May 29 Community News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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 from 1-6 p.m. 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.
American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.
Parkers Chapel Baptist Church hosts GriefShare from 6:30-8 p.m., each Wednesday through June 19 at Parker’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. Anyone who is experiencing grief can attend the program on any or all Wednesdays. For more information, contact the Church at 752-4179.
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 Road. This free event is part of the History Speaks lecture series presented by the museum. For more information, call 355-6550.
The Pitt County Chapter Shaw University National Alumni Association will present “An Evening with the Stars” dinner and social at 7 p.m. on 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. For more information, 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 Road. 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 329-4560.
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 or for more information.
■ The 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 to register or for more information.
An Umbrella Market event sponsored by Uptown Greenville will be held from 5-8 p.m. on June 5 at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of West Fifth and Evans streets. This open-air market will feature live music, fresh produce, seafood, artisan cheese, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques local brew and more. For more information, visit www.uptowngreenville.com or call 561-8400.
Town common concert
A concert at the Town Common, 105 E. First St., will be held from 5-8 p.m. on June 5. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free concert featuring the Who’s Bad band, a Michael Jackson tribute band. For more information, call 329-4567.
Thirty 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.