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March 13 Community News


Jealous of the redbuds, a lone tree with barren branches, still magnificent in winter against the bright blue above, longs for a chance to burst forth in glorious color in this photo by Kathy Sprau of Greenville.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Assistance program

The We Care Program is available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Community Crossroads Center, 207 Manhattan Ave. Receive emergency food, legal aid, disability and veterans assistance and help with employment skills. Call Pastor Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Threads of Love

Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals, is looking for new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Council on Aging, County Home Road and at 9 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church, 8031 U.S. 264 Alt., Farmville. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions the group can use. Contact Carolyn Harrison 753-5775.

Food distribution

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a food distribution from noon to 2 p.m. People who need assistance may stop by the church and pick up a food bag while they last. Those who are disabled and need further assistance, should call 916-2115. 

Senior bingo

Farmville Parks and Recreation will host senior bingo from 1-3 p.m. at the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St. Participants age 50 and older can play the entire two hours for $1, which purchases two cards. Light refreshments will be provided.

Pathways to Hope

Pathways to Hope is an ongoing support group where different topics will be discussed from 5:30-7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. Participants are welcome to come and go based on their personal needs. Call 847-8405 or 847-1236.

Board meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. Contact Kristen Nichols at 902-2442 or kristen.nichols@pittcountync.gov.

School safety discussion

“School Safety, Prevention & Intervention” will be the topic of a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd. On the panel will be Dr. 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. 

NAMI meeting

A National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt County meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. The speaker will be David Haralson, M.S. who specializes in Medical Family Therapy with Support Group Collaboration. He will talk about stress and how it impacts the body and relationships and give ways to combat toxic stress. NAMI is a support group, open to the public, for family members, friends or individuals living with a mental illness. Call 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Coming Up

Book talk

“The Curious Relationship between the Sciences and the Humanities” will be the subject of a Great Books talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Science and Technology Building, Room C307, on the ECU campus. The speaker will be philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein, author of 10 books of both fiction and non-fiction and a 1995 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “genius award.” The event is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/greatbooks/.

Human trafficking

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

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