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March 17 Community News


Roopa Iisc shared this photo of the clouds and their reflection, taken at Alice F. Keene Park.


Sunday, March 17, 2019


Family fun walk

A “Take Steps” family fun walk will be held at 2 p.m. 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.

Holocaust commemoration 

“Holocaust: A Multifaith Commemoration” will be held at 3 p.m. 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 on piano. Sponsors of the event are Congregation Bayt Shalom; Holocaust Education Network of East Carolina and North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.Historical society.

Well armed woman

The Well Armed Woman DownEast Greenville Chapter will meet at 4 p.m. at Paradise Outdoors Target Range, 4061 Bill Adams Road, Grimesland. This group meets the third Sunday of each month. Open to women age 18 and older. Email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com for more information.


Greenville’s Islamic Center and Mosque, 1303 S. Evans St., will hold a vigil at 6 p.m. to show support for the two mosques in New Zealand that were attacked on Friday. Scheduled speakers include Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance, Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman, Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman and other members of the interfaith community. 

Coming Up

Republican Women 

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon on Thursday at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive. Guest speaker will be Michael LaPaglia, 2020 candidate for N.C. Secretary of State. Michael is a Durham business consultant and Constitutional conservative who wants to see less regulation and more free market capitalism in N.C. The meal will be catered by G & K Cafe. Cost is $17 inclusive. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. RSVP to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoocom by Tuesday.

Fish fry 

The Pactolus Ruritan Club will hold its annual fish fry on Friday at the Pactolus Fire Dept, 5858 U.S. 264. Eat-in or take-out dinners are $10 each and include herring or trout, French fries, slaw, hushpuppies and a beverage.

Historical society dinner

The Pitt County Historical Society will host its annual dinner from 6-8 p.m. on March 26 at C.M. Eppes Cultural Center, 400 Nash St. Speaker at the dinner will be Steven A. Hill, Pitt County Schools historian. Hill will present his research, “The Legacy of Early 20th Century African-American Educators in Pitt County.” Tickets are $25 and include a classic Southern menu catered by G.K. Cafe. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday. For more information and/or to RSVP contact pchs_president@outlook.com. Contact Deb Higgins at 327-8859 for further details.

Free screenings

Vidant Cancer Care will provide free clinical breast exams and 3D mammograms from 2-6 p.m. on March 27 at Vidant Medical Center, Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. Women must meet the following requirements: age 40 or older; no health insurance; at least one year since last mammogram and income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. The event is free but participants must register in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 847-9450.