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March 8 Community News

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"This delicate double daffodil endures the high winds without effort," says Mike Shugart of Greenville.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Candidates forum

The Benevolence Corps will host a forum for candidates seeking the office of Pitt County District Attorney at 5:30 p.m. at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center multipurpose room, 400 Nash St.. The first hour will be a meet-and-greet, followed by panel questions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Benevolence Corps executive director Keith W. Cooper will moderate the event, which will be sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Regional Association of Black Social Workers. For more information call Cooper at 258-1260.

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the VMC Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571 for more details.

Toastmasters Club

The Greenville Toastmasters Club from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation,131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities that meets on the second Tuesday of each month. This month psychology interns will discuss mental health issues. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are welcome.

Coming Up

School safety discussion

“School Safety, Prevention & Intervention” will be the topic of a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Lecture Hall at J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. On the panel will be Ethan Lenker, Pitt County Schools superintendent; Mark Holtzman, Greenville chief of police; Neil Elks, Pitt County sheriff; and Glen Webb, Greenville police officer and vice chairman of the Pitt County Board of Commissioners. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. This event is sponsored by the Greenville Police Department and the Police Community Relations Committee. Visit www.greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16377. 

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn at 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $17, payable at the door. Motivational speaker Kris Carroll of Grady White Boats will present the program. Reservations are requested and should be made on or before Sunday by e-mailing newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com. 

Oratorical contest

The Optimist Club of Greenville is accepting applications, due by noon on March 16, for its annual Oratorical Contest for students younger than 18 as of October 1, 2017, who are educated in Pitt County and have not graduated from high school or the equivalent. Contestants will present a 4-5-minute presentation on the theme “Where are My Roots of Optimism?” For more information about the contest, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/greenvilleoptimists/posts/ or contact Lou Anna Hardee at hardee.louanna@gmail.com or 341-3565.

Quilting workshop 

The Greenville Quilters Guild will hold its annual "Learn To Quilt Workshop" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Center for Arts & Crafts, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane. Students will make two blocks to take home. All machines and supplies will be furnished and lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each, paid in advance. To register call Renee Fish at 419-704-2781.

Women’s Day

AMEXCAN, the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, will celebrate Women’s Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 17 at the Alice Keene Park Center, 4561 County Home Road. Women’s Day will honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To learn more about this event and others, call the AMEXCAN office at 258-9967 or follow AMEXCAN on social media.

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

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