Community Calendar: Full listing of community events
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Community events coming up in the Greenville area are listed by date. Email your event to firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t see it here.
A free "Queen Anne's Revenge Travel Exhibit" in Historic Bath is currently on display from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday through May 31 at Historic Bath’s newest exhibit space at 100 Harding Street. The exhibit includes vessel artifacts and child-friendly interactive learning stations. For more Information or directions call 252-923-3971 or visit www.bath.nchistoricsites.org. Follow other upcoming 2018 events on Facebook @historicbath.
Entries are being accepted now until midnight on May 31 for the annual student prose and poetry writing competition sponsored by The Pamlico Writers’ Group. The competition is open to high school and college students across the state; the theme is “Home.” Students should try to capture the attention of judges in no more than 2,000 words. In addition to a cash prize of $100, the winners of this year’s juried contest will be published in the Pamlico Writer’s Group 2019 anthology and will receive a free copy. There is no entrance fee. To learn more about the contest and submission guidelines, visit the writing group’s website: www.pamlicowritersgroup.org.
Vendor applications are now being taken for the 2018 Spring Craft Festival to be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. 4th St. Cost for space is $30 and includes a table. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Fanny Flower at 756-1678, fflower62@aol or visit the church’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stpetercreativefellowship/
The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in Ayden and Bethel Monday through Friday. Drivers will provide lunch for homebound older adults. Route delivery takes about an hour. Training is provided. Call 752-1717.
Registration is open for Camp Corral 2018 summer camps at www.campcorral.org. Camp Corral, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, injured, ill and fallen military service members. Since its founding in 2011 by Golden Corral, Camp Corral has grown to 24 camp sessions in 19 states and has served more than 17,000 children. Although any child ages 8 to 15 from a military family is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, injured, ill and fallen military service members.
The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold its annual "Learn To Quilt Workshop" from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Center for Arts & Crafts, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. Students will make two blocks to take home. All machines and supplies will be furnished and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each, paid in advance. To register call Renee Fish at 419-704-2781.
AMEXCAN, the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, and ENCLACO, the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc., will celebrate Women’s Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at the Alice Keene Park Center, 4561 County Home Road. The event will feature a panel of women in empowered positions who will facilitate a community discussion on women’s rights, barriers, stories, opportunities and more. Call the AMEXCAN office at 258-9967 or contact email@example.com or follow AMEXCAN on social media.
The Young Adults Ministry of University Church of God, 2215 B. Stokes Road, will have a Pancake Dinner Fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages. Call 347-5414 for more information.
Music in March
The J.H. Rose High Chorus will present its annual Music in March event at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in the lecture hall of the school, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. The theme this year is “50s Forward.” Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for students and children.
The Winterville Senior Citizen Club will meet at noon on Tuesday, March 20 in the Community Room, 2693 Railroad St., Winterville. The speaker will be Jackie Sugg of the Pitt County Health Department. The topic will be “Grocery Store Tour.” All seniors 55 and older are invited. RSVP by calling 355-2572.
The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon March 22 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. The host will be Pastor Eve C. Rogers. For more information, contact Dr. Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or Debbie S. Dixon at 462-1112.
The Benevolence Corps will host a forum for candidates seeking the N.C. House District 8 seat at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center multipurpose room. 400 Nash St. The first hour will be a meet and greet followed by panel questions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Benevolence Corps executive director Keith W. Cooper will moderate the event, which will be sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Regional Association of Black Social Workers. For more information call Cooper at 258-1260.
“Shape Shifting Your Writing: Transforming Your Writing for Other Successful Markets” will be the topic of the Pamlico Writers’ Group Sixth Annual Writers Conference to be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 23 and from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington.For more information go to pamlicowritersgroup.org/2018-conference.
The Simpson Rural Fire Department, 2821 Virginia St., Simpson, will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 23. Donations only! For more information contact Jimmy Hodges at 531-2278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2018 Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games is now open. The local games are scheduled for April 13-30 with a registration deadline of March 23. Athletes and artists ages 50 and over will have an opportunity to compete in more than 40 sports events and in SilverArts (including visual, literary, performing, and heritage). Sports events include pickleball, horseshoes, walking, swimming, basketball, softball, bicycling, bowling, billiards, table tennis, team sports for softball and three-on-three basketball and much more. For more information or to register, contact Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation at 902-1975.
The Pactolus Ruritan Club will hold its annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. on March 23 at the Pactolus Fire Department, 5858 U.S. 264. Eat-in-or take-out dinners are $10 each and include herring or trout, french fries, slaw, hushpuppies and a beverage.
A public talk, “Meditation for Everyday Life” with Lama Kathy Wesley will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 131 Oakmont Drive, for no charge although donations will be accepted. Two teaching sessions, “Breath after Breath,” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. Suggested donation for a teaching session is $25. No registration required. For more information contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 327-1849.
The Pitt County SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Summit 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. All parents, teens and school staff from Pitt County and surrounding areas are invited to attend this free event with lunch and giveaways provided. Hands-on demonstrations and national speakers will address substance misuse, bullying, sexual health, safe driving and more. To register call 847-6298 by March 16. For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/527337164332424/.
“History Speaks at the Village” will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road. Kimberly Kenyon, conservator for the Queen Anne’s Revenge project, will present the latest discoveries from Blackbeard’s flagship, focusing on the “literary find" inside one of the cannons. The presentation will take place in the Eagles School building with refreshments afterward in the Satterthwaite Store. For more information call 414-2869.
The City of Greenville’s Aquatics and Fitness Center will host its annual Senior Health Fair from 8:30-11:30 a.m. March 28 at the Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road. Hearing screenings, blood pressure checks, stroke screenings, financial consultations, free consultations for home remodeling and other interactive programming will be available. Door prizes will be available. Event is free and open to the general public. For more information call 329-4041.
The Pitt County Council on Aging will offer a free Advance Care Planning and Education Clinic from 9-11 a.m. March 28 in the small multi-purpose room at 4551 County Home Road. At 9 a.m. will be an educational presentation for participants to receive information about the advance care planning process and the importance of making their medical care choices known. At 10 a.m. will be a clinic with Certified Respecting Choices facilitators and notaries available to assist in the preparation of living wills and healthcare power of attorney documents. Picture identification is required to complete documents. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Call 752-1717, ext. 7.
The Greenville Pitt Education Association Inc. is accepting applications from graduating seniors at a Pitt County high school for a $500 scholarship; applications must be postmarked by March 30. To be eligible, students must intend to enroll in a two or four-year institution of higher learning, including vocational schools, on a full-time basis; have a minimum GPA of 2.5; be a U.S. citizen and submit a 500-word essay about why the student feels he/she is the best applicant for the scholarship. In the essay include personal, volunteer experience and any extracurricular activities participated in during high school. Applicants may also include goals and aspirations for the future. A copy of grades should be included with the application. Send to Greenville Pitt Education Association Inc., P.O. Box 2022, Greenville, N.C., 27836.
The Greenville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present the 2018 Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant at 4 p.m. on March 31 in the Performing Arts Center of North Pitt High School, 5659 N.C. 11 S., Bethel. The biennial program features educational, cultural, community service and personal enrichment activities for the participants.The Miss Jabberwock component is geared towards high school juniors and seniors, and the Little Miss Jabberwock component focuses on girls in third through fifth grades. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elizabeth Blount at 253-3870.
New Orleans trip
The Pitt County Council on Aging is planning a three-night trip to New Orleans June 3-8. The trip will include hotel accommodations, dinner at New Orleans School of Cooking, a guided tour of New Orleans, a tour of a Louisiana plantation, a visit to the French Quarter, a steamboat cruise, a visit to Harrah’s Casino and more. Deadline to register is April 1. Cost per person is $839 (double occupancy). Space is limited; $100 will reserve a spot today. Interested persons should contact Lori Cortright at 752-1717.
The Family Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church will host a Pancake and Sausage supper from 5-7 p.m. On Friday, April 6 at the church located at 6630 N.C. 43 S. Donations only for the supper. Proceeds will go to the Men’s Ministry activities for the church. Contact Pastor Connie Newton (252) 717-1682 for info.
Registration for the 2018 Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games is now open. The local games are scheduled for April 13-30 with a registration deadline of March 23. Athletes and artists age 50 and over will have an opportunity to compete in more than 40 sports events and in SilverArts (including visual, literary, performing, and heritage). Sports events include pickleball, horseshoes, walking, swimming, basketball, softball, bicycling, bowling, billiards, table tennis, team sports for softball and three-on-three basketball and much more. For more information or to register, contact Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation at 902-1975.
The Friends of the Ronald McDonald House will host a special “Friends Night Out” event from 5-7:30 p.m. at Uptown Brewery, 418 Evans St. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the Ronald McDonald House, 529 Moye Blvd. or at 692 Olive, 692 E. Arlington Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina. For more information contact Laurie Josell at 410-218-1893 or visit http://rmhenc.org/friends-night-out/.
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 email@example.com.
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.