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July 16 Community News


Susan Colon of Greenville sent in this photo of a storm rolling in on May 5.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019



Crochet lessons are available from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville. Call 753-3355.

Senior citizens club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding areas are invited.

Rotary club 

The Farmville Rotary Club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Marabella Old World Pizza, 3750 S. Main St., Farmville. For more information, call 252-321-0583 or 252-717-3053.

Line dancing

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts aerobic line dancing from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., Winterville. Cost is $3.

Coming up 

Poetry Series 

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will present a "Summer Poetry Series: Psalms of the Heart," featuring local talent at 7 p.m. Friday. The evening will include smooth jazz, spoken word and hors d'oeuvres. For advance tickets, visit www.mycmbcnc.org/poetry-nights. Call the church at 252-752-4156.

Candidate meet-and-greet 

Ayden Democrats will host a meet-and-greet with Allen Thomas, candidate for NC's Third Congressional District, from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Gwendy's Goodies Bakery, 514 Second St., in Ayden. Refreshments will be served and all Democrats are welcome to attend this free event.

Winterville museum 

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society membership meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St. in Winterville. The meeting will feature a blues and jazz musical performance by a trio from the Pitt Community College Music Department. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 252-321-2660.

Preservation series 

The NC Cooperative Extension Service in Pitt County will host its 2019 Food Preservation Series from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the extension center in Greenville, 403 Government Circle. These classes will teach residents how to preserve food safely. The first class will be focused on water-bath canning-jams, and classes will continue throughout the summer on Aug. 13 and Sept. 14. The registration fee is $20 per class. Class size is limited, so call 252-902-1709 to reserve a spot at least two days before the class.

Human trafficking 101

NC Stop Human Trafficking will hold a Human Trafficking 101 community training event from 6-8:30 p.m. July 25 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The training will provide information on what human trafficking is, what it looks like in Eastern North Carolina, what the red flags and warning signs are, what to do to report human trafficking and how residents can become involved in the anti-human trafficking movement. This free event is open to the public, but registration is required at https://humantrafficking101greenville.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

Council on Aging events 

■ The Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program will sponsor a Virtual Dementia Tour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 24 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. This event requires an appointment which can be made at 252-752-1717, ext. 201. RD 6.30, 7.9

■ "A Matter of Balance," an award-winning program to help prevent and manage falls, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays from July 29 to August 21 in the Multipurpose Room of at CM Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Anyone concerned about falls or interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength should attend this free event to learn practical strategies for preventing falls. For more information or to register, call 252-752-1717 ext. 214.