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March 14 Community News


"The farmland in Winterville has a touch of snow and is looking beautiful!" said Maria Bick of this photo taken on March 12, 2017.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Panel discussion

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will hold the panel discussion "Employing Your Goals & Dreams to Find a Job and Change Your Life" today. A closed meeting for large area employers will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will be open to the public from 1-1:30 p.m. Speakers include Joyce C. Jones, Executive Director of STRIVE NC; Rusty Stephens, former President of Wilson Community College; Stacy Azaam, Production Technical Trainer-East Division at Smithfield; and Jermaine T. McNair, Executive Director of NC Civil, NC Civil Youth Works, and NC Civil Outreach Office.

Gangs in Greenville

The Greenville Police Department and Police Community Relations Committee will hold a discussion on "Gangs in Greenville" from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. Sgt. Manley, supervisor of the Greenville Gang Unit, will speak on the warning signs of gang membership, how to recognize gang membership, where gangs are and what they do and crimes committed, drugs and revenge. Due to the subject matter, this meeting is intended for parents and adults.

Board of Health

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. For more information contact Kristen Nichols at 902-2442 or kristen.nichols@pittcountync.gov.

Senior Fellowship

The Senior Adult Fellowship will meet at 11 a.m. at Immanuel FWB Church, 317 Vernon White Road. Blake Coghill will sing and Rev. Ben Crabtree will give the devotion. The topic of interest will be fire and fall prevention, given by Tony Smart. Call 756-1828.

NAMI meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. This month’s topic will cover housing in our area for individuals with mental illness. Jackie Beck, director to the Transition of Community Living Programs with Trillium, will be the speaker and discuss types of housing and available supported living arrangements. For information call 902-6264 or 355-6133.

Coming up

Hospice volunteers

3HC Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers for hospice patients in Pitt County. Volunteers are needed to go to the homes of hospice patients and sit with them to give the primary caregiver an opportunity to get out for a few hours. The only special skills required are a compassionate heart and a smile; volunteers will be trained for anything else needed. Minimum commitment of two hours per week. Call Cyndi Shimer, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 919-583-1741.

Talent show

The COYE Citizen Committee and Greenville Recreation and Parks are looking for entrants for the annual Celebration of Youth Expressions Talent Show to be held from 5-8:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Town Common. Pitt County residents age 5-19 are invited to apply by contacting COYE Committee Chairperson Lillian Outterbridge at 355-7981 or 717-7941, Recreational Supervisor Mr. Ron Harris at 252-329-4698 or local art, music, drama and dance teachers for an application. Deadline is April 17.

Clothing Drive

The Men's Resource Center is seeking donations for the 2017 Best Foot Forward Professional Clothing Drive. The event will assist PCC male students participating in the PCC College Fair as well as other potential opportunities to secure employment. Items of preference include clean, gently used shirts (dress shirts, polos and sweaters), dress pants (khakis and slacks), ties, dress shoes and suits. Drop off donations at the back end of the bookstore in Goess 160 at Pitt Community College. Donations will be accepted until March 24.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will hold their monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at 400 Saint Andrews Restaurant, 400 St. Andrews Drive. Featured speaker will be Michele Nix, NC GOP Vice Chairman. A lunch buffet will be served for $14 inclusive. To RSVP contact President Beth Capillary at bethcapillary@yahoo.com or 252-531-0788.

Visit www.reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.