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Dec. 15 Community News


Gary D. Halford shared this photo of a sunset on the Pamlico River.


Saturday, December 15, 2018


Mediation Center yard sale

The Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, a nonprofit organization, will hold a yard sale from 7-11 a.m. at 200-A Eastbrook Drive. Items will include curtains, bedding, bed frames, kitchen appliances, electronics, books, glassware, pictures, and clothing for children and adults. The proceeds will go to the Pitt County Teen Court Program.

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.

Wrapping fundraisers

■ Greenville Fire and Rescue will host a gift-wrapping fundraiser from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Station 3, at the corner of Red Banks Road and Charles Boulevard. The wrapping event will raise money for Pitt County Operation Santa Claus. Fire and Rescue will provide the wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons and bows. There is no set donation amount per gift. All donations go to assist families in need of a little help this year for Christmas. Call 329-4679.

■ The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will host a gift-wrapping fundraiser now through Dec. 24 outside the Belk department store's fragrance entrance at the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. All funds will go directly to the animals of the Humane Society. Call 413-7247.

South Ayden Christmas Party

The South Ayden School Alumni Association will hold its annual Christmas party from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St. The admission fee is $10. The event will feature door prizes, refreshments, dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund. For more information or to buy tickets, call 746-4899.

Coming Up

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 encounter with a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark, a 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.

Blood pressure checks

Free blood pressure checks will be offered by IntelliChoice from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 2 at the Council on Aging at 4551 County Home Road.Call 752-1717 to register.

Computer classes

Free Basic Computer, MS Word, Excel and Facebook classes will be offered starting on Jan. 7 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717 to register.

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 on 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.

MLK Celebration

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties will present the fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebration, “Empowered and Justice for All,” at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Michael L. Morgan of the N.C. Supreme Court. The event also will feature a high school honor guard, musical celebrations, youth-led presentations, a step team, MLK service awards and other community and civic leaders. The public is invited; a freewill offering will be received. For more information contact  Rodney Coles Sr. at RodneyCON2007@gmail.com or 717-9600.