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Nov. 14 Community News


Irene Cannon caught this shot of a red-shouldered hawk as it flew overhead on a beautiful sunny day at Cannon's Crossroads.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


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.

Police, community meeting

The Police Community Relations Committee of the Greenville Police Department will present “Best Home Protection and Determining Charges & Explaining N.C. Sentencing Charts” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Brook Valley Country Club, 311 Oxford Road. Speakers will be Lt. David Bowen, East Zone commander and Jarrette Pittman, assistant district attorney. There will be a Q&A period after the presentation. For more information contact Diane Kulik at 353-6405.

Food bank

A food bank is held the second Tuesday of every month from noon to 2 p.m at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. People in need of assistance should stop by the church to pick up a food bag while they last. Disabled persons who need assistance may call call 916-2115. For more information about the food bank call the church at 756-4869.

Board meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the Commissioner Auditorium, 1717 W. Fifth St. For more information contact Kristen Nichols at 902-2442 or kristen.nichols@pittcountync.gov.

Pathways to Hope

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

Bereavement service

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 7 p.m. at John Paul II Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2725 E. 14th St. This bereavement memorial will celebrate individuals and their loved ones. RSVP to Veleria Holloway, 847-1235, to confirm attendance and give permission to include a loved one’s name in the program.

Coming Up

Called2Business luncheon

Called2Business, a resource for pastors and men and women in the workplace, will host internationally recognized author and marketplace ministry leader Os Hillman from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Hillman’s topic will be Community Transformation. Buffet lunch is $15. To RSVP visit called2business.com.

Food giveaway

Project Anna Inc., a nonprofit education and Christian outreach ministry, will host its Annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Wednesday at 120 S. Skinner St. Participants should drop off a large box or container between 8-9:30 a.m. and return for pickup at noon. Wear green to honor a veteran for a free gift. There will be free Pampers for parents who bring infants or toddlers. Sponsors of this event are Project Anna, The Food Bank of CENC, Food Lion, Vidant Health Foundation and Wal-Mart. Call/text 717-7211 or email yourhealthmatters@audrasingleton.org. (Note: This event was originally scheduled for Nov. 13, but was rescheduled due to weather conditions.)

School retirees meeting

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Parker's Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. Attendees should bring school supplies for the community service project. For more information email schrugen@gmail.com.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County meet on Thursday at the Villedge Restaurant inside the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch starts at noon. The guest speaker is R.E. Everette Jr., local Christian businessman and industry leader. The lunch buffet is $15, inclusive. To RSVP, call Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or email bethcapillary@yahoo.com. 

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