Oct. 1 Vidant Community Calendar
Monday, October 1, 2018
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. 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.
Hispanic Heritage concert
The third and final performance in an ECU School of Music concert series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The concert will feature Duo Guitiano with guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles. Free. Call 328-6851.
The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T State University will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. For more information call 217-7476.
Sheppard Memorial Library’s Bookmobile will be at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10:30-11 a.m. on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. Visitors to the bookmobile will be able to check out and return books, obtain a library card and reserve books. Call 752-1717.
John Paul II Catholic High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 for prospective students and their parents. For more information call 215-1224.
The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women will have an attic sale with bake shop and pantry corner from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and from 8 a.m.-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.
A Time for Science and the Carolina Skies astronomy Club will host a Star Party from 8-9 p.m. on Oct. 5 on the lawn at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants will view Venus, the constellation Orion and other wonders of the night sky through a telescope or pair of binoculars. For more informaiton call 752-1717.
Military retirees in the area will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Oct. 6 at the Golden Corral restaurant, 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Following breakfast, around 8:30 a.m. the group will discuss matters of interest to the attendees. For more information, please contact Col. Scott Barker at email@example.com.
Model train show
The Eastern Carolina Railroaders will host a model train show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Train Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. Operating model train layouts will be on display at the event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Eastern Carolina Railroaders. Free; donations accepted.
Hope of Glory Ministries will team up with CrossFit Greenville to sponsor its annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Cross Training 5K/Family 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. at 516 Cotanche St. Pre-registration is available now at www.hope-of-glory.org. Proceeds will help Hope of Glory Ministries in their mission to relieve burdens, empower families and proclaim Christ throughout the community. For more information contact Mandi Stewart at 321-6857, ext. 201, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A Hispanic Heritage Celebration 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 email@example.com.
Medication review clinic
A free medication review clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717.
Under the Microscope
A Time for Science-Greenville Center will host the adult education series Under the Microscope from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Farmville Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. Tom Feldbush will present “The Battle Plan,” a discussion of infection and immunity. Visit atimeforscience.org.
Domestic violence prevention
The Center for Family Violence Prevention will hold the first Domestic Violence Impact Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 at the Greenville Convention Center. Keynote speakers are former Greenville City Manager Ron Kimble and his wife Jan, who lost their daughter Jamie to a senseless act of violence by her ex-boyfriend. The event is to raise awareness of domestic violence and raise funds to support the Center's mission of education, prevention, safe housing and service to victims. Contact Donna Raynor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
United States Army Reserve
The 398th Engineer/Supply Company of Greenville, N.C. will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Seahorse Restaurant on Oct. 13. All former members are welcome to attend. Persons who can attend should contact Frank Meeks at 258-5330 or email@example.com.
The ENC Tea Party will show the movie “A Nation Adrift” from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the back room at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The 90-minute movie takes a look at the role of “God's sovereign hand” in the founding of America. Persons interested in viewing the movie should plan to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m.; the movie will begin at 12:30. Contact Info: Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com for more information.
Daughters of Worth will host an "Empower Her!" brunch at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., from 10 a.m. to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 375-9712 to purchase a ticket directly.
The Koinonia Christian Center will present Jazz in the Park from 3 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the amphitheater at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Headlining the free event will be world-renowned saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield. Crutchfield is known as the last sax player to perform and record with Prince. The concert also will feature the Limited Edition Band, Carroll Dashiell, Bertrand Bailey, Rob LaRay, Michael Stephenson, Carolina Sound of Raleigh, the Kruz Band, Ruffin Keys and many others. Visit www.kccfamily.com or call 752-1898 for more information.
Run for the Ribbons
Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina will sponsor Run for the Ribbons, a race/walk/fun run, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Village Point Market, 620 Red Banks Road. Cancer Services of ENC is a nonprofit organization that provides resources, support and services for individuals, families and caregivers. Registration is required. Visit www.runtheeast.com.
Real Men Talk (For Men Only) will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the LIFE Empowerment Center (STRIVE), 600 W. Third St. Dinner will be served. All men are invited to attend. Real Men Talk mentors men who have been incarcerated and teaches them how to be successful and productive. Information will be available on finance, education, legal issues and jobs. This event is sponsored by Interfaith Clergy, the LIFE Empowerment Center and the Pitt Community College Outreach Department. Call the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or sign up at www.clergy2014.org.
A session on how to become a hospice volunteer will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information call 752-1717.
The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on 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 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 Pitt County. Tickets are $50 per person; $55 at the door and $360 per corporate table of eight. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Oct. 12. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson, Freedom Fund Banquet Committee Chair, at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or the NAACP office at 814-9076.
John Lawson Legacy Days
The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village presents the eighth annual John Lawson Legacy Days from 6 to 9 p.m. on 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. to 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.
Breast cancer awareness
The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will hold its Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon on Oct. 27 at the Winterville Train Depot, 217 Worthington St. Cost is $5 per person. Space is limited. Persons planning to attend should call Beatrice Henderson at 355-2572 by Oct. 20.