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Dec. 7 Community News

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Marian Swinker sent in this photo of "diamond-encrusted" wild onion leaves covered in frosty morning dewdrops, taken at her home in Winterville in November.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Blood donations

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center will be open from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, as well as on Saturday and Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins accepted; appointments recommended. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Farmers market

The Leroy James Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today 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.

Bone Appetit

The Humane Society of Eastern N.C. will hold a “bone appetit” fundraiser today and Saturday at Famiglia restaurant, 740 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Five percent of all proceeds will go to HSEC to care for homeless and neglected pets until they find their forever homes. Guests should inform their servers that they are attending for the HSEC fundraiser.

Coming Up

Kiwanis meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon Tuesday at GK Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. The program will be a presentation on Hanukkah and other Jewish traditions by Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman of Congregation Bayt Shalom. All are welcome. Lunch will be served.

Army reserve

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

Christmas show trip

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will take a day trip 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 at 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.

Christmas celebration

The SONshine Choir and Friends will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. The event will also feature Teen Voices of Victory, Abundant Life Praise Dancers, Master’s Muses and Disciples and special performances from Cornerstone’s Christian Child Development Center and South Central High School.

Evening prayer

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S. Elm St., will offer “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” — Motets and the Magnificant Quinti toni of Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 (Fourth Sunday in Advent) at the evening prayer service. The Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Vespers series is an extension of the church’s Sunday morning music ministry. The services combine the efforts of the congregational musicians and staff as well as professional colleagues from the local community and the region. Free. Visit www.ouredeemerelca.org or email admin@ourredeemerelca.org.

Music class

Love Joy Music is looking for seniors to join a 10-week session of their intergenerational music-making class that will meet from 10-10:45 a.m. starting Jan. 9 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Cost is $30. A free preview of the class will be offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 19. The classes focus on creating bonds between young families and the elder generation. To reserve a spot for the preview class or to register for the semester, email Erin Brand at LoveJoyMusic@hotmail.com or call 565-5493.

Healthy leader training

The Pitt County Council on Aging will offer a leader training for adults 55 and over from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The training is for individuals who are interested in facilitating the Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Workshop. The four-day training is free. For information and registration, call 752-1717.

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