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Aug. 22 Community Calendar


Jan Branch sent in this photo taken at mother Barbara Powell’s Winterville home of a squirrel hanging out on the porch.


Thursday, August 22, 2019


Farmers’ market

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


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. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org/.

Food pantry

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. Call Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville hosts food distributions to the community from 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. Call 689-6590.

Senior drop-in

Winterville Parks and Recreation hosts its golden-age senior drop in program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 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. This event is free. Call 756-1487.

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. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction.

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. 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

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.

Book bag giveaway

St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church will give away book bags, school supplies and toiletry bags at Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St., from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday while supplies last. Children must be present to receive a book bag/supplies. Refreshments will be served. Call Shenell Taylor at 717-6706 for more information.

Grant applications

Spring Fling 2020 applications to receive grants are available on the St. James United Methodist Church website, stjconnect.org, through Aug. 30. Eligible organizations are those that can document their status as a 501©(3) nonprofit group and those that provide one of the following: services to the sick, elderly, homeless, and other special population groups to improve the lives of women, men, and children; aid and assistance to religious institutions and spiritual causes; other worthy purposes that the Application Review Committee deems to be in keeping with the mission statement of St. James United Methodist Church. Next year’s Spring Fling will be held on April 25.

Sierra Club

Dustin Foote, general curator and resident falconer of Sylvan Heights Bird Park, will kick off a new season of programs at the Sierra Club Cypress Group at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 131 Oakmont Drive. Foote will discuss several of Sylvan Height’s conservation projects, including flamingos in Bolivia and mergansers in Brazil. The public is invited to this and all Sierra Club programs.

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