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Sept. 27 Community News


Autumn must be here. Marian Swinker shared this photo of a pumpkin ripening on the vine, taken at the Making Pitt Fit Community Garden on Sept. 3.


Thursday, September 27, 2018


Food distribution

■ Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

■ The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 746-8403.

Interfaith Clergy

Pitt County Interfaith Clergy will meet at noon at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Contact Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112 or email deskcon2007@gmail.com. 

Farmville Senior Council meeting

The Farmville Senior Council will meet at 1 p.m. at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St. Call 714-5930.

Friends of the NRA

The East Carolina Friends of NRA will hold an evening of fun, raffles and auctions at The Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 per single and $70 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/events/Details/0?eventId=54970 or by contacting Heidi Kittrell at 717-3311 or hjkittrell1949@gmail.com or by contacting Jimmy A. Hughes at jimmy@blackbeardsguns.com.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Beauty showcase

Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design will present the first Greenville Hair & Makeup Showcase at 7 p.m. at Stilllife, 511 Cotanche St. The event, a benefit for The Dream Factory of Eastern N.C., will feature celebrity-inspired hair and makeup looks and will allow students of Alexander Paul Institute to showcase their work and skills. The evening's activities also will include a silent auction. Visit www.alexanderpaul.edu/GHAMS for tickets. Visit The Dream Factory of Eastern N.C. on Facebook.

Persecution myth lecture

Dr. Candida Moss of the University of Birmingham will speak on “The Myth of Persecution: How Persecution Radicalizes and Polarizes in the Ancient and Modern Worlds,” at 7 p.m. in the Hendrix Theater in the Mendenhall Student Center, 500 Ninth St. The program, free and open to the public, is presented by the Religious Studies Program at ECU. Parking is available in the city lots on Reed Circle and in the parking deck at Fourth and Cotanche (both free after 5 p.m.). For more information visit www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/religionprogram/ or call 328-6121.

Coming Up

Hispanic heritage concert

The third and final performance of an ECU School of Music concert series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The concert will feature Duo Guitiano with guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles. Free. Call 328-6851.

Support groups

■ The Brother to Brother prostate cancer support group will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. For information, call John Head, 227-1527 or email him at hrtopf@gmail.com. The group meets on the last Friday of each month and is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community of Eastern N.C. Visit cancersupportenc.com/schedule-of-activities/ for more information.

■ The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The speaker will be Mark Stacy, M.D., who will speak on “Parkinson’s Disease.” The group will meet again on Oct. 28 and Dec. 2. New members are welcome to join the group at any time. For more information call Jennifer Hodgson at 258-4224.