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.
A Family Stories Workshop will meet weekly on Mondays for six weeks from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., June 18-August 6, in Room 302 of the Pitt Community College Annex, 3107 Memorial Drive. The course focuses on writing and preserving personal and family stories for future generations. Fee is $49. Registration is now open at the PCC Annex or online. Call 493-7388 or visit www.pittcc.edu/continuing-education/registration-information/online-registration.html.
Real Men Talk
Real Men Talk will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 18 at the LIFE Empowerment Center (STRIVE), 600 W. Third St. Dinner will be served. Real Men Talk is a program that mentors men who have been incarcerated and teaches them how to be successful and productive. Real Men Talk will discuss issues and needs of the men in the community. Information will be available on insurance, education, legal issues and jobs. All men are invited to attend. The program is sponsored by Interfaith Clergy, the LIFE Empowerment Center and the Pitt Community College Outreach Department. Call Dr. Rodney Coles at 717-9600 and/or sign up on www.clergy2014.org.
The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on June 19 in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. All Winterville Senior Citizens Club members are asked to wear their T-shirts. The speaker will be Jan Newell Byrd, teacher, author, inspirational speaker, doctoral student, woman of purpose and member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The topic will be elder abuse. Those planning to attend should call 355-2572.
History Speaks at the Village will present an oral history session with Josie Galloway Loudenslager from 6-8 p.m. on June 19 at the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road, in the old one-room Eagles School building. The stories of “Miss Josie” describe life growing up in a farming family in rural eastern North Carolina during the Great Depression. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 414-2869.
The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will sponsor a free vision screening for older adults from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 21. Call 752-1717.
The First Annual Greenville Police Department Community Stakeholders meeting will be held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 Elm St. The meeting will start with a meet-and-greet followed by presentations on topics such as “Community Watch” and “Next Door.” There will be updates on LED lighting, city cameras and an overview of Cops and Barbers as well as many other programs. Attendees will be able to ask questions and make suggestions about current police services. Call 329-4315.
A Homeownership Fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22 at American Legion Post 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. The event, sponsored by The Greenville Housing Development Corporation in collaboration with the N.C. Housing Coalition, will include sessions about credit, the home-buying process, special bank products and down payment assistance. Information about foreclosure prevention assistance resources and programs will also be available. In addition, participants will have opportunities to visit exhibit booths for resource materials, speak with industry experts and win prizes. Contact Beverly Hines, director of Neighborhood Services, 329-4053.
A Disaster Preparedness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 23 at The Salvation Army, 2718 S. Memorial Drive to to prepare people of all ages to be ready for an emergency. Topics at the event, sponsored by Disaster Recovery Partner for Pitt County, will include hands-on CPR, the need for a 72-hour kit, home inventory, community resources, and emergency planning for disabled persons. Presentations will be given by the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, North Pitt County Improvement Association, Pitt County government, the City of Greenville and Catholic Charities. Contact 717-9600 or Rodneycoles@drp2016.org.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2018 S.U.M.M.E.R. Youth Camp to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, June 25-July 26, at Bethel School, 152 E. Washington St., Bethel. The camp, for youth ages 8-13, is held in partnership with Pitt County Schools; the initials stand for Sheriff’s Understanding, Monitoring, Mentoring, Educating and Rewarding our Youth. Contact Desha Lane at 902-2776 for an application.
The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road will provide free 30-minute, one-on-one sessions with a professional daily money manager on June 26. Appointments are required. Call 752-1717 to reserve a time.
Camp Chameleon (Note: Deadline to register is June 15.)
The ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will offer Camp Chameleon from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of July 9 at the Washington campus of Covenant Church, 230 E. Eighth St., Washington. Camp Chameleon is an art-based, week-long camp for children ages 5-10 who have been diagnosed with or who are at risk for speech-language disorders or literacy based language disorders. Cost is $100, but financial assistance is available. Application deadline is June 15. Contact Lori Kincannon at 744-6120 for more information.
The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will host a six-week class, powerful tools for caregivers, from 2-3 p.m. each Thursday from July 12-Aug. 16. The class is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Registration is required. Call Tamyra Jovel at 974-1837 or Brandie Garner at 974-1854.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.