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Dec. 6 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of a black-eyed Susan survivor of the frost, taken at her home in Winterville in November.


Thursday, December 6, 2018


Lantern tours

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. 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 for adults; $5 for children 5-12; free for children under 5.

Candlelight vigil

Citizens United Against Violence will hold their monthly candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. outside the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. The vigil will be held to remember victims of violence in Pitt County during the months of October and November: Shantelle Pope, Raekwon Moore, Ralph Boggs and Seth Street. The group may be inside the courthouse foyer if there is inclement weather. For more information, call 531-9071.

Grimesland tree-lighting

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

Coming Up

Farmers market

The Leroy James Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon children will have the opportunity to decorate ornaments. Ornaments will be provided by the farmers market; children can decorate them the way they would like. Hot apple cider will be served. Call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.


■ The Elements of Praise and the PCC Jazz Band will present their Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Free. Donations will be accepted.

■ The Tar River Community Band will present a free concert of Christmas music at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. The band is an all-volunteer organization made up of people who played in high school and college bands. It is sponsored through the Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation with support from Greenville Recreation and Parks.

■ The Eppes Alumni & Community Chorus will present their annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday 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.

■ The legendary Embers featuring Craig Woolard will give a concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com or at Reimage Church, at Inner Banks Studios at Arlington Village or Steinbeck’s Men’s Shop. Proceeds will be donated to Pitt County Operation Santa Claus, a toy drive where all donated items are distributed through the Salvation Army. Call Rebekah Thurston at 329-4679.

Christmas parades

■ The Bethel Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 818-0891 or visit the Bethel-NC Christmas Parade on Facebook.

■ Farmville’s Christmas parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

■ Winterville’s Christmas parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Winterville Wonderland Market will be held from noon until dusk (5-5:30 p.m.) Visit www.wintervillenc.com.

■ The annual Greenville Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday on Evans Street downtown. Visit greenville-jaycees.com.

■ The Grimelsand parade will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade can be viewed along Pitt Street.

Nature events

■ Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, will host a presentation on mistletoe and a holiday craft activity at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Preregistration is required. Call 923-2191.

■ River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Decorating Trees for Wildlife from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn to prepare a winter feast for backyard wildlife. Free with Nature Center admission. Call 329-4560.