June 14 Community News
Friday, June 14, 2019
Blood donation center
The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Blood drives at additional locations are listed at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767.
The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will continue its summer dog washing fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barbour-Hendrick Honda, 3300 S. Memorial Drive. Services include baths, nail clipping and anal gland expression, and prices vary from $10-15 for each service. All pets must have a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Volunteers are also needed for this event; to volunteer, email HSECVolunteer@gmail.com.
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.
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. in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. This event will feature live music from the East Coast Rhythm and Blues band. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free event. For more information, visit www.grpd.info or call 252-329-4567.
Council on Aging events
■ Affordable Hearing will be offering a FREE hearing screening Tuesday from 10 am-12 pm at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information call 252-752-1717.
■ The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held Monday from 3 pm to 4 pm at the Pitt County Senior Center located at 4551 County Home Road. Teresa Ball with Pitt County Veteran Services will present information on Veteran benefits. This program is free to the public, space is limited and registration is required. Please call 252-752-1717, extension 201 to register.
■ Love the Skin You're In program is available Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:00-3:00 pm at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road presented by Nikki Hyatt, RN, BSN, OCN of Vidant Cancer Care. To register must call 252-752-1717, extension 201.
■ The Council on Aging will sponsor a trip to Boston and Maine, Sept. 9-14. The trip includes a tour of Boston, a lobster boat tour, a visit to Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, a vintage steam train ride, outlet shopping and more. Cost is $865 double occupancy, deposit of $100 due by July 1.Call 752-1717.
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) will be running a long-sleeve shirt drive to support the migrant farmworker community in Eastern NC through July 5th. Farmworkers often face occupational hazards from extreme heat and overexposure to the sun, making long sleeve shirts a necessity. Gently used long sleeve shirts of any material and size can be dropped off from 9-5 Monday through Friday at AMEXCAN's central office, 261 Belvoir Hwy. Donation boxes can also be delivered to organizations and picked up when the program ends. For more information, contact AMEXCAN at 252-258-9967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host families needed
Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host eight French boys and girls this summer from July 7 to July 28. The students, ages 15-17, come from high schools across France. They will share their language and culture while improving their language proficiency in English. Host families will simply provide food, shelter and 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.