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July 17 Community News


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Farmers' market

The Leroy James G-Circle Farmers' Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June to September at 203 Government Circle, between the Pitt County Health Department and the Human Services Center. Payment accepted at the market includes EBT/SNAP, 2019 WIC and Senior vouchers, debit or credit and cash.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information. 

Tender Hearts 

Tender Hearts, a group for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, meets at 7 p.m. at the Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Stantonsburg Road, on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 847-4819.

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 for more information 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 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 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.

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. 

■ "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. 

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. Thursday, 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.