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April 21 Community News


Michael G. Cotter shared this photo of a Carolina chickadee's nest built in a bluebird house in his front yard. The moss in the nest indicates that it's been built by a chickadee.


Friday, April 21, 2017


Closing the gaps

AMEXCAN will present “Closing the Gaps with the Sheriff’s Department” at 6 p.m. at the AMEXCAN Center, 261 Belvoir Highway. Meet with Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks to have open and honest discussions about happenings in our community and create collaborative action plans together. For more information about this event and others, call 252-757-3916.

Coming up

Power of the Purse

Women for Women of Pitt County will host its annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on May 3 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Anne Geddes, world renowned photographer and advocate for children, will be the guest speaker. Cost is $100. Attendance is by reservation only by calling 355-7550. Deadline is Monday.

Project Tool-up

The City of Greenville, Pitt Community College, Region Q Workforce Development and the LIFE of NC Life Empowerment Center are partnering to offer Project Tool-up, a free, short-term training program for qualified applicants seeking manufacturing jobs. The program lasts three weeks, and participants must register by Monday. Classes begin May 3. Certifications such as Snap-on Torque, Lean six sigma yellow belt, OSHA 10 and more will be provided through the program. Find out more details by contacting Elizabeth Midyette at 252-493-7266 or emidyette@email.pittcc.edu.

Interfaith Alliance

The Interfaith Alliance of Eastern Carolina will hold its final event of the 2016-17 programming year from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday at Al-Masjid Islamic Center and Mosque, 1303 Evans. St. The event will begin with a Muslim prayer with translation and be followed by an increased awareness discussion, with Q & A, facilitated by the leadership of the mosque. A break with light refreshments and snacks will follow. The community may then observe the Muslim call to prayer followed by the Maghreb prayer. In respect for our Muslim brothers and sisters, women are asked to bring and wear a head scarf. All participants will be asked to remove their shoes upon entering the mosque.

International Day

The ELA Program will host International Day from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Goess Multipurpose Room at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road. The two primary objectives of International Day are to give ELA students an opportunity to speak English and to celebrate the various cultures represented in the program. Over 25 different countries are expected to be represented. The event is open to the public. For more information contact Jan Fisher, ELA Coordinator, at jfisher@email.pittcc.edu.

Eastern Run/Walk for Autism

The Eastern Run/Walk for Autism will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on April 29, at the Greenville Town Common. Join in for the 5K competitive race or the awareness walk. The family-friendly event will also offer an obstacle course for the kids, music, refreshments, and vendor space where local support resources are showcased. Register at www.easternrunwalkforautism.com or contact Jill Kime at jkime@autismsociety-nc.org for additional information.

Scholarship Banquet

The NC A&T State University Alumni Association will hold its annual Scholarship Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at 3332 Yankee Hall Road, Pactolus. Guest speaker will be Treiste Newton, RN, BSN. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets or more information contact any NCA&TSU alumni or call Reggie Lewis (757-2483) or Randy Stokes (414-7408).

Jazz at Night

Greenville Pitt Education Association will host its annual fundraiser “Jazz at Night: Harlem Nights Style” at 7 p.m. on April 29 at the American Legion Building, 403 St. Andrews Drive. Cost is $25 per person for dinner, dancing, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a photographer. Attire is Roaring 20s or ”dress to impress.” Proceeds will benefit students in Pitt County Schools. For information, call 258-8675, 347-5344 or 320-2759.

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