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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, May 29, 2018

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Parker's Barbecue on 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. Attendees should bring school supplies for the community service project. Call 714-6027 for more information.

Public hearing

The Pitt County Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Eugene James Auditorium in the County Administration Building, 1717 W. Fifth St. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public comment and input on the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan prior to the Planning Board forwarding a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. For more information visit www.pittcountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=354.

SCLC meeting

A group working to form a new Greenville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold an organizational open meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. The fish fry previously scheduled for Sept. 21 has been cancelled. For more information call 202-417-4369 or 258-7353.

Support groups

The following support groups will be offered at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. Childcare is available. Participants can join the groups at any time. Contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or joyce@stjcconnect.org to register.

■ A DivorceCare group will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. each Wednesday from Sept. 19 through Dec. 19. Separation and divorce are among the most painful and stressful of life events, but this group ensures that people do not have to go through it alone. DivorceCare is a Christian-based group that gives good information on how to navigate this transition.

■ A support group for single parents will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. each Wednesday from Sept. 19 through Dec. 19. This Christian-based group will address a variety of parenting concerns from a faith perspective.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Shred event

A Super Shred event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Sept. 20 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The event is for residential customers only with a five bag/box limit per person (no businesses). Paperclips, staples and thin folders will be accepted, but no three-ring binders please. For more information, call the Council on Aging at 752-1717.

Republican Women  

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet for lunch at noon (social at 11:30 a.m.) on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Hilton Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Jay Delancy of the Voter Integrity Project, the state’s leading proponent of election integrity reform. Price is $15 inclusive. RSVP to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com by Tuesday.

Anniversary gala

The STRIVE NC 18th Anniversary Gala will be held at 7 p.m. (social and cocktails at 6:30 p.m.) on Sept. 20 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This will be an evening of dinner, recognition and reflection. The keynote speaker will be David Joyner of Joyner Media & Strategies in Rocky Mount. There will also b a special tribute to Joyce C. Jones, executive director of LIFE of NC, who is retiring in December. Call 752-9774 by Monday to RSVP.

Voyages of Discovery: Anita Hill

Brandeis University law professor and civil rights advocate Anita Hill will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s Voyages of Discovery lecture series. She famously testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in a sexual harassment case in 1991. Today, Hill is a proponent of Title IX awareness in education and employment practices. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff, $5 for ages 16 and younger, free for ECU students. Visit ecu.edu/​cs-cas/​voyages/.

“Boeing Boeing”

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., has postponed this weekend’s performances of “Boeing Boeing” due to Hurricane Florence. However, remaining performances of the play, by Marc Camoletti, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Revived on Broadway in 2007 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960s French farce (adapted for the English-speaking stage) features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (an American), who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. The Whirligig Stage production is directed by Jonathan Murray. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Friday, Sept. 21

Prepare to Care 

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the Prepare to Care program at 3 p.m. on Sept. 27. The program provides practical tools, information, resources and checklists to help people who are caregivers for a family member or friend. Mary Hall, senior services prevention coordinator with Vidant Medical Center, will lead the session. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Sept. 21. Call 752-1717, ext. 7 for more information or to register.

Salsa dance

A salsa dance sponsored by the Folk Arts Society of Greenville will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Crave, 409 Evans St. Cost will be $5. For more information visit www.fasgnc.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Fun run

The Run, Walk & Roll 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 100 Yard Kids Dash will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 at St. James United Methodist Church 2000 E. Sixth St. 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.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Record show

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.

Monday, Sept. 24

Tea party meeting

There will be a meeting of the Eastern N.C. Tea Party at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 at The Mayflower Seafood Grill, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. The guest speaker will be Bobby Fortune, the N.C. state chair of the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). Fortune is currently a senior at ECU. He will speak about the college conservative movement — why college students are embracing conservatism — and will talk about what YAL’s activities. Contact Diane Rufino at 252-916-9605. 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Bird park trip

The Farmville Senior Council will take a day trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, departing at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 from the back of the Farmville Commmunity Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Cost will be $10 for seniors age 62 and older or $11 for under that age. Participants should bring their own bag lunches for a picnic. Deadline to register will be Sept. 24. For a reservation or more information call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Thursday, Sept. 27


The Council on Aging will offer a flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccine clinic for older adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 27. No appointment is necessary; participants should bring insurance cards. Walgreens/Rite-Aid will administer the vaccines.

Prepare to Care 

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the Prepare to Care program at 3 p.m. on Sept. 27. The program provides practical tools, information, resources and checklists to help people who are caregivers for a family member or friend. Mary Hall, senior services prevention coordinator with Vidant Medical Center, will lead the session. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Sept. 21. Call 752-1717, ext. 7 for more information or to register.

NRA event

The East Carolina Friends of NRA will hold an evening of fun, raffles and auctions on Sept. 27 at The Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 per single and $70 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/events or by contacting Heidi Kittrell at 717-3311 or at hjkittrell1949@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 29


The September Greenville USA Dance event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center (second floor), 1868 Health Sciences Drive (North on Arlington to right on MacGregor Downs Road and right into the parking complex. The Student Center is at the east end of the parking lot). Lesson begins at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m. For info visit www.greenvilleusadance.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

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 kimber@rileysarmy.com for sponsorship or vendor information. Visit www.rileysarmy.com to learn more.

Monday, Oct. 1

NAMI training program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free Family-to-Family training program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8 in Greenville. (Location of event will be given at registration.) The free twelve-session training program is for family members, partners and significant others who have loved ones living with severe and persistent mental illness. Registration is required. For more information and/or to register contact Christine or Millie at 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Saturday, Oct. 6


Hope of Glory Ministries will team up with CrossFit Greenville to sponsor the 12th Annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Cross Training 5K/Walk on Oct. 6 in downtown Greenville. Registration/check-in will be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. with all the races/walks beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration on or before Friday is available online at www.hope-of-glory.org and ensures a moisture-wicking T-shirt plus a race bag of local coupons. Contact Mandi Stewart at 321-6857, Ext. 201, email mandi@hope-of-glory.org or visit www.hope-of-glory.org.Community feeding.

Attic sale

The Attic Sale with Bake Shop and Pantry Corner sponsored by the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women will conclude from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the church in All Saints Hall, 101 N. Bonner St., Washington. Items to be sold include antiques and collectibles, home decor, fashion accessories, camping and sports equipment. Hand-made craft items and baked goods will also be for sale. Proceeds will support outreach projects. Cash only. Call 946-8151 for more information.

Community feeding

The North Pitt Area Table Committee, a Division of Community Unity Network, will host a community feeding from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 at New Wynne Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Package Craft Road, Bethel. A free hot meal will be served. All are welcome. Call Mayor Gloristine Brown at 347-2970 or the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600.

Heritage celebration

A Hispanic Heritage Celebration, originally scheduled for Saturday, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will include music, games for children and food and fun for the entire family. Exhibits of programs and services relating to education, health and immigration will also be available. Call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Monday, Oct. 8

Golf fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus of Washington will sponsor a charity golf tournament starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Cypress Landing Golf Club, 600 Club House Rd, Chocowinity. The format will be a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $400 per team, $100 per player. The entry deadline is Sept. 30. Proceeds will benefit local, national and global charities. Submit entries to Knights of Columbus, Attention Lou Bonadies, 402 Potomac Drive, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817, or call 833-0100 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Empowerment brunch

Daughters of Worth will host an "Empower Her!" Brunch at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., from 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 13. The event will feature inspirational speaker, song writer, blogger and school counselor Rena Keith, along with a delicious brunch, door prizes and music. Tickets are $25 and available at www.eventbrite.com/e/daughters-of-worth-empowering-her-brunch-tickets-47191045688?aff=eac2 or contact Liz at liz@daughtersofworth.org or 375-9712 to purchase a ticket directly.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Class reunion

The Belvoir-Falkland High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th class reunion at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 at 1:00 Parker's Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. RSVP before Sept. 30 to Jean Moore at 714-7182.


The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The theme will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Karrie Dixon, interim chancellor at Elizabeth City State University. Proceeds from the event help provide college scholarships to deserving high school seniors and are also used to fight to end poverty throughout our county. Tickets are $50 per person; $55 at the door and $360 per corporate table of eight. Deadline to purchase banquet tickets is Sept. 28. Supporters and organization sponsorship donations as well as souvenir advertising opportunities are available. Deadline for submission of all ads is Sept. 14. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson, Freedom Fund Banquet Committee Chair, at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or the NAACP office at 814-9076.

Friday, Oct. 26 — Saturday, Oct. 27

John Lawson Legacy Days

The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village presents the eighth 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 with nighttime cannon firings, live music featuring The Back Porch Gut Bucket Band and up-close interaction with historical re-enactors. The event continues from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 with historical presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations from Native American times through the Civil War, hourly cannon firings, old-time toys, fossil pit and more. Concessions available on Friday night and Saturday.

Boating course

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a basic boating educational course from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. Cost is $25 or $40 per couple sharing materials. To register email pspsed@gmail.com or call 964-3009. Deadline for registration is Oct. 21.

Saturday, Nov. 24


Alumni of The Pitt County Training School/G.R. Whitfield School in Grimesland are invited to a celebration on Nov. 24 at the American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The event will celebrate 101 years of PCTS. For more information contact Annie Barr Clemons at 702-1136 Jill A. Ebron at 757-0274.