Sept. 12 Community News


Tina Lee of Greenville sent in this photo of the family's unafraid backyard pet.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Threads of Love

Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals, is looking for new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Council on Aging, County Home Road, and at 9 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church, Farmville. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions the group can use. Contact Carolyn Harrison at 753-5775.

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 252-758-7110.

Pathways to Hope

Pathways to Hope is an ongoing monthly support group where different topics will be discussed each month. The group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. Participants are welcome to come and go based on their personal needs. For more information call 847-8405.

Board of Health meeting

The Pitt County Board of health will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. For more information contact Kristen Nichols at 902-2442 or kristen.nichols@pittcountync.gov.

NAMI meeting

“Anxiety Disorder” will be the topic of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt County meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. NAMI is a support group for family members, consumers and friends of individuals with mental illness. Andrea Petersen in a taped presentation will discuss living with chronic anxiety from an early age and into adulthood as a reporter working for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. All NAMI meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call 902-6264 or 355-6133.

Coming Up

Community garden meeting

The executive board of the Farmville Community Garden and other interested persons will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. Decisions will be made about fall planting in the newly built raised beds. Volunteers are needed to transplant, set up a spreadsheet for plantings, number the raised beds for crop rotation and set up a harvesting, watering and work day schedule for the fall. Used garden tools from the community may still be brought to the kitchen during this meeting. For more information call Cathy Holmes at 252-714-5930.

History talk

John Allen Tucker, professor of history and university historian at ECU, will present “The Historic Visit of Presidential Candidate John F. Kennedy to Greenville, N.C.” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Eagles School House at the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road. Tucker’s presentation will include photographs from his book “Images of America Series: John F. Kennedy’s North Carolina Campaign.” For more information email John Taft, jacktft15@gmail.com.

Mind, body, spirit

The Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society will host its annual Mind, Body & Spirit Workshop from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at York Memorial AME Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. Sessions will include Christian Marriage, Dating God’s Way, Leadership and more. A buffet brunch will start at 9 a.m. Registration fee: $10. For information contact Lydia Staton, 252-320-2759, Veronica Stokes, 252-341-8235 or Vanessa Bryant, 252-689-3079.

Meal for seniors

The 2017 Elderly Touch of Heart Hot Meal Feeding Program will provide a meal for senior adults from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The next meal will be Oct. 14. For more information call 877-218-4247.

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