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Nov. 15 Community News


"This tree on Fairview Way might have the prettiest foliage in all of North Carolina," says Mike Shugart of Greenville.


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Farmville Senior Council Meeting

The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St. Seniors age 60 and over are welcome to attend. The topic of the meeting will be the two trips scheduled for Friday and Monday. The Farmville Senior Council is providing daily morning transportation to and from the Senior Center. Call 714-5930.

Purple Gala

The Pitt County Aging Coalition will host the Second Annual Purple Gala from 6-9 p.m. at the Greenville Museum of Arts, 802 S. Evans St. The event will feature live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres and spirits and will include a 50/50 raffle and silent auction items. Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds will benefit Dementia Alliance NC, formerly known as Alzheimer’s NC. For more information or to make a donation, visit greenvillepurplegala.com. Tickets also can be purchased at the door the night of the gala.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill, women’s and civil rights advocate, will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus as part of The Voyage of Discovery Series. Her topic will be "Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." Previously purchased tickets will be honored. For more information, visit www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/voyages/.

Vocal ensemble

ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts series will host VOCES8 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $15-$45 each. The British vocal ensemble performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call ECU Arts at 737-5444.

Coming Up

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $5. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.


The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will hold a Salsa Dance from 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. and a Contra Dance from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cear Lane. Admission is $5 for each dance. Call 752-7350 or visit www.fasgnc.org for more information.

Toys for Tots

A registration session for families who wish to receive items through Toys for Tots will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Brown and Wood, Inc., 329 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Pictures will be taken with Santa and goody bags will be handed out. Contact the Toys for Tots coordinator Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600.

Holiday show

The Grifton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The show will take place at the fire station, 6881 S. Highland Blvd., Grifton. Vendors will offer food and gift items for the holiday season. Proceeds go to the fire department. Call 524-3367 or visit the Grifton Volunteer Fire Dept. on Facebook and click on “Events.”

Leaf pile play

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Leaf Pile Learn and Play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Free. Bring a bag of leaves for free admission to the Nature Center. Call 329-4560.

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, a nonprofit in eastern North Carolina that funds programs in quality early child care, will hold a “Texas Ho Ho Ho-Down” from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Texas Roadhouse, 720 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for photo opportunities. Each family will receive an email with their family photos, a gift bag and a free kid’s meal. Tickets are $5 at www.eventbrite.com.