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Oct. 10 Community News


Betsy Smith sent in this photo showing some signs of fall in Falkland at the Dails'.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017


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. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

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 753-5775.

Salvation Army applications

The Salvation Army is taking applications for Christmas Angel Tree toys and holiday food boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at The Mission Station, 150 Maxwell St. Applications will be taken on Thursday at the same time and location.

Blood donation center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 1-6 p.m. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Vidant-Brody merger

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will host Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health, at 3 p.m. 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 free and open to the public.

Board of Health

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. 

Pathways to Hope

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

Chiefs chat

The Greenville Police Community Relations Committee will host “Chat with the Chiefs” at 6:30 p.m. in ECU’s Willis Building, 300 E. First St.The Greenville and ECU police chiefs will discuss the “Run, Hide, Fight” active shooter response and Halloween night safety plans. Q&A will follow the presentations. Parking is free. For more information contact Diane Kulik at 353-6405.

Coming Up

Pancake dinner

The Winterville Kiwanis Club will have a Pancake Dinner Fundraiser from 5-6:45 p.m. Friday at D.H. Conley High School. Proceeds will go to the D.H. Conley PTSA. It will be Conley’s Homecoming night. Game time is 7 p.m. Walk-ins welcome!

Gaming marathon

The Board Gaming and Table Top Society at ECU will host its Fourth Annual Extra Life 24-hour board gaming marathon from noon Saturday to noon Sunday at the Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd., to raise money for the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital. This free family event will feature a variety of board games to play and raffle prizes. Visit exta-life.org/team/BGSwarriors or call 327-0704.

Flu shots

Walgreens pharmacists will give flu shots from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Immunizations are free with eligible commercial insurance, N.C. Medicaid and Medicare. Limited vouchers available for the uninsured. Contact bleebrb@aol.com.

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

We were wrong

A story about local campaign finances on Thursday incorrectly reported the source of some funds for mayoral candidates P.J. Connelly and Calvin Mercer. Funding listed as money from political parties in the story actually was money leftover from 2015 campaigns for the City Council and transferred to the mayoral campaigns. Neither camp has received  money from political groups or political action committees. The story also incorrectly listed the total raised by District 4 candidate Rick Smiley he has raised $6,960, not $5,460.