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Sept. 14-15 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of a katydid lounging on a cosmos flower, taken at her home in Winterville.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Coming Up

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Parker's Barbecue on 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. Attendees should bring school supplies for the community service project. Call 714-6027 for more information.

SCLC meeting

A group working to form a new Greenville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold an organizational open meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. The fish fry previously scheduled for Sept. 21 has been cancelled. For more information call 202-417-4369 or 258-7353.

Shred event

A super shred event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The event is for residential customers only with a five bag/box limit per person (no businesses). Paperclips, staples and thin folders will be accepted, but no three-ring binders please. For more information, call the Council on Aging at 752-1717.

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 younger than that age. Participants should bring their own bag lunches for a picnic. Deadline to register will be Sept. 24. For a reservation or more information call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Golf fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus of Washington will sponsor a charity golf tournament starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Cypress Landing Golf Club, 600 Club House Rd, Chocowinity. The format will be a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $400 per team, $100 per player. The entry deadline is Sept. 30. Proceeds will benefit local, national and global charities. Submit entries to Knights of Columbus, Attention Lou Bonadies, 402 Potomac Drive, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817, or call  833-0100 for more information.

NAMI training program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free Family-to-Family training program from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8 in Greenville. (Location of event will be given at registration.) The free twelve-week training program is for family members, partners and significant others who have loved ones living with severe and persistent mental illness. Registration is required. For more information and/or to register contact Christine or Millie at 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Empowerment brunch

Daughters of Worth will host an "Empower Her!" Brunch at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13. The event will feature inspirational speaker, song writer, blogger and school counselor Rena Keith, along with a delicious brunch, door prizes and music. Tickets are $25 and available at www.eventbrite.com or contact Liz at liz@daughtersofworth.org or 375-9712 to purchase a ticket directly.


The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The theme for the banquet will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Karrie Dixon, interim chancellor at Elizabeth City State University. Proceeds from the event will help provide college scholarships to deserving high school seniors and will also used to fight to end poverty throughout our county. Tickets are $50 per person; $55 at the door and $360 per corporate table of eight. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 28. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson, Freedom Fund Banquet Committee Chair at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or the NAACP office at 814-9076.