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March 20 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville sent in this photo of a daffodil dusted with snow.


Monday, March 20, 2017


Simpson Planning Board

The Village of Simpson Planning Board will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. in the village hall, 2768 Thompson St.

Overcoming clutter

The Pitt County Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Kim Williams with Trillium Health Resources will present information on hoarding and tips to overcome clutter. The program is free to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to register call 752-1717 ext. 7.

Coming up

Parkinson’s support group

The Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The meeting will be a process group where patients and caregivers can talk separately to gain knowledge from one another and exchange resource ideas. For questions call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224. 

Soli Deo Gloria recital

The Soli Deo Gloria recital for the month of March will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 S. Elm St. The recital will feature young artists of the ECU School of Music and professional jazz musicians from the community. Free admission with a reception to follow.

Prom attire donations

Sycamore Hill Memorial Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, is accepting donations of prom attire (formal gowns and suits, shoes and accessories) for community students. Drop-off times are 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and March 29. Volunteers are also needed for Prom Shopping 4 Students from 10 a.m. to noon on April 1.

State of the Region

The NCEast Alliance will host the 2017 State of the Region address on March 30 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Keynote speaker will be Ted Abernathy, economic development and strategic planning consultant. Representatives from both North Carolina and Virginia ports also will be present to discuss the impact of infrastructure projects in the region. Visit www.neceast.org, call 252-689-6496 or email info@nceast.org.

Dinner and concert

The Blind Center, 219 N. Harvey St., Washington, will hold a fundraising dinner and concert featuring the RiverSong Trio at 7 p.m. on March 31. There will be an Italian buffet with the concert following. Tickets are $20 and are limited. For more information contact Liz Liles at 252-946-6208 or email director@theblindcenter.org.

Pirate Treasure Night

Riley’s Army will hold its spring fundraising event, Pirate Treasure Night, from 6-10 p.m. on March 31 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. ECU strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors and Maria Satira of WNCT will be guest speakers. Brian Bailey of WNCT and Troy Dreyfus of Pirate Radio will be emcees. The event will also feature DJ Bryan Arp, dinner, a raffle drawing, silent auction and reverse raffle drawing. Tickets are $90 and include admission for two, one reverse raffle ticket, dinner and entertainment. Purchase tickets at 692 Olive, 692 E. Arlington Blvd., or at www.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Kimber Stone at Kimber@rileysarmy.com or 919-608-8421.

Spay-ghetti Dinner

Spay Today will hold a fundraising Spay-ghetti Dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on March 31 at the County Recreation Building, 4561 County Home Road. Cost is $8 for spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Beverages also will be for sale. The event also will include a raffle. Eat in or take out. All proceeds will benefit Spay Today. Tickets available at www.SpayToday.net or contact Maribeth Hobgood at 252-321-8839.

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