Nov. 18 Community News
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Blood donors needed
The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open today from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; in addition, a blood drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. The Center will be open again from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins accepted; appointments recommended. Visit redcrossblood.org.
Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, a non-profit organization in eastern North Carolina that funds programs in quality early child care, will hold a “Texas Ho Ho Ho-Down” from noon to 5 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 720 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for photo opportunities. Each family will receive an email with their family photos, a gift bag and a free kid’s meal. Tickets are $5 at www.eventbrite.com. For more information visit www.mppfc.org.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration
The 17th Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration will be held at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. There will be representatives of the many faith traditions in the Greenville 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. Contact The Rev. Rod Debs at 850-225-3826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast
Vegetarians In Pitt County will hold their annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast from 5-7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The meat-free meal will feature traditional Thanksgiving foods (but no bird). Guest speaker Ron Allison, MD, will discuss “Jump Starting Your Health with a Plant-Based Diet.” All are welcome. Contact Laura Robinson at Laurasmail@suddenlink.net for more information.
Musical Theater Night
Students from the Department of Music at Pitt Community College will present the first-ever Musical Theater Night at 7 p.m. on Monday at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Students will perform musical selections from shows like “Beauty and the Beast,” “South Pacific.” “The Music Man,” “Les Miserables,” and many others. The performance is free, but donations will be accepted.
Turkey Trot for Kids
The Sixth Annual Beau’s Buddies Turkey Trot for Kids will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is a 5K Run/Walk and a 1-Mile Fun Walk. All proceeds raised go to local families battling cancer. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Greenville/BeausBuddiesTurkeyTrotforKids.
Free Thanksgiving dinner
Compassionate Faith Outreach Ministries, 2301 Dickinson Ave., will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Thursday to the needy, homeless, all those without family and to anyone who just needs good fellowship. If possible, RSVP by Tuesday to 919-396-2788. RSVP is helpful, but not required.
Education Center Tour
The Third Street Education Center, 600 W. Third St., will offer guided tours from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 30. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, stories, interactive games and a musical treat from the Third Street Academy Gentlemen. Everyone is welcome to experience a night of “reaching for the stars” at Third Street.
Parents for Public Schools
Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County and Pitt County Schools will hold a tour specifically designed for clergy and faith leaders at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at Wahl Coates Elementary School, 2200 E. Fifth St. The tour will highlight positive programs available to students at Wahl Coates and across Pitt County so that clergy and faith leaders can assist families in their congregations who may need to make decisions about education. RSVP by Nov. 27 by calling 758-1604 or emailing email@example.com.