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Oct. 21 Community News


Kathy Sprau sent in this photo of a vibrant leaf color change that she saw in Maine in mid-October. It made her think of Christmas.


Sunday, October 21, 2018


Blood donors needed

The Eastern North Carolina Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org. 

Breast cancer awareness

Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Day during the 11 a.m. worship service. The speaker will be Toni Wilson of Greenville, a breast cancer survivor. Worshipers are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact Pastor Barry Keith Berryhill Sr. at 814-4050.

Selvia Chapel 116th Anniversary

Selvia Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 400 Watauga Ave. will celebrate its 116th anniversary at 11 a.m. Burney’s Chapel FWB with Pastor James Cobb will be the guest church. Visit Selvia Chapel on Facebook or call 757-9626.

Ghoulish Gallop

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program will host the fifth annual Ghoulish Gallop at noon at the the Greenville Town Common, 100 E. First St. The event will include a 5K run, a 1-mile walk, a costume contest and a “stick horse” competition. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the 1-mile walk, and $15 for the stick horse jump off. The event is a fundraiser for the not-for-profit Rocking Horse Ranch, which provides equine-assisted therapy and activities for people with disabilities. Register at www.runtheeast.com and find more information at www.rhrnc.com.

Evensong at St. Paul’s

The Evensong service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., will be held at 5 p.m. and led by oboist Peter Morey, St. Paul’s organ scholar. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.stpaulsepiscopal.com.  

Coming Up

Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon on Tuesday at the G & K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. The program will be hosted by Natalie Wood from the N.C. Department of Justice who will be delivering a presentation on how to avoid scams and frauds. All are welcome and lunch will be served. all 355-0200.

Winterville Historical and Arts Society Meeting

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will have a membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St., Winterville. LeRae Umfleet, who currently works with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and oversees commemorative activities and outreach programs across the state, will be the speaker. The topic of Umfleet’s presentation will be “North Carolina in the Great War” about N.C.’s contributions to WWI. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, or to schedule private tours, call 252-321-2660.

Fall Bazaar

The St. James United Methodist church will sponsor the Women’s Fall Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Fellowship Hall, 2000 E. Sixth St. Visitors can buy craft items and take part in the food and bake sale and the White Elephant Sale. Lunch will be served. All proceeds will benefit Women’s Missions. Visit stjconnect.org/umw-united-methodist-women/.

Get The Flu Vaccine 

Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson, will sponsor “Get the Flu Vaccine” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the multi-purpose building. Contact Pastor Barry K. Berryhill at 814-4050 or Valarie Gatlin Walker at 916-6409 for more information.

Haunted campus

The Wellness Campus, 214-C Beacon Drive, Winterville, will host a Halloween event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Kids of all ages can enjoy a haunted obstacle course that contains many interactive activities and games. The kitchen will be run by a creepy crew who will be pumping out tasty Halloween treats. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.thewellnesscampus.com or call 375-3231 or visit The Wellness Campus on Facebook.