Marian Swinker captured this image of a monarch caterpillar feeding on butterfly weed recently at her home in Winterville.

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Free fans

The Greene County Senior Center is offering free box fans for residents who are at least 60 or have a disability. Supplies are limited. Individuals who received fans last year and/or have working central air may be placed on a waiting list. Call 252-747-5436 for more information. Fans are provided through the Duke Energy Progress Operation Fan Heat Relief Free Fans for the Elderly program.

Winterville concert

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series will host Trainwreck from 7-10 p.m. July 16 at the amphitheater, 332 Sylvania St. Admission is free. Visit Visit

‘Frozen 2’

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie Series will present “Frozen 2” at dusk July 24 at the park amphitheater, 332 Sylvania St. Admission is free, and refreshments are available for sale. Visit

Legacy Days

The Grifton Museum is gearing up for its John Lawson Legacy Days to be held Oct. 29-30. The festival is a free, family-friendly event with history presentations and demonstrations, a cannon firing, exhibitors and more. For information call 524-0190, check them out on Facebook, and visit

Winterville Museum

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church St., opens the Winterville Museum from 3-5 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the Cox-Ange House. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 321-2660 for information or to schedule tours.

Ayden Museum

The Ayden Historical and Arts Society Museum in the old Dixon Medical Building on Second Street will be open 2-5 p.m. every fourth Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Call 746-4209 or visit www.aydenhistorical

Business after hours

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Legacy at Fire Tower, 611 Legacy Court Winterville. The networking event allows members to mix in a relaxed social atmosphere. Refreshments are provided. Register at

Movies on the lawn

ECU’s Division of Student Affairs will host its Movies on the Lawn series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays July 10-31 outside the Main Campus Student Center, 501 E. Tenth St. Movies will be shown on 24-by-42-foot outdoor Pirate Vision screen outside the student center. Movie include “Frozen II” on July 10, “Aladdin” (2019 live action film) on July 17, “Madagascar” on July 24 and “Soul” on July 31. The series is free and open to the public. The movies will play rain or shine and visitors can park for $1 per hour in the parking deck next to the student center, or in any of the campus lots. Pets must be leashed, and no alcohol is allowed.

Med instead of meds

A team of Family and Consumer Sciences agents with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free, six-week virtual Med Instead of Meds series noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 22. The class will show participants how to follow the Mediterranean diet to a healthier lifestyle. Registration required at Call agent Taneisha Armstrong 902-1714 or email her at for more information or visit

Animal shelter

The Pitt County Animal Shelter is limiting the intake of all animals through November 2021 now that renovations to the facility have resumed. Animal Services is unable to accept owner-surrender dogs or cats; trap, neuter, and release services and cat deterrents remain available. The shelter will accept eviction animals, bite quarantines and other animals on a case by case basis.

4-H programs

Pitt County 4-H will be hosting several free programs for youth in July at the Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle:

4-H Just Grow It: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, July 8 and July 22. Youth ages 5 and up are invited to learn how to plant vegetables, care for plants and harvest a garden to eat! Participants also explore soil, bugs, plant problems and have a lot of hands-on fun. Register:https://4hin Free.

Yoga for Kids: 10-11 a.m. Fridays, July 16 and July 30, 10-11 a.m. Youth of all ages can participate in 4-H Kid’s Yoga in the garden. 4-H Yoga is like yoga for adults, but sillier. Instead of quiet and calm it will be noisy and fun while helping youth improve flexibility, balance, and strength! Parent/guardian must remain onsite during the program. Register:

Storytime in the Garden: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 7-28. A fun and interactive story reading and educational craft or program in the children’s garden. Parent/Guardian must remain onsite during the program. Register:

Breast cancer screenings

Vidant Cancer Care is offering free cancer screenings to eligible Pitt County residents without health insurance 1-4:30 p.m July 20 at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower in Greenville. Eligibility is confirmed during phone registration at 252-847-7867.

Pet fostering

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, 3520 Tupper Road, is in need of foster families provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs, and cats. Some animals may only need a home for several days, while others may need several months of care. For more information, visit

Council on Aging

The Pitt County Council on Aging is providing the following classes and programs at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Offerings are free unless otherwise noted. Registration required unless otherwise noted by calling 752-1717, Ext. 201.

  • Zumba Gold 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays.
  • Beginner wood carving: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 8-Aug 12 Cost is $35.
  • Conversational Spanish Classes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 8-Aug. 12. Cost is $20.
  • Caregiver Coffee, 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 12.
  • Android Phone Classes, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 13.
  • Medication Safety presented by Walgreens Pharmacy 3-4 p.m. Monday, July 19. Seating limited.
  • Hymnology classes, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 21-Aug. 25.
  • Gardening Class: Let’s Talk Houseplants, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.
  • Jewelry Class will 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. Cost is $2. Call to register and get a supplies list.
  • Beginner machine quilting classes, Wednesdays, July 7-28. Cost is $40. Call to register and get your supplies list.
  • Bookmobile stops, 10:45-11:15 a.m., July 9 and July 30
  • Knitting and Crocheting, 2-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

FreeCycle Fridays

Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling offers a FreeCycle Fridays program that takes items discarded at the Pitt County Transfer Station and posts them to the Freecycle Fridays photo album on the @PittCountyNC Facebook page every Friday at noon. The items can be claimed by members of the public and picked up for free. To learn more visit