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Oct. 4 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of a Carolina anole seeming to pose for a portrait, taken at her home in Winterville.


Thursday, October 4, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today as well as on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612.


Sheppard Memorial Library’s Bookmobile will be at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10:30-11 a.m. on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. Visitors to the bookmobile will be able to check out and return books, obtain a library card and reserve books. Call 752-1717.

Open house

John Paul II Catholic High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. for prospective students and their parents. JPII is a  private high school that offers an academic program focused on educating the whole student: mind body and spirit. For more information call 215-1224.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a cardiovascular support group, will meet at 7 p.m. in the Edwin Monroe Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Mary Tayloe Gaskins will present the "Pop Up Grocery." For more information call Harold Blackwelder at 714-9381.

Candlelight vigil

Citizens United Against Violence (CUAV) holds a monthly “Stop the Violence Candlelight Vigil” at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday on the Pitt County Courthouse steps, 100 W. Third St., or inside the courthouse during inclement weather. The vigil honors those whose lives are lost to violence and for those months when no lives are lost, life is celebrated. For more information, call retired Capt. Cecil Hardy at 531-9071 or Johann Bleicher at 252-917-4223.

Coming Up

Medication review clinic

A free medication review clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717.

Archaeological excavation

The Cypress Group of the N.C. Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Guest speaker Randy Daniel, a professor in ECU’s Department of Anthropology, will discuss natural climactic changes and his excavation of prehistoric sites along the Tar River. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Elmore at elmorec@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-258-3329.

Police-community relations

The Greenville Police Community Relations Committee will hold an information session about the drug epidemic at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. It will include information about the opioid crisis, overdoses, dealer sources, signs to recognize abuse, gang involvement and how drugs get here. Finally, the information session will cover dependency on drugs after serious medical operations or injuries and how drug penalties and sentencing varies by case.The session will also cover the K-9 unit role in apprehending criminals and success in crime fighting and the bond between K-9 and officer, including training and a demonstration. A question-and-answer period will follow. Visit www.greenvillenc.gov/government/police/police-community-relations-committee.

ENC Tea Party

The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Grille, 136 Davenport Farm Road in Winterville. The guest speaker will be Taylor Griffin, whose topic will be about the Russian Collusion scandal. Attendees are invited to arrive before 6 p.m. to mingle and order food and drinks. For more information, contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

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/e/daughters-of-worth-empowering-her-brunch-tickets-47191045688?aff=eac2 or contact Liz at liz@daughtersofworth.org or 375-9712 to purchase a ticket directly.