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May 27 Community News


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Monday, May 27, 2019

Coming up

Canning class

The N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a free basic canning class from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday for people who want to preserve fresh vegetables. The class will offer instruction on canning and research-based recipes. Participants may bring dial gauge pressure canners to be tested for accuracy. The class is free but participants must register with Taneisha Armstrong at tsarmstr@ncsu.edu or 252-902-1714.

Fire-Rescue blood drive

Greenville Fire-Rescue is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the third annual blood drive in support of National EMS Week. The event will be held 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Station 6, 3375 E. 10th St. Walk-ins are welcome, but online sign-ups are available through www.redcrossblood.org. Donors can sign up via the Rapid Pass online or by downloading the Blood Donor App to shorten their visit on the day of the blood drive. Eligible donors with types O, A negative, and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation. The Red Cross is providing each donor with a snack and a small token of appreciation.

Dance recital

“It’s The Spirit Of America” will be presented by L’Academie De Danse at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The show reflects on how much the country has changed since George Washington held office through dialogue and dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics and musical theatre. Tickets can be purchased for $7 at www.ecuarts.com, the ECU Central Ticket Office or at the box office.

Council on Aging events

■ Walk with Ease, a free walking program for adults with arthritis or other ongoing health conditions will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 4-18. Call 752-1717 to register.

■ A Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 4-16. The workshop is free and registration is required. Call 752-1717.

■ The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold a book club from 2-3 p.m. on June 10. This month’s book is “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. For more information, call 752-1717.

■ Greenville Utilities will offer a presentation titled “Summer Time Energy Saving Tips” from 2-3 p.m. on June 13 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The presentation will teach participants how to save money on energy this summer. Registration is required at  752-1717, Ext. 201.

Shaw dinner

The Pitt County Chapter Shaw University National Alumni Association will present “An Evening with the Stars” dinner and social at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, 403 St. Andrews Drive. The guest speaker will be Congressman G. K. Butterfield. This event will benefit scholarships for deserving students at Shaw University. Contact chapter president Mildred Council at 917-1431.

National Trails Day

River Park North will sponsor a volunteer session for National Trails Day from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday 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. Call 329-4560.

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.