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June 13 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville sent in this photo of a bumblebee taking sustenance from his bee balm plant.


Thursday, June 13, 2019


Market square

Winterville’s Market on the Square will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the corner of Main and Church streets. The event includes entertainment along with sales of fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and baked goods. For more information, call 252-215-2360.

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. 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.

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Vidant Medical Center Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Contact Jordan Sheets at 847-0571 for more details.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.


Greenville PFLAG, a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities, will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The first hour focuses on education and advocacy; the second hour is for a support group. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are all welcome. For more information contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

American Legion 

American Legion Post 160 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the post headquarters, 1700 Chestnut St., Greenville. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Call Curtis Best at 252-756-7519 for information.

Coming up 

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.

Bug Hunt

River Park North will sponsor a bug hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. June 22 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants will examine the Park’s bug collection under microscopes. The cost is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for non-residents. For more information, call 252-329-4560.

Juneteenth celebration 

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22 at Thomas Foreman Park, 400 Nash St. The celebration will feature a music bounce house, health screenings, free food and community resources. For more information, visit www.con2007.org or call 252-717-9600.