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June 5 Community News


"My bee balm blooms are beaming," says Mike Shugart of Greenville.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Career Fair

A community career fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College, 169 Bulldog Run in Winterville. More than 40 employers from a variety of industries will be present. Attendees should bring resumes, a state-issued photo ID and appropriate dress. For information call 493-7784.

Umbrella market

An Umbrella Market event sponsored by Uptown Greenville will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of West Fifth Street and Evans. This open-aired 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. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free event featuring the Who’s Bad band, a Michael Jackson tribute band. For more information, call  29-4567.

Weekly bingo

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.

Democratic meeting

Precinct 10-B of the Pitt County Democratic Party will hold its annual meeting from 6-8 p.m. at East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane. All Democrats are welcome to this free event.

Griefshare Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road, hosts GriefShare 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday through June 19. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. Anyone who is experiencing grief can attend the program on any or all Wednesdays. For  information contact the church at 752-4179.

Medicaid rally

A candlelight vigil in support of Medicaid expansion will be held at 7 p.m. at Lake Laupus, 600 Moye Blvd., with parking available next to Lake Laupus. Solidarity vigils remembering people who have lost their lives or suffered because of an inability to access healthcare will be taking place at the same day and time across North Carolina. For more information, visit Health Action NC on Facebook.

Coming up

Art gallery

30 gallery artists will present their artwork around the theme “Summer Vibes” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road. Call 252-353-7000.

Candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil sponsored by Ret. Chief James Tripp and Citizens United Against Violence in remembrance of homicide victims will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. Laura Caitlyn Whitehurst, a 25-year-old woman who died as the result of homicide, will be remembered at the vigil. For information call  531-9071.

Barks and Brews

A “Barks and Brews” fundraiser for the Humane Society of Eastern NC will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S. Pitt St. 25 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society’s mission of saving homeless dogs and cats. Leashed dogs are permitted in the outdoor area.

US Army Reserve

All former members of the 398th Engineer and Supply Company are welcome to attend a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. RSVP at 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

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 Sunday in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. This event will feature live music from the Emerald City Big Band. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free event. Visit www.grpd.info or call 252-329-4567.

Ice cream social

An ice cream social for fathers and daughters will be held at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Fathers, grandfathers and uncles are welcome to bring their relatives to this free event. RSVP by June 12 at mreley@mycmbcnc.org.