Roopa Neel shared this photo of the Shore Temple taken on a trip to India. The temple was built with blocks of granite in the eighth century.


COA events

The Council on Aging, 4550 County Home Road, will offer two events today: Let’s Test Our Muscles physical therapy screenings with Glen Newman of Vidant Medical Center from 10 a.m.-noon, and a Traveling the Internet class from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information about the screenings or to register for the class, call 752-1717.

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

Seniors program

Vidant Health, as part of its Thursday health education program for seniors, will offer a session on "Pumpkin ... More than Just Pie," presented by the Pitt County Health Dept., at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive. Call Mary Hall at 847-0550 for details.

Fire Safety

Greenville Fire/Rescue will hold a special "Fire Safety Stations" event at each of the public libraries during the month of October, which is Fire Prevention Month. This fire safety event will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.; 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. At these events, children will be able to explore five different fire safety games and set up interactive stations and they will learn how to call 911, what a smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if there is a fire at their house. Contact rthurston@greenvillenc.gov or call 329-4679.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts of Eastern N.C., a support group for cardiac patients and their caregivers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Vidant Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, 2470 Statonsburg Road. The speaker will be Brian Fulcher, a pharmacist at Realo Discount Drugs. Call Harold Blackwelder at 714-9381.

BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew

N.C. Stop Human Trafficking will host its annual fall fundraiser, "BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew," at 7 p.m. on Friday at The Barn at 400 St. Andrews Drive. The event will feature music by the Still Shakers, barbecue and beers from a variety of different breweries in eastern North Carolina. For more information about how to become a sponsor for this event or how to purchase tickets, contact Melinda Sampson at 717-4961 or email her at melinda@ncstophumantrafficking.org.

Crocheting and knitting

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer a class on knitting and crocheting from 9 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, beginning on Friday. Participants should bring yarn and needles or hooks. Class size is limited. Call 752-1717 to register for this free class.

398th Engineer/Supply Company

Former members of the 398th Engineer/Supply Company, Greenville, will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Statonsburg Road. Anyone planning to attend should contact Frank Meeks at 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

Breast cancer walk

Eastern Radiologists Breast Imaging Center will sponsor a walk, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Registration is at 8 a.m. For more information contact Teyonna Nixon at 695-9081 or teyonna.nixon@cancer.org. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/easternnc.

Sierra Club

"Green Investing" will be the topic of the Cypress Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Green investing or "Eco-investing" is about financial investing that aligns with one's goals for environmental sustainability and social justice. For more information call David Ames at 864-7356.