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March 19 Community News


Bob Williams caught this photo of a group of gulls and Canada geese almost fighting for bread being thrown to the ground on the Washington waterfront in March. "The gulls won by a landslide," he says.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Free hearing screenings

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold a free hearing screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These screens are held on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information call Lori Cortright, 752-1717, Ext. 13.


Crocheting lessons are offered from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W Church St. Farmville.

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. The club will celebrate Women’s Month. Speakers will include Monica Joyner of Haddock Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, who will speak on the topic of Visionary Women: Champions of peace and nonviolence. There will also be door prizes, fellowship, a luncheon and a celebration of those with March birthdays.  Anyone planning to attend should call Bea Henderson at 355-2572.

Stewards of children

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

Rotary club 

The Farmville Rotary Club will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Marabella Old World Pizza, 3750 S. Main St., Farmville. For more information, call 321-0583 or 717-3053.

Line dancing

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts aerobic line dancing from 7- 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., Winterville. Cost is $3.

Coming Up

Advance care 

An Advance Care Planning and Education Clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The educational presentation will provide information about the advance care planning process and the importance of making medical care choices known. At 10 a.m. Certified Respecting Choices facilitators and notaries will be available to assist in the preparation of living wills and health care power-of-attorney documents. Picture identification is required to complete documents. Preregistration is preferred for completion of documents, but not required. For more information or to preregister call 752-1717.

Virtual dementia tours 

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer Virtual Dementia Tours from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Participants will get a glimpse into the world of dementia. During the tour, caregivers can experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face and use the experience to provide better person-centered care. Space is limited. Appointments required. Call 752-1717.

Film screening 

A free screening of “Defining Hope” featuring Diane Ryan, a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at G & K Cafe, 3197 E. 10th St. A discussion led by Dr. Hellen Ransom will follow the film in which participants will explore quality of life and how to live life on your own terms through the dying process. Viewers over the age of 18 are welcome and encouraged to attend. The film depicts real life people and events and may evoke strong emotions; viewer discretion is advised.

PCC concert 

The Pitt Community College Chorale and Elements of Praise will perform a joint concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road. “Arise my Love” written by Kate Rusby and arranged by Jim Clements, “Arise my Love” by Joan Szymko and “True Light” by Keith Hampton will be performed by the PCC Chorale, then Elements of Praise will perform the spiritual “Ride on King Jesus” and “Let Freedom Ring” by Duncan A. Butler. The concert is free but donations will be accepted to support the music programs. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.