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Oct. 11 Community News


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Thursday, October 11, 2018


Under the Microscope

A Time for Science-Greenville Center will host the adult education series Under the Microscope from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farmville Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. Tom Feldbush will present “The Battle Plan,” a discussion of infection and immunity. Visit atimeforscience.org.

Domestic violence prevention

The Center for Family Violence Prevention will hold the first Domestic Violence Impact Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenville Convention Center. Keynote speakers are former Greenville City Manager Ron Kimble and his wife, Jan, who lost their daughter Jamie to an act of violence by her ex-boyfriend. The event is to raise awareness of domestic violence and raise funds to support the Center's mission of education, prevention, safe housing and service to victims. Contact Donna Raynor at dvimpact@c4fvp.org.

Hospice open house postponed

The Greenville Inpatient Hospice House sponsored by the Service League of Greenville, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed. A new date will be announced at a later time. Visit the Vidant Health Facebook page for more information.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Greenville PFLAG Meeting

The Greenville PFLAG chapter will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. This month there will be a potluck and voting drive, and a masters student from ECU will deliver a presentation about mental health treatment and substance abuse and recovery resources. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

Coming Up

Music notes

■ Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Grimesland Community Park, 7592 Pitt St. Pitt Community College's jazz band and gospel choir will perform. Free. Concessions will be available.

■ The African-American Music series will feature Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds and Eddie Paolantonio in concert at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. The Series celebrates the heritage of African American musicians with ties to eastern N.C. Free. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947 for more information.

Barbecue, bluegrass

BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at Brock’s Farm, 862 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. The event, which will feature Hank, Pattie & the Current, is a fundraiser for ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now. Individual tickets are $60 or $100 for two. Visit encstophumantrafficking.org.

Dirt Day

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will hold Dirt Day from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. Dress to make a mess with mud pies or mud. A cleaning station will be provided. Bring a change of clothes and towel. No registration required. Free. Call 329-4560 or email mtysinger@greenvillenc.gov.

Town hall forum

The Pitt County Democratic Party will host a Criminal Justice Town Hall Forum from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday at the Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Anita Earls, 2018 candidate for the N.C. Supreme Court, and Paula Dance, 2018 candidate for Pitt County Sheriff, will lead the discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation while learning about each candidate’s criminal justice experience and campaign priorities. The event is free and open to the public. Contact pittcountydems@gmail.com.

Hospice volunteers

A session on how to become a hospice volunteer will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information call 752-1717.

We were wrong

A headline on page A1 in Wednesday's paper incorrectly stated which office a candidate is seeking the Nov. 6 election. Krix Rixon is seeking the N.C. House 9 seat, not a state Senate seat. Also, a caption on page B1 in the Monday, Oct. 1, edition, misspelled the name of a Pitt County assistant district attorney who was speaking at the monthly reading hour hosted by the Benevolence Corps. The correct spelling is Jarrette Pittman.