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April 6 Community News


Roopa Neel sent in this photo of a drizzle-dampened flower taken on Feb. 23.


Saturday, April 6, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Free Screening

Vidant Cancer Care will sponsor a free head and neck cancer screening from 8 a.m.-noon at Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Blvd. Registration is required for this event and can be completed by calling 855-MYVIDANT or online at vidanthealth.com/events. Screening for head and neck cancer is quick and painless and can find cancer earlier when it is easier to treat. If you are concerned about your risk for cancer, you may call Vidant’s Cancer Prevention Clinic at 816-7000.

Military Retirees

Military retirees in the area will meet at 8 a.m. for breakfast at the Golden Corral restaurant, 504 Southwest Greenville Blvd. About 8:30 a.m. the group discusses matters of interest to the attendees. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.


The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will hold auditions for the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 10 a.m. Auditions will also be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Show dates will be in June. Visit http://www.magnoliaartscenter.com/uncategorized/putnam-1/.

Coming up

GriefShare Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will begin hosting GriefShare sessions from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Parker’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. For more information contact the church at 752-4179.

Boy Scouts benefit 

Jack Farrior’s Wild Game and Seafood Feast will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the May-Lew Farm, 5130 W. Wilson St., Farmville. The event will feature a silent auction, raffles, games, door prizes and a bluegrass band. Cost is $60 a person and $100 a couple. Tables for eight are $500. Sponsorship levels are also available. To purchase a ticket or become a sponsor call 522-1521 or email grady.mullis@scouting.org. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America East Carolina Council, which serves 20 counties.

Riley’s Army fundraiser 

The Riley’s Army Pirate Treasure Night will be from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Center on ECU’s main campus, 9999 Pirates Walk. The event will feature a silent auction, entertainment, dinner and a reverse raffle drawing totaling $5,000. The Teed Off at Cancer golf tournament will be on April 12 at the Greenville Country Club. Flights are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information or to register email kimber@rileysarmy.com.

Inter-generational Community Center Day

The 12th annual Inter-generational Community Center Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13 at the L.W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1100 Ward St. This event is free and open to the public and will include food, youth activities, health screenings, music, karaoke, giveaways and prizes, games and health awareness and education opportunities. Call 328-5800.

Stewards of children

TEDI BEAR offers free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Training sessions are from 6-8:30 p.m. on April 16; from 9:30 a.m.-noon 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.

Art is Good Medicine

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop, “Clay Planter,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on April 18. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpfu but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.