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Feb. 19 Community News


Elizabeth Gaylord sent in this photo of an osprey perched on top of a crossing gate at an Intracoastal Waterway bridge.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Council on Aging

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Lori Cortright at 752-1717, Ext. 13.  The Rockreation Therapy Band, a local group, will entertain at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Grad expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Grad Expo for May 2019 graduates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Main Campus Student Center, 501 E. 10th St. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation, and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank you notes and diploma frames. Call 328-6731 for more information.

Senior citizens club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon at the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding areas are invited. There will be door prizes, fellowship, a luncheon and a celebration of those with February birthdays. The club also will celebrate Black History month and Heart month. Speakers will include Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance, the first African-American female sheriff in the state; Pitt County NAACP president Calvin Henderson and Terrani Moore of the East Carolina Heart Institute. Anyone planning to attend should call Bea Henderson at 355-2572.

Kiwanis meeting

Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon at the G & K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. The speaker will be Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman, whose topic will be Jewish holidays. All are welcome and lunch will be served.

NCPMI meeting

An inaugural satellite meeting of the N.C. Project Management Institute will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Murphy Center, Harvey Hall, ECU Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Attendees will receive an introductory knowledge and understanding of team psychological safety and its importance in developing high performance teams. The event is free; NCPMI membership is not required. Contact Ying Liao at liaoy17@ecu.edu or Dr. April Reed at reeda@ecu.edu.

Coming Up

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Parker's Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. Attendees are asked to bring school supplies for the community service project and a donation for the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children and to “wear red for ed.” Call 714-6027.

Military retirees

Military retirees in the area will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd. The group meets the first Saturday of each month for breakfast and then discusses matters of interest to the attendees starting about 8:30. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Basketball fundraiser

The Center for Family Violence Prevention will host a Domestic Violence Impact Basketball Classic at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday at J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd., to raise funds for the organization and raise awareness of domestic violence. Doors open at noon. Four teams will play: Greenville Police Department, Greenville Fire & Rescue, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and Team Justice (a group of local attorneys and judges). There will be two preliminary games and the winners will pay each other for the championship. Tickets are $8 for individuals and $20 for families (maximum two adults); children 5 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased at My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and at wwwC4FVP.org. Call 758-4400.

Quilting workshop

The Greenville Quilters Guild is planning a “Learn to Quilt” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Greenville Recreation and Parks Building, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane, in observance of National Quilting Month. Participants will be shown a variety of quilting skills and each participant will sew four blocks assisted by a guild member. All supplies will be provided as well as a light lunch. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each and must be prepaid. For questions and registration, call Vicki Harrell at 561-6774.