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May 25 Community News


Wayne Penn shared this photo of May 18's blue flower moon over Belhaven.


Saturday, May 25, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in May. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Food distribution

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 689-6590.

Gyotaku Painting

River Park North will sponsor a Gyotaku painting session from 2-3 p.m. 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 non-residents. Supplies are limited, so registration is encouraged by calling 329-4560.

Veterans host bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming up

Memorial Day ceremony

The Pitt County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony from 10:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. on Monday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The public is invited to help pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who died in the service of this nation. The event will include a wreath-laying by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans, remarks by Mayor P.J. Connelly and state Rep. Greg Murphy, music by New Horizons and the posting of colors by the Color Guard. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net or Pittcountyveterans@gmail.com.

Community Day

The Little Willie Center will celebrate its 29th anniversary from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday at Thomas Forman Park, 400 Nash St. This free event will feature food, games, giveaways and vendors.

National Trails Day

River Park North will sponsor a volunteer session for National Trails Day from 8-10 a.m. on June 1 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants who help remove debris, trash and invasive plants from the park for at least an hour will receive a free pass for a 30-minute pedal boat rental or free admission to the nature center. Volunteers should bring gloves, water and long pants. For more information, call 252-329-4560.

March for babies

A “March For Babies” sponsored by the March of Dimes will be held at 10 a.m. pm 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.

Council on Aging trip

The Council on Aging will sponsor a trip to Boston and Maine on Sept. 9-14. The trip includes a tour of Boston, a lobster boat tour, a visit to Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, a vintage steam train ride, outlet shopping and more. Cost is $865 double occupancy, deposit of $100 due by July 1. For more information, call  752-1717.