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Nov. 16 Community News


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Friday, November 16, 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. today and for the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. On Saturday the Market will hold its first-ever “The Farm’s Holiday Magic Craft Fair,” featuring fixinings for holiday suppers, easy snacks for parties, hostess gifts and beautiful and unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces by local artists to give as Christmas gifts. For more information, call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.

Grant workshop

An informational workshop about façade improvement grants for property owners and tenants to improve the facades of commercial structures in the city's core will be held at 10 a.m. in the third floor gallery of City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The city is offering matching grants of up to $5,000 for each façade. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 3. Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Domini Cunningham at 329-4512 or email Dcunningham@greenvillenc.gov. For more details visit www. greenvillenc.gov/government/community-development/historic-preservation.

Fighting prejudice

A planning meeting to “Respond Effectively to Pittsburgh Shootings — Fight Prejudice and Celebrate Diversity” will be held at noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 131 Oakmont Drive. The facilitator will be Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman. Anyone may speak at the meeting. There will be a two-minute time limit and all persons must speak with civility and respect. Speakers are encouraged to focus on local efforts that can be started now. Plans would be implemented later. The meeting will conclude at 1 p.m. Call Rabbi Karz-Wagman at 830-1138 for more information.

Coming Up

Caregiver Day Out

A celebration for caregivers will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. November is National Caregiver Appreciation Month. Activities will include massages, music, games, prizes and snacks. Staff will be on hand to provide activities for family members as well. To register call Tamyra Jovel at 974-1837.

Tea Party Meeting

The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Grille, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. The guest speaker will be Taylor Griffin, who is familiar with politics and a friend of the Tea Party movement. Griffin will review the Russian collusion scandal and explain why Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed and what his investigation hopes to achieve. For more information, contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Senior Council Trip

The Farmville Senior Council will take a trip at 10:30 a.m. on Monday to Abram’s in Pinetops for lunch and will drive past the zoo in Macclesfield. The group will depart from the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Cost will be the price of each individual’s own lunch. For a reservation or more information, call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army needs 1,000 volunteers to ring the bells at red kettles during the upcoming holiday season. Shifts will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 3-8 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. One person does not have to ring the entire shift. The Salvation Army can accommodate large and small groups: families, individuals, youth groups, schools, men’s and women’s clubs, fraternities, sororities or anyone who has the heart and desire to serve. Ringers can rotate every hour. Bell ringing ends on Christmas Eve. For information, details or to sign up, call Stephanie McKenzie at The Salvation Army, 756-3388.