Community Calendar: Full listing of community events
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Community events coming up in the Greenville area are listed by date. Email your event to email@example.com if you don’t see it here.
The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 at The Mayflower Seafood Grill, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Guest speaker will be Dr. Greg Murphy, Pitt County’s state representative for N.C. House District 9. He will discuss the opioid epidemic. Attendees should begin arriving around 5:30 p.m. to order food and to socialize. Visit the group on Facebook at either Eastern NC Tea Party (of Pitt County) or Eastern North Carolina Tea Party or contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com or Karen Kozel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Churches Outreach Network will present an “Evening of Jazz” fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Road. The event, which will celebrate 10 years of service by CON, will include a three-course meal, a live jazz ensemble and fellowship with the faith-based community network. Tickets are $40 until July 31 and $45 from Aug. 1-15. All proceeds help support CON’s mission to provide assistance to the community through feeding the hungry and providing resources and educational assistance to those in need.Tickets can be purchased at www.accelevents.com/events/CON. For more information visit CON2007.org or contact Denisha Harris at 916-8443 or email@example.com.
The Optimist Club of Greenville will sponsor a “Back to School Bash 5 K Fun Run” at 8 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. School supplies will be collected for local schools and funds generated will provide support for youth patients who are being treated for cancer, youth and families housed at the Ronald McDonald Home, assistance for children of veterans and educational scholarships for local youth. Register at: https://www.runtheeast.com/races Additional information is available at www.greenvilleoptimists.org or contact Pamela Franks at 814-7794.
A GriefShare support group will be held from noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday beginning Aug. 26 and continuing until Nov. 18 at the Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where people can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Call 752-1898 for more information.
The Greene County Museum, 107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill, will feature an exhibit, “Nooherooka and the Tuscaroras,” through August 28. The exhibit recounts the history of the Tuscarora settlers of the Contentnea Creek basin, the colonial-era battle that opened central North Carolina to European settlement and the legacy of the Tuscarora in Greene County and eastern North Carolina. Particular focus is given to the 2013 monument by ECU artists Hanna Jubran and Jodi Hofnagel. The monument’s symbolic meaning commemorates both a historical event and the people who once inhabited the region.
Council on Aging trip
The deadline for the Winterville Senior Citizens Club Sept. 5-8 trip to Washington, D.C. has been extended. The trip will include hotel accommodations, the holiday buffet lunch at Deerpark Restaurant, a viewing of the Gingerbread House Competition entries at the Grove Arcade, a self-guided candlelight tour of the Biltmore House, wine-tasting at the famous Biltmore Estate Winery, a guided tour of Asheville, including the magnificent St. Lawrence Basilica, the Asheville Christmas Wonderland Lights display and more. Cost per person is $389 (double occupancy). Space is limited; $100 will hold a spot. Interested person should contact Lori Cortright at 752-1717. Deadline is Sept. 5.
The Run, Walk & Roll 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 100 Yard Kids Dash will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church 2000 E. 6th Street in Greenville. Registration is available at www.runtheeast.com or in person on the morning of the race. Proceeds from the race will benefit Vidant Health Rehabilitation Services. For more information, call 252-847-0207.
A vinyl record show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Greenville Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. Vendors will be there selling vinyl records, as well as other musical memorabilia and collectibles. Attendees can buy, sell and trade. Admission is free.For more information call 364-2927.
5K, 1K Fun Runs
The 7th Annual On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K and 1K Races will start at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 (registration at 2 p.m.) at the Winterville Parks and Recreation Dept., 332 Sylvania St., Winterville, to help celebrate pediatric cancer awareness month. Proceeds and donations from the races will go directly to Riley’s Army programs and services. Registration is open at www.runtheeast.com. Fees increase after Sept. 2. Contact Kimber Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship or vendor information. Visit www.rileysarmy.com to learn more.
John Lawson Legacy Days
The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village presents the 8th annual John Lawson Legacy Days from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 to celebrate Grifton’s pioneer heritage. This is a free, family-friendly event! Nighttime cannon firings, live music featuring The Back Porch Gut Bucket Band, and up-close interaction with historical re-enactors. Saturday, October 27, 2018 9am to 5pm - Historical presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations from Native American times through the Civil War, hourly cannon firings, old-timey toys, fossil pit, and more. Concessions available on Friday night and Saturday.