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Sept. 5 Community Calendar


Tina Lee shared this photo of some hay bales in Duplin County with an encouraging message for students during the first week of school.


Bobby Burns

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Senior Q&A

A question-and-answer forum for older adults will be held at 9 a.m. at the The Pitt County Council on Aging Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. The forum will provide information about all the services for older adults offered by the Pitt County Council on Aging. For more information call 252-752-1717 ext. 10 or visit pittcoa.com.

Bird club

The Greenville-River Park North Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the nature center at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Capt. Peter Boettger with "Machapunga Ecotours" will be the guest speaker. Boettger is a retired physician’s assistant and owner of Machapunga Ecotours. His goal is to educate people about the ecology of estuaries in a fun, interactive and hands-on way while promoting the Pungo River/Pamlico Sound region in a sustainable manner. All bird club meetings are free and open to the public. Contact Howard Vainright 252-752-3203 or email asnakeman@hotmail.com

Blood center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4560 County Home Road. It’s also open Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. Call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Coming up

Photography reception

The Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 Main St. in Farmville, will hold an opening reception for local photographer Kay Taylor 3-5 p.m. on Sunday. Taylor is the September artist of the month.

Dinner Gala

The Blind Center will have its fourth annual Dr. Dennis A. O’Neal Memorial Dining in the Dark Dinner Gala at 6 p.m. Friday at The Washington Yacht and Country Club, 7155 River Road. The event includes dinner, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are $50 each and are available at The Blind Center, 221 N. Harvey St., Washington, or in Greenville at Monza’s Xtra Special Boutique, 694 E. Arlington Blvd. For more information, call 946-6208 or email Director@theblindcenter.org.

Grandparents Day

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will celebrate Grandparents Day from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Winterville Museum in the A.W. Ange House, 2543 Church St.. The barns will be open to display farm implements and items used in the early days of home and farm. The Model T Ford will be on display and available for photo shots with grandparents and families. There will be checkers games on the porch. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted. Call 252-321-2660.

Sierra Club

The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 131 Oakmont Drive. David Collier, M.D., will give a program on endocrine disrupting chemicals that may be present in plastic materials, pesticides, flame retardants, metals and food additives and which can cause health effects in humans and wildlife. For information about this and other programs of the Cypress Group contact Greg Kearney, kearneyg@ecu.edu, 252-744-4039.

Falls prevention

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Greenville Senior Wellness Center, 4551 County Home Road. Sharon Elliott with the Council on Aging will present information on falls prevention and home safety. This program is free to the public, but space is limited. Please call 252-752-1717 ext. 12 to register or for more information.

Vidant-Brody merger

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will host Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 10, in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, second floor classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Waldrum will speak aboutt he Vidant-BSOM merger and new directions in health care. The presentation is open to the public and registration is not required. There is no charge to attend the session. Contact Lars Larsen at larsenl@ecu.edu.

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