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Nov. 25 Community calendar

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Mike Shugart shared this photo of the last week of the best fall colors in Greenville.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today

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.

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

Wreath workshops

Master Gardener Volunteers will lead two wreath-making workshops from 10 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ag Center, 403 Government Circle. A $10 fee will cover all supplies to create each participant’s own wreath using fresh greenery from the Pitt County Arboretum. Call 902-1709 to sign up and arrange payment. Class size is limited. Participants should bring small clippers.

Cops on the roof

Law enforcement officers from agencies across Greenville and Pitt County will collect bikes and toys on Dec. 8 at Toys R Us, 228 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Officers will have to stay on the roof until 100 bicycles are donated for Toys for Tots, which will distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Stop by during the day to make a donation.

Swan Days Festival

The Swan Days Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County. There will be guided migratory bird tours and living history of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. There will be a live raptor demonstration by Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest and live exotic bird exhibits by Sylvan Heights. The day will also include Lake Mattamuskeet and Native American history, craft and food vendors and much more. Call 252-926-4021 or visit http://www.swandays.com.

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will meet at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, Second Floor Classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Don Edwards, the owner of University Book Exchange and a longtime civic leader in Greenville, will present “Future Directions for Greenville.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

AMEXCAN Awards

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina Inc. and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition Inc. are holding the sixth annual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. AMEXCAN relies on support from community members, community partners, and volunteers to provide services and support for the community. The dedication and service provided by these partners is invaluable. The award ceremony is held to acknowledge and honor those who have given their support. The event is open to the public. Call 258-9967 or email juvenciorp@amexcannc.org for information.

Unchain Me program

Pitt County Animal Services and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina operate an “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.

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

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