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Feb. 21 Community News


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Thursday, February 21, 2019


Human trafficking meeting

The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., Meeting Room A. For more information about PCCAHT, visit the group on Facebook.

Healthy living seminar

No Excuse Healthy Living Alliance invites the community to a discussion on how to live a healthier lifestyle at 10 a.m. at Philippi Church of Christ, 3760 Phillippi Drive. Register at www.ne2017.org and go to the Health Coach tab.

Back-n-Time book club

Grifton Museum’s Back-n-Time book club will meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton. The club is designed to motivate youth and adults to celebrate the power of words. Stories are read every hour. For more information, call 253-0767 or 414-0428.

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. Judge Wendy Hazelton will give a presentation on the N.C. judicial system and 2019-21 officers will be inducted. Contact democraticwomenpittcounty@gmail.com or the Democratic Women of Pitt County on Facebook with any questions.

Five wishes workshop

A free informational workshop, “My Five Wishes,” about how to have a conversation with loved ones will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling 561-5351 or emailing cancerservicesofeasternnc@gmail.com.

Mixed media painting

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on “Mixed Media Painting” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group will meet at 7 p.m. at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming Up

Model train show

A model train show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at The Blind Center, 221 N. Harvey St., Washington. The show will include concessions and face-painting and Thomas the Tank Engine and Civil War Battle layouts. Admission for adults is $5; free for ages 5 and younger and $12 for a family of any size. Proceeds support the local Blind Center.

Community luncheon

The New Wynn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Package Craft Road, Bethel, will host a free community luncheon from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information contact Pastor James Lindsey at 236-8763 or Commissioner Carl Wilson at 327-5145.

Breast Cancer Screening Day

Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina and Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists are partnering for a Breast Cancer Screening Day from 3-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists, 990 Johns Hopkins Drive. Participants must register for this limited space event. Refreshments, breast education and various workshops are included. Guests on Medicare, Medicaid, other health insurance or with no health insurance are welcome. To register visit www.cancerservicesofeasternnc.org or call 561-5351. Transportation is available.

Awards nominations

The Winterville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for their Annual Community Awards Banquet to be held in April. The Chamber is accepting nominations for Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Volunteer and Outstanding Youth awards. For an application, contact Debbie Avery at 531-4590 or at davery60@hotmail.com. All nominees must live or work in the Winterville community.