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May 6 Community News


Irene Cannon sent in this photo of a rose blooming in her back yard at Cannon's Crossroads.


Sunday, May 6, 2018


Family reunion

The descendants of James Allen Mills (1850-1937) and Ann Eliza Arnold Mills (1851-1924) will meet for the annual family reunion starting with a church service at 11 a.m. at the Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 2581 Black Jack-Grimesland Road. Registration at 12:15 p.m. and a covered dish meal at 1 p.m. will follow the service in the church’s Stewart Fellowship Building. Call Jonathan Gaskins at 631-5078 or James E. Mills Jr. at 321-1579 or 327-5553.

Music festival

“Music on the Grounds” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 785 McDonald St., Simpson. Music will be provided all day by national recording artists Jackson Heights, the Tim Sutton Trio and Earnest Silver. This free event, open to the public, will include food vendors, rides for the kids and fun for all ages. Bring chairs and blankets. Call 752-1273.

Coming Up

Blood donation

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday. Call 758-1140 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/locations/greenville-donation-center.

Appreciation ceremony

The Benevolence Corps, a humanity-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides for senior citizens, the disabled and other vulnerable groups, will hold its 15th Annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. The public is invited to attend. Call Keith Cooper at 258-1260.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. The program on phone and computer scams as well as safety issues for women, will be presented by the Greenville Police Department. Lunch is $17 payable at the door. Reservations are requested and should be made on or before today by emailing: newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com.

Museum open house

In honor of all mothers, the Winterville Historical and Arts Society will be hosting a Mother’s Day Open House at the Winterville Museum from 3-5 p.m. on May 13, in the Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. The house was built in 1901 and is an example of the Victorian style architecture prevalent in eastern North Carolina at the turn of the 20th Century. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling 321-2660. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Medical choices

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a program at 9 a.m. on May 15 about the importance of making medical care choices known  Participants will learn more about the advance care planning process and receive free assistance in the preparation of living wills and healthcare power of attorney documents. Picture identification is required to complete documents. For more information or to pre-register, call 752-1717, Ext. 7. Pre-registration is preferred for completion of documents, but not required.

Fitness open house

The Aquatics and Fitness Center of Greenville will host an open house from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 17; 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 18 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 19. The open house is an opportunity for community members to tour the facility and learn about available services and classes. Call 329-4041.

Plant sale

The Master Gardeners of Pitt County will hold their annual plant sale for the public from 10 a.m. to noon May 19, rain or shine, at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle.
 A preview plant sale for Friends of the Pitt County Arboretum will be held at 9 a.m. Memberships may be purchased at the event. A plant swap will be held at 11 a.m. Bring plants, seeds, pots, etc. to swap. Remaining items go home with owner.
 Visit www.pittcountyarboretum.blogspot.com or call 902-1709.

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