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Monday, April 1, 2019

Pickleball clinic

A pickleball clinic will be held from 1-3 p.m. April 4 and 9 at the Elm Street park tennis courts, 1055 S. Elm St. The game combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The clinic will teach basic technique, strategies and rules of the game. For more information, contact John Barrow at 252-329-4573.

A Night to Paws 

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will hold A Night to Paws from 6-10 p.m. on April 6 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $65 each and include wine and beer from 6-7 p.m., a seated three-course dinner, a large silent auction, three raffle items and live music with the Built for Comfort band. Tickets are available at https://one.bidpal.net/antp2019/ticketing. For more information contact anighttopaws2019@gmail.com or visit https://www.hsecarolina.org/.

Emma Dupree Day

Fountain Presbyterian Church will celebrate the annual Emma Dupree Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 6. The event will include a workshop on herbs at 10 a.m. with Joni Torres, Pitt County Community Garden Coordinator; a cooking demo at 11:30 a.m. with Josie Walker, Partners in Health & Wholeness, N.C.; and a noon potluck in the church fellowship hall. Bring a healthy favorite dish to share (not required). Also on hand at the event will be music, health screenings, energizing street exercise, bee keepers and honey and kids’ activities.The event will also include a walk at 2 p.m. on Pitt County’s newest trail at Trevathan’s Pond in Fountain. Call the church at 749.5821 or visit the church on Facebook.

NAMI conference

“Weathering the Storm of Change” will be the topic of the National Alliance on Mental Health-Pitt County Eastern Regional Conference to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. The conference will address many mental health care issues such as current public policy initiatives, Medicaid transformation, the opioid crisis and others. Register online at naminc.org/event-expresso. NAMI members register for $20, non-members for $35. Lunch is included. CEUs are also available for an additional administrative fee of $20. For more information call Millie at 341-1999 or Christine at 531-3603.

QAR open house

The Queen Anne’s Revenge Lab will hold its fifth annual open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6 at the QAR Conservation Lab, 1157 VOA Site C Road. This event will have demonstrations on how conservationists and archaeologists use chemsitry, physics, technology and other disciplines to conserve 300-year-old artifacts. It will include hands-on activities and educational demonstrations. For more information, visit www.qaronline.org/visit/qar-lab-open-house.

Boy Scouts benefit

Jack Farrior’s Wild Game and Seafood Feast is at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at the May-Lew Farm, 5130 W. Wilson St., Farmville. The event will feature a silent auction, raffles, games, door prizes and a blue grass band. Cost is $60 a person and $100 a couple. Tables for eight are $500. Sponsorship levels are also available. To purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, call 252-522-1521 or email grady.mullis@scouting.org. Proceeds to benefit the Boy Scouts of America East Carolina Council, which serves 20 counties.

Riley’s Army fundraiser

The Riley’s Army Pirate Treasure Night will be from 6-10 p.m. on April 11 at the Murphy Center on ECU’s main campus, 9999 Pirates Walk. The event will feature a silent auction, entertainment, dinner and a reverse raffle drawing totaling $5,000. The Teed Off at Cancer golf tournament will be April 12 at the Greenville Country Club. Flights are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information or to register, email kimber@rileysarmy.com.

Med give-away

N.C. MedAssist, HealthAssist and the Vidant Foundation have partnered to provide free over-the-counter medicines to the residents of Pitt County from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at St. James United Methodist Church. Incorporated in the event will be a hearing screening, physical therapy and a foot clinic to look for diabetes pathology. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up/break down, client shopping, sorting, translation and providing consultation (doctors, pharmacists, nurses). Donations of gently-used shoes to accompany the free foot clinic provided by the ECU medical students are needed. Sign up at www.medassist.org/volunteer or call 847-2821 with questions.


The 12th annual Inter-generational Community Center Day will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at the L.W. Gorham Inter-generational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. This event is free and open to the public and will include food, youth activities, health screenings, music, karaoke, giveaways and prizes, games and health awareness and education opportunities. For more information, contact 252-328-5800.

Bullying forum

Pitt County Schools, the Greenville Police Department, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County and Pitt County Students Against Drunk Driving will sponsor a meeting to highlight county responses to bullying at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Representatives from the listed groups will be available to discuss this issue and how community members can work together to help students feel safe and supported. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required, at https://bit.ly/2HC2Nga or by calling 252-758-1604 ext. 201.

Art is Good Medicine

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 18. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Taste of Greenville

The Seventh Annual International Taste of Greenville charity event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on April 18 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is a fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. This culinary event will showcase food tastings from more than 30 area restaurants and beverage providers while musical entertainment will be provided by Ruffin Keys, Jr. A silent auction will be featured throughout the evening with WITN’s sports director Billy Weaver as emcee. Individual tickets are $100 and tables of ten are $750. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.TasteGville.com.

AARPdriver safety

The AARP of Greenville will host a driver safety car fit event from 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact 252-752-1717.

Scholarship fundraiser

The Greenville-Pitt Education Association Inc. will host a “Jazz at Night” event from 7 p.m.-midnight April 27 at the American Legion Building, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The event will include live entertainment by the Kruz Band, games, door prizes, a fashion contest, 50/50 raffle, a selfie photo booth, dining, dancing and more. Attire is dress to impress with men in all black and women in all white. Cost is $30 in advance (deadline April 19) and $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the association’s Scholarship Foundation. For more information call 258-8675.


GPD stakeholders 

A community stakeholders meeting with the Greenville Police Department will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. April 30 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. For more information, contact Sgt. Dale Mills of the GPD at 252-329-4339.


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Jazz fundraiser

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Relay fundraiser

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Play festival

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will host the annual 10-minute Play Festival performance at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $10. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

Music in the Park

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