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Jan. 2 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville shared this photo of a shadow-casting wasp trying to warm up at Goose Creek State Park.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Breathe Easier

The Breathe Easier Lung Cancer Support Group will meet at noon at Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive. Guest speakers will be Teresa Parent, oncology nurse coordinator, and Sarah Mizelle, oncology social worker. They will discuss their services and upcoming cancer events. All lung cancer patients, survivors and caretakers are invited.

Coming up

Food bank

The Churches Outreach Network will host a food bank at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave. First come, first served. Bring bags or boxes. Community resource groups are welcome to participate. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Grief support

GriefShare, a special support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close, will start weekly meetings on Wednesday. Sessions will be 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.

Prevent child abuse

The TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine will offer a free “Stewards of Children” class on child sexual abuse prevention, recognition and response. Classes will be offered once a month, with the first one meeting from 2-4:30 p..m. Thursday. To register for this session visit ecu.edu/tedibear and click on Events, email glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334. Dates and times of other sessions are available on the website.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a cardiovascular support group, will meet 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Monroe Center at 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Our speaker will be Brittney Kinder, RN, from the Pitt County Health Department speaking on wellness opportunities. For more information call 252-714-9381 or email blackwelder2@suddenlink.net

Newcomers Club

The Newcomer's Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $15 payable at the door. Jackie Ponder from the Unnatural Resource Fair will be the speaker. Reservations are requested and should be made on or before Sunday by e-mailing newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com


Greenville PFLAG will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. It is a group in support of gender and sexual minorities. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are welcome. Meetings are 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Jam Out for Josh

The second annual Jam Out for Josh charity concert featuring The Embers begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Patana Bob’s in downtown Greenville. The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at East Carolina University is holding the event in memory of member Josh Whitlock, who died of an opioid overdose. Speakers will, intermittently, address opioid abuse throughout the concert. Whitlock’s mother and sister are planning on attending this event. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. The fraternity is selling tickets and T-shirts on its Facebook page. Contact Louis Warren at 758-1440 or warrenlo@ecu.edu

MLK Celebration

Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP will host their annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. Pastor Gregory Black will host the event with guest speakers from throughout the community. The event will include a presentation of awards. Call Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112 for information.

Recreation funds

Pitt County organizations or agencies that coordinate recreation activities open to all citizens must submit applications for funding no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 24. The Board of County Commissioners has allocated funds to support and enhance the delivery of quality recreation programs. Applications are available in the Community Schools and Recreation Center, 4561 County Home Road, or on the Pitt County website at www.pittcountync.gove/RPMF.

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