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Nov. 24 Community News


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Friday, November 24, 2017


Car seat check

Greenville Fire-Rescue provides free car safety seat checks from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. every Friday at Station 1, 500 S. Greene St. Trained experts will ensure child seats are installed correctly. No appointment is necessary. Visit the Greenville Fire-Rescue Facebook page for more information.

Farmers market 

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Coming up

Veterans bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Blood Donors

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

Financial literacy

“Your Own Home,” is the topic of a free class to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in Room B of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The class is the next in the Financial Literacy Series based on the FDIC Money Smart Program. Participants will receive information about the pros and cons of renting versus owning a home, the home-buying process and how to financially protect one’s home. Contact Sylvia D. Brown at 329-4509 or sbrown@greenvillenc.gov.

Parade entries

“Hometown Bethel” is accepting entries for the Bethel Christmas Parade to be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. Floats, church/school groups, cars, tractors and walking groups are all invited to enter. Cost is free. Appications are available at Bethel Town Hall, at hometownbethel.com or on Facebook. Contact 717-0032 for more information.

Toy Takeaway

The fourth annual Great Toy Takeaway will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the N.C. National Guard Armory, 1401 N. Memorial Drive. New and gently used toys are being collected through Dec. 14 for the distribution. Collection sites include Eastern Plumbing, 4756 N.C. 43; Sound Feet, 425 S.E. Greenville Blvd.; Fire Tower Secure Storage, 521 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville; and All State Insurance, 620 Red Banks Road. For more information, email toytakeaway@gmail.com.

Poet laureate search

The Pamlico Writers Group of Washington, N.C., is accepting applications from accomplished poets for its first-ever search for a Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate to represent eastern North Carolina. Deadline for applications is no later than Friday, Dec. 15. For more information about the Pamlico Writers’ Group and the application process for the poet laureate position, visit pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/.

Blanket drive

The Restoring the Hoop Blanket Drive is accepting new and gently used blankets and winter coats. Restoring the Hoop is a Pitt County-based nonprofit organization that helps Native American communities, starting with Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Drop-off locations are Quality Collision Repair East, 4792 N.C. 33; Quality Collision Repair, 4758 Reedy Branch Road; Gamboa Family Dentistry, 2207 Evans Street; and Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington. Call 916-6546 for more information.

Pet food pantry

The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina accepts pet food and litter to donate to needy pet owners the second Sunday of each month and to provide to pet owners through the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. Drop off items at 408 W. Arlington Blvd., B-1, host a pet food drive or make a donation at www.petfoodpantryenc.org.

Museum open house

The Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., holds open house from 3-5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. It houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling 252-321-2660. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The museum is open on the second Monday of the month.

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