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Jan. 11 Community News


Kathy Carnes spotted this great blue heron relaxing along the Washington waterfront.


Friday, January 11, 2019


Blood donation center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 

Pancake dinner

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

Coming Up

Blood drive

First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Magnolia Arts Center , 1703 E. 14th St.,will hold auditions for the Tony Award-winning play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and 6-9 p.m. on Monday. Two men and four women will be cast in the show, which will be staged from March 22-30. Participants should come prepared to read from the script. Visit magnoliaarts.com.

AARP meeting

The Greenville chapter of AARP will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jack Hansel at 717-3611.

Business plan competition

The City of Greenville Office of Economic Development will host a public informational meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday in Meeting Room B of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The meeting is for all persons applying for the City's Small Business Plan Competition. The City is accepting applications (due Jan. 21) for the competition, which awards grants of up to $30,000 as an economic incentive for creating or expanding businesses located in the center city or west Greenville redevelopment areas. For more information call 341-9932 or visit www.growgreenvillenc.com/doing-business-here/grants-incentives/small-business-plan-competition/2018-19_Small_Business_Plan_Competition.PDF.

Family violence prevention

The Center for Family Violence Prevention, 1095 Allen Road, is offering a continuing education program for hairstylists, aestheticians and nail techs from 1-5 p.m. on Monday. The class will teach the appropriate response to support clients who are believed to be living in a situation of intimate partner violence. The goal is to facilitate informed communication with clients for a positive and safe outcome. Four hours of continuing education credit are available. Cost is $25. Register online at C4FVP.org. For more information call 757-4400.

Tea Party meeting

The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. The guest speaker will be Daniel Patrick, the legislative liaison with Grassroots North Carolina, the state's leading gun rights education and activist group. Topics to be discussed include gun rights, the bump stock ban and red flag laws. For more information, contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Day trip 

The Farmville Senior Council will sponsor a day trip to Yoder’s Dutch Pantry in Craven County (between Grifton and Vanceboro), departing at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday from the side of the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. The group will eat breakfast at 10:30 a.m. at the restaurant and will shop in the bakery and country store before heading back in the afternoon. Everyone pays for his or her own lunch and purchases. Registration deadline is today. Call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.