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May 26 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden spotted this bald eagle coming in for a landing in a tree.


Sunday, May 26, 2019


Parkinson’s support group

The Eastern N.C. Parkinson’s Support group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 100 Hickory St. New members are welcome to join at any time. Call Dr. Jennifer Hodgson at 258-4224 for more information.

Coming up

Preservation month

A dessert reception sponsored by the Greenville Historic Preservation Commission in celebration of Preservation Month will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall Gallery, 200 W. Fifth St. RSVP to candacepearce@mac.com.

Pitt County history

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

Community Day

The Little Willie Center will celebrate its 29th anniversary from 4:30-7 p.m. on May 31 at Thomas Forman Park, 400 Nash St. This free event will feature food, games, giveaways and vendors.

Military retirees

A local group of military retirees will meet at 8 a.m. on June 1 at Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd. This meeting is open to all interested military retirees in the area. For more information, contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

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.

Youth incarceration prevention

Sheriff Paula Dance will speak at an event focused on preventing youth incarceration at noon on June 1 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. There will be door prizes for bringing young people: $125 for the most, $75 for the second most and $50 for the third most. For more information, call Eddie Godley at 341-7546.

Sunday in the Park

A Sunday in the Park event sponsored by Greenville Parks and Recreation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 2 in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. This event will feature live music from the Tar River Community band. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free event. For more information, visit www.grpd.info or call 329-4567.

Republican debate

The two Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Greg Murphy and Joan Perry, will participate in a debate at 6:30 p.m. on June 3 in the Walter & Marie Williams Building, Room 111, at Pitt Community College, 2105 Warren Drive in Winterville.

Art gallery

30 gallery artists will present their artwork around the theme “Summer Vibes” from 6-8 p.m. on June 6 at City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road. For more information, call 353-7000.

Dads on point

An event focused on providing assistance and guidance to fathers and grandfathers will be held from 10-11 a.m. on June 8 at Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. This event will assist fathers and grandfathers in building relationships or reconnecting with their children. Light refreshments will be available. For more information contact the Rev. Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Dance recital

L’Academie De Danse will present "It's the Spirit of America" at 2 p.m. on June 9 at ECU Wright Auditorium, 521 Wright Circle. It is a story that reflects on how much this country has changed since George Washington held office. The show tells the story through dialogue and dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatic dance and musical theater. Tickets can be purchased for $7 at https://tickets.ecu.edu/ or at the box office. Call 328-4788 or 737-5444 for more information.