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Nov. 11 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden was able to get this shot of some roses blooming in her backyard at the end of October.


Sunday, November 11, 2018


Donor Sabbath

Carolina Donor Services will host a two-part event 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. Call 321-5110.

Bell ringing

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church St., 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.

Coming Up

NAACP meeting

The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at 800 W. Fifth St. The meeting is open to all NAACP members and supporters. The agenda will include a special report on the NAACP’s recent “Get Out The Vote” (GOTV) drive and the recent mid-term victories. It will also include discussion of empowering communities of color for 2020, redistricting, the 2020 census and the 2020 presidential election. Call Calvin Henderson, president, at 814-9076 for more information.

ECU retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will present the first of its 2018-19 series of public forums at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Peter Francia, widely published ECU political science professor and director of the HCAS Center for Survey Research, who will analyze the results of the 2018 congressional and state elections. The public is invited to attend the lecture and the question and answer session that will follow. Contact yarbrought@ecu.edu for more information.

Board of Health meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Commissioners Auditorium, 1717 W. Fifth St. Contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will hold their November luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Michele Nix, the vice-chairman of the N.C. Republican Party, will be the speaker. The price is $15 and the deadline to RSVP is Tuesday. To RSVP, contact Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or at bethcapillary@yahoo.com.


■ The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will hold a Salsa Dance from 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. The cost is $5. Visit www.fasgnc.org for more information.

■ The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will hold a Contra Dance from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. The cost is $5. Call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org for more information.

Mega Yard Sale

Youth with the Eastern North Carolina Scuba Club and Love A Sea Turtle groups will hold a mega-family yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Aquaventure parking lot, 214-A Beacon Drive, Winterville. All money raised will benefit youth leadership development programs. Items to be sold can be dropped off in advance at Rum Runner Dive Shop located at 214-B Beacon Drive, Winterville.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration 

The 17th annual community interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. There will be representatives of the many faith traditions in our community sharing their unique expressions of Thanksgiving. Refreshments and social time will follow in the fellowship hall. Donations of non-perishable food will be received to help feed the hungry. All are welcome! Contact The Rev. Rod Debs at 850-225-3826 or revdebs@gmail.com.