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July 26 Community News


Mike Shugart sent in this photo of the sun setting over Bogue Sound, Emerald Isle.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Quarter auction

A quarter auction will be held at 6 p.m. on July 26 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Bring quarters, purchase a paddle for $5 and bid on items between 25 cents and $1. Proceeds will benefit Pitt County Senior Center transportation and Meals on Wheels. For more information call Susan at 802-274-4635 or Carrie at 252-752-1717 Ext. 13.

African Wildlife

Photographer Steve Orr will present a stunning and enjoyable visual display of his travels to Africa, Capturing African Wildlife, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Gallery of the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St. Orr is under contract with the Conservation Fund as a professional photographer and corporate storyteller. He combines his photography, writing skills and love of music to create documentaries designed to tell compelling stories. Contact the Greenville Museum of Art at 252-758-1946.

Umbrella market

The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is open from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, Fifth and Evans streets. It features produce from nearby farms, artisan foods, jewelry, pottery and other items, baked goods, service from nonprofit organizations and other groups, live entertainment an more. Contact Robin Ashley at robin@uptowngreenville.com or 252-902-6853 or call 252-561-8400.

Story Time

A free read-aloud story time with activities, music and movement will be from 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday at GO-Science in Uptown Greenville, 729 Dickinson Ave. Each week will focus on a science-themed book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library made possible in partnership with the United Way of Pitt County. For more information contact Emily Jarvis at emily@atimeforscience.org or 252-531-7203.

Coming up

25 Cats of Summer

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is sponsoring an adoption event, “25 Cats of Summer,” through Aug. 15, during which time cats may be adopted at a reduced rate of $25. Through July 28 cats can be adopted from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the HSEC, 3520 Tupper Drive. After July 28 the adoption special continues through Aug. 1 at Petco, in the University Commons Shopping Center, 3060 Evans St. The hours for adoption at Petco are 5:30-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information contact the HSEC at 252-413-7247.

Coffee & History

Farmville Public Library, in collaboration with the May Museum & Park, will host its next Coffee & History installment at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. The program will feature Phyllis Reynolds, who will present “Making a Difference with Photography,” where she will discuss the nature of photo-journalistic photography, her experiences in starting her small photography business and technical specifications and details that make photos impactful and appealing. Phyllis will also share some personal photos and give hints even novice photographers can use to impress their families and friends. For more information, contact Johnnie Zolman at 252-753-3355 or Deb Higgins at 252-753-6725.

Author meet-and-greet

Reatha Holliday, a Greenville native, will have an author meet-and-greet for her book, Olette, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. The book is a collection of stories written by her granddaughter, Jessica, who was killed in an automobile accident. For more information contact Veronica Roberson at Vroberson3@gmail.com.

Night out

The City of Greenville Police Department will host National Night Out events from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 1. Events will be held in neighborhoods throughout the city, featuring food, music, games and giveaways. The events are among similar activities in 16,500 communities across the United States showing collective support to deter crime. For more information visit www.greenvillenc.gov/government/police/community-outreach-division/national-night-out