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Sept. 12 Community News


Mike Shugart of Greenville found this Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly eating lunch at the farmers market on Aug. 31.


Thursday, September 12, 2019


Historical lecture

“What happened in Brunswick did not stay in Brunswick: Lessons from an 18th Century North Carolina tavern” will be the topic of a lecture held from 6-8 p.m. at Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, Eagles School, 4570 County Home Road, next to the Leroy James Farmers’ Market. The lecture is part of the History Speaks lecture series. Call 355-6550 or visit www.easterncarolinavillage.org.

Stroke survivors support

The Vidant Medical Center Stroke Support Network group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Monroe AHEC Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive, for “Coffee and Conversations” for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Parking is free and handicap accessible. Contact Jordan Sheets, moderator, at jordan.sheets@vidanthealth.com or Michele Horvath, stroke navigator, at 847-0571.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Ryan Y. Samia at 850-341-2089 or visit www.toastmasters.org or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.


Greenville PFLAG, a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities, will meet from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. The first hour focuses on education and advocacy; the second hour is for a support group. Parents, friends, family, allies and LGBTQ individuals all are welcome. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.

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. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754.

American Legion meeting

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

Coming Up

Fluff & Puff

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will sponsor a Fluff & Puff Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Capital Subaru of Greenville, 3999 S. Memorial Drive. Proof of rabies vaccine is required for all dogs, original certificate or copy of it via phone. Tags only are not accepted. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Visit https://www.hsecarolina.org/fluff-and-puff.

Heritage celebration

AMEXCAN will celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Common, 105 First St. with music, Mexican folk dance groups, vendors, bouncy houses for kids and other activities. Call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

Chasing Coral screening

Sustain ECU and Love A Sea Turtle will host a series of events, including a free screening of the award-winning Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, from 6-9 p.m. on the Town Common on Tuesday. From 6-7:30 p.m. there will be youth project displays and food trucks and from 7-7:30 p.m. Zack Rago, a cast member in the film, will speak. The screening will be from 7:30-9 p.m. More events featuring Rago will occur from throughout the day on Wednesday on the ECU campus, at River Park North and at other locations. Visit https://loveaseaturtle.com.

Discovery lecture

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur, will present “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and in our Lives,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. This is the premier lecture in the 2019-20 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery Series. Tickets are $25 for the public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff and $5 for youth (ages 16 and younger). Visit www.ecu.edu/voyages.

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