Whats Up in the Albemarle

State Sen. Erica Smith, D-Northampton, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the Black History speaker at Providence Baptist Church, 214 W. Church St., Edenton, Sunday at 11 a.m.

TODAY

Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild

The Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild will meet at Church of the Redeemer, 207 N.C. Highway 343 South, Camden, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

VFD dinner fundraiser

The Belvidere-Chappell Hill Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donations are $8. For tickets call, 331-3279.

Albemarle Senior Games

Today is the deadline to register for the Albemarle Senior Games which will be held in March, April and May. Contact: Ashley Lamb at 404-7088 or alamb@accog.org.

Adoption/tattoo fundraiser

Julius Star Tattoo Gallery will host an animal adoption and tattoo fundraiser for the SPCA at 1805 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, today and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 260-1543.

SUNDAY

Senator speaks at church

State Sen. Erica Smith, D-Northampton, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the Black History speaker at Providence Baptist Church, 214 W. Church St., Edenton, at 11 a.m.

MONDAY

Red Cross blood drive

Grandy Primary School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early voting for primary

Early voting for the March 3 primary election in North Carolina continues at area board of elections offices. Weekday early voting through Friday, Feb. 28, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Pasquotank. Check local county election websites for other weekday voting hours as well as Saturday and Sunday voting hours.

TUESDAY

Public Safety hiring event

NCWorks Career Center will host a N.C. Department of Public Safety hiring event at 422 McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: 331-4798.

Emotions Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, will meet at Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Currituck at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Denton at 232-2539.

Weight-loss group

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly group will meet at the Currituck Senior Center at 5:15 p.m.

Small biz roundtable

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business roundtable at Southland Restaurant, 111 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Kristi Parrotte of Gregory & Associates CPAs will discuss taxes.

Civics 101

The League of Women Voters of NENC will host the third session of its Community Outreach “Civics 101” program in the Community Room of the Pasquotank County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. A second program will be held at the Perquimans County Public Library at 5:30 p.m.

Juvenile crime prevention

The Camden County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is now accepting applications for grant funding. The deadline is Feb. 27 at noon. A mandatory grant writing workshop for new applicants will be held at Martin Community College in Williamston, Tuesday. Register by emailing denise.bond@ncdps.gov by Feb. 4. Contact: TreNeice H. Townes at 312-6484.

WEDNESDAY

Social media workshop

NCWorks Career Center will host a workshop on the subject, “How Social Media Can Kill Your Job Search,” at 422 McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact: 331-4798.

VFW Post 6060

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will sell Salisbury steak or liver and onion meals at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery is available by calling 338-2828.

Red Cross blood drive

John A. Holmes High School, Edenton, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THURSDAY

Reception for COA president

College of The Albemarle will host a reception for President Jack Bagwell at Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, at 5:30 p.m.

Health care town hall

Piedmont Rising, a Raleigh-based nonprofit, will host a town hall for area residents to discuss their concerns about protecting access to affordable, accessible healthcare in Room 216 of the Ridley Student Center at Elizabeth City State University Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Conservation and Wildlife Chapter

The Albemarle Conservation and Wildlife Chapter will meet at the Villa Restaurant at 6 p.m. Grace Manzer of the Pasquotank Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will discuss spring gardens and local sources for plants.

Black History Month event

Elizabeth City State University will host the program, “Dusk Till Dawn: A Journey Through Black American Music,” at Arts of the Albemarle from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hunt Clubs of Currituck

Hunt Clubs of Currituck will host How Nature Helped Create A Waterfowl Heritage and Duck Hunting Cottage Industry at the Currituck Library, 4261 Caratoke Highway, Barco, at 2 p.m. Sharon Meade will be the presenter. Contact: 453-8345.

Expo/job fair

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare will present the 2020 Business, Home & Outdoor Living Expo & Job Fair Saturday, March 7 at Currituck County High School, 4203 Caratoke Highway, Barco, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To become a sponsor or exhibitor, call 453-9497. Applications must be received by Thursday, Feb. 20.

Weight loss support

The Elizabeth City Take Off Pounds Sensibly group will meet at Catholic Holy Family Church every Thursday at 10 a.m. Contact: Sharon Vessey at 202-2943.

FRIDAY

EC Morning Rotary Club

The Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club will meet at YMCA at the Pines at 8 a.m. Andy Montero will discuss his involvement in a national training program for cafeteria staff.

Red Cross blood drives

Perquimans County High School, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Career readiness workshop

NCWorks Career Center will offer a career readiness certificate prep workshop at 422 McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, from 9 a.m. to noon.

UPCOMING

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 162 will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Pasquotank Ruritan Club, 2213 Main St., Ext., Elizabeth City, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Harlem Renaissance centennial celebration

Museum of the Albemarle will host a Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebration Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a premier of the video, Underground Railroad in Northeast North Carolina. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in 1920s style clothing and have their photos taken. Contact: 335-1453.

Sunday, Feb. 23

SPCA foster orientation

The SPCA of Northeastern NC will host a Foster Orientation Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and there will be an open discussion about fostering and how essential it is to the shelter and its animals.

Monday, Feb. 24

Red Cross blood drives

Elizabeth City Police Department at the Elizabeth City Parks and Recreation Center, Monday, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; J.P. Knapp Early College, Currituck, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Red Cross blood drives

Macedonia Baptist Church, Edenton, Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sons Of Confederate Veterans

The Sons Of Confederate Veterans, William F. Martin Camp 1521, will meet at the Villa Restaurant, 846 Halstead Blvd., Elizabeth City, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Mr. Robert Parker, local historian from Gates County, will portray a local figure, Captain Jack Fairless.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

VFW Post 6060

VFW Post 6060 will sell pasta bake meals Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery is available by calling 338-2828.

Interviewing tips and techniques

NCWorks Career Center will host Interviewing Tips and Techniques, Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 422 McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact: 331-4798.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Guardian ad Litem training

The Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking community citizens to be volunteer child advocates for abused and neglected children in our local court system. Thirty hours of Guardian ad Litem training will be held Thursdays, Feb. 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 and 16 at the Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center, Barco, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Contact: 331-4755.

Networking that sticks

NCWorks Career Center will host Networking That Sticks, Thursday, Feb. 27 at 422 McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact: 331-4798.

Friday, Feb. 28

EC Morning Rotary Club

The Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club will meet Friday, Feb. 28 at the YMCA at the Pines at 8 a.m. Jennifer Palestrant, Chief Deputy Commonwealth of Virginia Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and Energy will be the speaker.

Cyber security for biz

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce will host the program, “Cyber Security: Learn How to Protect Your Business from Online Threats,” at Eagle Creek Golf Club & Grill, 109 Green View Road, Moyock, Friday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jim Parker, senior vice president and chief information officer for the N.C. Community College System, will be the speaker. Cost for lunch is $12. Pre-register at ncsbc.net or call 335-0821 ext. 2229.

Kids Safety Day

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families will host the 3rd Annual Kids Safety Day at 1403 Parkview Drive, Elizabeth City, Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Car seats will be provided and installed professionally. There will be a $10 fee for the event. The deadline to register is Feb. 28. You can register at www.aacfnc.org. Contact: Jenna Caldwell at 333-1233 or jcaldwell@albemarleacf.org

Saturday, Feb. 29

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.

Monday, March 2

Camden Kindergarten pre-registration

Pre-Registration for 2020-21 Kindergarten Students will be held at Grandy Primary School Monday, March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, March 3 from noon to 6 p.m.; Monday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, March 24 from noon to 6 p.m. All children who were born on or before August 31, 2015 are eligible for Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Friends of Camden Library

Friends of Camden Library will meet Monday, March 2 at 3 p.m. Contact: 331-2543.

Scholarship applications

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association is seeking nominations for a $750 scholarship available to state residents pursuing a college degree in business or a business-related field of study. Application packets available at community college financial aid offices. March 16 is the deadline for applications. Contact: 232-2261 or visit currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

Friday, March 6

Founders Day Convocation

The 2020 Elizabeth City State University Founders Day Convocation will be held in the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker for the annual event is former ECSU chancellor, Dr. Mickey L. Burnim.

Tuesday, March 10

HEAL grief support

The H.E.A.L. (Helping Everyone Accept Loss) Grief Support Group, sponsored by Albemarle Hospice, will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation at 2:30 p.m. Contact: Cheryl Fehr-Banks at 339-0922.

Record producer to visit ECSU

The Community Connections, Performance & Lecture Series at Elizabeth City State University presents Stephen Craig Buckingham, Record Producer and

musician at the Ridley Student Center Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Contact: 335-3279.

Monday, March 16

Extension open house

NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center will host an Open House at 120 Community Way, Barco, Monday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can register at currituckopenhouse.eventbrite.com. Contact: 232-2262 or Cameron_Lowe@ncsu.edu.

Tuesday, March 24

Open House

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce will host an Open House for Chesapeake Regional Healthcare at 100 Plank Bridge Road, Unit B, Camden, Tuesday, March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can RSVP at members.currituckchamber.org/events/details/open-house-at-chesapeake-regional-healthcare-in-camden-6397.

UPCOMING

Crime prevention funds

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is seeking applications for $162,280 in funding for nonprofits that serve delinquent and at-risk youth. Agencies can visit bit.ly/2RC22Js. Applications are due by March 16. Mail program applications to: Tonja Simpson Jacobs at 1217 Moseley St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Contact: 335-1633.

Scholarship applications

The Caswell Center Foundation, Inc. is offering three $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-21 academic school year to rising college senior in Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. Eligible students must be working toward a graduate degree in allied health, education or psychology in one of the following areas: occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation therapy, psychology, nursing, speech-language pathology, or social work and intend to serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities after graduation. The deadline to apply is April 1. Contact: Danielle Howell at 208-3790 or danielle.howell@dhhs.nc.gov.

Saturday, March 28

Church craft/vendor show

Berea Baptist Church will host a Craft & Vendor Show at the Family Life Center, 2033 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and concessions. All proceeds will go towards the church’s Youth Mission Trip to Philadelphia and Camp Cale.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck Center and Currituck Public Works team will hold a household hazardous waste disposal day to help assist in this year’s spring cleaning at the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant, 734 Ocean Trail, Corolla, Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Email or call Adam Formella at Adam_Formella@ncsu.edu or 232-2262.

Thursday, April 9

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce and Built to Last Outdoor Furniture will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 417 Caratoke Highway, Unit H, Moyock, Thursday, April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your business cards.

Thursday, April 23

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce and WAO Garage-Window Tint Specialist will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 726 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your business cards.

Saturday, April 18

Home/flower/garden show

Currituck County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will host the 2020 Currituck Home, Flower and Garden Show at the NC Cooperative Extension Currituck Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Chris Blaha at 232-2262 or ctblaha@ncsu.edu