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Dec. 5 Community News


Kathy Sprau of Greenville sent in this photo over the Thanksgiving holiday from Culebra, a 45-minute ride from Ceiba, Puerto Rico. It has been rated one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Blood donations

The American Red Cross will hold a blood donation drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Drive. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Awards ceremony

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina will hold the AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards ceremony from 6-8 p.m. 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.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638.

Story Time With Santa

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host Story Time With Santa at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa will read to children and pose for photos. Tickets are $10 each ($15 for two children in one photo and $20 for three or more in a photo). Reservations required. Email brendafamilysupport@gmail.com.

Aggie Night

Aggie Night will be celebrated from 7-9 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 Greenville Blvd. The event is an informal gathering to address questions about N.C. A&T State University’s application process, academic majors, financial assistance, academic scholarships, student life and other topics. The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T will provide support. To confirm attendance, visit undergraduateadmissions.ncat.edu. For any questions, call 336-334-7946.

Coming Up

Holiday Open House

The Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road, will hold self-guided lantern tours of several of the buildings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitors can listen to holiday tales of the past from museum docents dressed in period clothing, observe weaving and blacksmith demonstrations and enjoy holiday carolers, music and refreshments. Cost is $10; free for children 5 and younger.

Grimesland tree-lighting

The Town of Grimesland will host a tree-lighting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grimesland Community Park, 7543 Pitt St. Call 752-6337.

Greenville Gives

Greenville’s annual tree lighting and collection to benefit those in need in the Greenville area will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Five Points Plaza, corner of West Fifth and Evans streets. The event will include crafts, free treats, horse-drawn carriage rides, community performances and a holiday market. Mayor P. J. Connelly will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. Call 329-4567.

Army Reserve

Former members of the 398th Engineer-Supply Company, Greenville, will meet 9 a.m. Saturday at the Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. RSVP to Frank Meeks, 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

Christmas Tea

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

Lessons & Carols

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., will hold its annual festival of Nine Lessons & Carols in the English tradition at 5 p.m. Sunday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of this service, which began at Truro Cathedral in the United Kingdom and then was made famous by King's College Cambridge. All are welcome. Free. Visit the church website, www.stpaulsepiscopal.com