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Sept. 26 Community News


Jessica Whisner sent in this photo of a gorgeous hibiscus flower, taken in Grimesland on Sept. 20. If you look closely, you can see beautiful streaks of color.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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

Prepare to Care

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will offer the Prepare to Care program at 3 p.m. on Thursday. It provides tools, information, resources and checklists to help people who are caregivers for a family member or friend. Mary Hall, senior services prevention coordinator with Vidant Medical Center, will lead the session. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 752-1717, ext. 7 for more information or to register.

Religious studies

Candida Moss of the University of Birmingham will speak on “The Myth of Persecution: How persecution radicalizes and polarizes in the ancient and modern worlds,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Hendrix Theater in the Mendenhall Student Center, 500 Ninth St. The program, free and open to the public, is presented by the Religious Studies Program at ECU. For more information visit  http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/religionprogram/ or call 328-6121.


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

Precincts meeting

The Ayden A/B Precincts of the Pitt County Democratic Party will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Gwendy’s Goodies, 412 Second St., Ayden. Contact Chuck Twardy at 378-8709 for more information.

ABE classes

Free Adult Basic Education classes will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information call Pitt Literacy Volunteers at 353-6578.

NAMI training program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer a free Family-to-Family training program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays starting Monday and running through Nov. 8. (Location of event will be given at registration.) The free twelve-session training program is for family members, partners and significant others who have loved ones living with severe and persistent mental illness. Registration is required. For more information and/or to register contact Christine or Millie at 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Foster parent training

Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. for anyone interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP or to learn more visit www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org, or call 1-888-305-4321, ext.6.

Open house

John Paul II Catholic High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 for prospective students and their parents. JPII is a fast-growing private high school that offers a rigorous academic program focused on educating the whole student: mind body and spirit. For more information call 215-1224.


Sheppard Memorial Library’s Bookmobile will be at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10:30-11 a.m. on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. Visitors to the bookmobile will be able to check out and return books, obtain a library card and reserve books. Call 752-1717.

Star gazing

A Time for Science and the Carolina Skies astronomy Club will host a Star Party from 8-9 p.m. on Oct. 5 on the lawn at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants will view Venus, the constellation Orion and other wonders of the night sky through a telescope or pair of binoculars. For more information call 752-1717.