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Oct. 23 Community News


Tina Lee sent in this photo of the sun peering through the clouds over Greenville on Oct. 10.


Monday, October 23, 2017


Candidates forum

The AMEXCAN Meet the Candidates forum, to get to know the candidates in the upcoming City of Greenville elections, will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday in the auditorium of the ECU Willis Building, 300 E. First St. For more information contact the AMEXCAN office at 258-9967, juvenciorp@amexcannc.org or follow AMEXCAN on social media.

Coming Up

Matthew recovery

Disaster Recovery Partner (DRP) will offer assistance to residents of Pitt County who still have unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Matthew from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road, and from 5-8 p.m. at Grifton Mission Ministries, 6499 Highland Ave., Grifton. For more information call 717-9600 or email Rodneycoles@drp2016.org.

Free screenings

Free breast cancer screenings will be offered from 3-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Eastern Radiology Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. for women who are residents of Pitt County between 40-65 years-old without health insurance. Participants also must meet income requirements. Registration is required. Call 847-9450. This event is sponsored by Vidant Cancer Care and Eastern Radiologists in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Book signing

Michael Bonner, second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary who was featured on The Ellen Show in January, will discuss his new book, “Get Up or Give Up” at 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble in the University Commons shopping center, 3040 Evans St. The event will include a photo-op and book signing. For more information contact Jessica Lawrence at 702-1904.

Blood Donors

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is in need of blood donors. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Wine/beer tasting

The Winterville Civitan Club will host a wine and beer tasting from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Firefly Wine Shop, 3110 Evans St. for the Club’s Grapes & Grain event. Tickets are $20 per person and entitle tasters to sample either six wines (the grapes) or six N.C.-based craft beers (the grain). The price also includes food and an event glass for your tastings. A portion of the proceeds benefits Riley’s Army, a nonprofit organization that supports children with cancer in eastern N.C. To purchase tickets or for more information call Riley’s Army at 919-608-8421, email Norreen Furness at ngfurness@suddenlink.net, or go to Eventbrite under Winterville Civitan Wine Tasting.

Unchain Me program

Pitt County Animal Services and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina operates a local “Unchain Me” program designed to give pet owners an alternative to keeping their dogs chained. Owners selected for the program agree to have their pets spayed/neutered (at no cost to them) and receive a free kennel enclosure to use as an alternative to chaining. Applications are available at the Pitt County Animal Shelter, 4550 County Home Road. Call 902-1725 for more information or download the form at www.pttcountync.gov/153/Animal-Services.

Meals on Wheels

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers for home-delivered meals. Routes take about an hour to deliver. Meals can be picked up anytime between 10 a.m.-12 noon depending on the community you serve. One hour training required. Call 752-1717, Ext 4.

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