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March 16 Community News


Jeannie Cleaton sent in this photo of a growing magnolia tree at a nursery in Smithville.


Saturday, March 16, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will remain open during these hours on Saturdays in March and April. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Operation Medicine Drop 

Operation Medicine Drop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Teeter, 2120 E. Fire Tower Road. The event, sponsored by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids Pitt County, is an opportunity to protect kids, communities and waters by disposing of unneeded medicines. For more information call Ellen Walston at 847-8532.

Women’s Fellowship 

Uplift Women’s Fellowship will present a roundtable discussion titled “God’s Women After God’s Heart” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Dimensions Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. The speaker will be Regina Garcia, English instructor and Global Programs Coordinator at Pitt Community College. Women of all ages are invited to attend.

AMEXCAN forum 

AMEXCAN will sponsor a panel presentation for International Women’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alice F. Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. Food, prizes and community resources will also be provided. For more information, call 757-3916.

Pitt GOP Convention

The Pitt County GOP Convention will be held at noon, starting with sign-in and registration, at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 West Third St. The purpose of the convention is to elect the leadership members of the Pitt County GOP and to start precinct organization for the 2020 election. 

Coming Up

Holocaust commemoration 

“Holocaust: A Multifaith Commemoration” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville. Eileen Angelini, ECU Visiting Whichard Distinguished Professor of French, will speak on “La France Divisee (France Divided): Understanding Lessons from Holocaust History.” Angelini will show and discuss excerpts from her film, France Divided, about Nazi collaborators and resisters through their eyes. The event will also feature music by Kol Sasson, University of Maryland’s premier Jewish a capella group and the classical trio of Gabriela Potter on violin, Bryan Coonin on cello and John Holter, piano. Sponsors of the event are Congregation Bayt Shalom; Holocaust Education Network of East Carolina and North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.Historical society.

Family fun walk

A “Take Steps” family fun walk will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the J.H. Rose High School track. Check-in/festivities start at 2 p.m. and the official walk starts at 3 p.m. The walk is a fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis impact 1.6 million Americans. The event will also include food, music and games. To register and make the required donation of $10 to walk, visit http://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/ParkersPacers. For more information contact ahardesty@crohnscolitisfoundation.org. 

Tea Party meeting

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Discussion will be about actions of the General Assembly and the upcoming special election for the open Third District Congressional seat. For more information contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com.

Stewards of children 

TEDI BEAR will offer a free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Other training sessions will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 16; from 9:30 a.m. to noon on May 16 and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on June 20. For more information and to register, email Kia Glosson at glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 744-8334.

Car seat checks 

If someone needs to purchase a car seat at a discounted rate or needs to take a car seat class because of receiving a car seat ticket, contact Safe Kids at 847-8688. For a car seat check, call and make an appointment.