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Aug. 19 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden sent in this photo of a chipping sparrow resting on a garden flagpole in her backyard.


Sunday, August 18, 2019


Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 524-0190 or visit the Grifton Museum on Facebook.

Well armed woman

The Well Armed Woman DownEast Greenville Chapter meets at 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at Paradise Outdoors Target Range, 4061 Bill Adams Road, Grimesland. The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at the Pitt County Wildlife Club in the Bill Brown classroom, 3029 N.C. 222. Open to women age 18 and older. Email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com.

Coming Up

Medicare info session

The Pitt County Council on Aging will host a session on "Medicare & You" from 3-4 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Senior, 4551 County Home Road. Christal Curran with the COA will answer questions about Medicare enrollment, coverage options and the different resoures available to help you navigate the Medicare maze. The program is free, but seating is limited. Call 752-1717, Ext. 201, to register.

Senior citizens

The Winterville senior citizens club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. 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.

Candidate meet-and-greet

The campaign kickoff for John Landrine for City Council District Two 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 West Marlboro Road in Farmville. To schedule an appointment, contact Mandy Revis at 753-8000.

Movie screening

A screening of the movie “Unplanned” will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, at Great Harvest Bread, 2803 Evans St. The movie is an account from Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who later became a pro-life activist. Arrive around noon to order food and drink before the movie. For more information contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the_80s@reagan.com.

Military retirees

A group of local military retirees will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd. Following breakfast, matters of interest will be discussed. For information, contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Heritage celebration

A Hispanic heritage celebration sponsored by AMEXCAN will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will feature presentations from various dance groups, music and food. For more information, contact 258-9967.

Class of 1999

The J.H. Rose Class of 1999 will hold its 20-year class reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Emerald Room at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

Global warming lecture

Author Bill McKibben will give a lecture on global warming, "Faith and Climate: Trying to Make Sense of the Biggest Things That Ever Happened," at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the ECU Main Campus Student Center, Ballrooms A-B. The lecture will address ethical issues and the role of faith communities. The ECU Religious Studies Program is hosting the lecture, which is the 27th Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture.