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Dec. 11 Community News


Bob Williams sent in this photo of a tree in brilliant fall foliage. These dark red colors have only shown up during the last week of November, Williams says, and this one tree is the only one that has turned this deep red. He thinks it means fall is here for sure.


Monday, December 11, 2017


Project Anna

Project Anna, a nonprofit education and Christian outreach ministry, will host its annual "Color Me Red" Christmas Food Giveaway at 120 S. Skinner St. Wear red for a free gift. Drop off a large box or container from between 8-9:30 a.m. and come back for pickup at noon. Free Pampers for parents bringing infants or toddlers. This event is co-sponsored by the Food Bank of CENC, Food Lion, Vidant Health Foundation and Walmart. Call/text 717-7211 or email Yourhealthmatters@audrasingleton.org.

Christmas lights

The Farmville Senior Council will host a ride around town to view the Christmas lights and trees starting at 6 p.m. Seniors will meet at the Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Anyone who needs a ride can call 714-5930.

Fostering session

Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for people interested in learning 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.


Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday 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.

Christmas Store

Hope of Glory Ministries, will host its “Empower a Family” Christmas Store on Thursday and Friday. Qualifying families will be invited to purchase toys at a discounted rate. Proceeds from the store will help the ministry provide for families in crisis. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are being collected until Wednesday at Great Harvest Bread Co., Omega Sports, Villa Verde, Elmhurst Elementary, Blackbeard Coffee Roasters, Piedmont Service Group, Title Boxing Club, CareNet and Integrity Church. Volunteers are needed to assist with wrapping and other duties at the store from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Visit www.hope-of-glory.org to sign up to volunteer.

Fitness center

Farmville Parks and Recreation operates the Senior Fitness Center program for people age 50 and older from 8 a.m. to noon weekdays a the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St. For more information call 753-6712 or stop by during operational hours.

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. This month there will be a potluck/social and attendees will decorate and prepare cards for incarcerated individuals living with HIV. Parents, friends, family allies and LGBTQ individuals are all welcome.

Winter Wonderland

Vidant Wellness Center-Greenville will host its second annual Winter Wonderland event from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday. This outdoor event features wellness activities, games and prizes for all ages. Advance registration is required; tickets are $15 per child; adults are free. Tickets may be purchased at the center’s front desk or online at Vidanthealth.com/WellnessCenterEvents.

Volunteer drivers

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help provide patients with rides to treatment centers. Volunteers must have a safe and reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, a good driving record and attend A Road to Recovery volunteer training. For more information, or to coordinate a ride for a cancer patient in need, call 1-800-227-2345.

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