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Dec. 27 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of a slated-colored junco (or snowbird) trying to keep warm, taken at her home in Winterville.


Thursday, December 27, 2018


Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at  758-7110.

Food distribution

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.

Winter survivor camp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Winter Survivor Campout from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday for kids ages 8-12. Participants will explore nature and learn about fire and shelter building and campfire cooking. Cost is $18 for city residents and $27 for others. Call 329-4560.

ECU basketball

ECU Men will play North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. tonight and will play Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Both games will be played in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Coming Up

Research study

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.

Grief support groups

■ Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road, will offer a GriefShare support group from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, from Jan. 9-April 3. GriefShare is a program where people can find support and healing following the death of a loved one.

■ Pathways to Hope is an ongoing grief support group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. The free program is offered by Vidant Home Health and Hospice. Individuals may come and go based on their needs with no start date or end date. For further information call 847-1236.

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. 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.

TOPS open house

A Greenville chapter of Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will hold an open house from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Information about this weight loss support group will be provided. For more information call 364-2901.

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. 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 Dr. Rodney Coles Sr. at RodneyCON2007@gmail.com or 717-9600.

Annual Blanket Drive

Restoring the Hoop is accepting donations of gently used blankets and coats at drop-off locations located at Quality Collision Repair East. 4792 N.C. 33; Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington; Quality Collision Repair, 4758 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville; Gamboa Family Dentistry, 2207 Evans St.; Wirth Chiropractic, 704 E. Arlington Blvd. All donations received are provided to Native Americans. For more information, call 916-6546 or visit Restoring the Hoop Inc. on Facebook.