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July 16 Community News

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Irene Cannon sent in this photo of a young deer caught watching her from the side of Emma Cannon Road.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today

Sunday in the Park

The Monitors will play at Sunday in the Park at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common. Performing an array from early jazz to R&B, The Monitors have been a Sunday in the Park crowd favorite for more than 40 years. Visit www.uptown

Coming up

Living Healthy Workshop

The Council on Aging, in conjunction with East Carolina University’s Office of Healthy Aging Research, Education and Services, will offer the Living Healthy Workshop on Mondays from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning Aug. 7 and ending Sept. 18 at the Ayden Senior Wellness Center located in Zion Chapel Church, 377 Planters St. Designed for those with ongoing health conditions and their caregivers, the class will help participants learn how to make a step-by-step plan to improve health, manage pain, increase fitness, manage medications, improve communication with their healthcare providers and choose foods for health. Seating is limited. Call 752-1717, Ext. 1.

Backpack donations

Donations of backpacks and school supplies are needed for a “Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway 2017” to be held from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 23 at Define Barbershop, 3525 S. Memorial Drive. Sponsors of the event are The M.A.I.N. Initiative LLC, MasterMinds At Work Inc., and Define Barbershop. Needed are backpacks that can be filled with school supplies for youth in grades kindergarten through eighth. Other supplies needed include rulers, crayons, pencils, erasers, markers, three-ring binders, calculators, glue, ink pens, child-safe scissors, paper, pocket folders, notebooks and other appropriate items. Donations can be delivered at two locations: PCC’s Bookstore located in the Craig F. Goess Student Center or Define Barbershop located at 3525 S. Memorial Drive (Suite D) beside Atomic Laser Dome and across the street from Ruby Tuesday.

Road to Resources

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Tamyra Jovel with the Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging will present information about programs to relieve and support caregivers. The program is free to the public, but space is limited. Please call 252-752-1717 Ext. 12 to register or for more information.

Blacksmithing

A beginner blacksmithing class will be offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday at The May Museum & Park, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville. Christopher Lew will teach about safety, tools and several basic skills and will forge a completed simple project to take away. The cost is $50, and students must be at least 15 years old. There are currently four openings available. Contact Deb Higgins at 252-327-8859 or dhiggins@farmvillenc.gov if you are interested. There are plans to offer additional blacksmithing classes, as well as a beginning jewelry-making class in the near future, if there is sufficient interest.

Oil exploration

Oceana and the Sierra Club Cypress Group are holding an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 S. Elm St., on offshore oil exploration and seismic airgun blasting. Randy Sturgill, senior campaign organizer for Oceana, will lead the discussion. Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. For more info, email ncsierracg@gmail.com.

Open house

The City of Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will hold a “Community Open House Night” from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the South Greenville Recreation Center, 851 Howell St. Come out and meet the Recreation and Parks staff, learn about the new facility and upcoming programs, and share your ideas with staff.

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

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