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Bless all of our hearts. When did we all lose ourselves and become hateful, angry, argumentative people with no respect...

June 23 Community News

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Bob Williams of Washington sent in this shot of a pair of pretty deer that were nice enough to pose for a photo, taken on Father's Day. "The buck has a deformed antler but maybe it will grow out," Williams says.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Today

Bicycle racing

The Capital Subaru of Greenville Criterium Bicycle Races will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, beginning at the Town Common, 101 E. First St. The event consists of eight races and a kid's dash around a 6/10th mile loop. A bicycle will be given away to a first-time racer. Part of the proceeds with go to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. Riders may sign up at usacycling.org. For more information contact Kip Sloan, kip@thegvlcrit.com and 252-414-4518.

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. June 23 in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. This event will feature live music from the Russ Varnell and Too Country bands. 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.

Coming up 

Yoga class 

A free yoga class will be offered from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday near the amphitheater in the Town Common, 100 E. First St. For more information, contact 252-329-4567.

Substance abuse Town Hall

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will hold its Drug Free Communities Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Alice Keene Park, 4551 County Home Road. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to educate community members and reduce the stigma of substance misuse. PCCSA will show their new short film, “Four Stories, One Community”, highlighting local community members sharing their experiences with substance misuse and stigma around recovery. PCCSA wants to hear from the community about how to reduce stigma and how to support recovery efforts. Dinner will be provided by Kickback Jacks. There is no cost for attending.

Umbrella market 

An Umbrella Market event sponsored by Uptown Greenville will be held from 5-8 p.m. June 26 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 252-561-8400.

Blessing of the Badges

The First Annual Blessing of the Badges, to acknowledge, commemorate and salute the discipline, courage and sacrifice of the Peacekeepers and First Responders of Pitt and Martin Counties, will be held at noon June 27 at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road. This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties. For more information, visit www.clergy2014.org.

Fire and Rescue career fair 

Greenville Fire and Rescue will sponsor a career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at the Fire Station at 3375 E. 10th St. Attendees will take a tour of the station, view specialty equipment and participate in a question and answer session with Fire/Rescue personnel. Light refreshments will be provided for this event.

Council on Aging trip 

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.

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.

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