Jan. 22 Community News
Monday, January 22, 2018
Methodist Home for Children is hosting a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP your attendance or to learn more, visit our website at www.mhfc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-888-305-4321, ext.6.
The Winterville Chamber of Commerce will host a program about the history of Winterville at 5:30 p.m. in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., presented by Town Historian Jesse Riggs. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Debbie Avery at 531-4590.
The Brody School of Medicine Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies will present the film, “Serving Life,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at GK Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. “Serving Life” documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates. In doing so they embark on a journey that may end in personal rehabilitation. Following the screening there will be short discussion facilitated by Hellen Ransom, Doctor of Health Care Ethics, for those who wish to participate. For more information contact Angelina Brittle, 847-1236, or Angelina.email@example.com.
The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will present a Stop the Opioid Problem session from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the J.H. Rose High School Lecture Hall, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. The session will address many topics, including the questions of “What are opioids?” and “Why are they so addictive?” Local families affected by the opioid crisis will share their stories. Refreshments will be provided. For more information visit STOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pccsanc/.
Pitt County organizations or agencies that coordinate recreation activities open to all citizens and that would like to receive county funding must submit applications 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 webiste at www.pittcountync.gove/RPMF.
The Pitt County Democratic African-American Caucus will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eva J. Lewis Alumni Chapter of ECSU will have its monthly meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the home of President Mary Cates, 1004 Colonial Ave. For more information, contact Cates at 758-5039.
An art benefit show, “Female Strong,” will held from 7-9 p.m. at Crave Restaurant and Bar, 409 Evans St. Female artists are working together to raise money and awareness for The Center for Family Violence Prevention, an organization that provides relief, support and counseling for those who have been victims of domestic violence. Admission is free. For more information contact Amanda Whitfield at 802-1571.
Brie Arthur, correspondent on the PBS show “Growing a Greener World,” will speak on “The Foodscape Revolution: Ecology and Sustainable Management” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets available at Pitt County Extension Office or Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709 for more information.
A Basic Bicycle Clinic will be held from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St. Volunteer cyclists will teach kids, families and fellow cyclists how to fix flats and perform general mechanical work. This free event is presented by the library, the Farmville Parks & Recreation Department and the local cycling community. For more information call 753-3355 or email email@example.com.