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May 28 Community News


Roopa Iisc sent in this photo of a beautiful blue-green dragonfly that visited on May 18.


Monday, May 28, 2018


Memorial ceremony

The Pitt County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The public is invited to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the commemorative event that was created in 1868 to pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who died in the service of this nation. The event will include a wreath-laying by the ladies auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans, speeches by Mayor P.J. Connelly and state Rep. Greg Murphy and the presentation of flags by local Girl Scouts. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Coming up

Senior classes

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a free Insurance Question & Answer Program with Kelly Kurz of Paperwork Solutions from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday. Seating is limited. Call 752-1717 to reserve a seat.

Farmers Market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Umbrella Market 

The Uptown Umbrella Market is open from 5-8 p.m. 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.

Stop hunger kickoff

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Greenville will host a Stop Summer Hunger Initiative kick-off event from 9:15-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Vidant Health, E.W. Monroe Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The event will provide recognition to people in the community who serve those in need and information will be provided about the food bank’s distribution networks. A light breakfast will be served. Call 752-4996.

Candlelight vigil

Citizens United Against Violence holds a monthly “Stop the Violence Candlelight Vigil” at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday on the Pitt County Courthouse steps, 100 W. Third St., or inside the courthouse during inclement weather. The vigil honors those whose lives are lost to violence and for those months when no lives are lost, “life” is celebrated. For more information, call retired Capt. Cecil Hardy at 531-9071 or Johann Bleicher at 252-917-4223.

Market on the Square 

The town of Winterville hosts Market on the Square from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays in downtown near 252 Main St. The event includes live entertainment, food trucks and vendors selling fresh produce, crafts and baked goods. Contact 215-2360 or stephen.penn@wintervillenc.com.

Bath exhibit 

A free "Queen Anne's Revenge Travel Exhibit" in Historic Bath is running 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday at Historic Bath’s newest exhibit space at 100 Harding St. The exhibit includes vessel artifacts and child-friendly interactive learning stations. For more Information or directions call 252-923-3971 or visit www.bath.nchistoricsites.org Follow other upcoming 2018 events on Facebook @historicbath.

Writing competition

Entries are being accepted now until midnight Thursday for the annual student prose and poetry writing competition sponsored by The Pamlico Writers’ Group. The competition is open to high school and college students across the state; the theme is “Home.” Students should try to capture the attention of judges in no more than 2,000 words. In addition to a cash prize of $100, the winners of this year’s juried contest will be published in the Pamlico Writer’s Group 2019 anthology and will receive a free copy. There is no entrance fee. To learn more about the contest and submission guidelines, visit the writing group’s website: www.pamlicowritersgroup.org.

Drivers needed

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in Ayden and Bethel Monday through Friday. Drivers will provide lunch for homebound older adults. Route delivery takes about an hour. Training is provided. Call 752-1717.