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Dec. 1 Community News


There's only a few moments left for these ducks to be able to follow the trail into the sunset. Kathy Sprau of Greenville sent in this photo from Washington Harbor in early November.


Saturday, December 1, 2018


Blood donations

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Military retirees meeting

Military retirees will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd. The group meets the first Saturday of every month for breakfast and then discusses matters of interest to the attendees. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Holiday & Craft Show

The Lucille W. Gorham Inter-Generational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. (old St. Gabriel’s School), will host its annual Holiday & Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale will include handmade and costume jewelry, floral arrangements, holiday decor, inspirational gifts, handmade quilts, gift baskets, baked goods, sweets and more. Call 328-5800.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Open paddles

A Time for Science offers open paddle on their kayak pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Grifton Center, 949 Contentnea Lane. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. For more information, email Sam Eubanks sam@atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Democratic Party

The Pitt County Democratic Party will host its monthly county executive committee meeting at 10 a.m. at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The meeting is open to all Pitt County Democrats. A 2018 election analysis will be provided and a number of year-end agenda items will be addressed. Contact pittcountydems@gmail.com.

Coming Up

Awards ceremony

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina will hold the AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards ceremony from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Craig F. Goess Student Center on the Pitt Community College campus, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The event is held to honor and reward community members, partners and interns who have dedicated their time, expertise and resources to improve the community. Casual attire. Call 757-3916 for more information.

Senior citizens club

Wnterville Senior CItizens Club will meet at noon on Dec. 8 in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., for the Christmas Luncheon and Queen Contest. Faris Dixon, Pitt County district attorney-elect, will be the speaker. Senior adults in the surrounding area are invited. Cost per person is $5, due by Monday. Send checks payable to WInterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henerson, P.O. Box 432, Winterville. Anyone who plans to attend should call 355-2572.

Community band concert

The Tar River Community Band, directed by James M. Mauser Jr., will present a free concert of Christmas music at 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. The Tar River Community Band is an all-volunteer organization that has been making music in Greenville since 1987. The band is made up pf people of all ages, occupations and levels of musical ability who played in high school and/or college bands. The band is sponsored through the Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation along with support from Greenville Recreation and Parks.

Christmas concert

The Eppes Alumni & Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. on Dec. 9 at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. Admission is free; an offering will be accepted. Call 714-3976 or 412-2254.

Christmas Tea

The May Museum & Park, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville, will host its annual Christmas Tea from 3-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. The event will include tea served out of vintage china teacups, caroling by local youth groups and lots of food. Call 753-6725.