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Aug. 15 Community Calendar


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Thursday, August 15, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Food distribution

■ Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

■ The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590.

Senior drop-in

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts its free, golden-age senior drop-in program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Winterville Operations Center, 2936 Church St., Winterville, featuring bridge, bingo, puzzles, cards, aerobics and Zumba. Call 756-1487.

Free closet

The Community Crossroads Center, 207 Manhattan Ave., will hold free closet events with gently used clothing, toys and household goods from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The center also will accept donations of items Monday through Friday. Volunteers also are needed to assist with the closet; to volunteer call 752-0829.

Stroke Support Network

The Stroke Support Network will meet from 6-8 p.m. Contact Michele Horvath at 847-0571 for more details, including the location of the meeting.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit http://www.toastmasters.org/ or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.


Greenville PFLAG, a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities, will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The first hour focuses on education and advocacy; the second hour is for a support group. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals are welcome. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 204 of the main building at Covenant Church, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming Up

Back-to-School Rally

English Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 101 Arthur St., will host a Back-to-School Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will include fun, food and free backpacks and school supplies. The event also will include speakers from the Pitt County School Board, Greenville Fire & Rescue, the Greenville Police Department and other groups to offer advice on how to be a successful student for the 2019-20 school year.

COA events

■ Free hearing screenings will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road.

■ Free wood carving classes from Master Leo Trujillo will be held on Thursdays from Aug. 22-Oct. 17. This event requires registration; call 752-1717, Ext. 201.

Senior citizens

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville. Members are asked to bring school supplies for give-away for a back-to-school backpack day. All seniors in the surrounding area are invited to participate for this free event, which will feature door prizes, fellowship and a luncheon. RSVP to 355-2572 or 814-9012.