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May 16 Community News

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Elizabeth Gaylord sent in this photo of a magnolia flower, taken in Greenville.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Today  

Woodturning class

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a Woodturning Class from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $25 per hour of instruction. Class can range from one to three hours. To register, call the N.C. Furniture School at 252-916-8226.

Umbrella Market 

The Umbrella Market in uptown Greenville is open from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Enjoy fresh produce, meats, seafood, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade bath products, baked goods, local craft brew and more. Visit https://uptowngreenville.com to learn more.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.

Grant-writing seminar

Women for Women Pitt County will hold a free grant-writing workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. at Alice Keene Park in the multipurpose room. Participants will learn about the preparation and submission process for the Women-for-Women grants. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, churches and schools in Pitt County are eligible to receive these funds. To RSVP or for more information, contact grants@womenforwomenpittcounty.org. Grant applications may be downloaded at www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com.

Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts, a group for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, meets at 7 p.m. at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road, on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 847-4819 and leave a message.

Coming Up

Republican women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a social and at noon for lunch on Thursday at the Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Glenn Webb, Pitt County Commissioner for District 6 and Benjie Forrest, Pitt County School Board, District 9, will be the guest speakers. Cost is $15 inclusive. 

Blood drives

The American Red Cross Eastern N.C. Donation Center will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-448-3543 for more information.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Physicians East P.A., 1850 W. Arlington Blvd.

• 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Bethany United Methodist Church, 2766 S. Savannah Road, Belhaven

• 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Clarks Neck Fire & Rescue Dept., 3797 Wharton Station Road, Washington

• 6:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

Book discussion

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a book study/discussion on The Five Star Church from 9 a.m.- to noon on Saturday. Books can be purchased at the church’s bookstore, online at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Call 752-4156.

Seamanship course

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a boating course for recreational boaters from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday from June 5 through July 10 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. The course is designed to help boaters build confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. Cost is $60 for members or $90 for non-members ($10 more respectively for couples sharing). Deadline for registration is May 28. To register, email pspsed@gmail.com or call 964-3009.

Stories workshop

A Family Stories Workshop will meet weekly on Mondays for six weeks from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., June 18-August 6, in Room 302 of the Pitt Community College Annex, 3107 Memorial Drive. The course focuses on writing and preserving personal and family stories for future generations. Fee is $49. Registration is now open at the PCC Annex or online. Call 493-7388 or visit www.pittcc.edu/continuing-education/registration-information/online-registration.html.

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

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