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Sept. 12 Community News


Debbie Woodson of Greenville shared this photo of a common buckeye butterfly on a daisy in her yard.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive will play bingo, starting at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638.

Coming Up

Anniversary gala

The STRIVE NC 18th Anniversary Gala will be held at 7 p.m. (social and cocktails at 6:30 p.m.) on Sept. 20 at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The gala will be an evening of dinner, recognition and reflection. The keynote speaker will be David Joyner of Joyner Media & Strategies in Rocky Mount. There also will be a special tribute to Joyce C Jones, executive director of LIFE of NC, who is retiring in December. STRIVE is a job readiness program offered by LIFE of NC. To RSVP call 752-9774 by Monday.

Contra/Salsa dances

The contra dance sponsored by the Folk Arts Society of Greenville that was scheduled for Saturday at the Jaycee Park Auditorium has been cancelled. A salsa dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Crave, 409 Evans St. Cost will be $5. For more information visit www.fasgnc.org.

Record show

A vinyl record show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Greenville Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. Vendors will be there selling vinyl records, as well as other musical memorabilia and collectibles. Attendees can buy, sell and trade. Admission is free. Call 364-2927.

Bird park trip

The Farmville Senior Council will take a day trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, departing at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 from the back of the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Cost will be $10 for seniors age 62 and older or $11 for under that age. Participants should bring their own bag lunches for a picnic. Deadline to register is Sept. 24. Call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Community feeding

The North Pitt Area Table Committee, a Division of Community Unity Network, will host a community feeding from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 at New Wynne Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Package Craft Road, Bethel. A free hot meal will be served. All are welcome. Call Mayor Gloristine Brown at 347-2970 or the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600.

Heritage celebration

A Hispanic Heritage Celebration, originally scheduled for Saturday, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will include music, games for children and food and fun for the entire family. Exhibits of programs and services relating to education, health and immigration will also be available. Call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org. 

John Lawson Legacy Days

The Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village will present the eighth annual John Lawson Legacy Days from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 26 to celebrate Grifton’s pioneer heritage. This is a free, family-friendly event with nighttime cannon firings, live music featuring The Back Porch Gut Bucket Band and up-close interaction with historical re-enactors. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 with historical presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations from Native American times through the Civil War, hourly cannon firings, old-time toys, fossil pit and more. Concessions available. Call 524-0190 or visit www.griftonmuseum.com.

Boating course

The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron will offer a basic boating educational course from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington. Cost is $25 or $40 per couple sharing materials. To register email pspsed@gmail.com or call 964-3009. Deadline for registration is Oct. 21.


Alumni of The Pitt County Training School/G.R. Whitfield School in Grimesland are invited to a celebration on Nov. 24 at the American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The event will celebrate 101 years of PCTS. For more information contact Annie Barr Clemons at 702-1136 Jill A. Ebron at 757-0274.