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Feb. 2 Community News


Paul Gemperline shared this composite photo showing different stages of the "super wolf blood moon" lunar eclipse from his back yard in Greenville, from full eclipse to partial eclipse. As luck would have it, an aircraft flew overhead during one of the shots.


Saturday, February 2, 2019


Pancake breakfast

Grifton United Methodist Men is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall, 437 McCrae St., Grifton.  Eat in or take-out. The all-you-can-eat menu includes sausage, pancakes, coffee, tea and milk. Cost is $7. Tickets will be available at the door.

Military retirees

Military retirees will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Golden Corral, 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The meeting is open to all military retirees interested in attending. The group meets the first Saturday of each month for breakfast and to discuss matters of interest. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

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.

Heart event

St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul-Saving Center, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, will hold a Combined Fellowship event at 9 a.m. in the G.V. Black Fellowship Hall. Attendees will receive a message about their spiritual heart from Pastor Gregory V. Black and information that can impact their physical heart and overall health journey from special guest speaker, Stacey Greenway, director of cardiovascular disease management, CVP Rehab at Vidant Medical Center. Contact Patricia Black at 795-3603, visit www.stjohnstokes.org or email stjohnchurch@embarqmail.com.

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.

Coming Up

Cancer services

Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina will present a program for all lung cancer patients from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday at Hope Lodge, 930 Wellness Drive. Items to be discussed include cancer-related resources, educational sessions, nutrition and cooking classes, stress management workshops, fitness, creative arts and caregiver support groups. Refreshments will be provided. Call 355-7926.

Food giveaway

Churches Outreach Network will sponsor a food giveaway for the community at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave. (across from the JOY Soup Kitchen). Bring a box. For more information call 717-9600.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts of Eastern North Carolina will have a chapter meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Vidant Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. Members will be voting for national officers. Mended Hearts is a support group for cardiac patients and their caregivers. For more information call 714-9381.

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will present speaker Dr. Mark Iannettoni of the Brody School of Medicine, who will discuss recent advances in cardiac surgery, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medical Center, 101 Heart Drive. Iannettoni is the W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences and chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, at the ECU School of Medicine. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Newcomers’ Club

The Newcomers’ Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $17 payable at the door. In lieu of a program, there will be a silent auction. Reservations are requested and should be made on or before Sunday by emailing newsomersclubgnc@yahoo.com.

Singers wanted

The PCC Symphony Orchestra is looking for singers to help form the Greater Greenville Mass Gospel Choir. The Choir will joint the Symphony at a performance on Feb. 26 at the Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 Greenville S.W. Blvd. Rehearsals will be be at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Koinonia. All interested singers are encouraged to attend. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.