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May 14 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of an acrobatic green anole hanging on to a pole, taken at her home in Winterville.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Threads of Love

Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals, is looking for new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions the group can use. Contact Jennifer Wells at 746-4077.

Food bank

A food bank is held the second Tuesday of every month from noon-2 p.m at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Persons in need of assistance should stop by the church to pick up a food bag while they last. Disabled persons who need assistance may call call 916-2115. For more information about the food bank call the church at 756-4869.

Senior bingo

Farmville Parks and Recreation will host senior bingo from 1-3 p.m. at the Farmville Community Center through the month of May. Participants, age 50 and older, can play the entire two hours for $1, which purchases two cards. Light refreshments will be provided.

Grief support group

Pathways to Hope is an ongoing grief support group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road. The free program is offered by Vidant Home Health and Hospice. Individuals may come and go based on their needs with no start date or end date. For more information call 847-1236.

NAMI meeting 

The Pitt County National Alliance on Mental Illness’ May meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in room one at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends, or individuals living with a mental illness. At this free event, participants will share with one another and support those who live with mental health issues. Call 531-3603.

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

Senior appreciation

The Benevolence Corps will hold its 16th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Call Keith Cooper at 258-1260.

Pitt youth rally 

Pitt County Youth for Justice and Change will hold a “Rally for Humanity” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. The rally will address issues including poverty, anti-Semitism, gun violence and climate change.

Livable communities workshop 

The AARP NC will present a Livable Communities workshop from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road Lunch will be provided at this free event. The workshop is designed to inform community members about innovative and collaborative approaches to make Greenville a more livable area for people age 50 and over, such as safe streets, better housing and transportation and community opportunities for residents. RSVP for this event by calling 1-877-926-8300 or online at aarp.cvent.com/livablegreenville. For more information, call Suzanne Black at 919-274-2598.

COA events

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road will host the following events. Call 752-171. 

■ The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday. Space is limited. Cost $20, $15 for AARP members and registration is required. 

■ The Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Monday. Lynn Pischke with Cancer Services of Eastern N.C. will present information on cancer services and a survivor will share his/her story. This program is free to the public, space is limited and registration is required.