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May 19 Community News


Howard Vainright found a barred owl near Belvoir. It was trying to hunt for a meal of frogs or crayfish at a stream but kept getting harassed by chickadees and warblers trying to drive it out of their territory.


Sunday, May 19, 2019


Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 524-0190 or visit the Grifton Museum on Facebook.

Genealogical society

The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. 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.

Well armed woman

The Well Armed Woman DownEast Greenville Chapter meets at 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at Paradise Outdoors Target Range, 4061 Bill Adams Road, Grimesland. The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at the Pitt County Wildlife Club in the Bill Brown classroom, 3029 N.C. 222. Open to women age 18 and older. Email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com.

Third Street dinner

A dinner will be provided by Third Street Education Center, 600 W. Third St., from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $50 a person and include a full barbecue dinner and a silent auction. The featured guest will be Bob Garner, a TV personality and “barbecue connoisseur.” Visit www.thirdsteetec.org.

Coming up

Tea party

The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday 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 impact on North Carolina. This event is free and attendants are encouraged to bring friends. Contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Council on Aging events

■ The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Monday. Lynn Pischke with Cancer Services 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. Call 752-1717.

■ The Pitt County Book Mobile will visit the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursday.

■ “Should I Stay or Should I Go?,” a workshop for housing options as we age, will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday. The workshop is free and registration is required. Call 752-1717.

Embroidery workshop

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on Embroidery from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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.

March for babies

A “March For Babies” sponsored by the March of Dimes will be held at 10 a.m. on June 1 at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Registration for this event will begin at 8:30 a.m. before the beginning of the three-mile walk. This event is held to help raise awareness for and prevent premature births and to expand programs to educate medical professionals. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org.

Host families needed

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host four French boys and girls, ages 15-16, and one language teacher this summer from June 13 to July 7. 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.