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Albemarle Regional Health Services will host second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Maple Park, 208 Airport Road, Maple; the American Legion, 1317 W. Queen St., Edenton; the Gates Gates County Health Department, 29 Medical Center Drive, Gates; and the Hertford Ahoskie Creek Amphitheater, 125 Edgewood Drive, Ahoskie.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Service will be offered to area residents who earn less than $57,000 annually in the auditorium at the Perquimans County Emergency Management Center, 159 Creek Drive, Hertford. Appointments are available from noon to 4 p.m. Call: 252-619-7618 to make an appointment.

The Extension Master Gardeners of Pasquotank County are accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a high school graduate from Pasquotank or Camden counties planning to study agriculture, horticulture, botany or a related field. Applications available at https://pasquotank.ces.ncsu.edu/pasquotank-master-gardener-volunteer- program/. Contact: 335-5334 or 338-3954.

Elizabeth City State University’s public radio station, WRVS 89.9 FM, is marking its 35th year on the air this month with SuccessFest, its biannual membership drive and week-long radiothon. SuccessFest continues through Friday. For information on giving, text WRVS to 41444, or calli 252-335-3985.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a 12-inch sub sandwich or salad 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.

The NCWorks Career Center in Elizabeth City will host a virtual workshop on winning networking tips at 11 a.m. To register, call 252-621-6350 or email ncworks.3300 @nccommerce.com.

Albemarle Regional Health Services will host second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bertie High School, 715 U.S. Highway 13 North, Windsor; Camden Intermediate School, 123 Noblitt Road, Camden; and the Perquimans Recreation Center, 310 S. Granby St., Hertford.

The Elizabeth City Fire Department will be conducting live fire training at the corner of Hughes Boulevard and Broad Street at 8:30 a.m.

NCWorks will host a virtual hiring event for Telephonics from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A number of positions are available. Pre-registration required. Contact Edith Evans at 621-6356 or edith.evans@nccommerce.com.

The Nixonton Ruritan Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage fundraiser at the clubhouse at Halls Creek, Pasquotank County, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids younger than 10. Because of limited seating plates will be mostly to-go. Social distancing and mask wearing guides will be in effect.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 in Elizabeth City, Tuesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NCWorks will host a virtual hiring event for SOS staffing Tuesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Email ncworks.3300@nccommerce.com to register.

Museum of the Albemarle will host a History for Lunch “hybrid” program on Wednesday, April 7, at noon. Author Tony Lillis will discuss the rich history of surfing along Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks from the early 20th century to today. The program will be offered both in-person and via the Zoom app. To attend in person, call Lori Meads at 331-4054 by April 1. To attend via Zoom, register in advance through the museum’s Facebook page or website. Ellis will be available in the Museum Gift Shop to sign copies of his book after the presentation.

NCWorks will host a virtual workshop on resume writing Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. To register, call 252-621-6350 or email ncworks.3300@nccomerce. com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a cubed steak meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Wednesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Albemarle Plantation Community Center in Hertford, Thursday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A second drive sponsored by Sentara Albemarle Medical Center will be held at First Christian Church of Elizabeth City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Shawboro Ruritan Club in Shawboro, Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Edenton Baptist Church in Edenton Tuesday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NCWorks will host a drive-thru job fair for Quality Home Staffing at 425-C McArthur Drive, Elizabeth City, Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a pork roast meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

The Pasquotank Chapter of the NAACP will hold a general membership meeting via Zoom Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. Contact: 267-6868.

NCWorks will host a virtual workshop on work ethics and what it takes to keep a good job Wednesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. To register, call 252-621-6350 or email ncworks.3300@nccomerce. com.

Elizabeth City State University will host a spring job fair at the K.E. White Center Thursday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register at ecsu.edu/academics/sbtdc.html.

College of The Albemarle will host its 3rd annual Literary Festival on Thursday, April 15, from noon to 3:30 p.m. The virtual event will feature two writing workshops hosted by COA employees and be followed by a discussion about writing led by COA student Michael Lewis. Lewis, who graduates in the spring, recently published the book, “Bank on Self-Investment, Belief Deposited-Triumph Withdrawn: A Stimulus Check for One’s Self.” Tim Seibles, former poet laureate of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker. A question-and-answer session will follow. To access the festival, visit www.albemarle.edu/litfest.

Museum of the Albemarle will open its “Reliving the 1960s” exhibit featuring local artifacts about the culture, music and politics of that decade, April 16. Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month.

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.

St. Patrick’s traditions

Museum of the Albemarle will make packets on Saint Patrick’s Day traditions available to parents and teachers in March. Packets, which will include facts describing the traditions and why the day is celebrated, can be picked up at the museum through Wednesday, March 17. To reserve a packet, call 335-1453 or email charlotte.patterson@ncdcr.gov.

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.

The Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Barco will host the “Let’s Fire Up the Hydroponics Rack” gardening workshop for youth ages 10-14, on Tuesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. The hour-and-a-half workshop will teach youngsters about how small hydroponics racks work to grow plants. Register at letsfireupthehydroponicsrack.eventbrite.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a chicken potpie or liver and onions meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

Marc Basnight, the late state senator from Dare County who was a political power broker in Raleigh for nearly two decades, will be the topic of an upcoming History for Lunch program at Museum of the Albemarle, Wednesday, April 21, at noon. Alex Gottschalk, a Currituck County native who wrote his college senior thesis on Basnight while at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be the featured speaker for the event. The event will be held both in person and on Zoom. Seating in the museum’s auditorium is limited, so to attend Gottschalk’s lecture in person visitors must respond by April 1 by calling Lori Meads at 252-331-4054. The lecture will also be online. Register in advance through the museum’s Facebook page or website to receive the Zoom link.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 will host a foot-long submarine sandwich meal at 1433 N. Road St., Elizabeth City Wednesday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Free local delivery available. Contact: 338-2828.

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-148053322473?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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