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May 17 Community News


Chris Koegel of Chocowinity sent in this photo of a great crested flycatcher holding some nesting material. "Listen for the bird's call high in the trees," Koegel said. "It is a loud single 'wheeeep.' They are easy to hear and hard to find."


Friday, May 17, 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 or 1-800-733-2767.

Business expo

A business expo sponsored by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This annual expo will give attendees an opportunity to interact with local businesses and organizations and will feature door prizes, food samples and seminars. For more information, call 252-481-5828.

Gala fundraiser

Daughters of Worth will hold the “Glam & Glitter Gala” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S. W. Greenville Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Ainee Lynnette Taylor, former WITN journalist. The event will include a dinner, cash bar and silent auction. Scholarships will be awarded. Tickets are $45 and are available through www.eventbrite.com or by calling 295-7517.

Move in the park

A movie in the park event sponsored by the City of Greenville will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs. For more information, call 752-4101.

Coming up

Yard sale

The Emmanuel Community and Serenity Tabemacle Churches will host a yard sale fundraiser for the Women’s Fellowship from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Items for sale include clothes, shoes, handbags and household items.

Disaster volunteer training

An event to inform interested community members about becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Red Cross Office, 700-A Cromwell Drive. This event is a daylong workshop informing participants about the role of the Red Cross during disasters and how to work alongside first responders and other partners to assist community members during their time of need. To sign up for this event, contact Mace Robinson at mace.robinson@redcross.org or 933-7386.

Flag Retirement

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7032 and American Legion Post 39 will hold a joint Flag Retirement Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post, 1108 Mumford Road. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Rod Choy at 364-1083.

Genealogical society

The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mattamuskeet School Library, 20418 U.S. 264 in Swan Quarter. Morgan Harris, Hyde historian, will be the featured speaker for this event. Copies of the society’s journal, High Tides, also will be available.

Tea party

The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on May 20 at The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. The speaker will be Ron Woodard, founder and president of NC Listen, who will discuss illegal immigration and its effect on North Carolina. This event is free and those attending are encouraged to bring friends. For more information, contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Advance planning

An advance care planning event will be held from 1-3 p.m. May 21 at Vidant Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab Clinic, 2470 Stantonsburg Road. The first hour of the event will be an educational program, informing participants of what to do to have your wishes honored at the end of life. The second hour of the event will be the clinic session, where certified facilitators and notaries will be available at no charge to assist in completion of end of life documents. A photo ID is required for the completion of documents at this event. Call 341-3986.