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June Vidant Community Calendar

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Children’s advocacy

The TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine will offer a free Stewards of Children class from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The class will address the topics of child sexual abuse prevention, recognition and response. Call 744-8334 for more information.

Golf fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Fundraising Golf Tournament for Local Youth will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, followed by a 1 p.m. flight on Thursday at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. Proceeds from the tournament, hosted by First Citizens Bank and Towne Insurance, will help support the 1,400 youths served each afternoon by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. Contact Cathy Holder at 355-2345, ext. 204, or at cholder@bgcpp.com.

Master Gardeners

The North Carolina Master Gardeners will host a state conference Thursday-Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include gardening workshops, speakers, garden-related vendors and a chance to meet with Master Gardeners from across the state. Keynote speakers include “Mossin’ Annie,” Annie Martin, and “The Reluctant Farmer,” the Rev. Richard Joyner. Martin will show guests how they can implement moss into their landscapes, and Joyner will detail how volunteers created a food-sustainable community in Conetoe. Registration is $150 and includes meals. Friday-only registration is $100. Cost is $30 to attend Friday’s lunch and $45 to attend the dinner. Visit ncemgva.org.

Memorial event

A Butterfly to Remember, an AseraCare hospice memorial event, will be held at noon Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., to honor the individuals and families cared for this year. RSVP by Wednesdy to stephanie.flowers@aseracare.com.

Class reunion

The J.H. Rose High School Class of ‘78 will hold its 40th reunion from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at C.M. Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St. A social time will be held from 4-6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6. For more information and/​or to RSVP, call 714-3931, email jhrclassof78@gmail.com or visit the J.H. Rose High School Class of 1978 Facebook page.

Farmers market

Greenville Fire-Rescue will be at the Leroy James Farmers Market from 9-11 a.m. Saturday with a fire truck, some handouts for the kids and safety tips. Pet Partners therapy teams will be on site with trained therapy animals, and there will be some games. Call 814-1627.

Open house

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host an Open House with Ice Cream on the Porch from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Museum in the Ange House, 2543 Church St. Visitors are invited to enjoy homemade ice cream prepared by the host and hostess for June. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling 321-2660. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Host families needed

Terres des Langues needs host families in the Greenville and eastern N.C. area for eight French students from June 14-July 9 and for two Spanish students from June 21-July 17. Hosts need only to share daily life and activities with them. The students, 14-18 years of age, are eager to improve their English and get a better understanding of American life. Hosts need not have children to qualify, and profiles will be matched individually. Visit TLTLHOST.com, call 754-2136 or email Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

Gospel brunch

The Red Hat Gospel Brunch Scholarship Fundraiser, presented by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Greenville Alumnae Chapter, will be held at 10 a.m. on June 16 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Featured guests will be Professional Mime Artist Demario Carr, Pastor Luther Barnes and Comedian Rod of God. Cost is $45 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at https://​tinyurl.com/​2018RedHatGospelBrunch or contact Vickie Joyner or Liz Blount at 253-3870.

Stories workshop

A Family Stories Workshop will meet weekly on Mondays for six weeks from 1:30-4:30 p.m., June 18-Aug. 6, in Room 302 of the Pitt Community College Annex, 3107 S. 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.

Vision screening

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.

Homeownership fair

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 also will 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, at 329-4053.

Disaster preparedness

A Disaster Preparedness Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 23 at The Salvation Army, 2718 S. Memorial Drive 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.

Money management

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.

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