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Dec. 2 Community News

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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.

Grifton Museum

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. Call 524-0190 or visit Grifton Museum on Facebook.

Parkinson’s group

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. in the Barnes Dining Room at Cypress Glen, 100 Hickory St. Attendees should note the change of location. Call 830-0036.

Coming Up

Blood donation

A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday at ECU’s Mendenhall Student Center, West 10th Street. The Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Admissions & Recruitment Day

The Student Development Services & ECU Inter-generational Center, 1101 Ward St., will present Admissions & Recruitment Day from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday. The event will showcase academic and support programs. Future students will receive FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and college application assistance. Call Maurice Jordan at 328-5800 or Travis Kinsey at 493-7762.

Stewards of children

TEDI BEAR offers free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Training sessions are from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., Greenville. For more information and to register, email Kia Glosson at glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334.

Annual Blanket Drive

Restoring the Hoop, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to Native American communities in poverty, is accepting donations of gently used blankets and coats at drop-off locations located at Quality Collision Repair East. 4792 N.C. 33; Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington; Quality Collision Repair, 4758 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville; Gamboa Family Dentistry, 2207 Evans St. and Wirth Chiropractic, 704 E. Arlington Blvd. For more information, call 916-6546.

Christmas show trip

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will take a day trip on Dec. 15 to see the American Music Jubilee Down Home Southern Christmas Show in Selma. Departure will be from the Town of Winterville parking lot from 7 a.m.; return will be at 7 p.m. The cost is $45 for the show and transportation. Deadline to register is Saturday. Send check payable to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henderson, P.O. Box 432, Winterville, N.C. 28590. Call 355-2572 or call 329-4679.

Second Annual M.A.I.N. Summit

The Second Annual M.A.I.N. (Males Addressing Issues and Needs) Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road. Partners interested in supporting a successful experience for senior high school minority males can contact Jasmin Spain at 493-7211.

Gardening program

Mark Weathington, director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, will talk about “Gardening in the South” at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 at Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Tickets are available at Pitt County Extension Office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Call 902-1709.

Ark Encounter trip

The Council on Aging will present a trip to the Ark Encounter, Louisville and Lexington, Ky., on April 8-11. This four-day/three-night package includes an amazing encounter with a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark, a fabulous dinner cruise aboard the Belle of Louisville, a guided tour of Lexington and a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park & International Museum of the Horse. Cost is $534 per person. Deadline to register is Jan. 1. Call 752-1717.

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