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March 20 Community News


"The cluster of flowers that the fly is on is the size of a nickel," says Mike Shugart of Greenville.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Advisory luncheon

The Latino Advisory Council of N.C. will meet at noon in Willis Auditorium at ECU. Professionals of all backgrounds are welcome to attend. The purpose of the event is to unite the community to engage in a discussion for creating a more inclusive educational system. To RSVP, email prodriguez@amexcannc.org or call AMEXCAN at 757-3916.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638.

Tender Hearts 

Tender Hearts, a group for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, meets at 7 p.m. at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call 847-4819.

Coming Up

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 and “True Light” by Keith Hampton will be performed by the PCC Chorale. 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.

Flag retirement ceremony 

The VFW Post 7032 and American Legion Post 39 will have a joint flag retirement ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Location will be the VFW Post, 1108 Mumford Road. The ceremony is open to anyone or any organization who would like to pay respect to our nation’s flag.

Free Shred event 

The Environmental Steward Action Group of St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., will host a free shred event open to the community from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Vital Records Control will receive items to be shredded. There will be a five-box (or bag) maximum per person. The event is limited to residential customers (no businesses, please). Staples, paper clips and thin folders can be shredded along with paper documents (no three ring binders).  For more information, contact the church at 752-6154.

Free breast cancer screenings

Vidant Cancer Care will provide free clinical breast exams and 3D mammograms from 2-6 p.m. 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 federal poverty level. Event is free but participants must register in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 847-9450.

Dating abuse 

A program called Eyes Wide Open: A Frank Discussion on Dating Abuse will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Taft Christian Life Center (playground entrance).Guest speakers will be Jan and Ron Kimble. Ron Kimble is a former Greenville city manager. The Kimbles’ daughter was murdered by an abusive boyfriend. A free meal is included; everyone is welcome. For more information contact the church at 752-3101.

Host families needed

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host eight French boys and girls, ages 15-16, and one language teacher from June 13 to July 7. The students attend the private Lycee Saint Marc located near Lyon, France. They will share their language and culture while improving their language proficiency in English. Host families will simply provide daily activities in their homes. During the three-week stay, optional cultural activities will be provided to both the French students and their American counterparts. For more information and a personal visit, contact Frederic Fladenmuller at Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu or call Terre des Langues at 754-2136.