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Feb. 22 Community News


Bob Williams spotted this large turtle either trying to get dry or just resting at the Pungo Wildlife Refuge in February.


Friday, February 22, 2019


The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be 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 redcrossblood.org.

Health symposium

The 15th Annual Jean Mills Health Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. The free event will begin with registration, screenings and a healthy breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Richard Joyner will speak at 10 a.m. The free event is a partnership between ECU and the Greater Greenville community. For more information and to register visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/ah/jeanmills/2019symposium.cfm or call Alyssa De Santis Figiel at 744-2114.

Coming Up

Chili cookoff

Boy Scout Troop 25 will hold its Feast of the East Chili Cookoff from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the Farmville Central High School cafeteria, 3308 E. Wilson St., Farmville. The admission price of $8 will allow guests to sample all the chili they want and includes a beverage and dessert. Troop 25-made chili will be available for sale for takeout. All proceeds will stay with Troop 25 and are used to offset the cost of the scouting program, including summer camp and to purchase and repair camping equipment and maintain the facility. For more information contact Susan Farrior at 753-2020.

Parkinson’s support

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support Group will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. The speaker will be Crystal Zagwyn Harrison who will discuss “Chiropractic techniques for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.” New members are welcome to join the group at any time. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month. Call Jennifer Hodgson at 258-4228.

Book fair

The Jack and Jill Chapter of Eastern N.C. will host its Second Annual Book fair from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St. The book fair will celebrate Black History Month by presenting African American literature from slavery to modern times. Children of various ages will give presentations. Local authors will make an appearance. A proceeds of sales will go to the Jack & Jill organization. Books also can be ordered that day by calling 321-8119. Use Bookfair ID 12495925 when purchasing at the register or by phone.

The Homecoming

An event called “The Homecoming: Fulfilling Dreams in New and Old Spaces” will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Goess Student Center, Davenport Multipurpose Room at Pitt Community College, 169 Bulldog Run. This event will focus on the concepts revealed in African American migration patterns and will particularly focus on the concept of reverse migration. It also will include insight on the functions of the homecoming, family reunions and migratory trails.

Indoor yard sale

HomeTown Bethel will have an Indoor Yard Sale at 8 a.m. on March 2 at Bethel Baptist Church, 7473 Main St. Proceeds will benefit the Community Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Parade. For information or to donate, call 799-1914 or find the group on FaceBook.

Children’s pottery classes

Children’s Pottery Art Classes for Grifton area children will meet for four consecutive Saturdays beginning on March 2 at the Grifton Civic Center, 437-A Creekshore Drive. The classes are sponsored by the Town of Grifton and all work will be exhibited at the Grifton Shad Festival Children’s Art Show. Classes are taught by Joe Grimes, an art teacher employed by Lenoir County Public Schools. Each Saturday there are two classes, the morning class from 9-11 a.m. for children 6-10 years old and the afternoon class, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children ages 11-15. There is a $10 registration fee and seats are limited. Register early at Grifton Town Hall, 524-5168. The registration fee will be collected on the first day of class.