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June 24 Community News


Irene Cannon caught this bald eagle coming in for a landing in a tree at Cannon's Crossroads.


Sunday, June 24, 2018


Summer concert

Gen X will be the featured band at the Sunday in the Park Summer Concert Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Gen X plays 90s rock and roll, covering such acts as Matchbox 20, Hootie and The Blowfish, Collective Soul, Tonic and Fuel. This will be the band’s first appearance at Sunday In the Park. The concert is free. Visit City Of Greenville Sunday In The Park’s Facebook page for more information.

Coming Up

Driver safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Monroe Center on the campus of Vidant Medical Center, 2000 Venture Tower Road (Sennie Drive for GPS purposes). Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Make checks payable to AARP. Register by calling 312-3981.

Zumba class

The last Zumba class in the recent series of Exercise in the Park classes will be from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Town Common, 100 E. First St. For more information call 329-4567 or visit greenvillenc.gov.

Family reunion

The 40th Crandall & Teel Family Reunion will be start on Friday and run through July 1. This reunion weekend will be full of love, reflection and thanksgiving to God. For more details, including location information, email Crandall.teel.family@gmail.com.

Ballroom dance

The Greenville USA Dance Chapter will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center,1868 Health Science Drive, located off West Arlington Boulevard and MacGregor Downs Road. The dance will feature a lesson on basic foxtrot (with variations) by Bernie and Anya. Go to www.greenvillencusadance.org for more information.

Funding Available 

The deadline for public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds is 5 p.m. on July 6. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency has appropriated $88,585 for use by Pitt County emergency food and shelter services. Contact Dwain Cooper at the United Way at 758-1604, Ext. 210, dcooper@uwpcnc.org or Jim Cox jcox@uwpcnc.org for an application.

Beekeepers meeting

The next meeting of the Tar River Beekeepers will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Pitt County Extension Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. As usual, the meeting will start with a potluck supper. The program will feature a panel discussion about “How to Extract, Screen, Filter and Judge Honey.” There will be no local meeting of the Tar River Beekeepers in July. Members are encouraged to attend the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Summer Conference in Flat Rock from July 19-21. For more information visit the Tar River Beekeepers Facebook page.

Host families needed

Terres des Langues needs six host families in the Greenville and eastern N.C. area for six French high school students, ages 15-17, from July 9-30. The students are eager to experience American family life for just three weeks this summer. Hosts need only to share daily life and activities with them. The students are eager to improve their English and get a better understanding of American life. Hosts need not have children to qualify, and profiles will be matched individually. Visit TLTLHOST.com, call 754-2136 or email Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

Seniors Trip

Winterville Senior Citizens Club is planning a trip on September 5-8 to Washington, D.C. The trip will include a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a tour of Washington at night by motor coach, visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Frederick Douglas National Historic Site and more. Travel will be by luxury motor coach; lodging will be at Hampton Inn & Suites. Cost per person is $350. Space is limited. Interested persons should send a $25 deposit to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432 Winterville, NC 28590, to reserve a seat. Final payment is due July 25.

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