Out & About for the week of February 7 | Local

Out and About lists current events sponsored by nonprofit groups and churches in Martin County. Please send announcements to The Enterprise, 106 West Main St., Williamston, NC 27892 or email lbeachboard@ncweeklies.com. All events must be submitted by 4 p.m. every Tuesday.

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin Memorial Library will host a STREAM activity for school-aged children and their parents or guardians at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 at the library.

Participants will participate in science, technology, reading, art and math activities.

This month, participants will learn about Katherine Johnson and train with mini-robots.

The program is free and open to the public.

The Martin Memorial Library is located at 200 North Smithwick St. in Williamston.

For more information, call 252-792-7476.

Introducing the history of the Farmlife School

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Historical Society will host a presentation titled “The School’s History of Farm Life in Griffins Township” from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 20 in the main meeting room of the Martin Memorial Library.

Sarah Hodges Stalls will discuss the history and evolution of Farm Life School.

The program is free and open to the public.

After the program, attendees are invited to the Asa Biggs Historic Home for light refreshments in honor of the late Asa Biggs’ birthday and to view his new exhibit.

The Martin Memorial Library is located at 200 North Smithwick St. in Williamston.

The Asa Biggs Historic House is located at 100 East Church St. in Williamston.

WILLIAMSTON – Martin Community College will host a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) information session from 6-6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21 in the BLET classroom on the Williamston campus.

BLET Director Cliff Hales will discuss the program, state requirements, tuition, and answer any questions.

Martin Community College – Williamston Campus is located at 1161 Kehukee Park Rd. in Williamson.

Fire Alarm Installer Technician Class

WILLIAMSTON — Martin Community College’s Continuing Education Division will host a Fire Alarm Installation Technician class from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Monday, Feb. 21 at the Williamston campus.

The cost of the course is $180 and “Career in a Year” scholarships are available.

Martin Community College is located at 1161 Kehukee Park Rd. in Williamson.

Acrylic painting lessons for adults

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin Memorial Library will host an acrylic painting class for adults at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22 at the library.

Librarian Ann Phelps will present an instructional video for painting a male and female cardinal on a pine branch.

Education is free and open to the public. Participants must provide their own supplies and tools.

Pre-registration is required.

The Martin Memorial Library is located at 200 North Smithwick St. in Williamston.

For more information, call 252-792-7476.

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin Memorial Library will host the Morning Book Club at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the library’s Ella Mae Abbitt meeting room.

Library Assistant Kit Reddick will host a discussion on Nancy Pearl’s ‘George and Lizzie’

Copies of the book can be borrowed from the librarian’s office.

The morning book club is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 252-792-7476.

Acrylic painting lessons for adults

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin Memorial Library will host an acrylic painting class for adults at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at the library.

Librarian Ann Phelps will present an instructional video for painting a male and female cardinal on a pine branch.

Education is free and open to the public. Participants must provide their own supplies and tools.

Pre-registration is required.

The Martin Memorial Library is located at 200 North Smithwick St. in Williamston.

For more information, call 252-792-7476.

Annual Consignment Auction

ROBERSONVILLE – The Robersonville Ruritan Club will hold its annual consignment auction beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 26.

Items will be accepted for auction until the warehouse is full.

The auction is free and open to the public.

The auction will take place at Tim Roberson’s warehouse, 1404 East Third St. in Robersonville.

For more information, call Al Cochran at 252-661-2968.

Celebrating African American History Month

WINDSOR – Historic Hope Foundation will host the 28th annual African American History Month celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 26.

Featured talks this year will include “The Bunch Family Builders: Jeremiah Bunch and other Artisans” presented by Dr. Benjamin Speller and “Charles Peele: Enslaved Carpenter” presented by Ollie Peele Bond and Colleen Peele McGlone.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

A buffet lunch will be served after the conference. The cost of lunch is $15 per person. Pre-registration for lunch is required.

Historic Hope Plantation is located at 132 Hope House Rd. in Windsor.

Service Grant Application Deadline

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will accept applications for Mentoring, Parenting, Interpersonal Skills, Vocational, Experiential, Mediation, Tutoring, Restitution, Youth Court, Counseling, Crime Prevention addiction and temporary accommodation until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Applications may be mailed to James Ward, PO Box 301, Williamston, NC, 27892, delivered to 301 East Main St. in Williamston, or emailed to james.ward@ncdps.gov.

For more information or to receive an application, contact James Ward at 252-792-1382.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Course (BLET)

WILLIAMSTON – Martin Community College’s Continuing Education Division will be hosting a Basic Law Enforcement Training Course from 6-10 p.m., Monday-Friday and every other weekend, beginning Monday, 7 March.

The program is eligible for “Career in a Year” which covers tuition, books, uniforms, and other costs.

Those interested in applying must complete an information package and forms.

Martin Community College is located at 1161 Kehukee Park Rd. in Williamson.

OAK CITY – The West Martin Community Center will host a pop-up shop from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.

There will be shows, entertainment, raffles, food, information, health screenings and free vegetable baskets.

The event is free and open to the public.

The West Martin Community Center is located at 402 NC 125 South in Oak City.

For more information, call 252-798-9622.

Business and industry dinner

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Chamber of Commerce, Martin County Economic Development Committee and Martin County Committee of 100 will host the annual Business and Industry Dinner with social start at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Dinner will take place at Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center.

WILLIAMSTON – The EJ Hayes alumni center and office are now open. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Closed Monday and Friday. Contact Angela Bell at 789-1074 for rental appointments or email ejhayesa@gmail.com.

FARM LIFE – Farm Life The Ruritanettes have resumed meetings on the first Thursday of each month at Farm Life’s Ruritan building. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

WILLIAMSTON – The cosmetology department at Martin Community College in Williamston has resumed its student-provided services.

Hours of operation are 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday. Services include washes, cuts, styles, perms, manicures, facials, pedicures, color, highlights, relaxers and more.

Call 789-0250 to schedule an appointment.

WILLIAMSTON – The Friends of God Food Pantry, located at 503 North Haughton St. and sponsored by the Christian Church of Macedonia, distributes food on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Laurie Bowen (799-6450) or Phyllis Rodgerson (799-9456).

HAMILTON – The Book Cabinet, 201 North Front St., Hamilton, is a place where readers can borrow and return or keep a favorite or two.

The books are accessible to all readers near and far, young and adult.

For more information, call Mary Greene at 252-341-0108.

Disabled American Veterans

WASHINGTON – The Disabled American Veterans meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Come to dinner and immediately attend a meeting at the Washington Housing Authority, 809 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington.

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Shrine Club holds its monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Shrine Club, 5470 US 17, Williamston. All nobles are welcome.

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Shrinettes Club holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

Shrinettes are the wives, mothers, widows, sisters, daughters, or daughters-in-law of a Shriner, who are 18 years of age or older.

Any evolution of the club is welcome. Come have fun and share.

WILLIAMSTON – Disabled American Veterans meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to file claims at AmVets Post Building 227, 214 East Main St., Williamston.

For more information, call service agents Charles Lins, 252-508-6326 or Charles “Red” Beddard, 252-802-0633.

There is no charge for this service.

WILLIAMSTON – The Martin County Veterans Services Office provides professional services by a nationally and state-accredited Veterans Services Agent.

For more information, call Thurman Savage at 252-789-4398 or meet at 205 E. Main St., Williamston.

No appointment necessary.

ROBERSONVILLE – The Robersonville Public Library offers one-on-one 30-minute sessions with library staff offering free one-on-one assistance and skill building to community members.

Examples include learning to navigate the library, building computer skills, research, and more.

These sessions must be scheduled in advance by calling 252-508-0342.

High school equivalency courses are available day and night in Williamston, Robersonville and Windsor.

Funds are available to help qualified students pay the $80 fee to take the High School Equivalency Tests (formerly GED). All basic skills courses are free.

For more information, call Catina Blake at 252-789-0288.