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Dec. 7 Community News


Irene Cannon took this shot of a young deer watching her from the woods in her backyard at Cannon’s Crossroads.


Thursday, December 7, 2017


Wreath workshops

Master Gardener volunteers will lead two wreath-making workshops, one from 10 a.m.-noon and one from 1-3 p.m. at the Ag Center, 403 Government Circle. A $10 fee will cover all supplies to create each participant’s 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.

Tree lighting

Grimesland's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Grimesland Community Park in Grimesland.

Open house

The Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center will host its Annual Holiday Open House featuring entertainment and hors d’oeuvres from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Ward Educational Building, 1101 Ward St. This is the center’s way of thanking the community for their continued support. For more information call 328-5801.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts cardiovascular support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Monroe Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive, for their Christmas party. For more information contact 714-9381.

Young Democrats

Young Democrats of Pitt County will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S. Pitt St. For more information contact PittCountyDems@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/PittDems.

Candlelight vigil

Citizens United Against Violence will hold its monthly “Stop the Violence Candlelight Vigil” at 7 p.m. on the Pitt County Courthouse steps, 100 W. Third St., or inside the courthouse if weather is inclement. The vigil, held on the first Thursday of each month, honors those whose lives are lost to violence. For those months when no lives are lost, “life” is celebrated. This month will be a celebration of life. Call retired Capt. Cecil Hardy at 531-9071 or Johann Bleicher at 252-917-4223.

A Christmas Story

The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “A Christmas Story” at 7:30 tonight through Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Contact info@magnoliaartscenter.com or 888-622-3838.

Coming Up

Rooftop cops

Law enforcement officers from agencies across Greenville and Pitt County will collect bikes and toys on Friday 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.

Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive, will hold an open house at the facility from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. The event is open to all ages to tour the facility, which provides housing for the families of people being treated for cancer at Vidant Medical Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call Katrina Combs, 695-6143.

Jingle Bell Bash

The second annual Ugly Sweater Jingle Bell Bash will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, a benefit for the community programs of Mental Health America of Eastern Carolina, will feature the musical group Anthem Lights. It will include a silent auction, cash bar and ugly sweater contest. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Visit mhaec.org.

Decorating for wildlife

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Decorating Trees for Wildlife from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn to prepare a winter feast for backyard wildlife. Free with Nature Center admission. Call 329-4560.

Information session

Methodist Home for Children will host a Foster Parent Information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for interested persons to learn more about fostering, therapeutic foster care, or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP or to learn more, visit www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org or call 1-888-305-4321, ext. 6.

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