Elizabeth Stetson Gaylord shared this image of fall in Greenville.


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit facebook.com/leroyjames.farmersmarket or www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market.

VFW bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032, 1108 Mumford Road, holds bingo games starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Santa for Seniors

The Pitt County Council on Aging is holding its annual Santa for Seniors effort through Dec. 9. Stop by any Walgreens and pick a Santa hat from the Santa for Seniors tree to sponsor an older adult for Christmas. A tree also is available at Starbucks across from the community college, Stanton Square and on Greenville Boulevard. Call the Council on Aging, 752-1717.


Auditions for a “Funny Thing Called Love” will be held 10 a.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St. The comedy is casting for five women and three men. The show will be performed Feb. 13-16 and Feb. 20-23. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

Truckload of Warmth

Two Men and a Truck of Eastern North Carolina collecting new or gently used items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots today at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, as part of its Truckload of Warmth drive. Call 756-4869, Ext. 202, for more information.

Coming up

NAACP Meeting

The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP will hold it monthly membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gold Post Restaurant, 800 W. Fifth St. It is open to all members, supporters and partners. This is the final meeting for 2019. Special invitation is extended to the community for a time of meet and greet. Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Fight to End Hunger In Our Community drive. Food and refreshments will be served. Call 252-814-9076.


The eighth Annual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the East Carolina University Main Student Center, Room 249, 501 E. 10th St. The event, held during International Volunteer Week, will honor all volunteers and partners and those who have gone the extra mile to support the organization. RSVP to 252-258-9967 or slindo@amexcannc.org.

Art Museum

Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will host a Center for Art Education open house and holiday sale from noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 8. The event will feature artwork by Gail Ritzer, Marie Hamra, and their students. Visit gmoa.org.

Chess open

The Pitt Area Chess Open will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The Pitt Area Chess Open is a United States Chess Federation-rated event open to players at all skill levels. Visit PittCHess.org for registration information. Future events will be held Feb. 15; April 4; June 6; Aug. 15; Oct. 3 and Dec. 12. For more information contact ricksmiley@mac.com or call 327-2308.

Quilt raffle

The Greenville Quilters Guild has donated a quilt to be raffled off to raise money for Meals on Wheels in Pitt County. The quilt is on display at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road until Dec. 13. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Stop by the Council on Aging to purchase your ticket and support Meals on Wheels. Call 752-1717 for more information.

Military Retirees

There will be a meeting at 8 a.m. on Dec. 7 at the Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd., for all interested military retirees in the area. The group meets the first Saturday of each month for breakfast then discusses matters of interest starting about 8:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Colonel Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.


Greenville PFLAG will meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 for a potluck dinner and to decorate holiday cards to support Black & Pink’s program to provide cheer to LGBTQ prisoners. Greenville PFLAG is a local group in support of gender and sexual minorities. Meetings are 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Driver. All are welcome. Contact info@greenvillepflag.org.