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Jan. 14 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden shared this photo of a heron that seems to be skating on a frozen pond.


Sunday, January 14, 2018


Pet food pantry

The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina accepts pet food and litter to donate to needy pet owners the second Sunday of each month through the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. Drop off items at 408 W. Arlington Blvd., B-1, host a pet food drive or make a donation at www.petfoodpantryenc.org.

Christmas Tea

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an “Old Christmas Tea” from 3-5 p.m. at the Winterville Museum, 2543 Church St.. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information call 321-2660.

Jam Out for Josh

The second annual Jam Out for Josh charity concert featuring The Embers begins at 10 p.m. 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.

Coming Up

King speaker

The Grimesland Volunteer Fire Department, 7543 Pitt St., Grimesland, will celebrate Martin Luther King Day at 9 a.m. on Monday with a special speaker, the Rev. John Ponds. For more information call 702-1136 or 757-1616.

Trafficking meeting

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (PCCAHT) will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday 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.

Food bank

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a food bank, from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone in need of assistance should stop by the church to pick up a food bag while they last. Anyone who is disabled or needs assistance should call 916-2115. This food bank is a rescheduling of the one cancelled last Tuesday because of inclement weather. The regular schedule of SHMBC’s food bank is the second Tuesday of the month. For more information call 756-4539.

Garden meeting

The executive board and interested persons are invited to the Farmville Community Garden to promote community through gardening at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. Topics to be discussed are harvesting the winter crops and fundraiser & friendraiser ideas. Volunteers are still needed. For more information, call Cathy Holmes at 252-714-5930.

Justice champion

ECU’s Office for Equity and Diversity, along with the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, will host Tamika Mallory as guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright Auditorium. Mallory is nationally recognized as an outspoken champion for social justice. She is the founder of Mallory Consulting and was the national co-chair for the 2016 Women’s March on Washington. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets may be picked up at the ECU Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center or at the door. For more information, contact Wanda Tyler, Intercultural Affairs Director, tylerw16@ecu.edu, 328-6495.

Unnatural resources

The 26th annual Eastern North Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair will be held on Feb. 2-4 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This free event showcases creations and inventions made from normally discarded materials. Children and adults may submit entries in a dozen categories, including art, science, toys and home use. The deadline for entry forms is Jan. 26, and entries must be delivered to the convention center from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 1. For more information, visit unnaturalresources.org or contact Jackie Ponder at jponder@unnaturalresources.org or 355-1039.

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