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April 25 Community News


Elizabeth Stetson Gaylord shared this photo of an Eastern tiger swallowtail on some azalea flowers in Greenville.


Thursday, April 25, 2019


Food distribution

■ Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

■ 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.

Interfaith Clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt & Martin Counties will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at New Dimensions Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. For more information visit www.clergy2014.org.


The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will meet at 1 p.m. at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. The May and June trip plans will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged. Call 714-5930.

Senior drop-in

Winterville Parks and Recreation will host its golden-age senior drop in program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., Winterville, featuring bridge, bingo, puzzles, cards, aerobics and Zumba. This event is free. Call 756-1487.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Music concert

The Pitt County Schools Early College Band and Chorus will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 130 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville. The band, directed by Miles Huggins, and the choir, directed by Lisa Stockard, will perform traditional works. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information contact R. Michael Stephenson at 493-7493 or rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise.  More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming Up

Food distribution

Staton Mill Road Community Outreach Inc., a division of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Flemming School Road, will hold a food distribution from 5-7 p.m. For additional information contact Larry Chance at 327-8208.

Child abuse awareness

The Pitt County Department of Social Services will hold its first ever Awareness Festival to promote child abuse awareness and prevention resources from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Town Common, 101 E. First St.  The festival will feature music, public speakers and family friendly events along with local food and resource vendors. DSS will offer presentations throughout the event to inform and equip attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to identify and prevent child abuse in their community. For more information visit https://www.pittcountync.gov/768/Child-Abuse-Prevention-Month

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts of Eastern North Carolina will meet at 7 p.m. on May 2 in the Edwin Monroe Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Our guest speaker will be Vikki Hyatt who is Outreach Coordinator for Vidant Cancer Care. Mended Hearts is a support group for cardiac patients and their caregivers. For more information call 714 9381.

Plant sale

The Master Gardener program of Beaufort County will sponsor a pass-along plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4 at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Center, 115 Airport Road, Washington. For more information, call 946-0111 or visit beaufort.ces.ncsu.edu.