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Aug. 15 Community News


Bob Williams thinks this little guy is brave to feed while surrounded by a large flock of ducks and geese on the Washington waterfront.


Bobby Burns

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market in downtown Greenville is open from 5-8 p.m. at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth Streets. The market features fresh produce, meats, seafood, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade bath products, baked goods, local craft brew and more! Visit https://uptowngreenville.com to learn more.

Coming up

Tea party

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Grill, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Guest speaker will be Dr. Greg Murphy, Pitt County’s representative for N.C. House District 9. He will discuss the opioid epidemic. Attendees should begin arriving about 5:30 p.m. to order food and to socialize. Visit the group on Facebook at either Eastern NC Tea Party (of Pitt County) or Eastern North Carolina Tea Party or contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com or Karen Kozel at karenkozel@gmail.com.

Dementia program

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Senior Center located at 4551 County Home Road. Amanda Biggs with Project CARE will present a program titled “Diagnosis of Dementia…Now What?” Free to the public, but space is limited. Call 752-1717 to register or for more information.

Auditor presentation

The Grifton Lions Club will host Beth Ward from the N.C. Office of the State Auditor at 7 p.m. on Monday in the church fellowship hall at Grifton United Methodist Church, 437 McCrae St. The presentation will provide information on what types of audits the office performs, who the office audits, what is found as a result of an audit and how the findings affect the individual citizens of North Carolina. This non-political presentation is open to the public and will last about 20-30 minutes followed by a question-and-answer period. For more information visit the Grifton Lions Club on Facebook.

Backpack giveaway

DEFINE Barbershop, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, MasterMinds At Work and the Greenville-Pitt County National Council of Negro Women are hosting their second Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway at DEFINE Barbershop, 3525 S. Memorial Drive. The effort is seeking donations of backpacks and school supplies for youth from kindergarten to eighth grade. The event will feature free school supplies, haircuts or vouchers for a free cut, music, special guests and prizes. Supplies can be delivered to DEFINED, the Pitt Community College Bookstore in the Craig F. Goess Student Center, East Carolina Kiddie College, 4024-B Old Tar Road, Winterville, through Aug. 20.

Winterville Museum

Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church St., will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 25, in celebration of the 33rd Annual Watermelon Festival. Watermelon slices will be served visitors who stop by after the parade. The museum is located in the Cox-Ange House. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for more information or to schedule private or group tours.

Career Fair

Greenville Fire-Rescue will hold a career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 25, at Station 6, 3375 E. 10th St. The event will offer information about becoming a firefighter/emergency medical technician, including a tour of the station, specialty equipment and a Q&A session with current personnel. City human resources staff will be on hand to offer information about the hiring process. Light refreshments will be available.

Couch to 5k

Pitt County Community Schools & Recreation will hold its Couch to 5K program starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Center at Alice F. Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. Volunteer coaches will support different fitness levels, from walkers to those looking to improve their speed and endurance. The group will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday through Nov. 8 and participate in the Pirate Chase Race Festival on Nov. 10. Cost is $30 which includes registration for the race. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/couchto5k or call 902-1975 to register or for more information.

Pre-Game Party

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will hold the Ultimate Pre-Game Party presented by CresCom Bank from 5-11 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Greenville Convention Center on the eve of the ECU-UNC football game. The event features dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, outside vendors, two bands, the club choir and other fun activities. To purchase tickets visit http://bidpal.net/upgp2018 or call 355-2345, Ext. 204.