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Aug. 20 Community Calendar


Jan Branch shared this photo taken at mother Barbara Powell's Winterville home of a squirrel hanging out in a planter.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Bone Appetit!

Basil's restaurant, 1675 E. Fire Tower Road, will donate a portion of proceeds to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to support the care of homeless and neglected pets until they find their forever homes. Patrons should mention this "Bone Appetit!" fundraiser to their server so HSEC can be credited.

Line dancing

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

Free hearing screenings

The Council on Aging will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information call Lori Cortright, 752-1717, Ext. 13.

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 are also needed to assist with the closet; to volunteer call 752-0829.

Coming Up

Parents of athletes

“Raising an Athlete: What Every Parent Need to Know” will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday 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.

Food box distribution

Staton Mill Road Community Outreach will hold its monthly food box distribution from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road. Call Larry Chance at 327-8208.

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 Friday.


The Pitt County Council on Aging will sponsor a six-week series of workshops on "Living Healthy With Chronic Pain" from 1-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday, starting on Aug. 27 and running through Oct. 1 in the multipurpose room at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Pain self-management is ideal for people age 55 and older with chronic pain. Call 752-1717, Ext. 214, to register. This program is being held in conjunction with the City of Greenville.

Agriculture scholarship

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is now accepting applications for the William W. Down Scholarship for farmers to attend the 34th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference that will take place on Nov. 1-3 in Durham. Applications are due Aug. 31. For more information visit https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/beginning-farmer-rancher-scholarship.

Activities and resources

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children is offering a free activity and resource group for city of Greenville residents who meet eligibility requirements. Sessions will include activities and resources on health and wellness, development milestones, community resources, overall family success and more. Eligibility requirements include being the caretaker of a child between the ages of 0-5 years and meeting Housing and Urban Development median income limits based on household size. Deadline to apply for the program is on Sept. 13. Call Teneshia at 758-8885 or email twebb@mppf.org.