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Community Calendar: Full listing of community events


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)


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.

April 20

Pops chorale

The Community Pops Singers will present “Fun, Fun, Fun with the Pops” on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at John Paul II Catholic High School, at 2725 E. 14th St. The free chorale presentation will feature a mix of rock, easy listening, and Broadway. Call Kathy Sprau at 355-2712.

April 21 

Zumbathon fundraiser 

The Hyster-Yale Group will sponsor a Zumbathon fundraiser open to the general public from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 S. Elm St. Cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. Proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Call 931-7805 for more information.

Cancer screening

Vidant Cancer Care, 524 Moye Blvd., will host a free screening for head and neck cancer from 8 a.m. to noon on April 21 to promote “Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.” People who use tobacco or alcohol or who have an HPV-related disease are at an increased risk of head and neck cancer. The screening is quick and painless and can find cancer earlier when it is easier to treat. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 855-MYVIDANT or visit www.vidanthealth.com/events.

Couples communication

Pitt Community College will offer a two-session continuing education course, “Couples Communication” from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The class will meet for the first session on Saturday, April 21 and conclude on Saturday, April 28 at the PCC Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. Cost is $39. Register online at www.pittcc.edu/continuingeducation. Contact Lisa Webb at 493-7317 or lwebb@email.pittcc.edu.

Scholarship banquet

The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T State University’s 37th Annual Scholarship Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Yankee Hall, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The guest speaker will be The Honorable N.C. State Senator Don Davis. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets/information contact any N.C. A&T Alumni or call Randy Stokes at 414-7408 or Reggie Lewis at 757-2483.

Rally for Ally

The third annual Rally for Ally barbecue chicken dinner will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Courtside Tennis & Swim Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive. Tickets are $10 each. Visit rallyforally.org and click on “The Rallies.”

April 22

Arts festival

The Community Youth Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The festival will feature more than 150 visual and performing artists and varied musical dance and theatrical groups, including performances by children. Call 328-6481 or email ecunews@ecu.edu.

Gender dialogue

The Reformation Project will present “Elevating the Dialogue: A Conversation on Gender & Sexuality in the Church” at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Speakers will be Jason Lineberger, lead pastor of Ignite Church; Amelia Markham, staff member of The Reformation Project, Jason Ebeling, lead pastor of Discovery Church, Winterville and Audra Abt, vicar of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Greensboro. All are welcome. Free registration is at reformationproject.org/elevating-the-dialogue/.

April 23

FCA banquet

Eastern North Carolina Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its annual fundraising banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. The featured speaker will be Greenville native Brian Blick, a former high school football state champion who is now director of football operations for the Naval Academy Midshipmen. Individual tickets are $75. Call 327-6341 or email dwall@fca.org.

Book fair

Ayden Elementary School will host a book fair from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today (Monday, April 23) through Friday. Family reading night will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Guests include Rose Hill Outstanding Teen Faith May and local therapy dogs. Donations will be received for Literacy and Legacy and for the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina.

April 24

Human trafficking

A session to provide pastors with training on the subject of human trafficking will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Breakfast will be provided by Churches Outreach Network. Sponsors of the event are STOP Human Trafficking Now, Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking and The Salvation Army’s Project Fight.

Senior fitness

“Stability,” a Silver Sneakers class taught by Linda Wolfe, will meet weekly from 12:45-1:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, April 24 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The class is designed to improve muscle tone and flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles to improve walking ease and fall prevention. Cost is $1 or free to Silver Sneaker card holders. Call the Council on Aging at 752-1717. 

Money management

The Pitt County Council on Aging will present free 30-minute, one-on-one appointments with a professional daily money manager on Tuesday, April 24. The manager can answer questions about paying bills, balancing a checkbook, managing money and understanding received mail that is confusing or difficult to understand. Appointments required. Call 752-1717 to schedule.

Meals fundraiser

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 610 S.E. Greenville Blvd., will donate 50 percent of proceeds from purchases made between 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, to Meals on Wheels. Diners should tell the cashier they are supporting the cause. Orders must be purchased in person, not online. Call 756-0353‎.

ED 4.20

Interfaith justice

An Interfaith Justice Forum will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive, to discuss the issues of love, justice and peace. Call the Rev. Dr. Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

April 25

Benefit for Riley’s Army

The sixth annual Teed Off at Cancer Charity Golf Tournament, a benefit for Riley's Army, will be held at 8 a.m and 1 p.m. on April 26 at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. The event includes The Teed off at Cancer Dinner at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Murphy Center on the ECU campus. Guest speaker will be ECU Baseball Coach Cliff Godwin. The evening will include dinner, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Advanced tickets for the dinner for non-golfers are $30 each at www.eventbrite.com, at 692 Olive in Arlington Village, or at Delcor, 1905 Turnbury Drive. Tickets at the door will be $35. Visitwww.teedoffatcancer.com

April 26

Benefit for Riley’s Army

The sixth annual Teed Off at Cancer Charity Golf Tournament, a benefit for Riley's Army, will be held at 8 a.m and 1 p.m. on April 26 at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. The event includes The Teed off at Cancer Dinner at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Murphy Center on the ECU campus. Guest speaker will be ECU Baseball Coach Cliff Godwin. The evening will include dinner, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Advanced tickets for the dinner for non-golfers are $30 each at www.eventbrite.com, at 692 Olive in Arlington Village, or at Delcor, 1905 Turnbury Drive. Tickets at the door will be $35. Visitwww.teedoffatcancer.com

Interfaith clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon on April 26 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Host will be Pastor Eve C. Rogers. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or Debbie S. Dixon at 462-1112.


Wahl-Coates Elementary School,of the Arts, 2200 E. Fifth St., will hold Pizza Bingo: A Community Night of Pizza, Bingo and Raffle Prizes from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the gym/cafeteria. Proceeds from the event will go towards improving the school’s playgrounds that are currently in disrepair. Raffle prizes will include a 55-inch television, a gas grill, jewelry, gift cards and more. Food items, bingo cards and raffle tickets are all $1. The event is sponsored by the Parent Booster Club.

April 28

Celebration luncheon

The volunteers at the J.O.Y. Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., will sponsor a A Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28 to celebrate the many years of service to residents in Greenville and the surrounding communities. RSVP by April 23. Call Theresa Blount, 717-8605; Jim Cox, 531-1324 or Helen Williams, 531-0892.

Abuse awareness

“Dia del Nino — Raising Awareness for Childhood Abuse” will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The event, sponsored by Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, will offer free fun for the entire family, including museum tours, water activities, games, prizes and more. For more information on AMEXCAN events and services call 757-3916 or email juvenciorp@amexcannc.org or follow AMEXCAN on Facebook.

Violence prevention

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will offer domestic violence prevention training at 10 a.m. April 28 at Word of Truth Ministries, 7227 Statonsburg Road, Farmville. The training is free. Refreshments will be served. Call Vicki Hawkins at 327-4508 or Sandra Williams at 341-9949.

April 29

Vote rally

The Pitt County NAACP will hold a “Get Out To Vote Rally” at 6 p.m. April 29 at New Deliverance Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ, 4346 South Edge Road, Ayden. The theme of the rally will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box” and all candidates will be invited to attend. Call 814-9076.

Understanding Dementia

St. James United Methodist Church will present Understanding Dementia, a workshop for family and caregivers dealing with this disease, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. Register by contacting Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154. For more information, visit www.stjconnect.org. 

Holocaust commemoration

An Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration event will be held at 3 p.m. on April 29 at Congregation Bayt Shalom, 4351 E. 10th St. The keynote speaker will be Geri Crain, DDS, Ph.D, the daughter of Holocaust survivor Alice Kern, who will tell stories about her mother’s experiences in the Auschwitz death camp and at the Death March to Bergen-Belsen. The program will also include music, candle-lighting, prayers, inspirational readings and an overview of the work of the N.C. Council on the Holocaust. This event is presented by the new Holocaust Education Network of Eastern Carolina. To learn more, contact Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman at 318-416-3491 or rabbi_harley@baytshalom.org or contact Karen Klaich at klaichkaren@gmail.com.

April 30

Golf tournament

The 2018 Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Taylor Memorial Golf Classic will start at 11:30 a.m. April 30 at Brook Valley Country Club, 311 Oxford Road. Registration/lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. and tee off time will be 1:30 p.m. The tournament benefits FCA’s ongoing ministry to student athletes throughout the area. The registration deadline is Monday. Visit www.easternncfca.org, call 327-6341 or email dwall@fca.org.

Hearing loss program

The Pitt County Council on Aging will host Merri Schermerhorn, N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, from 10 a.m. to noon on April 30. Schermerhorn will present information about living with hearing loss, including how to be alert to local weather events and how to communicate with law enforcement in stressful situations. Seating is limited. Register by contacting 1-800-999-6828 or Merri.Schermerhorn@dhhs.nc.gov.

May 2

Power of the Purse

Women for Women of Pitt County’s annual Power of the Purse luncheon will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. John Quinones, ABC News veteran and host of “What Would You Do?” will be keynote speaker. Tickets are $100 each and are available at womenforwomenpittcounty.org. Call 355-7550 for more information.

May 5


Mayfest for Missions will be held from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. This annual event includes a yard sale, bake sale and plant sale. The yard sale will feature furniture, including love seats, tables, couches and chairs; home decor and miscellaneous household items, nursery items, toys, exercise equipment, books, games, bicycles, electronics and office equipment. Barbecue chicken dinner plates will be available for $8. All proceeds will go to benefit local community non-profit organizations. Call the church at 758-1901 for more information.

Breakfast & vendors

W.H. Robinson PTA in Winterville will have a pancake breakfast and vendor fair from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on May 5 at W.H. Robinson Elementary School. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $7 for all you can eat pancakes and sausage hosted by Kiwanis. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Vendors will be set up until noon and will include LuLa Roe, Rodan+Fields, Lilla Rose and others. Proceeds will benefit the PTA.

Social event

The Bachelor Benedict-Twentieth Century Social Club Inc. will hold “A Salute to Distinguished Ladies” at the President’s Spring Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The ladies to be honored are Mildred Council, Rose Glover, Ann Huggins, Kandie Smith, Mary Perkins-Williams and Mary Blount Williams. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door; BYOB with set-ups provided and heavy hors d'oeuvres. DJ Super Jeff will play the music. Call 752-7196 or 341-5696 for tickets. Proceeds from this event will be used to update the exterior of the clubhouse on Wyatt Street. Donations are accepted. The club is a 501(c)10 non-profit organization.

All-classes reunion

The Eighth Annual Belvoir-Falkland All Classes High School Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Holly Hill Family Life Center of Holly Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road. Visit www.facebook.com/events/371716343308782/. 

4-H fundraiser

The Band of Oz will be featured at the 15th Annual “On the Dock of the Bay” fundraising event from 6-11 p.m. May 5 at the Eastern 4-H Center, 100 N. Clover Way, Columbia. This annual fundraising event supports 4-H camp scholarships in every county in northeastern North Carolina and the educational programs at the Eastern 4-H Center. Tickets are now available online at www.eastern4hcenter.org and are $50 per guest until April 30 and $65 per guest starting May 1. Call 1-252-797-4800.

May 6

Family reunion

The descendants of James Allen Mills (1850-1937) and Ann Eliza Arnold Mills (1851-1924) will meet for the annual family reunion that starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 6 with a church service at the Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 2581 Black Jack-Grimesland Road. Registration (12:15 p.m.) and a covered dish meal (1 p.m.) will follow the service in the church’s Stewart Fellowship Building. For more information, call Jonathan Gaskins at 631-5078 or James E. Mills Jr. at 321-1579 or 327-5553.

May 16

Grant-writing seminar

Women for Women Pitt County will hold a free grant-writing workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on May 16 at Alice Keene Park in the multipurpose room. Participants will learn about the preparation and submission process for the Women-for-Women grants. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, churches and schools in Pitt County are eligible to receive these funds. To RSVP or for more information, contact grants@womenforwomenpittcounty.org. Grant applications may be downloaded at www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com.

May 19

Plant sale

The Friends of the Pitt County Arboretum will hold their annual plant sale for the public from 10 a.m.-noon on May 19, rain or shine, at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle.
 A Preview Plant Sale for Friends of the Pitt County Arboretum will be held at 9 a.m. Memberships may be purchased at the event. A Plant Swap will be held at 11 a.m. Bring plants, seeds, pots, etc. to swap. Remaining items go home with owner.
 See www.pittcountyarboretum.blogspot.com or call 902-1709 for more information.

June 9

Class reunion

The J.H. Rose High School Class of ‘78 will hold its 40th reunion from 4-8 p.m. at Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St. A social time will be held between 4-6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6. For more information and/or to RSVP, call 714-3931, email jhrclassof78@gmail.com or visit the J.H. Rose High School Class of 1978 Facebook page.


Family celebration

The Nelson-Mills Blossoms Family Celebration will be held Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 2418 Mill St., Winterville. A time capsule buried in 1985 will be dug up on Aug. 4. For more information, contact matdejesus@yahoo.com.

Sept. 5

Seniors Trip

Winterville Senior Citizens Club is planning a trip September 5-8 to Washington, D.C. The trip will include a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a tour of Washington at night by motor coach, visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Frederick Douglas National Historic Site and shopping at Potomac Mills. Cost per person is $350. Space is limited. Interested persons should send a $25 deposit to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432 Winterville, NC 28590, to reserve a seat.