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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.

Archaelogical exhibit

The exhibit “An Archaeological Journey Through Time” will be on display from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday now through Oct. 13 at A Time for Science, Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave. The exhibit will feature artifacts and fossils from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, ECU's Dr. Steve Culver and avocational paleontologist George Powell. Cost is $2 per person. For more information: contact emily@atimeforscience.org or call 252-531-7203.

Sept. 20

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. The guest speaker will give a program on East Carolina University’s Lifelong Learning Program. Pleae bring school supplies for the community service project. For more information contact Sheila Mendoza, schrugen@gmail.com.

Sept. 22

Quilt festival

The Greater Greenville Quilt Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at First Christian Church, 2810 East 14th Street. The festival, sponsored by the Greenville Quilters Guild, will feature works by local quilt artists, a raffle quilt drawing, bags, baskets and bowls of goods to be raffled, vintage quilt-turning, vendors, Quilters’ Boutique craft items for sale, a children’s corner and refreshments for sale. Entry to the festival is $5; children are free. For more information visit greenvillencquiltersguild.com.

1997 class reunion

The J.H. Rose High School Class of 1997 will celebrate its 20th reunion this weekend. Festivities start with a Welcome Happy Hour from 6-11 p.m. Friday at Professor O’Cools, 605 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The Class of 1997 is invited to help recognize the 1997 Baseball State Championship team at halftime of the J.H. Rose varsity football game against South Central at J.H. Rose, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday. The festivities will continue with a family-friendly barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Elm Street Park, 1055 S. Elm St. The main event will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time online or at the door. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit rosereunion1997.myevent.com/3/events.htm.

Sept. 23

BBQ fundraiser

A Backyard BBQ Fundraiser will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Hometown Harley Davidson, 2300 Elaine’s Way, WInterville, to benefit Deputy Sheriff Brian and Wendy Cox, who were involved in a life-changing motorcycle accident. The fundraiser will start with a Benefit Ride at 9 a.m., kickstands up at 10:30, followed by live music, great food from Moore’s, corn hole and horseshoe tournaments, raffles and much more. Tickets are $10 per person. Contact Bonnie Rae Guthrie at 252-717-6205 or Shane Guthrie 252-717-6447 for tickets.

Fluff and Puff

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will sponsor a Fluff and Puff dog wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Sept. 23 at the Memorial Baptist Church,  Drew Steele Center, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. For more information contact the HSEC at www.hsecarolina.org.

Museum Day Live!

Historic Bath will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. As part of this special one-day program, the Palmer Marsh and Bonner House tours will be free with a downloadable Museum Day Live! ticket. Also free for this day only will be the “It’s Revolutionary!” traveling exhibit, courtesy of the N.C. Archives. At 5 p.m. festivities will continue with music on the Point and Food Truck Rodeo. For more information contact Erica Smith at 252-923-3971.

Quilt festival

The Greater Greenville Quilt Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at First Christian Church, 2810 East 14th Street. The festival will feature works by local quilt artists, a raffle quilt drawing, bags, baskets and bowls of goods to be raffled, vintage quilt-turning, vendors, Quilters’ Boutique craft items for sale, a children’s corner and refreshments for sale. Entry to the festival is $5; children are free. For more information visit greenvillencquiltersguild.com.

Harvest festival

The 2017 Bethel Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sat. Sept. 23 with music, food, rides, vendors and entertainment. Concert in the streets provided by Pamlico Sound Machine. Vendor applications available at Bethelinc.org.

Flu shots

Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Community Christian Church, 1104 N. Memorial Drive ; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Phillip Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 Virginia St., Simpson; and from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 14 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Walgreens is partnering with The Cornerstone Ministry’s Healthy Lives/Healthy Choices program to bring flu shots to local communities. Immunizations are free with eligible commercial insurance, N.C. Medicaid and Medicare. Limited vouchers available for the uninsured. For more information contact bleebrb@aol.com or visit The Cornerstone Ministry Incorporated Healthy Lives Healthy Choices Facebook page.

Museum fun

Greenville Museum of Art will sponsor “Super Family Fun Day,” from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at 802 Evans St. This free event will feature Super heroes on site, including Superman, the Incredible Hulk, and Wonder Woman. The program also includes a Star Wars-themed puppet show and much more. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite heroes. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit gmoa.org. E-mail info@gmoa.org or call 252-758-1946 with any questions.

Hot meal program

The Elderly Touch of Heart/Seed ‘n’ Feed Hot Meal Feeding Program will provide a hot meal to senior adults at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Community Fellowship Ministries Inc., 4111 S. Main St., Farmville. A meal will also be provided at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information regarding the hot meal program, contact 252-814-4516.

Safety festival, food drive

The Salvation Army of Pitt County will be at the Safety First Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department, 4189 NC 33 W. The organization will collect non-perishable food items for the local Salvation Army Food Pantry. Items needed are canned vegetables, soups, macaroni and cheese, cereal and canned meat, such as tuna and chicken. The Salvation Army also is looking for volunteers to ring the bell at Christmas. For more information, call Stephanie McKenzie at The Salvation Army at 756-3388, Ext. 206

Kuumba celebration

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host Kuumba: A Touch of Africa at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 Elm St. The event is free with donations accepted. Donations will go to the church. Participants can feel free to wear African attire. Door prizes will be given away. For more information call the church at 756-7517.

Sept. 24

Riley’s Army run

Riley’s Army will hold the 6th annual On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K Run/1K Fun Walk at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, at Winterville Recreation Park, adjacent to A.G. Cox Middle School. Opening ceremonies start at 2:30 p.m., the 1K Fun Run begins at 3 p.m. and the 5K begins at 3:15 p.m. Awards ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Register before Sept. 2 to guarantee a new race shirt and personalized race bib. Prices before Sept. 2 are $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. Registration is open online at www.runtheeast.com. Sponsorship opportunities, vendors for the event, door prize donations, and volunteers are needed. Please contact Kimber Stone at 919-608-8421 or Kimber@rileysarmy.com.

Sept. 26

Aging forum

A question-and-answer forum for older adults will be held at 10 a.m. Tues., Sept. 26 at the The Ayden Senior Wellness Center, 377 Planters Street, Ayden. The forum will provide information about all the services for older adults offered by the Pitt County Council on Aging. For more information call 252-752-1717 ext. 10 or visit pittcoa.com.

Instructional technology program

Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County will sponsor a workshop, “There’s an App for That,” from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Eastern Elementary School, 1700 Cedar Lane. The program, presented by Lauren Boucher, instructional technology facilitator for Pitt County Schools, will offer parents the opportunity to experience the latest educational technology being used in Pitt County Schools and to learn how to use some of the most common technological tricks to interact with children using familiar activities. The seminar is free, but registration is encouraged. For more information and/or to register, visit ppspittcounty.org/ and click on the www3.thedatabank.com link.

Sept. 27

Aging forum

A question-and-answer forum for older adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 27 at the the Farmville Senior Wellness Center, 3885 S Main St, Farmville. The forum will provide information about all the services for older adults offered by the Pitt County Council on Aging. For more information call 252-752-1717 ext. 10 or visit pittcoa.com.

Sept. 30

Yard sale

The Town of Grimesland will have a community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be spaces for rent in the park for anyone who does not have space at their home. This will also include persons that live outside of the town. Spaces will be 10 feet by 10 feet, $10 each, and will be rented on a first-come basis. Participants will need to provide their own tables and chairs. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold by the fire department. For more information call Gerald Whitley at 252-531-7931.

Hispanic heritage

“National Hispanic Heritage Month” will be celebrated from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will feature music, games, food, fun and exhibits of programs and services of education, health, immigration and more. For more information, call the offices of AMEXCAN at 252-258-9967, email amexcan@amexcannc.org or follow on social media.

Bike day

Adventure Cycling Ambasador Dan Hemme will be the host on Bike Your Park Day from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants should bring a bike and helmet. A trail loop not currently open to the public will be accessible. Free event. Contact 1-919-698-0792 or bikeeastcarolina@gmail.com for more information.

Oct. 7

Military retirees

There will be a meeting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 at the Golden Corral restaurant, 504 Southwest Greenville Boulevard, for all interested military retirees in the area. The group meets the first Saturday of each month for breakfast around 8 a.m. and then discusses matters of interest to the attendees starting around 8:30. For more information, please contact Colonel Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Latino festival

The Fifth Annual Latino Festival will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Greenville Town Commons, 105 E. First St. There will be music, dancing, food, fun activities, local organizations, health screenings and more. For more information aobut this event and others, call the AMEXCAN office at 1-252-757-3916 or follow on social media.

Oct. 10

Vidant-Brody merger

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will host Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 10, in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, second floor classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Waldrum will speak about the Vidant-BSOM merger and new directions in health care. The presentation is open to the public and registration is not required. There is no charge to attend the session. Contact Lars Larsen at larsenl@ecu.edu.

Oct. 14

Breast cancer benefit ride

Eastern Radiologists will host the 11th annual “Ride for the Ribbon” breast cancer benefit 100-mile motorcycle ride, starting at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. While the riders cruise the east, there will be a firetruck pull at 11:15 a.m., concessions, a live radio remote with WRNS, a DJ, raffle prizes, baked goods, food and a 50/50 drawing. The event is open to the public. Participants who register for the ride by Sept. 15 will receive a free event pin. For more information contact Addie Best, abest@easternrad.com or visit www.facebook.com/rideforthecurenc and www.ridefortheribbonnc.com.

Meal for senior adults

The 2017 Elderly Touch of Heart Hot Meal Feeding Program will provide a meal for senior adults from 11 a.m. to noon, Sat. Oct. 14 at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information call 877-218-4247.

Canine Crawl

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will host the 17th Annual Canine Crawl at the Greevnille Town Common on Saturday, Oct. 14. For more information visit www.HSECarolina.org.

M.A.I.N. event

The Inaugural M.A.I.N. (Males Addressing Issues & Needs) Summit will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14 on the campus of Pitt Community College in the Goess Student Center, 169 Bulldog Run, Winterville. The event is free. Seating is limited. Register with Eventbrite.com. Search for M.A.I.N. Summit. For more information, contact Steffen McGhee, smcghee@email.pittcc.ued or Jasmin Spain, jlspain@email.pittcc.edu.

Oct. 16

Aces for Autism

The Fourth Annual Aces for Autism dinner and auction will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Food will be provided by Rucker Johns. Childcare is provided for free by ECU’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority in an adjacent room to the dinner. The childcare room will have fun arts and crafts and small inflatables for children. The room will also be equipped and staffed to handle children with autism. There will be many unique auction items, such as vacations, sports memorabilia, furniture and more. Bidding will be done via personal smart phones or tablets provided at the auction. Sponsorships are available beginning at $500 and include a table for 10 people. Individual tickets are sold for $75 per adult and $10 per child. For more information contact Delaney Smith at smithdel15@students.ecu.edu.

Oct. 28

Hot meal program

The Elderly Touch of Heart/Seed ‘n’ Feed Hot Meal Feeding Program will provide a hot meal to senior adults at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Community Fellowship Ministries Inc., 4111 S. Main St., Farmville. For more information regarding the hot meal program, contact 252-814-4516.

Paint the Drain

The Greenville Public Works Department will sponsor “Paint the Drain” on National Make a Difference Day from 10 a.m.-noon or from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Volunteers are needed during either or both of these shifts to stencil drains to bring awareness that storm water runoff flows directly to our rivers and is not filtered through a treatment facility. Volunteers should meet at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. This is an activity appropriate for a family or group project. Teams will be provided maps, supplies and directions. Additional volunteer projects are available at the park. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 252-329-4522 or contact loveaseaturtle@suddenlink.net.

Nov. 18

Alzheimer’s awareness

An Alzheimer’s resource fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Ayden Arts & Recreation Community Center, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Health screening and information about Alzheimer’s will be available. The stage play “Oldtimers: The Musical” will also be shown at noon and 7 p.m. To become a sponsor, call 919-333-4650.

Dec. 9

Swan Days Festival

The Swan Days Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, at Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County. There will be guided migratory bird tours and living history of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. There will be a live raptor demonstration by Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest and live exotic bird exhibits by Sylvan Heights. The day will also include Lake Mattamuskeet and Native American history, craft and food vendors and much more. For more information call 252-926-4021 or visit http://www.swandays.com.

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