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Nov. 7 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville shared this photo of a cluster of honeysuckle fruit.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Food giveaway

The Churches Outreach Network will hold a food giveaway for the community at 9 a.m. at 713 Albemarle Drive. Participants are asked to bring their own box. Contact Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or visit con2007.org.

Contemporary Lumbee art

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will host a panel discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the exhibit “Postmodern Native: Contemporary Lumbee Art.” The discussion will include Hatty Ruth Miller, Ashley Minner and Jessica Clark, artists featured in the exhibit, along with Lumbee historian Malinda Lowery and ECU art historian Jessica Christie. It also will feature a Native American music performance by The Grey Wolf Juniors. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. A members only preview will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, visit gmoa.org or call 758-1946.

Shagging For A Cause 

Disability Advocates and Research Center will have their Ninth Annual Shagging for a Cause fundraiser from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. The Band of Oz will provide entertainment. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. All funds will be used for financial assistance to help persons with disabilities in emergency situations as well as promote DARC’s active community. To purchase tickets or for any questions, contact 355-6215.

Alumni meeting

The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T State University will meet at 7 p.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Call 217-7476.

Coming Up

Pancake breakfast

The Greenville Noon Rotary Club will hold its 37th annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Rotary Building, 809 Johnston St. Tickets are available for $5 from members or at the door for eat-in or take-out plates. All proceeds will go to support local nonprofit grants in the Pitt County area.

Donor Sabbath

Carolina Donor Services will host a two-part event on Sunday to commemorate Donor Sabbath, an annual observance to raise awareness on organ, eye and tissue donation within the interfaith community. The first event is a Donor Sabbath service at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. The second event is a reception for transplant recipients, their families and donor families to be held at noon at the Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. For more information call 321-5110.

Bell ringing

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church Street, will join bell ringing across the state for the Armistice Day Centennial at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Bells will toll in unison across North Carolina and throughout the world at the same time to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day. The Museum will be open from 3-5 p.m. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. For more information or to schedule private and group tours, call 321-2660.

Winterville seniors

Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., November is “I’m So Thankful” Month. The group will have its Thanksgiving luncheon. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. Call 355-2572 or 814-9012.

Newcomers Club Meeting 

The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $17 payable at the door. The program will be presented by the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited who will share information about local wildlife. Reservations are requested and should be made on or before Sunday by email at newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com.

Senior Council trip 

The Farmville Senior Council will attend a cooking class and lunch at Spice Bouquet in Kinston at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $20; payment is needed by Thursday. Money can be delivered to Cathy Holmes at 145 Holloman Farm Road, Farmville, or other Senior Council members. Space on the van is limited. Call 714-5930 for more information.