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June 25 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of a sunflower reflecting the golden rays of sunshine, taken at her home in Winterville in June.


Monday, June 25, 2018


Literacy help

The Pitt County Council on Aging, along with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County, offers reading assistance from 9-11 a.m. on Mondays and math help and tricks from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays. These services are available to people who want to improve their reading comprehension skills or need a refresher on everyday math. Call 752-1717 for an appointment.

Soup Kitchens

  • The JOY Soup Kitchen serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information call 561-7519
  • The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. Currently more volunteer cooks are needed. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

SCLC meeting

The Pitt County Southern Christian Leadership Conference meets at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at 1032 Fleming St. Call 757-1700.

Coming Up

Caregivers class

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will host a six-week class, powerful tools for caregivers, from 2-3 p.m. each Thursday from July 12-Aug. 16. The class is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Registration is required. Call Tamyra Jovel at 974-1837 or Brandie Garner at 974-1854.

Hope open house

The American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive, will hold a Summer Celebrations Open House from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 13. Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their head, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need, where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities or unwind in their own private room. The open house will feature tours, information about volunteer opportunities and watermelon. For more information call 695-6143.

Fireworks fundraiser

The Pentecostal Sanctuary of Winterville will have its annual Fireworks Sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 South Memorial Drive. The sale will run through July 4. For more information call 702-5410.

Grief support groups

The following free programs are offered by Vidant Home Health and Hospice. For further information call 847-1236.

  • Living on After Loss, a structured small group, will meet each Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. through Aug. 7 at ECU Family Therapy Clinic, 612 E.10th St. Seats are limited. The group provides a safe place to learn, understand and cope with a loss. The deadline to sign up for this series of classes is Tuesday.
  • Pathways to Hope is an ongoing grief support group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. Individuals may come and go based on their needs with no start date or end date.

Museum exhibit

The Greene County Museum, 107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill, will feature an exhibit, “Nooherooka and the Tuscaroras,” through August 28. The exhibit recounts the history of the Tuscarora settlers of the Contentnea Creek basin, the colonial-era battle that opened central North Carolina to European settlement and the legacy of the Tuscarora in Greene County and eastern North Carolina. Particular focus is given to the 2013 monument by ECU artists Hanna Jubran and Jodi Hofnagel. The monument’s symbolic meaning commemorates both a historical event and the people who once inhabited the region. Call 747-1999.

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