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Oct. 12 Community News


Mike Shugart shared this photo of a billy-goat weed blooming in the Native Plant Habitat on Beaumont Drive.


Friday, October 12, 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. For more information, call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.

Coming Up

United States Army Reserve

The 398th Engineer/Supply Company of Greenville, N.C. will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday at The Seahorse Restaurant. All former members are welcome to attend. Those who can attend should contact Frank Meeks at 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

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.-noon on Saturday. The event will feature inspirational speaker, song writer, blogger and school counselor Rena Keith, along with 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. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Movie viewing

The ENC Tea Party will show the movie “A Nation Adrift” from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the back room at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The 90-minute movie takes a look at how God's sovereign hand guided the founding of America. Plan to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m.; the movie will begin at 12:30. Contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com for more information.

Real talk

Real Men Talk (For Men Only) will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday at the LIFE Empowerment Center (STRIVE), 600 W. Third St. Dinner will be served. Real Men Talk mentors men who have been incarcerated. Information will be available on finance, education, legal issues and jobs. Call the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or sign up at www.clergy2014.org.

Southwest Bypass hearing

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Eugene James Auditorium in the County Administration Building, 1717 W. Fifth St. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public input on the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan prior to consideration by the board. The draft plan is available for review online at www.pittcountync.gov/SWBypassPlan. Comments about the draft plan can be submitted at www.pittcountync.gov/Survey. For all other concerns, please contact Eric Gooby at eric.gooby@pittcountync.gov.

State fair trip

The Farmville Senior Council will sponsor a day trip on Tuesday to the N.C. State Fair for the fair’s Senior Citizen Day. The van will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S Main St, Farmville, and will return in the late afternoon. The trip is for seniors (age 60 and older). Space is limited. Call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Lobster Fair

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St., will host its annual Lobster Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 27. Order lobsters by Oct. 21 for live or freshly cooked lobsters at $16 each. On the day of the event, lobster or shrimp meals will be available for $20. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods and casseroles also will be available.The event will include children's activities, a hay ride and inflatable attractions. Visit www.st-tim.org.

Breast cancer awareness

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will hold its Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon on Oct. 27 at the Winterville Train Depot, 217 Worthington St. The theme of the luncheon will be “The Journey” and the speaker will be Elinor Hilliard of Winterville. Space is limited. Cost is $5 per person, non-refundable. Payment deadline is Oct. 22. Send check payable to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432, Winterville, N.C. 28590. Call 355-2572 or 814-9012.