Marian Swinker snapped this photo of a male goldfinch contemplating how to attack his meal last week at her home in Winterville.

G-Circle Market

The Leroy James’ G-Circle Market will open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 203 Government Circle between the Pitt County Health Department and Human Services Center. The farmer’s market will be hosted weekly through September by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Pitt County Center to provide local produce and food north of the Tar River. The market accepts EBT/SNAP, WID, debit/credit, cash. Call 902-1709.

Umbrella Market

The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Five Points Plaza, corner of Fifth and Evans Streets. The market is scheduled to operate through Aug. 26 with produce and food vendors and more as allowed. Pre-orders are available. Some restrictions will be in place to comply with social distancing. Vendor applications are still open. For more information visit

Council on Aging

The Pitt County Council on Aging is offering a number of programs in the coming weeks at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Call 752-1717, Ext. 201, for information and to register unless otherwise noted.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will be held 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 29-Sept 2. Call Tamyra at 974-1847 or Brandie at 974-1854 to register.

A fall gardening class will be held 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Learn the whats, whys and hows from Hannah Smith, Extension Agent with the Pitt County Cooperative Extension Agency.

A blood drive will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 9. COVID-19 antibody testing will be offered with every donation. Additionally a $10 donation will be made to Meals on Wheels for every donation.

Dementia Care Rotation Station will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4. First rotation begins at 1 p.m. Second rotation begins at 2:30 p.m.

The Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Laughter Yoga will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. It allows adults to achieve hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought.

The council is seeking Greenville homeowners, age 55 and older, who are at risk for falls, are fearful of falling, or who have fallen. The goal is to facilitate suitable living environments to enable adults to live safer and more independently in their current home.

Drive through testing

A COVID-19 drive-through testing site is now open from 7-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Walmart parking lot at 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The site tests those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders, whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms. Sign up for an appointment via eTrueNorth at There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual.

Sheppard Library

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., has resume limited operations at the main library and all branch locations except Bethel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Bethel will offer curbside pickup 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Libraries will be open for grab and go service: dropping off, searching and checking out materials. There will be a limit of 10 patrons at one time at the main library and four at branch libraries. Patrons must be 12 years old or older to enter. No public computer access and no meeting room use. Virtual programming will continue, and curbside service will continue at Carver, East, Winterville and Bethel. Curbside service at the Main Library will be suspended. Visit for more information.

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Contact Bobby Burns at and 329.9572.