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Dec. 16 Community News


Irene Cannon spotted these turtles enjoying the sunshine at a pond near Cannon's Crossroads.


Sunday, December 16, 2018


Blood donors needed

The ENC Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Grifton Museum

The Grifton Museum, 437A 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.

Well armed woman

The Well Armed Woman DownEast Greenville Chapter meets at 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at Paradise Outdoors Target Range, 4061 Bill Adams Road, Grimesland. The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at the Pitt County Wildlife Club in the Bill Brown classroom, 3029 N.C. 222. Open to women age 18 and older. For more information, email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com.

Coming Up

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 Tuesday in the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College,169 Bulldog Run, Winterville. Partners interested in supporting a successful experience for senior high school minority males can contact Jasmin Spain at 493-7211.

Art exhibit

An art exhibit, “Veracruz and the Essence of its Colors,” by Jorge Dominguez Cruz will be on display at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. An invitation to the exhibit is extended by The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN),the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc. (ENCLACO), and Wellcome Middle School. Call 367-8779, email juvenciorp@amexcannc.org or visit AMEXCAN on Facebook.

Alumni Christmas Party

The Annual W.H. Robinson Alumni Christmas Party will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The event will feature food and entertainment, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are available for purchase now by calling 321-7996 or 613-1731 or contact any alumni officer or member.

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.

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.

Day of Service volunteers

The City of Greenville is seeking individuals and groups to participate in the Day of Service event on Jan. 21. The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon for all areas except River Park North, which will be from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will join city staff in cleaning up streets, entrances to the city, neighborhoods, River Park North, greenways and the river.Gloves, safety vests and bags will be provided. Call Tawanda Cage in the City of Greenville Code Enforcement Division at 329-4856 to sign up.

Gardening event

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 the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Advance tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for Friends of the Arboretum. Advance tickets are available at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Tickets at the door will be $30. For more information, call 902-1709.