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Vidant Community Calendar

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Pancake supper

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will host a pancake supper at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. Proceeds support the outreach ministry including the soup kitchen across the street. Eat in or carry out for a $7 donation.

Fish fry

The Pactolus Ruritan Club will hold its annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and March 22 at the Pactolus Fire Department, 5858 U.S. 264. Eat-in or take-out dinners are $10 each and include herring or trout, french fries, slaw, hushpuppies and a beverage.

Taft celebration 

A retirement celebration to honor JOY Soup Kitchen founder Barbara Taft will be held at noon Saturday at the Luther and Wardell Brown Fellowship Hall at York Memorial AME Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. All are invited to attend.

Charleston trip

The deadline for registering for the Pitt County Council on Aging’ trip to Charleston, S.C., which includes a deposit of $100, is on March 10. The trip will be from May 28-30 and includes dinner at the Charleston Crab House, a dinner cruise aboard The Spirit of Carolina, a guided tour of historic Charleston and more. Cost of the trip is $459 double occupancy. For more information, call the Council on Aging at 752-1717.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club Cypress Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Forrest English, the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, will discuss the Clean Water Act, proposed changes and what people need to do about them. Club programs are held the second Monday of each month, September through May and are open to the public. For more information contact Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.

Technology talk

Ron Cole-Turner will give a free lecture, “More or Less Human? Will Technology Enhance Us or Destroy Us? at 7 p.m. March 11 in the ballroom of ECU’s new Main Campus Student Center, East Tenth Street. The event is an invitation to a public dialogue on technology and the future of humanity and comes at the end of a regional conference hosted by the ECU Religious Studies Program.

Jobs and training

A Community Conversation on Jobs and Training will be held at the Winterville Community Room in the Public Safety Building, 2593 Railroad St. at 7 p.m. March 14. Representatives from Pitt Community College, Mid-East Workforce Development, ROSS Employment Services and other agencies and businesses will present information on their services. Participants may ask questions and obtain information. Contact Veronica W. Roberson at 355-5053 or Veronica.roberson@wintervillenc.com.

Coffee & History

The Coffee & History series will continue at 10:30 a.m. March 14 at the May Museum and Park, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville, for a presentation about Ainsley’s Angels. Call 753-6725 for more information.

Oratorical contest

The Optimist Club of Greenville is accepting applications for its annual Oratorical Contest for students younger than 18 as of Oct. 1, 2018. Deadline is March 15. For contest rules and other information visit www.greenvilleoptimists.org. or email entries@greenvilleoptimists.

Senior games

Registration for the 2019 Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games, scheduled for April 5-18, is now open with a deadline set for March 15. Contact Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation at 902-1975 or visit www.pittcountync.gov/381/Community-Schools-Recreation.

Advance care clinic

An Advance Care Planning and Education Clinic will be held at 9 a.m. March 20 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. It will provide information about the advance care planning process and the importance of making medical care choices known. Facilitators and notaries will be available to assist in the preparation of living wills and health care power-of-attorney documents. Picture identification is required to complete documents. Preregistration is preferred. Call 752-1717.

Mulch sale

John Paul Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St., is holding a Fan Club Mulch Sale through March 22. Natural cypress, red cypress, brown cypress and black cypress mulch will be available in bags that cover 24 square inches, 2 inches deep. Cost is $4 per bag. Mulch will be available for pickup from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 6 at the school. Order online at jp2highschool.com/mulch. Email fanclub@jp2highschool.com with any questions.

Crossroads fundraiser

Community Crossroads Center's annual Homeless Nights Fundraiser at the Greenville Convention Center will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on March 29. Attendees will hear firsthand stories of the residents served at the shelter. There will be entertainment, a live auction, dinner and a 50/50 raffle. An after party with fun and dancing will be held after the event until 11 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. Call 752-0829, visit www.communitycrossroadscenter.org or stop by the CCC office at 207 Manhattan Ave.

Scholarship deadline

The Greenville Pitt Education Association is accepting applications from Pitt County high school graduating seniors for a scholarship in the amount of $500. Students must submit a 500-word essay. Deadline is March 29. For a full list of requirements and other information visit the Greenville Pitt Education Association on Facebook.

Spring Fiesta

A “Spring Fiesta” will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 30 at Belvoir Elementary School, 2568 N.C. 33. Sponsored by Belvoir Elementary, the Association of Mexicans in NC and the Eastern NC Latin American Coalition, the event will celebrate the community’s diverse cultures with foods, music and activities. Call 757-3916 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Run For Ribbons

Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina is sponsoring a Run for Ribbons 5K race and 1-mile walk at 2 p.m. March 31 in the Lynndale subdivision in Greenville. Registration opens at 1 p.m. The 5K cost is $25 by March 26 or $30 after. The 1-mile walk is $15 with a T-shirt or no charge without a T-shirt. To register, visit www.runtheeast.com. For more information, call 252-561-5351 or email cancerservicesofeasternnc@gmail.com.

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