Vidant Community Calendar
Monday, January 7, 2019
Path For Paws
Path for Paws is a brick fundraiser to support the Pitt County Animal Shelter Renovation Project. Purchasers of bricks can honor or remember their pets and/or family members and celebrate animals finding loving homes. Each brick is $50 dollars until Tuesday. Prices increase to $75 after Tuesday. For more information on the Path for Paws fundraiser, call the shelter front office at 902-1725. To order a brick online visit https://www.pittcountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=442.
The Pitt County National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a family support meeting from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday in Room 1 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist church, 510 S. Washington St. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends or individuals living with a mental illness. All meetings are free and open to the public. Call 531-3603 or 355-6133.
Love Joy Music is looking for seniors to join a 10-week session of their intergenerational music-making class that will meet from 10-10:45 a.m. starting Thursday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Cost is $30. The classes focus on creating bonds between young families and the elder generation. To register for the semester, email Erin Brand at LoveJoyMusic@hotmail.com or call 565-5493.
TOPS open houses
Two local chapters of Take off Pounds Sensibly will hold open houses at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road: Chapter 898 will hold its event from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday. Chapter 948 will hold its event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Information about the weight loss support groups will be provided at both sessions.
The Winterville Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake dinner fundraiser from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road, Winterville. Tickets are $6 each and are available from Key Club members and Elizabeth Webber, the club’s teacher adviser. They also are available at the door. Call Tony Moore at 321-6700.
A class in the ancient art form of Gyotaku, will be held from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants will learn why this traditional Japanese method of printing fish was created and how it’s fun to do today. This could get a little messy! All paints are washable. Fee is $3 for Greenville residents and $5 for others. For more information call 329-4560.
Sierra Club meeting
The Cypress Group of the N.C. Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 at 131 Oakmont Drive. The guest for this meeting will be Greenville Senior Engineer Lisa Kirby, project manager for the Town Creek Culvert Drainage Improvements, Greenville's largest capital project to date. This meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.
Human trafficking meeting
Eastern N.C. Stop Human Trafficking Now will host a free forum to discuss human trafficking prevention at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the Media Center at Farmville Middle School, 3914 Grimmersburg St., Farmville. Topics will include internet safety, manipulative tactics of traffickers and warning signs of human trafficking. To register call Melinda Sampson at 717-4961 or email her at email@example.com or visit eventbrite.com.
Lake Mattamuskeet trip
The City of Greenville will sponsor an all-day bird-watching trip for ages 16 and up to Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County on Jan. 18. At the Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, participants will observe thousands of migrating waterfowl, such as swans, many species of ducks, Canada geese and snow geese, bald eagles, hawks and many others. Fee is $15 for Greenville residents and $18 for non-residents. The group will meet and leave from Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane, and will stop for lunch afterwards at Spoon River Market in Belhaven.
The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties will present the fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebration, “Empowered and Justice for All,” at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Michael L. Morgan of the N.C. Supreme Court. The event also will feature a high school honor guard, musical celebrations, youth-led presentations, a step team, MLK service awards and other community and civic leaders. The public is invited; a freewill offering will be received.
The City of Greenville is seeking individuals and groups to participate in the Day of Service event Jan. 21. The event will run from 10 a.m.-noon for all areas except River Park North, which will be from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will join city staff in cleaning up streets, entrances to the city, neighborhoods, River Park North, greenways and the river. Gloves, safety vests and bags will be provided. Call Tawanda Cage at 329-4856 to sign up.
Bird park trip
The City of Greenville will sponsor a bird-watching trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Eco–Center in Scotland Neck from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25. Sylvan Heights has the largest collection of rare birds in the world. The trip will be guided by one of the staff members of the bird park. The group will depart from Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. Cost is $20 for Greenville residents and $25 for non-residents. The fee will cover cost of entry into the park and the guide fee. Dinner will follow after the tour at La Casetta Italian Restaurant. For more information call 329-4560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Weathington, director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, will talk about “Gardening in the South” at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Advance tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for Friends of the Arboretum. Advance tickets are available at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Tickets at the door will be $30. For more information, call 902-1709.