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April 2 Community News


Michael Cleaton sent in this photo of tulips and pansies in full bloom at The Fountains at the Albemarle in Tarboro.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Crochet lessons

Crochet lessons are available from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. Call 753-3355.

Line dancing

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

Coming Up

International Music Night

The music department at Pitt Community College will present an International Music Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Firetower Road, Winterville. Music majors from PCC will present songs in several international languages and will also prepare food from the cultures that correspond to the language their performances are delivered in. Cultures represented include Italy, Germany, France, Spain and more. This is a free event and open to the public. Contact Michael Stephenson at 493-7493.

Pirate Night 

The Greenville Aquatic & Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, will host Pirate Night from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday.The pirate and mermaid-themed event, which will take place in the pool, will include treasure hunts, a boat building contest and sword fighting and much more. Adults are required to accompany children younger than age 10 in the pool area and be within arm’s reach for children younger than age 5 in the water. Registration required; space is limited. The events is $5 for ages 13 and younger, $10 for ages 14 and older and free for members. Call 329-4041.

Dancing with the Stars

The Lucille W. Gorham Inter-Generational Community Center will host its second annual Dancing with the Stars fundraising event from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Five couples will showcase their skills on the dance floor. In addition, the center will honor its namesake, Lucille W. Gorham, who died in January at the age of 100, and the late Dr. Lessie Bass, the center’s founder and its first executive director. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at www.ecu.edu/ecuarts or by calling 328-4788.

Victims’ Rights Week

Destined to Win Ministries, 4368 Lee St., Ayden, will host National Crime Victims’ Rights Week events from April 11-13. A public awareness service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 11. The keynote speaker will be Evangelist Mary Williams; a candlelight vigil honoring victims and their families will be held at 7 p.m. on April 12 and a resource fair with up-to-date information for victims of all types of crime will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13. Visit Destined to Win Ministries on Facebook or call 756-8246.

Med give-away 

N.C. MedAssist, HealthAssist and the Vidant Foundation, 2000 E. Sixth St., have partnered to provide free over-the-counter medicines to the residents of Pitt County from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 at St. James United Methodist Church,  Incorporated in the event will be a hearing screening, physical therapy and a foot clinic to look for diabetes pathology. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up/break down, client shopping, sorting, translation and providing consultation (doctors, pharmacists, nurses). Youth ages 13 and older also are invited to volunteer. Donations of gently-used shoes to accompany the free foot clinic provided by the ECU medical students are needed.Sign up at www.medassist.org/volunteer or call 847-2821 with questions.

Host families needed 

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host seven French boys and girls, ages 15-16, and one language teacher this summer from June 13 to July 17. 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 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.