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Community Calendar: Full listing of community events

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Steve Hill takes a selfie with a "Moody Crewe" member, far right, and four members of the Loose Cannon Company, during Piratefest on April 9, 2016. (Joe Pellegrino/The Daily Reflector)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Community events coming up in the Greenville area are listed by date. Email your event to community@reflector.com if you don’t see it here.

May 26

Senior Citizens Club Celebration

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will celebrate 25 years at noon on Friday, May 26,in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad Street. The theme will be “Celebrating Our Golden Years” and the speaker will be Rep. Jean Farmer- Butterfield from Wilson. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. May is National Luau Month so wear your bright colors and leis. A Consignment Shop Hop Trip is planned for September 16. Call 252-355-2572 for more information.

Theatre fundraiser 

A Place in the Heart Theatre Company is having a delivery-only food fundraiser on Friday, May 26. Food items such as seasoned grilled chicken, grilled chicken wraps, and Asian chicken salad will be prepared by Chef Preston Coghill. Request menu selection by emailing apithtco@gmail.com or by calling 919-333-4650. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, May 23 and are available for the Greenville and Winterville areas only. For more information visit A Place in the Heart Theatre Company’s Facebook page.

Host families needed

Greenville area host families are sought for a group of ten high school students, ages 15-16, from the school of St. Marc de Bourgoin, France, a school located near Lyon and Grenoble. The dates for the homestay are June 15 - July 15. The French students are eager to improve their English in context, meet teenagers and be exposed to American daily life. No special activities are required. Students will be individually matched with their hosts according to gender, interests and activities. For an application families need to visit TLTLHOST.COM, call 252-754-2136 or e-mail Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

May 27

Jupiter nears

The Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will offer a free indoor presentation on “Jupiter” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at A Time for Science Joyner Astronomy Park, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton. The presentation is timed to coincide with the giant planet’s reaching opposition this month. That means the earth is now at its closest to Jupiter for this year. If the sky is clear, participants will have a great view of Jupiter with the park’s telescopes. For further information contact Brian Baker at brian@atimeforscience.org or 252-364-6569.

Fishing club fundraiser

The Downeast Fishing Club will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at TieBreakers Sports Bar & Grill, 1920-B Smythewyck Drive, on Saturday, May 27. The club, consisting of students who attend DH Conley, will receive a portion from meals/drinks purchases if you mention them. Members of the club will be present to talk about fishing and accept any fishing-related donations. For more information visit the Facebook page “Downeast Fishing Club” or downeastfishingclub@gmail.com.

Cooking demonstration

The Pitt County Health Department will sponsor a cooking demonstration from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road. The demonstration will be of a healthy recipe featuring a donated produce item from local farmers. This week it is yellow squash and zucchini. Recipes of the prepared dish will be available. The health department’s goal is to encourage healthy eating and support local farmers who also embrace this goal. For more information contact Magen Flanagan at 252-258-6134 or Flanaganm14@students.educ.edu.

Geocaching and Letterboxing

An Intro to Geocaching and Letterboxing class will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Geocaching and letterboxing are great ways to encourage the family to hit the trails. Learn how to participate in these modern day treasure hunts and walk away with your family's first log book and entries. All ages welcome. Fee: $8 per family; Discounted Greenville resident: $5 per family.

Meal for Seniors

The Elderly Touch of Heart/Seed ‘n’ Feed Hot Meal Feeding Program will be serving a meal for senior adults at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Community Fellowship Ministries, Inc., 4111 S. Main St., Farmville. For more information contact 252-814-4516.

May 29

River Park North Activities

A variety of Memorial Day activities will be held on Monday, May 29, at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. No park permit is required to go fishing on Memorial Day (state permit still required for anglers ages 16 and older). Public pedal boat hours will also be offered from 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

May 30

Foster parent orientation

New Horizons Therapeutic Foster Care Agency will host an orientation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, for persons interested in becoming a foster parent. The orientation at the New Horizons office, 113 W. Firetower Road, Suite N, Winterville, will provide information on the process to become a licensed foster parent and what prospective foster parents can expect from the children they will foster. Becoming a foster parent is a wonderful way to help a child find a safe, stable living environment. If interested, please contact Shannon Williams at 252-353-2012 to find out if you qualify to become a foster parent.

Host families needed

Greenville area host families are sought for a group of ten high school students, ages 15-16, from the school of St. Marc de Bourgoin, France, a school located near Lyon and Grenoble. The dates for the homestay are June 15 - July 15. The French students are eager to improve their English in context, meet teenagers and be exposed to American daily life. No special activities are required. Students will be individually matched with their hosts according to gender, interests and activities. For an application families need to visit TLTLHOST.COM, call 252-754-2136 or e-mail Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

May 31

Photography contest deadline

The deadline for the 2017 River Park North photography contest is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. All pictures must be taken at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The contest is open to the general public and to amateur photographers only. For contest rules visit http://www.greenvillenc.gov/government/recreation-parks/river-park-north/photography-contest or call F. Brad Williams at 252-329-4577.

Blood drive

In support of EMS Week, Greenville Fire/Rescue will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-6 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, at Station 6, 3375 East 10th St. All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross visor while supplies last. For more information contact 1-800-733-2767.

Democratic Executive Committee

The Pitt County Democratic Party Executive Committee will convene at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road, for a special meeting to nominate persons to serve as local representatives on the Pitt County Board of Elections. The Board, Director, and BOE staff conduct national, state, county, and municipal elections, and special referenda in precinct voting places throughout the county. E-mail PittCountyDems@gmail.com with any questions.

Go students!

Lakeforest Elementary School, 3300 Briarcliff Drive, is seeking parents and other volunteers from the community to visit the school from 7:15-7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, to encourage the youth to do well on their upcoming testing and to have a successful end-of-the-year. For more information contact the school at 252-756-3941.

June 1

Golf tournament fundraiser

The Ninth Annual Golf Classic to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will begin with a shot-gun start at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the Greenville Country Club. There will be an afternoon flight at 1 p.m. Breakfast will be provided by Krispy Kreme and lunch by Chick-fil-A at University Commons. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go directly towards Boys & Girls Clubs in Pitt, Lenoir, Beaufort, Greene and Martin counties. The tournament is hosted by The Clement Companies and First Citizens Bank. For more information contact Cathy Holder at 252-355-2345 ext. 205, or c.holder@bgcpitt.org.

Host families needed

Greenville area host families are sought for a group of ten high school students, ages 15-16, from the school of St. Marc de Bourgoin, France, a school located near Lyon and Grenoble. The dates for the homestay are June 15 - July 15. The French students are eager to improve their English in context, meet teenagers and be exposed to American daily life. No special activities are required. Students will be individually matched with their hosts according to gender, interests and activities. For an application families need to visit TLTLHOST.COM, call 252-754-2136 or e-mail Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

June 3

Fellowship cookout

A Men’s Community Fellowship Cookout will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Center, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. Contact Bob Purvis at 531-7796.

Incarceration prevention program

Youth ages 13 and older will have an opportunity at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, to visit the the Pitt County Detention Center, 124 New Hope Road. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of staying out of trouble. Adults and youth will meet at St. John MBC, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes, at 9 a.m. to ride to the Center or can just meet the group at the PCDC. If you are interested, contact Eddie Godly at 252-341-7546 to see if you meet the criteria to go.

Military retirees meeting

Local military retirees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Golden Corral restaurant, 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Following breakfast the group will discuss matters of interest to the attendees. For more information, please contact Colonel Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Free Barnes & Noble events

A Wonder Woman Day Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Barnes & Noble in the University Common shopping center, 3040 Evans St. There will be a special story time and a chance to make your own tiara and more. At 11 a.m. there will be a story time and activities event featuring the book If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t. During all readings and activities, parents and guardians are encouraged to take pictures and post to their personal social media sites using the hashtag #BNStorytime. For more information contact Jessica Lawrence at 252-321-8125.

CareNet Fundraiser

CareNet Counseling East will sponsor a 5K Hope Run and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, behind the Greenville Hilton, 207 S. W. Greenville Blvd., to highlight awareness of mental health needs. Proceeds and donations from the race will help make it possible for individuals in the midst of life’s crises, situations and events to move from a hopeless endurance to living inspired lives. All participants can join the ost-race celebration and awards ceremony with great prizes and refreshments. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Greenville/CareNetHope5KRun. 

Arts & Crafts

Historic Bath will offer an arts and crafts activity for kids from 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Saturday, June 3, at the Visitor Center, 207 Carteret St. Children will have the opportunity to make their own Nieuport plane, a plane that was flown during World War I. Children can view the traveling World War I exhibit on display and WWI posters will be available to color. Historic Bath plans to offer arts and craft activities on the first Saturday of every month. The free program is part of the World War I Centennial commemoration of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. For more information call 252-923-3971.

June 5

Free job training

Today (June 5) is the deadline to register for the short-term training for jobs in advanced manufacturing to be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19-22 and June 26-28 through Pitt Community College’s Continuing Education and Community Development program. The training includes Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, OSHA 10, workplace communication, resume building, problem solving, shop math and interviews with local industries. Particpants must have NCRC scores of 4 for Locating Information and Reading Information and 3 for Applied Mathematics. To find out how to get your NCRC, contact Sonya Douglas at 252-493-7549. For more information about the training or how to register, contact Elizabeth Midyette at 252.493.7266 or emidyette@email.pittcc.edu.

June 9

Trio Treats

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present “Trio Treats: The 18th Century String Trio” at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Violinist Liz Field, Violinist/violist Allilson Edberg Nyquist and cellist Stephanie Vial will perform trios by composers of the 18th century. John O’Brien will also join for the Mozart D Major flute quartet. Suggested donations are $20 per concert ($15 for seniors, $5 for students). Reservations required. Email themusichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

National Cancer Survivors Day

Vidant Health invites adult cancer survivors and their care givers to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day from 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, June 9, at the North Carolina Aquarium, 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores. Sign-in begins at 9:15 a.m. This free event will be filled with interactive activities, as well as the opportunity to meet other survivors and caregivers in a positive setting. Participants are welcome to pack a lunch or purchase a meal at the onsite Dairy Queen for a social lunch starting at noon. Admission to the aquarium for each cancer survivor and a caregiver has been donated by the N.C. Aquarium. For more information and/or to register call 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326).

June 13

Online charter school

North Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public charter school, will hold a free family information session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Courtyard Greenville, 2225 Stantonsburg Road. The session is for families interested in learning about the academy’s online program and approach to education for the 2017-18 school year.

June 15

Living On After Loss

Living On After Loss is a structured, small group that meets once a week for an eight-week series from noon to 1:30 p.m., June 15-Aug. 3, at the McConnell-Raab American Cancer Society Hope Lodge activity room, 930 Wellness Drive. The first two sessions will focus on the grieving process, reactions to loss and coping strategies. The following sessions will provide support to help participants identify the feelings and physical effects of loss, provide awareness of the grieving process, help redefine oneself and promote awareness of potential support systems. Seats are limited and preregistration is required. For more information call 847-8405.

June 17

Hot Meals for Seniors

The Elderly Touch of Heart Hot Meal Program will provide a hot meal for senior citizens from 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 17, at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The program is sponsored by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Pitt County Council on Aging. Future meals will be on the following Saturdays: July 22, Aug. 12, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. For more information contact 877-218-4247.

June 19

Free job training 

Short-term training for jobs in advanced manufacturing will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 19-22 and June 26-28 through Pitt Community College’s Continuing Education and Community Development program. The training includes Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, OSHA 10, workplace communication, resume building, problem solving, shop math and interviews with local industries. Particpants must have NCRC scores of 4 for Locating Information and Reading Information and 3 for Applied Mathematics. To find out how to get your NCRC, contact Sonya Douglas at 252-493-7549. For more information about the training or how to register, contact Elizabeth Midyette at 252.493.7266 or emidyette@email.pittcc.edu. Register by June 5.

June 23

Fellowship Reunion registration deadline

A “Bringing the Years Together Fellowship Reunion” for those who attended C.M. Eppes and graduated from J.H. Rose will be held on July 1 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cost is $40 per person. No money will be collected at the door. Payment is due by June 23. Mail payment to Angela Hart, POB 30214 Greenville, NC 27833. This will be the last reunion done by this committee. Contact Ms. Hart at 367-8125, Ms. Hines at 258-3661 or Ms. Smith at 767-3126.

June 30

Golf tournament

GI-C.M. Eppes High School Alumni will sponsor its annual golf tournament on Friday, June 30, at The Links at Cotton Valley, 2681 U.S. Highway 258 S., Tarboro. The cost is $75 per person. All proceeds will benefit scholarship. Alumni are looking for golfers, as well as sponsors. For more information contact Curtis Chinn at 355-8336.

July 1

Fellowship Reunion

A “Bringing the Years Together Fellowship Reunion” for those who attended C.M. Eppes and graduated from J.H. Rose will be held on July 1 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cost is $40 per person. No money will be collected at the door. Payment is due by June 23. Mail payment to Angela Hart, POB 30214 Greenville, NC 27833. This will be the last reunion done by this committee. Contact Ms. Hart at 367-8125, Ms. Hines at 258-3661 or Ms. Smith at 767-3126.

July 6

Alumni Convention

The Eva J. Lewis Alumni will host the 47th Annual National Alumni Association of Elizabeth City State University Summer Convention at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd., July 6-8, 2017. For further questions, please contact President Mary Cates at (252) 758-5039.

July 22

NPHS reunion

The North Pitt High School graduating class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, July 22, at Premier Sports Academy, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Cost is $40 per person. Deadline to register is April 1. To receive more information contact Barbara Tune at 252-714-7251, Sallie Evans at 252-717-2943 or Wanda Wynne at 252-258-1131.

Hot Meals for Seniors

The Elderly Touch of Heart Hot Meal Program will provide a hot meal for senior citizens from 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 22, at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The program is sponsored by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Pitt County Council on Aging. Future meals will be on the following Saturdays: Aug. 12, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. For more information contact 877-218-4247.

August 26

The annual 398th Vets Family Reunion will be held noon-5 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at the Barnes-Ebron-Taft Community Center in Greenfield Terrace, 120 Park Access Road. For more information call 916-3694 or 916-5867.

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SECOND MONDAY

The Town of Winterville Board of Aldermen. Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the town hall.

The Town of Winterville Board of Aldermen will consider the adoption of the 2010-2011 Recommended Budget on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Ayden — Board of Commissioners. Second Monday deals with business from previous month. Fourth Monday is planning workshop. They meet 7 p.m. in Ayden courthouse.

THIRD MONDAY

The Village of Simpson Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the assembly room of the village hall.

FIRST TUESDAY

The Bethel Board of Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall, 201 Railroad St.

The Farmville Board of Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall’s second-floor courtroom.

The Grifton Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall.

SECOND TUESDAY

The Fountain Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Building, U.S. 222.

The Grifton Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall.

The Grimesland Board of Aldermen will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall.

FOURTH TUESDAY

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s support group will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Pitt County Council on Aging/Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. For more information, call the facilitator of the group, Amanda Biggs

 

 

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