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Feb. 9 Community News


Elizabeth Gaylord shared this photo of a flock of seagulls at sunrise on Figure Eight Island.


Saturday, February 9, 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.

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 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Safety for teen girls

An Empower Her! event, #Love&Lipgloss, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jack Minges Boys and Girls Club, 621 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. Experts in the field of human trafficking and public safety will speak to middle school- and high school-age girls. The free event will also offer resources and information about issues that girls must deal with every day and will include youth-friendly entertainment and food. The event is sponsored by multiple agencies, including Daughters of Worth and ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now. Visit www.facebook.com/daughtersofworth for more information.

Coming Up

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 guest speaker will be Barbara McLeod of REAL Crisis Intervention. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Jack Hansel at 717-611.

Sierra Club

The Cypress Group of the N.C. Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at 131 Oakmont Drive. The guest speaker will be Josh Copenhaver, marketing director for N.C. State Parks, who will describe both the environmental challenges as well as the conservation successes of the parks system. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Cindy Elmore at 258-3329. 

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will present Dr. Mark Iannettoni of the Brody School of Medicine, who will discuss recent advances in cardiac surgery, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medical Center, 101 Heart Drive. Iannettoni is the W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. 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.

Domestic violence seminar

The Center for Family Violence Prevention will offer a free seminar on domestic violence from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Community Schools and Recreation Building at Alice Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The seminar is for people who are worried that a friend or family member is being abused and may not know what to do. Information will be provided on the following topics: what the abused person may be going through, why they may not be ready to leave, how to lend support and encouragement and what resources are available. Call 758-4400 or visit www.c4fvp.org

Great Decisions

Dr. Hanna Kassab, assistant professor of political science, will speak on “The Middle East: Regional Disorder” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Newcomers’ Club

The Newcomers’ Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday 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.

Singing Valentines

Barbershop quartets from the Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop Chorus are doing Singing Valentines on Wednesday and Thursday. Anyone who would like to purchase one for a sweetheart, loved one or office staff may call Katie Harris at 524-1656 or visit www.ordersingingvalentine.com.