July 12 Community News
Friday, July 12, 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 City of Greenville will host a "Play Ball" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Thomas Foreman Park, located at the corner of West Fifth Street and Memorial Drive. The program, presented in partnership with the Greenville Recreations and Parks Dept., Jackie Robinson Baseball and The Boys and Girls Club, is aimed at reaching youth ages nine to thirteen who do not normally play baseball. Mayor P.J. Connelly will share how baseball has impacted his life at this free event.
Barks and Brews
The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will receive 25% of supporters' purchases from 5-8 p.m. today at The Uptown Brewing Company, 418 Evans St. Leashed dogs are allowed in the outdoor area in front of the Brewing Company, but are not allowed inside.
The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will continue its summer dog washing fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Methodist Church, 2000 E. 6th St. 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.
River Park North will sponsor a fort building playtime for children from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants will be able to practice the art and science of fort building in a supervised manner at the park with the help of park staff. Insect repellent is highly recommended. The fee is $3 for Greenville residents and $5 for non-residents. For more information, call 252-329-4560.
A health fair sponsored by AMEXCAN featuring free screenings and health services will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Representatives from multiple different healthcare sectors will be available along with food vendors and other local businesses. For more information, contact 919-914-1182 or email@example.com.
The Winterville Historical and Arts Society museum, 2543 Church St., Winterville, will be open for visitors from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 252-321-2660.
Voter ID seminar
The Pitt County Board of Elections will sponsor two educational seminars about the new photo ID requirements for voter registration. The first will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle, and the second will be held at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. These free events will inform voters about voting options, provisional voting, the availability of free voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting. For more information on the new voter ID requirements, visit ncsbe.gov/voter-id. For more information about these events, call the Board at 252-902-3300.
Amputee support group
The Eastern North Carolina Amputee Support Group will hold an indoor picnic from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Classroom at Vidant Medical Center. The entrance can be found behind the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. RSVP to Millie Shinn at 252-241-0828.