Dec. 22 Community News
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Blood donors needed
The American Red Cross Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
The Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.
The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.
The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina continues to host its holiday gift-wrapping fundraiser today through Monday outside the Belk department store's fragrance entrance at the Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Prices will vary based on gift size and other factors. All proceeds will go directly to the animals of the Humane Society. Call 413-7247.
Veterans host bingo
The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.
A research team is conducting a non-invasive research study about the relationship between brainwaves and cognitive function. Senior adults are needed for the study. Appointments begin in January. Call the Council on Aging at 752-1717 to be a part of this research.
The NAACP Executive Board/membership will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 at 800 W. Fifth Street. The group will discuss the N.C. NAACP challenge to the voter ID law in a federal lawsuit. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. If you have any questions or concerns, call Calvin Henderson, president, at 814-9076.
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. The classes focus on creating bonds between young families and the elder generation. To register for the semester, email Erin Brand at LoveJoyMusic@hotmail.com or call 565-5493.
A program, “Building Racial Reconciliation” will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 12 at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Topics at the program, which is presented by the Dennis Hamilton Men’s Fellowship, will include assessing personal accountability and actions, identifying challenges and courses and confronting stigmas and stereotypes. No registration is necessary; free-will donations will be received. Call 413-7310 for more information.
Healthy leader training
The Pitt County Council on Aging will offer a leader training for adults 55 and older from 8 a.m. to 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.
Dinner of Hope
The Fourth Annual Dinner of Hope, sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse, will be held on Feb. 9 at 400 Saint Andrews, 400 St. Andrews Drive. Early bird tickets at $30 are available now-Dec. 31 via Eventbrite. General admission tickets will be available for $35 from Jan. 1-Feb. 9. PCCSA seeks to educate the community about topics such as opioid addiction, youth alcohol consumption and resources for addiction services. Support from the community is essential to have a positive impact on Pitt County when addressing substance misuse issues.