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July 16 Community News


A fledgling catbird confused by the reflection of the garden in the window wanted in. Good thing Elizabeth Gaylord of Bedford spotted it before opening the door.


Monday, July 16, 2018


Outdoor dining meeting

The city of Greenville will hold an outdoor dining public input session at 9 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Participants will be able to provide feedback as the city works to revise and expand its outdoor dining regulations.

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 persons 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, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 561-7519.

■ The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon-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. There is a current need for volunteer cooks. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Blood donors needed

The Eastern Carolina Blood Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 758-1140 for more information or visit www.redrossblood.org/locations/greenville-donation-center.

Senior resources

The 2018 Road to Resources: A Guide to Services for Older Adults will present “Hospitalization Happens: How to Be Prepared” from 3-4 p.m. at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Participants will learn how to be prepared for a hospital stay. The program is free, but seating is limited. Call 752-1717 to register.

Financial literacy

The Housing Division of the Greenville Community Development Department will sponsor a Keep It Safe class from 5-7 p.m. in Meeting Room B of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. This free class is the next one in a financial literacy series based on the FDIC Money Smart Program. By the end of the class, participants will understand how to protect their rights as consumers and how to be financially prepared if a disaster strikes. Contact Sylvia D. Brown at 329-4509 or by email at sbrown@greenvillnc.gov.

SCLC meeting 

The Pitt County Southern Christian Leadership Conference will meet at 7 p.m. at 1032 Fleming St. Call 757-1700.

Coming Up

Human trafficking

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (PCCAHT) will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Visit https://encstophumantrafficking.org/pccaht/.

Democratic Women

Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. For more information, visit Democratic Women of Pitt County on Facebook or contact President Rebecca Powers at rebeccapowers@suddenlink.net.

Community cookout

Family & Friends Weekend 2018 will kick off with a community cookout from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 665 W. Virginia St., Simpson. There will be good food, entertainment, fellowship, prizes and much more. All communities, families and friends are invited to attend this free event. The weekend will conclude with an an 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Contact Pastor Barry K. Berryhill, Sr. at 814-4050 or 758-3131. 

Family celebration

The Nelson-Mills Blossoms Family Celebration will be held Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 2418 Mill St., Winterville. A time capsule buried in 1985 will be exhumed on Aug. 4. For more information, contact matdejesus@yahoo.com.