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Sept. 14 Community News

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Bob Williams sent in this photo of the sunrise on Sept. 10 at Pungo Refuge. "The clouds make some pretty colors," he says.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today

Titanic discussion

Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the final resting place of the RMS Titanic in 1985, will visit ECU at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium, kicking off the 2017-18 season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series. He will discuss “Human History Under Water.” Tickets are $25. Call 1-800-328-2787 or by visiting www.ecu.edu/voyages/tickets.cfm.

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., hosts a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup is from 1-2 p.m. Call 758-7110.

Stroke support

The Stroke Support Network meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Vidant Medical Center Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Call 847-0571 for more details.

Toastmasters

The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Call 714-1892, email bgose35@suddenlink.net or visit http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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. 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.

PFLAG

Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. The two-hour meetings are on the second Thursday of each month. The first hour focuses on education and advocacy, and the second hour is a support group. This month the presentation will be "The Rhetoric of Queer Identities: Terms, Pronouns, Vocabulary."

Coming Up

Golf tournament

The 2017 Purple Gold Golf Open will be Friday at Ironwood Golf & Country Club, 200 Golf Club Wynd. Golf flight times are 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $150 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and golf cart. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds benefit the ECU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Shawn Moore, mooresh@ecu.edu or 252-328-5775 or visit PirateAlumni.com.

Falls prevention

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. Monday 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. 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 Oct 10 in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, second floor classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Waldrum will speak about the 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.

We Were Wrong

A headline on page A4 Wednesday incorrectly characterized the political group Greenville Jobs Now. It is a nonprofit political organization; it does not describe itself as conservative. A story on page A1 incorrectly quoted Bradford Creek golf pro Mike Cato. Cato said a "marketing" company is better suited for the course, not a "management" company.

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