artsaoa.org or by calling AoA at 252 777-ARTS. Tickets at the door are $35.

Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at J.P. Knapp Early College, Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Albemarle Area Association of Realtors, Elizabeth City, Oct. 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and South Mills Ruritan Club, South Mills, Oct. 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its first of two back-to-back fall fundraiser benefits on Monday, Oct. 25, at Camp Cale in Hertford, followed by the second benefit, Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills This year’s events will feature Phil Ford, former UNC Tar Heel player, who was part of two ACC Championship teams. Doors for both events open at 6 p.m. Dinner is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m. Tables for eight can be purchased for $300. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 15. Contact: Scott Williams at 252-564-2465 or email him at Swilliams@fca.org or visit www.nencfca.org.

VFW weekly meal

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a 12-inch submarine sandwich meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

Kids’ Flix

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Parks & Recreation Department will host a screening of the film “Monster University” on Friday, Oct. 29. at 8:15 p.m. or at dusk, whichever comes first.

Belvidere Day Dinner

The Belvidere Day Dinner and Dance will be held at 149 Perry Ridge Road Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Admission for those 16 and older. Contact: 333-5473, 339-0720 or 757-274-7485.

Boo at the Museum

Museum of the Albemarle will host Boo! at the Museum from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will be able to take a glimpse into Halloweens past, play games, participate in creative activities and enjoy sweet treats. The event is presented by the Museum of the Albemarle Junior Docents. The museum is located at 501 South Water St. in Elizabeth City. Contact: charlotte.patterson@ncdcr.gov

$100K Challenge

The Perquimans County Schools Foundation is starting a campaign to raise $100,000 to build a baseball grandstand at the Jim “Catfish” Hunter baseball field at Perquimans County High School. The foundation is seeking funding at five levels. Make donations to PCSF, Inc., P.O. Box 337, Hertford, NC 27944. Contact: Brenda Lassiter at brendalassiter@pqschools.org.

Paired tasting event

The Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce will host Paired — A Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Event at Museum of the Albemarle Nov. 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25. Contact: 335-4365 or email elizabethcitychamber.org/.

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.