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Aug. 9 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of an American goldfinch hanging upside down to grab a sunflower seed snack, taken at her home in Winterville in July.


Thursday, August 9, 2018


Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church will distribute food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

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. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. 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. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/ or www.gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

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.

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. This month a local attorney will speak about the state of federal and N.C. laws on adoptions, parental rights and name changes and specifically on how those laws affect the LGBTQ community. Refreshments will be provided. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are all welcome. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

Coming Up

Reunion planning

A meeting to make plans for the 40th reunion of the D.H. Conley Class of ’79 in 2019 will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday in the large meeting room at the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. All class members are invited to attend. Contact Malcolm Moore at 481-4291 or malcolmmoore1961@gmail.com.

Foster parent information

The Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP your attendance or to learn more, visit the website at www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org, or call 1-888-305-4321, Ext.6.

Democratic women

Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug 16 at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The meeting will focus on implementing a plan of action to help with the upcoming elections. For more information, please visit Democratic Women of Pitt County on Facebook or contact Rebecca Powers at rebeccapowers@suddenlink.net .

Pops concert

A Broadway Spectacular is the end-of-summer theme for The Community Pops Singers Concert at 7:15 on Aug. 17 at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. The program will start with a piano prelude followed by the concert, featuring songs from The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The King and I and Oliver. There will also be a very cool rendition of Summertime, along with other favorites. The free concert is open to everyone who enjoys an enthusiastic chorale presentation. Call Kathy Sprau at 355-2712.