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Jan. 3 Community


John Keiffer sent in this photo of the first full moon of 2018 seen through the trees in Winterville.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Food bank

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

Grief support

GriefShare, a special support ministry for those grieving the death of someone close, will start meeting weekly on Wednesdays. There will be sessions from 10 a.m. to 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.

Weekly bingo

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.

Coming Up

Religions course

The ECU Religious Studies Program will offer a free course to the public, “World Religions 101.”  The series will run weekly from 4-5:30 p.m. starting Monday. To register contact Mary Nyangweso at wangilam@ecu.edu or 737-2422. Visit www.ecu.edu/religionprogram/ to learn more about the ECU Religious Studies Program.

Sailing course

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a boating course, “Advanced Piloting,” for the public from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday beginning on Jan. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. Cost is $65 for members and $85 for non-members. Deadline for registration is Monday. To register, email pspsed@gmail.com or call 964-3009.

Summer fit program

The Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center is looking for participants for its high intensity interval training. The summer fit exercise incentive program runs 16 weeks starting on Monday and running through May 8. It is open to people interested in jump-starting those New Year’s resolutions to get fit for summer. Participants will be required to work out a minimum of three times per week. Two one-hour weekly sessions will be with a fitness trainer in our facility. Space is limited. The center is located at 921 Staton Road in the Industrial Park off U.S. 264-Alternate. For more information and to sign up, call 329-4041.

Sierra Club

North Carolina’s air quality will be the topic of the Sierra Club Cypress Group program at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The speaker will be Terry Lansdell, policy manager for Clean Air Carolina, a nonprofit organization that advocates for air quality in the state. For more information about this and other programs of the Cypress Group contact Cindy Elmore, elmorec@ecu.edu.

NAMI meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pitt County will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. The program’s presenter will be Mary Nelms who has worked as a N.C. Certified Peer Support Specialist Trainer since 2016 and has been a member of NAMI since 2010. She will speak on the topic of long-term recovery. NAMI is a support group for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. All meeting are open to the public. For more information call 902-NAMI (6264) or 355-6133.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomer's Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on 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 emailing: newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com

Fellowship breakfast

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a Men’s Fellowship breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 13. The guest speaker will be The Rev. Jeffrey B. Robinson, pastor of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh. For more information call 756-4869.

For a full listing of events, visit reflector.com/communitycalendar.