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Jan. 10 Community News


Elizabeth Stetson Gaylord shared this photo of a smack of jellyfish caught in a net off a dock on Figure Eight Island.


Thursday, January 10, 2019


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. In addition, 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. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

TOPS open houses

Chapter 898 of Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. today at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Information about the TOPS weight loss support group will be provided. For more information about Chapter 898 call 327-1952. In addition, Chapter 948 will hold an open house from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the same location. For more information about Chapter 948 call 364-2901.

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Vidant Medical Center Rehabilitation Center classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571 for more details.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. 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. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org. 

PFLAG meeting

Greenville PFLAG will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Greenville. PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are welcome. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

Nar Anon family support

The Nar Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. Call 1-800-431-1754 for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar Anon also offers free screenings and referrals. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473.

Coming Up

Metals exhibit opening

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery, located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus, will host an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday for Greenhills Metals Exhibition. Free. Visit www.ecu.edu/cs-cs-cfac/soad/graygallery.

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Christie Dashiell and Allyn Johnson as part of the African-American Music Series on Friday. Free performances begin at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Pancake dinner

The Winterville Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake dinner fundraiser from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday at South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road, Winterville. Tickets are $6 each and available from Key Club members and Elizabeth Webber, the club’s teacher adviser. They are also available at the door. Call Tony Moore at 321-6700.

Racial reconciliation

A program, “Building Racial Reconciliation” will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. The program is presented by the Dennis Hamilton Men’s Fellowship and will include topics such as assessing personal accountability and actions, identifying challenges and courses and confronting stigmas and stereotypes. No registration is necessary; freewill donations will be received. Call 413-7310.

Committee meeting

The Pitt County Democratic Party executive committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Community Schools and Recreation Building, 4561 County Home Road. All precinct chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend.