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Jan. 8 Community News


Mike Shugart enjoyed a hot dog roast at Goose Creek State Park with Ranger C., family and friends.


Monday, January 8, 2018


“Being Active with Diabetes” will be the topic of the Greenville Diabetes Support Group from 6-7 p.m. at the Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The group offers free diabetes support for anyone 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.

Religions course

The ECU Religious Studies Program will offer the course “World Religions 101” free to the public. The series starts today and runs 4-5:30 p.m. each Monday. To register contact Mary Nyangweso at wangilam@ecu.edu or 737-2422. Visit www.ecue.edu/religionprogram/to learn more about the ECU Religious Studies Program.

Sailing course

Today is the deadline to register for the boating course “Advanced Piloting” offered by The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday beginning Jan. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. Cost is $65 for members and $85 for non-members. To register, email pspsed@gmail.com or call 252-964-3009.

Sierra Club

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

Summer-fit program

The Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, is looking for participants for its High Intensity Interval Training. The summer-fit exercise incentive program runs for 16 weeks, starting today and ending May 8. It is open to persons interested in jump starting those New Year’s resolutions to get fit for summer. Participants will work out a minimum of three times per week. Two-one hour weekly sessions will be with a fitness trainer at the fitness center. Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, call 329-4041.

Coming Up

NAMI meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pitt County will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 a member of NAMI since 2010. She will speak on the topic of long-term recovery. NAMI is a support group for family members, consumers and friends of individuals with mental illness. All meetings are open to the public. For more information call 252-902 NAMI (6264) or 355-6133.

Fellowship breakfast

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

Republican women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet for a social at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon on Jan. 18 at the Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Guest speaker will be N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell. His topic will be how North Carolina is saving money and targeting fraud. Cost for lunch is $15 inclusive. RSVP by Jan. 16 to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. For more information contact pittcountydems@gmail.com.

Trafficking meeting

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 18 in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Additional meeting will be held on the third Thursday of each month, currently scheduled through September.

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