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Aug. 25 Community Calendar


Danee Halford of Washington sent in this photo of an ice floe, taken in July in Iceland.


Sunday, August 25, 2019


Well Armed Woman

The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. on 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

Greenway clean up

Bye Bye Plastic Bags N.C. and cycLAST are teaming up for a greenway cleanup and bike ride at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Greensprings Park, 2600 E. Fifth St. Participants will pick up trash and then ride the greenway and should bring their bikes, helmet, water bottle, gloves and a recycled/repurposed bag to collect trash. Contact Annika at stoakean1@students.pittschools.org.

Alumni banquet

The W.H. Robinson Alumni Association Banquet, celebrating the school's 119th Anniversary will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $50 per person Classes of 1959 and 1969 will be highlighted. The event will include entertainment, door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Vendors will be on site. The "meet and greet," included in the price of the ticket, will be from 7-10 p.m. on Friday at the Winterville Community Building, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville. For tickets contact any alumni officer or call 916-9694. Tickets must be purchased before the event; they will not be available at the door.

Memory screening

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a memory screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 3. Call 752-1717.

Ultimate party

First Citizens Bank will present the Ultimate Pre-Game Party from 5:30-11 p.m. on Sept. 6. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is held to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain and will feature live music; dozens of vendors, including local food and businesses; a silent auction; games and more. Visit https://www.bgccp.com/2018/02/18/ultimate-pregame-party.

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.

50-cents book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Library will hold a 50 Cents Book Sale from Sept. 13-15 at the library, 530 Evans St. The hours will be noon-5 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday ($3 bag day). There will be thousands of items to choose from including paperbacks, VHS tapes and some older hardbacks, all for 50 cents each. Visit Sheppardlibrary.org.

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.

Health fair

The Grifton School PTA will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Grifton, 513 McCrae St., Grifton. This free event will feature blood pressure screenings, glucose screenings, safety education, weight and height screenings, health education, games and prizes, food and fun for the family. Contact Heather Taylor, PTA president, at heather.taylor@vidanthealth.com.

Vets family reunion

The 398th Annual Vets Family Reunion will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Barnes-Ebron-Taft Community Center, 120 Park Access Road. Call 916-3694 or 916-5867.