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Nov. 8 Community News


Kay McLeod of Greenville shared this photo of two monarch butterflies enjoying a milkweed plant in her backyard, taken on Oct. 20.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Advance planning

A program about advance care planning will be held at 9 a.m. at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants can receive free assistance in the preparation of living wills and healthcare power of attorney documents. Picture ID is required to complete documents. For more information or to pre-register, call 752-1717, Ext. 7. Pre-registration is preferred for completion of documents, but is not required.

Story time

A free read-aloud story time with activities, music and movement is held from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave. Each week features a science-themed book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library made possible in partnership with the United Way of Pitt County. Contact Emily Jarvis at emily@atimeforscience.org or 531-7203.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m. The program includes games and prizes. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families.

Shagging fundraiser

The Disability Advocates & Resource Center (DARC) will host the Eighth Annual “Shagging for a Cause” featuring “The Band of Oz” from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 N. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Funds donated to DARC will be used for financial assistance to help people with disabilities in emergency situations as well as promote DARC’s active community. Call 355-6215 or visit www.darcnc.org/.

Garden meeting

The Executive Board of the Farmville Community Garden and other interested people will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. The agenda will include discussion of the “friendraiser” activity and the fundraiser for the SeedMoney grant. Volunteers still are needed. For more information call Cathy Holmes, 714-5930.

Coming Up

Alzheimer’s benefit

The Greenville Purple Gala to benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St. The event will include a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and musical entertainment. Tickets are $25. Visit www.alznc.org/​purple or call 916-0693.

Veterans salute

Pitt Community College will host its annual veterans salute at 9 a.m. on Friday in the multipurpose room of the Goess Student Center on campus. Retired Marine Corps warrant officer Maggie Weeder will be the guest speaker. Visit pittcc.edu for more information.

Freeboot Friday

Uptown Greenville will host Freeboot Friday from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Held each Friday before a home football game, this free event offers live music, an inflatable Pirate Ship for children, arts and crafts, food and adult beverages. This will be military appreciation week at Freeboot. Live music will be provided by Built for Comfort. Visit www.uptowngreenville.com.

Free daylilies

Daylily plants will be given away for free from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at The Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle. Bring a shovel and containers. Master Gardeners will be there to offer guidance. Rain date is on Nov. 18. Call 902-1709 for more information.

Democrats meeting

The Pitt County Democratic Party will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road, for their monthly meeting. All local Democrats are encouraged to attend. For more information, please email PittCountyDems@gmail.com.

Winterville veterans

The Town of Winterville will celebrate Veterans Day at 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Public Safety Building, 2593 Railroad St. For more information contact Tony Moore at tony.moore@wintervillenc.com.

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