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Dec. 14 Community News

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Michael G. Cotter of Greenville sent in this photo of the moon shining from behind a puff of cloud, taken on Dec. 1.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Today

Toastmasters 

The Greenville Toastmasters Club will hold its last meeting of the year from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters will resume their regular schedule of meetings, starting Jan. 11. For more information contact Bob Gose at 252-714-1892 or at bgose35@suddenlink.net or visit http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org/.

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. 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.

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network meets from 6-8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the VMC Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571 for more details.

Food pantry 

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

Coming Up

Pops concert

The Community Pops Singers will present “Pops Sings Songs of Merry Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. Highlights feature “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Hey Mister Santa,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Christmas Time is Here” among other favorites. The concert is free and open to everyone who enjoys an enthusiastic chorale presentation. Call Kathy Sprau at 355-2712.

Big band concert

Emerald City Big Band will perform its annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church Christian Life Ministries Center, 2000 E. Sixth St. The band’s musicians will present a program of holiday instrumental favorites. Vocalists Emery Davis, RaSheeda Waddell, and Ed Wheatley will sing. Christmas cookies, coffee and tea will be provided free during intermission. Admission is free for students and youth and $10 for adults, payable at the door.

Parades

  • The Hometown Bethel parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday along Main Street. A meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus will immediately follow at the gazebo beside the library. Visitors will have an opportunity to take photos. Call 717-0032.
  • The Grimesland Hometown Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday starting on Pitt Street.  

Christmas party

South Ayden School Alumni Association will hold its annual Christmas Party from 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 23 at the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St. The event will feature door prizes, refreshments, dancing and a 50/50 raffle with music by J-Dot. Admission is $10. Proceeds go toward scholarship fund. Call 746-4899 or 746-5141 for tickets or more information.

Diabetes support

“Being Active with Diabetes” will be the topic of the Greenville Diabetes Support Group from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The group offers free diabetes support for persons interested in learning more about managing their diabetes. Refreshments will be provided to help attendees understand the importance of carbohydrates and their diabetes plan. The host will be Susan Houston, R.N., Certified Diabetes Educator. Contact her at 847-1436 or susan.houston@vidanthealth.com.

Farmville seniors

The Farmville Senior Council will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3942 S. Walnut St., Farmville. Seniors 60 and over are welcome to attend. Topics of discussion will be monthly trips via the Council’s van and other ideas concerning seniors. There will be no meeting in December. For more information call Cathy at 714-5930.

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

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