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Aug. 24 Community Calendar


Marian Swinker shared this photo of a monarch butterfly sipping on a zinnia, taken on Aug. 17 at her home in Winterville.


Karen Eckert
Staff Writer

Saturday, August 24, 2019


Food distribution

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

Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This week the Farmers Market has been holding a school supply drive for students in need. The last day for collection will be today. Items collected will be delivered to the Pitt County social work office next week. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Fluff & Puff

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will sponsor a Fluff & Puff Dog Wash from 10-2 p.m. at Wasabi 88, 1605 E. Fire Tower Road. Proof of rabies vaccine is required for all dogs through an original certificate or copy of it on a phone. Tags only are not accepted. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Visit https://www.hsecarolina.org/fluff-and-puff.

Open paddle

A Time for Science offers open paddle on the kayak pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Grifton Center, 949 Contentnea Lane. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. For more information, email Sam Eubanks sam@atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Candidate meet-and-greet

The campaign kickoff for John Landrine for City Council District 2 will be held from 1-5 p.m. at 514 Watauga Ave. Food will be served. For information call 231-2002.

Veterans host bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Back-to-school events

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4284 West Ave., Ayden, will host a Book Bag and School Supplies Give-A-Way from 10:30-noon. The event will include free pizza and activities for all. Call 746-4899.

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. while supplies last. Children must be present to receive a book bag/supplies. Refreshments will be served. Call Shenell Taylor at 717-6706.

Coming Up


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. starting on Tuesday and continuing 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 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 on Aug. 31. For more information visit https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/beginning-farmer-rancher-scholarship.

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.

Call for vendors

Vendor applications are now being taken for the 2019 Fall Craft Festival hosted by St. Peter Creative Fellowship Craft Group to be held on Nov. 9. Cost for spaces are $30 for a 7 ft. space or $45 for a premium corner space with two tables. Contact Sharon at 626-484-3279, email samiamemb@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/stpetercreativefellowship.

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