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Sept. 11 Community News


Danee Halford of Washington found this young deer staring at her as she walked by and seemed comfortable just watching.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.

Coming Up

American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 160 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 1700 Chestnut St. The meeting will include the installation of officers. Contact Curtis Best at 756-7519.

Citizens Police Academy

The Greenville Police Department will host its Citizens Police Academy from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Thursday and continuing for the 10 weeks (except for Halloween). Dinner will be catered at 5:30 p.m. Each presentation will provide a behind-the-scenes overview on various topics, strategies, resources and equipment used by the department. To register, visit www.greenvillenc.gov/government/police/citizens-police-academy or call Devinder Culver at 329-4180.

Activities and resources

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children is offering a free activity and resource group for Greenville residents who meet eligibility requirements. Sessions will include activities and resources on health and wellness, development milestones, community resources, success as a family 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 Friday. Call Teneshia at 758-8885 or email twebb@mppf.org.

Car Seat Blitz

Vidant Medical Center and Safe Kids Pitt County will sponsor a Car Seat Blitz from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday at the Winterville Fire Dept., 2593 N. Railroad St. Car seats will be checked by certified child passenger safety technicians. New seats will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Call 847-8532 or email ewalston@vidanthealth.com.

50-cents book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Library will hold a Fifty Cents Book Sale from Friday through Sunday at the library, 530 Evans St. The hours are noon-5 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 p.m. on 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.

Health fair

The Grifton School PTA will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 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.

Preserving food

The NC Cooperative Extension Service in Pitt County will host a Food Preservation class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 403 Government Circle. The class will teach residents how to preserve food safely. The registration fee is $20. Class size is limited, so call 902-1709 to reserve a spot.

Maison Sanz Day

Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church and Simply Natural Creamery will host Maison Sanz Day on Saturday at both Simply Natural Creamery locations, 317 E. Arlington Blvd. and 1265 Carson Edwards Road, Ayden. All proceeds purchased at both locations will go towards the medical expenses for Maison Sanz, a young man in need of a triple-organ transplant. Donations also can be made through a tax-deductible contribution via check payable to Mt. Calvary FWB Church, Attn: Maison Sanz Account.

Bike club interest meeting

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold an interest meeting for a biking club for adults older than 55 at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19. Call 752-1717.