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June 14 Community News


Milt Sherman of Cherry Oaks in Greenville doesn't usually get brown-headed cowbirds in his yard, but he did catch this one.


Thursday, June 14, 2018


The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry, open every second and fourth Thursday, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church will distribute food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Market on the Square

The town of Winterville hosts Market on the Square from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays in downtown Winterville 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.


Greenville PFLAG, a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities, will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The first hour focuses on education and advocacy, and the second hour is a support group. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals all are welcome. 

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the VMC Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. This group that meets every second and fourth Thursday. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/ or gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Coming Up

Elder abuse awareness

A walk for elder abuse awareness will start at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Pitt County Offices, 1717 W. Fifth St. The event will feature Department of Social Services staff and community advocates joining together for a one-mile walk around the county campus and medical district while holding signs and banners promoting abuse awareness. Call 902-1110 for more information.

Camp registration deadline

The ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will offer Camp Chameleon from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the week of July 9 at the Washington campus of Covenant Church, 230 E. Eighth St., Washington. Camp Chameleon is an art-based, week-long camp for children ages 5-10 who have been diagnosed with or who are at risk for speech-language disorders or literacy based language disorders. Cost is $100, but financial assistance is available. Application deadline is Friday. Contact Lori Kincannon at 744-6120.

Stakeholders meeting

The First Annual Greenville Police Department Community Stakeholders meeting will be held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 Elm St. The meeting will start with a meet-and-greet followed by presentations on topics such as “Community Watch” and “Next Door.” There will be updates on LED lighting, city cameras and an overview of Cops and Barbers as well as many other programs. Attendees will be able to ask questions and make suggestions about current police services. Call 329-4315.

Ayden art show

Artists from Eastern North Carolina are invited to enter their creations in the 10th Annual Ayden Art Show to be held in September. The event is a highlight of the annual Ayden Collard Festival. Categories include painting, photography, creative design, drawing, 3D and multi-media/mixed-media. For more information visit Ayden Art Show on Facebook or www.aydencollardfestival.com.

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