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Aug. 14 Community Calendar


Scot Buck sent in this photo of a gull walking along the beach at Fort Macon State Park on Aug. 4.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019


G-Circle market

The Leroy James G-Circle Farmers’ Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 cards and cash. The G-Circle market will run through September.

Drug treatment fundraiser

Mellow Mushroom, 2020 Charles Blvd., will host a fundraiser for the Pitt County Drug Treatment Court from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Supporters should leave their receipts in the glass jar at the hostess stand so the group receives credit.

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.

Coming Up

Chess demonstration

A giant chess demonstration will held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the chess park outside Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The event, held in conjunction with the Pitt Area Chess Open, will include demonstrations, lessons and open play. It is open to all levels of players. Visit pittchess.org for more information.

Lifelong Learning

ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program will host its Fall 2019 kickoff from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the East Carolina Heart Institute. At the open-house style kickoff event, participants can learn about upcoming course offerings and meet instructors. Attendees can register for 2019-20 membership at kickoff and save $10.

Fellowship breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will hold a Community Fellowship Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. on Sunday at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. Community Fellowship Breakfasts are held on the third Sunday morning of each month.

Backpack giveaway

The 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Third St. Education Center, 60 W. Third St. Free school supplies for students in grades K-8 and free haircuts for students in grades K-12 will be available. Food also will be available. Anyone who wants to donate items for the giveaway can drop them off at the Third Street Center; East Carolina Kiddie College, 4024 B. Old Tar Road, Winterville or at Define Barbershop, 3525 S. Memorial Drive (Suite D). Items needed include backpacks, rulers, crayons, pencils, erasers, markers, 3-ring binders, calculators, glue, ink pens, child-safe scissors, paper, pocket folders and notebooks. Donations are needed by Monday.

Parents of athletes

“Raising an Athlete: What Every Parent Need to Know” will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Harvey Hall at the Murphy Center, 9999 Pirates Walk. The free event is designed for rising sixth through 12th graders and their parents. Topics of discussion will be sports nutrition, concussion awareness and good sportsmanship. A meal will be served. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program, Vidant Medical Center, Children’s Miracle Network and Pitt Community College. Contact LaTangee Dickens at 847-9211 or LaTangee.Dickens@vidanthealth.com or Lisa Webb at 493-7317 or lwebb@email.pittcc.edu.

Pitt County Pacers

The Pitt County Pacers Athletic Club, for home schooled students, is preparing for the 2019-20 basketball season. Parents of boys in grades 8-12 who are interested in participating should contact pittcountypacers@gmail.com by Aug. 23.

Summer concert

The Community Pops singers will present a Mystical Magical Broadway concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. A piano prelude will begin at 7:15 p.m. The concert will feature songs from many well-known stage productions including Les Miserables and Wicked.

Candidate meet-and-greet

The campaign kickoff for John Landrine for City Council District 2 will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 24 at 514 Watauga Ave. Food will be served at the event. For more information contact 231-2002.

Blood drive

The Alliance One Community Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Administrative Operations Center, 8880 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville. To schedule an appointment contact Mandy Revis at 753-8000.

Karen Eckert can be reached at 252-329-9565 or at keckert@reflector.com.