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May 21 Community News


Shawn Jarvis saw this beautiful indigo bunting in her Grifton yard.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Free hearing screenings

The Council on Aging, 4561 County Home Road, will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information call Lori Cortright, 752-1717, ext. 13.

Advance planning

An advance care planning event will be held from 1-3 p.m. 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.

Rotary club

The Farmville Rotary Club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Marabella Old World Pizza, 3750 S. Main St., Farmville. For more information, call 252-321-0583 or 252-717-3053.

Coming up

Senior council

The Farmville Senior Council’s monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors age 60 and over are welcome to attend this free meeting where summer trip ideas will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged. For more information, call 252-714-5930.

Council on Aging events

■ 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. 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.

Alumni tournament

An alumni tournament of the Farmville Central all-star basketball team will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at Farmville Central High School, 3308 E. Wilson St. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 7-12 and free for kids under six. All proceeds will be donated to the Farmville Central basketball team and the Boys & Girls Club of Farmville. For more information, call 984-289-4055.

Gyotaku Painting

River Park North will sponsor a Gyotaku painting session from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants will learn why this ancient form of Japanese fish painting was created and will make their own Gyotaku paintings. All paints are washable. This event is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for nonresidents. Supplies are limited, so registration is encouraged by calling 252-329-4560.

Pitt County history

Donald E. Collins, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture titled “The Civil War in Pitt County” from 6-8 p.m. May 30 at the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road. This free event is part of the History Speaks lecture series presented by the museum. For more information, call 252-355-6550.

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.