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June 12 Community News


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Farmers' market

The Leroy James G-Circle Farmers' Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June to September at 203 Government Circle, between the Pitt County Health Department and the Human Services Center. Payment accepted at the market includes EBT/SNAP, 2019 WIC and Senior vouchers, debit or credit and cash.

Newcomer’s Club 

The Newcomer’s Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 203 Greenville Blvd. Lunch is $17 payable at the door. Reservations are requested and should be made before June 9 by email at newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com. New officers will be installed at this meeting, which will be the last before summer break.

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, frehs produce, seafood, artisan cheese, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, local brew and more. For more information, visit www.uptowngreenville.com or call 252-561-8400.

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.

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 more information, contact the church at 752-4179.

Coming up 

Giving workshop 

The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation will sponsor a workshop focused on fundraising and development from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Covenant Church, 4015 Corey Road in Winterville. The workshop will address topics such as biblical approaches to fundraising, transformational giving philosophy and financial accountability for nonprofits. This event will feature a pre-event assessment and a dinner. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-giving-generating-resources-and-transforming-lives-tickets-62069833543 or contact Sid Bradsher at 252-375-5212 for more information.

Council on Aging events

■ Greenville Utilities will offer a presentation titled “Summer Time Energy Saving Tips” from 2-3 p.m. Thursday 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 252-752-1717, ext 201.

■ The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. June 17 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. The speaker will be Teresa Ball from Pitt County Veteran Services, who will present information of veteran benefits. Register for this free event at 252-752-1717, ext. 201.

Community Garden 

A Community Garden workday will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 209 Stancill Drive, near the Greenway. Activities at this event will include harvesting potatoes and garlic, weeding and planting a pumpkin patch. Fresh produce is donated to the First Born Community Center in Grimesland. For more information, contact Chad Carwein at carweinc15@ecu.edu.

Ice cream social

An ice cream social for fathers and daughters will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday 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.

Farmville Senior Council 

The Farmville Senior Council’s June trip will be to The Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, departing at 10 a.m. on June 19th from the Community Center, 3886 S. Main St. in Farmville. The cost is $6.41 for the museum ticket and attendees should also bring money for lunch. There is limited space for this event, so call 252-714-5930 or 252-558-7788 to register by June 17th.