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July 12 Community News


Bill Mitchell sent in this photo of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly in his Chocowinity garden.


Thursday, July 12, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m-1 p.m. today, as well as on Friday and Saturday. Call 355-7612.

Food distribution

  • Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 758-7110.
  • The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 746-8403.

Market on the Square

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

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Vidant Medical Center Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571 for more details.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.


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 will focus on education and advocacy; the second hour is for a support group. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals all are welcome. 

Get carded

Daughters for Dads will host Get Carded from 7-9 p.m. at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St. The event will include wine, refreshments and prize drawings. Admission is a $25 gas or grocery gift card (please include receipt). Daughters for Dads is a nonprofit organization that supports family and friends that are coping with cancer. Visit www.facebook.com/Daughters4Dads.

Coming Up

Ice cream festival

Simply Natural Creamery, 1265 Carson Edwards Road, Ayden, will host an Ice Cream Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The event will include wagon ride tours, food vendors, pony rides, mini train rides, face painting, crafts and a classic car ride-in. The event will include a food drive being held in partnership with Hope of Glory Ministries. People donating selected items for Hope of Glory’s food co-op program will receive a discount on their ice cream purchase. Call 746-3334 or visit simplynaturalcreamery.com. Visit hope-of-glory.org for a list of food items needed.

Jeep ride

The Eastern Carolina Jeep Jeepers will hold the First Annual “Rolling with Responders” Ride starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 920 Port Terminal Road. All 4 x 4 vehicles are welcome to participate in this parade-style ride with a police escort. The ride will end at AJ McMurphy’s Irish Pub, 1914 Turnbury Drive. Barbecue plates can be ordered in advance online at easterncarolinajeepjeepers.com. Vendors will be on site and there will be raffle tickets available for drawings. Visit Eastern Carolina Jeep Jeepers on Face book and Instagram @easterncarolinajeepjeepers.

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.-8 p.m. on Friday. Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers.  The open house will feature tours, information about volunteer opportunities and sweet watermelon. For more information, call 695-6143.