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Jan. 7 Community News


Elizabeth Stetson Gaylord shared this photo of an inside cat, Emma, looking outside on a farm in Efland.


Monday, January 7, 2019


Soup kitchens

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563. The JOY Soup Kitchen serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information call 561-7519.

Blood donation

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Blood drives are scheduled 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at ECU’s Mendenhall Student Center; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Eugene James Auditorium, 1717 W. Fifth St.; and 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Coming up

NAACP meeting

The NAACP monthly executive board/membership meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The group will discuss the legal challenge to the voter ID law. Call Calvin Henderson, president, at 814-9076.

Board of Health

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Health Department, 201 Government Circle. Contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

Grief support

Pathways to Hope is an ongoing grief support group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. 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. Call 252-847-1236.

Threads of Love

Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals, is looking for new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions. Call 252-746-4077.

Food bank

A food bank is held the second Tuesday of every month from noon-2 p.m at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Persons in need of assistance should stop by the church to pick up a food bag while they last. Disabled persons who need assistance may call call 916-2115. Call the church at 756-4869.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org.

Senior drop-in

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts its golden-age senior drop in program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., featuring bridge, bingo, puzzles, cards, aerobics and Zumba. The event is free. Call 252-756-1487.

Veterans services

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 37 is now open to help disabled veterans with their claims for benefits from 8 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Saturdays each month and from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday at its office located in the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle St., Greenville. No appointment needed. First come, first served. Call 252-493-4954.

Old Christmas Tea

Winterville Historical and Arts Society Inc. will host an Old Christmas Tea from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for information or to schedule tours of the museum.