TODAY

Free rides to polls

The Elizabeth City Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is sponsoring free taxi rides for Pasquotank County residents needing transportation to the early voting site at the K.E. White Center through Oct. 31. The fraternity will also offer free taxi rides to all voting precincts on Nov. 3, which is election day. Contact: 340-5321.

One-stop voting

One-stop voting for the Nov. 3 general election continues in North Carolina. In Pasquotank, voters may cast ballots at the K.E. White Center from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For times and locations in other counties, check your local board of elections’ website.

ECHR trick-or-treating

Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation will host a safe drive through trick-or-treating event from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. All candy will be bagged and handed to children in cars; no one should get out. Masks should be worn during the exchange. Contact: Lori at 252-338-7110.

Fall Litter Sweep

Green Saves Green’s Fall Litter Sweep is underway. Cleanup kids for 100 volunteers can be picked up curbside at the Pasquotank County Library at 100 E. Colonial Avenue. The library’s hours are Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Those seeking kits will need to call 252-335-2473 in advance to schedule pickup.

FRIDAY

Pumpkin carving contest

The Currituck Cooperative Extension Service is hosting its Pumpkin Carving Contest through its Fall Family Fun event. Entry forms can be found at go.ncsu.edu/pumpkincarvingcontest. Entries will be accepted until 8 a.m. Voting for the best carved pumpkin will end on Nov. Contact: Adam Formella at 252-232-2262 or email ajformel@ncsu.edu.

Art contest voting

Online voting is underway for Arts of the Albemarle’s Coastal Summer Art Competition at bit.ly/AoACompetition. Voting continues through Friday and winners will be announced at AoA’s ArtWalk event on Nov. 6.

Artist grants

Arts of the Albemarle has announced the availability of Artists COVID Support Grants. Grants are for any professional artist in any discipline and at any stage in their career. The application deadline is Friday. Contact: https://www.artsaoa.org/artist-grants.

Film festival

Arts of the Albemarle is hosting the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Additional showings will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. For safety purposes, AoA is limiting the theatre to 30 people per screening. Tickets are $15 and available at https://www.artsaoa.org/.

SATURDAY

The Elizabeth City Police Department will host its annual Trunk or Treat event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be a drive-thru event at Catalina Avenue between Corsair Street and Brooks Avenue near the city splash pad.

Main St. Halloween

The Main Street neighborhood will sponsor trick or treating for Elizabeth City children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Main Street will be closed between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Dancing witches

Arts of the Albemarle will feature dancing witches in front of AoA’s The Center every hour on the hour, Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon until 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Camden photo contest

The Camden County Tourism Development Authority will accept submissions for the second annual Camden County Photo Contest through Sunday. For info, visit: https://www.visitcamdencountync.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020.

ONGOING

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.

Pet talent contest

The Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting a Pet Talent Show Contest. Participants can submit a video of their pet’s talent through an entry form through Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. Video files can be no larger than 100 MB. Participants in Currituck’s Fall Family Fun event will then vote on the center’s online page for their favorite. Register for the event through eventbrite. Contact: 252-232-2262 or email ajformel@ncsu.edu.

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.

Pasquotank GOP

The Pasquotank Republican Party has opened its 2020 headquarters at 601A E. Elizabeth St., Elizabeth City. The headquarters is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: 335-0640.

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.

The NCWorks Career Center will host the workshop “Do You Have Everything Ready to Start Work?” at 111 Jordan Plaza, Elizabeth City, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. Contact: 252-333-9789 or visit ncworks.gov.

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

History for Lunch

Museum of the Albemarle will host its History for Lunch from Home program Wednesday, Nov. 4, at noon. Sharon Meade, curator and community services liaison for the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, will present a program on hunts clubs in Currituck County. Register in advance for the program through the museum’s Facebook page or website.

Ruritan breakfast fundraiser

The Nixonton Ruritan Club will host a pancakes and sausage breakfast Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids younger than 10. Seating is limited because of coronavirus restrictions. Social distancing will be observed. Plates to go will be available.

Newbold-White House

The Newbold-White House in Hertford will be open for holiday shoppers on Saturdays in November and December from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop features a wide variety of items, some of them locally produced, as well as an indoor sale of antiques/collectibles.

Fall cooking classes

The Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a series of online fall cooking classes including Delicious Soup on Nov. 6, Yummy Bread on Nov. 12 and Mouthwatering Biscuits on Nov. 20. All classes are at noon and will be available through the Zoom app. To reserve a spot, visit https://fallcookingseries.eventbrite.com. Contact: 252-232-2261.

Tot Time at museum

Museum of the Albemarle will host a virtual Tot Time program on the first Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. Event will include 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, Nov. 9.

History for Lunch

Museum of the Albemarle will host its History for Lunch from Home program on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at noon. Dr. Hilary Green, associate professor of history in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama, will speak on the topic, “Veterans, Comrades, and Leaders: African American Civil War Veterans in Northeastern North Carolina.” Register for the online lecture through the museum’s Facebook page or website.

ONGOING

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.