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April 17 Community News


Howard Vainright found this young rat snake relaxing in a bird's nest that was built in a door wreath on April 10. The bird eggs or nestlings had been eaten.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Stone Soup

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s, 401 Fourth St., will host its annual Stone Soup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the church's Community Food Pantry. Cost is $8 for soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Free for children ages 5 and younger. Cost is $25 for the meal and a handmade pottery bowl or mug. A choice of more than a dozen soups, provided by area restaurants, is available. Visit www.stonesoup-enc.org.

Falcon Festival

South Central High School will hold the second annual Falcon Arts and Culture Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the media center at South Central, 570 Forlines Road in Winterville. The event will feature opening music and dances celebrating diversity before a rotation of stations celebrating various cultures where participants can get mock “passports” stamped. There will also be food from multiple local ethnic restaurants including Bahteeni, Cinnamon, Villa Verde, Zoe’s Kitchen, Mi Cabana and more. This event is open to the public.

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.

Town hall

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will hold its Drug Free Communities Town Hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Alice F. Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Matthews, associate professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at ECU, who will discuss underage drinking and its effect on the community and our youth. The event will also feature a question and answer session and a forum for guests to offer their thoughts on top priority issues for Pitt County to address. Pizza from Mellow Mushroom will also be provided. Contact 328-2827 or email pccsa@ecu.edu.

GriefShare Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will host GriefShare from 6:30-8 p.m. through June 19 at Parker’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. Anyone who is experiencing grief can attend the program on any or all Wednesdays. Contact the church at 752-4179.

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. Call 847-4819.

Coming up

International Taste of Greenville

The Seventh Annual International Taste of Greenville charity event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is a fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network. This culinary event will showcase food tastings from over 30 area restaurants and beverage providers while musical entertainment will be provided by Ruffin Keys, Jr. A silent auction will be featured throughout the evening with WITN’s sports director Billy Weaver as emcee. Individual tickets are $100 and tables of ten are $750. Visit www.TasteGville.com.

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 Thursday. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Derby Dash Bash

The Rocking Horse Ranch therapeutic riding program will host the 16th Annual Derby Dash Bash at 4 p.m. on May 4 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. Hwy. 43. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, a live auction, and a viewing party for the 145th Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased by phone at 752-0153 or email at derby@rhrnc.com. For more information, visit www.rhrnc.com. Tickets should be purchased by Friday. Tickets will be held at the door.