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Sept. 3 Vidant Community Calendar


Monday, September 3, 2018

Book sale

The Fifty Cents Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library will be held from noon-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. There will be thousands of items to choose from including paperbacks, VHS tapes, records and some older hardbacks all for 50 cents each. Sunday is $3 bag day.The library supplies the bags and shoppers fill them up. For more information, call 329-4580.

Grief support

A GriefShare support group will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning Wednesday and running through Dec. 5 at Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. GriefShare is a grief-recovery support group where people can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Call 752-2943 for more information.

Chicken on a Mission

Winterville Baptist Church will hold a “Chicken on a Mission” annual “fun”raiser starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Barbecue chicken plates will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plates. An auction of dessert items, craft items and services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local, state and foreign missions as well as Ramp Missions by Baptist Men. For more information, call 756-5955.

Grandparents Day 

Winterville Historical and Arts Society will have open house from 3-5 p.m Sunday in celebration of Grandparents Day. The museum is located in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. Grandparents are invited to bring the family and enjoy a day of fellowship with the grandkids, tour the facilities and have show-and-tell for the grandkids of farm and home equipment on display with an explanation of life in earlier days. Hosts will be John and Melody Relford, Leland Tucker and Mary Forlines. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for more information or to schedule private or group tours.

Choral auditions

The Greenville Choral Society will hold auditions for the Youth Chorale and the Children’s Chorus from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. For more information, visit www.greenvillechoralsociety.com or visit the Greenville Choral Society on Facebook.

Writing class

The Family Stories Workshop will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 10-Dec. 3 in Room 302 of PCC’s Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive. The workshop offers guidance on how to write and preserve family stories for future generations. Through a combination of weekly assignments, writing tip sheets and memory-stimulating exercises, students will be able to create a permanent record of their family history. All assignments are read anonymously and commented on by the class and the instructor.

Budgeting basics

The Pitt County Council on Aging will hold a session on budgeting from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. “Budgeting Basics: What are budgets, why are they useful, and how do I create a budget?” is a free workshop offered by Kelly Kurz of Paperwork Solutions. Seating is limited; call 752-1717 to reserve a seat.

Golf tournament

The Williamston Rotary Club will host its annual golf tournament on Sept. 13 at Roanoke Country Club, 1380 Fairway Drive. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. and play will start at 1 p.m. The event will offer $10,000 prizes for players who get a hole in one on the 10th hole. Funds from the event will go toward scholarships. For information about sponsorship or to register a four-member team, call Roy Lilley at 252-799-7185 or Brent Glover at 252-792-3963.

Medical choices

The Pitt County Council on Aging will offer a session at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 about how people can make their medical choices known. Participants will learn about the advance care planning process and receive free assistance in the preparation of living wills and healthcare power of attorney documents. Picture identification is required to complete documents. For more information or to preregister, call 752-1717. Preregistration is preferred for completion of documents, but not required.

Stained glass class

The Pitt County Council on Aging will offer a “Stained Glass Demo” class at 10 a.m. Sept. 17. This demo will be used to measure interest for a class. Seating is limited. Call 752-1717 to reserve a spot.

SCLC events 

A group working to form a new Greenville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is holding an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. The meeting is open. People interested in learning more about the effort can call 202-417-4369 or 258-7353. The group also is holding a fundraising fish fry from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the lot next to the Gold Post restaurant, 804 W. Fifth St.

Shred event

A Super Shred event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 20 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The event is for residential customers only with a five bag/box limit per person (no businesses). Paperclips, staples and thin folders will be accepted, but no three-ring binders. For more information, call the Council on Aging at 752-1717.

Prepare to Care 

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the Prepare to Care program at 3 p.m. Sept. 27. The program provides practical tools, information, resources and checklists to help people who are caregivers for a family member or friend. Mary Hall, senior services prevention coordinator with Vidant Medical Center, will lead the session. Space is limited and preregistration is required by Sept. 21. Call 752-1717, ext. 7, for more information or to register.

Record show

A vinyl record show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Greenville Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. Vendors will be there selling vinyl records, as well as other musical memorabilia and collectibles. Attendees can buy, sell and trade. Admission is free. For more information, call 364-2927.


The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccine clinic for older adults from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27. No appointment is necessary; participants should bring insurance cards.

NRA event

The East Carolina Friends of NRA will hold an evening of fun, raffles and auctions on Sept. 27 at The Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 per single and $70 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/events or by contacting Heidi Kittrell at 717-3311 or hjkittrell1949@gmail.com.

NAMI training

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free Family-to-Family training program from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8 in Greenville. (Location of event will be given at registration.) The free 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 or to register, contact Christine or Millie at 531-3603 or 341-1999.

NAACP Banquet

The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $50 per person; $55 at the door and $360 per table of eight. Deadline to purchase banquet tickets is Sept. 28. Supporters and organization sponsorship donations as well as souvenir advertising opportunities are available. Deadline for submission of all ads is Sept. 14. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or the NAACP office at 814-9076.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


November 18, 2018

As the breeze twirls dust over the rocks of a vast and grainy landscape, as grit and ash ripple and dance into rift and reticulum, accreting a piece of the whole, a part of the main, weaving new rock from old sand; there, along the brush-stroke barrens of an ancient desert, one can see to eternity.…

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November 18, 2018

East Carolina University alumnus Mark E. Johnson, a writer and adventure travel company owner, is set to released his first book, “Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp,” on Tuesday.

The book chronicles the author’s trek in April to the world’s tallest mountain and is written in…


November 17, 2018

Here's a few flowers; but 'bout midnight, more:

— Cymbeline, Act 4, scene 2. William Shakespeare.

Are you looking for a very strange flower? Well, this one’s for you.

Now the scientific name for this oddball, which comes from Greek, means “hairy flower.” And why not? The six,…

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November 16, 2018

A tale of two lovers, set in Sweden, will come to the stage tonight as East Carolina University Opera Theater presents “A Little Night Music” for its fall performance.

“A Little Night Music,” written by author Hugh Wheeler with music by Stephen Sondheim, is a love story that…


November 14, 2018

Q I didn’t grow up eating berries. They taste good, but is there a nutrition reason for eating them? — FJ, Greenville

A We are lucky to see a greater variety of berries — fresh, dried, canned and frozen — in our local stores than before. Children and…

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November 11, 2018

Losing a child before his or her first birthday is an unthinkable tragedy for any parent — and unfortunately it occurs too often in North Carolina, where we far outpace the nation in infant mortality.

With over seven deaths per 1,000 live births vs. the national average of fewer than six per…

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November 11, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Approximately 300 people gathered in the South Central High School cafeteria recently to celebrate their time as students at Winterville High School. The school, which was built in 1935, has served as A.G. Cox Middle School since 1971.

“The first Saturday in November has…


November 10, 2018

The year is old, the birds are flown.

And yet the world, in its distress,

Displays a certain loveliness —

 — John Updike, from “A Child’s Calendar”

Autumn has once again snuck up upon us, as it always does.

Autumn is known mostly as a time of cooling temperatures,…


November 07, 2018

Q Would you please help spread the word about our upcoming event that will celebrate the successes of people in Pitt County who are eating healthy, being physically active and managing their own diabetes.  JS, Pitt County.

A Jackie Sugg MS, RDN, LDN is a long time friend and colleague from the…

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November 07, 2018

Bateeni Mediterranean Grill & Cafe at 1868 W. Arlington Blvd. in Greenville is a healthy escape for those seeking fresh and delicious food that will keep your taste buds and body fulfilled. They offer an array of authentic Mediterranean cuisine using their centuries old traditions of combining…

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