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March 22 Community News


Alan and Katherine Lilley of Winterville shared this photo from the Monster Truck Jam at PNC Arena on March 10.


Friday, March 22, 2019


Fish fry 

The Pactolus Ruritan Club will hold its annual fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today 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.

Coming Up

Democratic Party convention

The Pitt County Democratic Party will hold its 2019 County Convention at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All delegates elected to serve as representatives of their precinct are expected to attend. For more information contact PittCountyDems@gmail.com.

Movie event 

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will host a movie event at noon on Saturday at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville, This month’s movie is “RBG,” the documentary of the life, both professional and personal, of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Plan to arrive around noon to order food and/or drink and get a good seat; the movie will begin at 12:30. For more information, contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com.

Ballroom dancing 

The Greenville USA Dance Chapter will host a ballroom dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center (second floor), 1868 Health Sciences Drive (right on MacGregor Downs Road off Arlington Blvd.) Chikako Massey will be teaching salsa, beginning to advanced, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Reading program

The Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville, will hold the “Every Child Ready to Read Parents’ Program” at 6 p.m. on Monday. Parents of young children will learn ways to help their children get ready to read by talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Each family attending will receive a free felt board story-time kit. Contact Connie Widney at cwidney@farmvillenc.gov for more information.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Dinner

Vidant Cancer Care will sponsor a colorectal cancer awareness dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday at Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. March is colorectal cancer awareness month. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Discussion will include how to lower risk, signs and symptoms and screening options.The event is free, but registration is required. To register call 1-855-MYVIDANT or go to www.vidanthealth.com/events. Anyone who is concerned about a risk for cancer may visit the Cancer Prevention Clinic by calling 816-7000.

Great Decisions

Col. R. Scott Barker will speak on the “State of the State Department and Diplomacy” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Historical society dinner

The Pitt County Historical Society will host its annual dinner from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday 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 today. For more information and/or to RSVP contact pchs_president@outlook.com. Contact Deb Higgins at 327-8859 for further details.

Dating abuse 

A program called Eyes Wide Open: A Frank Discussion on Dating Abuse will be held at 6 p.m. on 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.