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July 17 Community News


Kathy Sprau sent this photo of a replica of the Statue of Liberty from the hometown of French sculptor August Bartholdi from Colmar, France, on July 4. It was the closest she could come to celebrating, but managed to burst forth with singing the first line of God Bless the USA.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612.

Summer safety

The first of three Summer Safety Stations for kids will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane. Participants will learn safety tips through five different hands-on, game-like scenarios. Topics include water, bike, playground and other types of safety. Two additional events will be held this week, one at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave., and the other at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Visit GFR on Facebook for more information.

Senior citizens club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. The group will have its annual fish fry. The speaker will be Kendall M. Campbell, M.D., associate dean, associate professor and director of the Research Group for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine, Brody School of Medicine. He will speak on “Tips for an Effective Doctor Visit.” Attendees are invited to wear their red, white and blue in celebration of America’s Independence. Persons planning to attend are asked to call 355-2572.

Agri-Cultural market

The Agri-Cultural Market will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVisconti Gardens (behind the GlasStation at 3732-A West Wilson St, Farmville). Local artisans and farmers will be on hand to sell local crafts and veggies. There will be local beer from Duck-Rabbit and Koi Pond Breweries and live entertainment by TrickJohnny. This market is open on the third Tuesday of every month and is family friendly. Admission is free. Co-sponsors are the Town of Farmville, the Farmville Chamber of Commerce, the Farmville Community Arts Council and the DeVisconti Event Center.

Meals on Wheels

The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers for home-delivered meals. Routes take about an hour to deliver. Meals can be picked up anytime between 10 a.m.-12 noon depending on the community you serve. One hour training required. Call 252-752-1717, Ext 4.

Coming Up

Family reunion

The Willie Williams Family Reunion will be held on Saturday at Barnes-Ebron-Taft Community Center, 120 Park Access Road. For more information, contact Edna Williams Hayes at 301-385-3176 or Joy Atkinson at 757-340-5302.

Real Men Talk

Real Men Talk (for men only) will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday at the LIFE Empowerment Center (STRIVE), 600 W. Third St. Dinner will be served. All men are invited to attend. Real Men Talk mentors men who have been incarcerated and teaches them how to be successful and productive. Information will be available on finance, education, legal issues and jobs. This event is sponsored by Interfaith Clergy, the LIFE Empowerment Center and the Pitt Community College Outreach Department. Call the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or sign up at www.clergy2014.org.

Boating seminar

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron, in partnership with the North Carolina Estuarium, will offer a “Mastering the Rules of the Road” seminar from 1-3 p.m. on July 28 at the Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington. The seminar will provide an explanation of both the U.S. Inland Rules of the Road and International Regulations and is open to the public. The cost is $13 for members or non-members. Deadline for registration is Monday. To register contact PSPS educational officer Linda Erickson at pspsed@gmail.com or call her at 252-964-3009. Registration is also available at http://www.pamlicosailandpowersquadron.org/index.php/calendar/payment.