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March 26 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of some flowering quince, taken at her home in Winterville in March.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Paws for a Cause

Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Nu will host Paws for a Cause from 1-3 p.m. at the Mendenhall Brickyard on ECU’s campus. The event is an opportunity to meet dogs available for adoption from the Pitt County Animal Shelter and pay for some play time. Cost is $3 for five minutes of play time and $5 for 10 minutes. All proceeds from the event will go to the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

Dating abuse

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

Blood drive

Winterville Free Will Baptist Church, 489 Cooper St., Winterville, will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3-7 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-900-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Great Decisions 

Col. R. Scott Barker will speak on the “State of the State Department and Diplomacy” from 7-8:30 p.m. 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.

Coming Up

Senior Wellness Fair 

The Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center will hold its Annual Senior Wellness Fair from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the center, 921 Staton Road. The event will feature many free screenings and services, including blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, eye exams, hearing exams, a lung cancer risk assessment, HIV screenings and diabetes screenings. This event is free and open to the public. More than 40 vendors will be present and participants are eligible to win a number of door prizes. For more information contact Brett Roddy at broddy@greenvillenc.gov.

Business pitch competition

The Greenville Area Business Pitch Competition will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Still Life, 511 Cotanche St. Aspiring entrepreneurs will give their business pitch in an effort to win up to $7,000. Admission is free.

Farmville Senior Council meeting 

The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors, age 60 and older, are welcome to attend. Topics to be discussed are the trip to the Women’s Show in Raleigh and an idea for a history project about seniors. Participants are welcome to bring day trip ideas to share. Morning transportation for seniors to and from the Senior Center is available. Call Cathy at 714-5930.

Town Hall 

North Carolina Rep. Kandie Smith and N.C. State Sen. Don Davis will hold a town hall meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern Area Health Education Center, 2600 W. Arlington Blvd. The town hall is being held as part of the “Week of Action” initiative. Smith and  Davis both will discuss their visions for the state and answer questions raised by members of the public. This is a free event and all are encouraged to attend.

Case competition

The ECU chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will host the Carolinas SHRM Student Conference and Case Competition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. The event is open to students, professionals and business owners from North Carolina and South Carolina. Break-out sessions are designed to help with communication, networking and careers. College student teams will participate in a student case competition. Cost is $10 for students and $49 for professionals. Registration is at https://tinyurl.com/NCStudentShrm2019. For more information contact Sharon Justice, justices@ecu.edu or 737-5286.