Dec. 13 Community News
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. The program includes games and prizes. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina Inc. and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition Inc. will hold the sixth annual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” at 6 p.m. at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The event is open to the public. Call 258-9967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
W.H. Robinson Elementary School will hold a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will feature the W.H. Robinson Chorus, student artwork, The Night Before Christmas Pajama Storytime and a school spirit pizza party. A percentage of all purchases made with W.H. Robinson’s bookfair voucher will be donated to the school. Vouchers are available at W.H. Robinson Elementary. For more information contact Jessica Lawrence at 321-8125.
McGee Chiropractic, 1330 E. Arlington Blvd., is collecting donations for The Little Willie Center of Greenville. Please drop off contributions before Thursday. A “Wish List” of desired items can be found on the McGee Chiropractic Facebook page. For more information, call Patti McGee at 355-5353.
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. For more information about the Pamlico Writers’ Group and the application process for the poet laureate position, visit pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/.
Vidant Wellness Center-Greenville will host its second annual Winter Wonderland event from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday. This outdoor, fun-filled family event features wellness activities, games and prizes for all ages. This year’s event also includes rides on Thomas the Train, Zumba with characters from the movie Frozen and photos with Santa. Advance registration is required; tickets are $15 per child, adults free. Tickets are available at the Center’s front desk or can be purchased online at Vidanthealth.com/WellnessCenterEvents.
Festival of Trees
The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina is hosting the annual Festival of Trees now through Dec. 22 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Free. Visit fsnenc.org or call 847-5120.
The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., will serve a Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 23. The menu will feature ham, turkey, macaroni and cheese, rice, vegetables, desserts, tea and punch. Cooked donations should be brought in up to Dec. 22. Also needed are supplies, such as 12-ounce cups, take-out trays, napkins and paper towels. Donations of these items should be brought in by Dec. 20. The Joy Soup Kitchen is grateful for the generosity of the community. Call Barbara Taft at 561-7519 for more details.
The Pitt County Democratic African-American Caucus will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. For more information contact PittCountyDems@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/PittDems.
GriefShare, a special support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close, will start meeting weekly on Jan. 3. Each Wednesday there will be sessions from 10 a.m.-noon or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd. For more information call the church office at 756-6485.
Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar.org for a full listing of events.