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Sept. 20 Community

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Bill Rompilla sent in this photo showing off the bright flowers of a cardinal climber vine, taken on Sept. 4.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Today

Story Time at GO-Science

A free read-aloud story time with activities, music and movement will be held from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at GO-Science in downtown 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 531-7203.

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. The guest speaker will give a program on East Carolina University’s Lifelong Learning Program. Please bring school supplies for the community service project. Contact Sheila Mendoza, schrugen@gmail.com.

Rise Against Hunger

A community-wide emergency Rise Against Hunger food-packing event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Winterville Baptist Church, 2593 S. Church St., Winterville. The event will bring together local churches, the Chamber of Commerce, Chick-Fil-A and community volunteers to support those suffering from hurricane devastation. Anyone ages five and older can help; there will be a few sitting positions available. The nursery will be open for younger children. Financial donations are helpful too. For more information, contact the church at 756-5955 or Nettie Evans at nettieevans@yahoo.com.

Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts, a group for families that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

Coming Up

Quilt festival

The Greater Greenville Quilt Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church, 2810 East 14th Street. The festival, sponsored by the Greenville Quilters Guild, will feature works by local quilt artists, a raffle quilt drawing, bags, baskets and bowls of goods to be raffled, vintage quilt-turning, vendors and more. Entry to the festival is $5; children are free. For more information visit greenvillencquiltersguild.com.

1997 class reunion

The J.H. Rose High School Class of 1997 will celebrate its 20th reunion this weekend. Festivities start with a Welcome Happy Hour from 6-11 p.m. on Friday at Professor O’Cools, 605 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Also on Friday, the Class of 1997 is invited to help recognize the 1997 Baseball State Championship team at halftime of the J.H. Rose varsity football game against South Central at J.H. Rose, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. The game starts at 7 p.m. A family-friendly barbecue lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Elm Street Park, 1055 S. Elm St. The main event will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time online or at the door. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit rosereunion1997.myevent.com/3/events.htm.  

Safety festival, food drive

The Salvation Army of Pitt County will be at the Safety First Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the  Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department, 4189 NC 33 W. The organization will collect non-perishable food items for the local Salvation Army Food Pantry. Items needed are canned vegetables, soups, macaroni and cheese, cereal and canned meat, such as tuna and chicken. The Salvation Army also is looking for volunteers to ring the bell at Christmas. For more information, call Stephanie McKenzie at The Salvation Army at 756-3388, Ext. 206

Kuumba celebration

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host Kuumba: A Touch of Africa at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Drew Steele Center, 1058 Elm St. The event is free with donations accepted. Donations will go to the church. Participants can feel free to wear African attire. Door prizes will be given away. For more information call the church at 756-7517.

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

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