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April 19 Community News


Irene Cannon sent in this photo of a cormorant that seemingly caught a fish that is too large to eat.


Friday, April 19, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Blood drives at additional locations are listed at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 758-1140.

Coming up

Humane Society

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will kick off its summer dog washing fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Capital Subaru of Greenville, 3999 S. Memorial Drive. Services include baths, nail clipping and anal gland expression, and prices vary from $10-15 for each service. All pets must have a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Volunteers are also needed; to volunteer, email HSECVolunteer@gmail.com.

Egg hunt

The Leroy James Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road,  will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. An Easter egg hunt will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. next door at the Farm and Life Museum. Registration will take place between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The event is appropriate for children ages 4 to 8 and will feature raffles, prizes and an Easter bunny.

Re-entry job fair

A job fair for formerly incarcerated individuals will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday at Life Empowerment Center, 600 W. Third St. This event is sponsored by local and county officials as well as local businesses. Call 752-9774.

Farmville seniors

The Farmville Seniors Council, 3886 S. Main St., in Farmville, will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for their monthly day trip. Seniors will visit a Greenville restaurant for lunch and then head to AMC theater for a viewing of “Breakthrough” at 1:30 p.m. There is limited seating, so register by Monday. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 714-5930.

Great Decisions

David Smith, associate professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will speak on “Refugees and Global Migration” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday 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.

All-School Reunion

An all-school Farmville High School reunion is from 4:30-10 p.m. on April 26 at May-Lew Plantation. Cost is $40, which includes dinner, beer and wine. To reserve a seat, mail checks to P.O. Box 84, Farmville, N.C., 27828. Make check payable to Red Devils Reunion. Call 717-3861.

Paternal breakfast

A breakfast buffet for dads and granddads will be held from 9-10 a.m. on April 27 at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. The event is being held to promote positive connections between fathers and their children. Register for this event online at www.dadsonpoint.org before Friday, April 26. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Mills family reunion 

The annual reunion of descendants of James Allen Mills (1850-1937) and Ann Eliza Arnold Mills (1851-1924) will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 2581 Blackjack-Grimesland Road. Following the church service, a lunch meal will be provided at 1 p.m. For more information, call 321-1579.

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 simply 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.