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May 15 Community News


Mike Shugart shared this photo of a perfect Uptown day, taken on May 6.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Senior appreciation

The Benevolence Corps will hold its 16th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Call Keith Cooper at 258-1260.

Film screening

The ECU College of Nursing, The Future of Nursing North Carolina Action Coalition, the AARP, and the Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging will sponsor a screening of the documentary film “The Power to Heal” from 4-6 p.m. in Room 201 of the Health Sciences Student Center, 2205 W. Fifth St. The film illustrates the poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to health care for all Americans. A panel discussion will follow the film. The event is free to the public. Registration is required. Visit http://aarp.cvent.com/powertohealecu, email woodyg@ecu.edu or call 1-877-926-8300.

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.

Pitt Youth rally

Pitt County Youth for Justice and Change will hold a “Rally for Humanity” at 6 p.m. at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 W. Third St. The rally will address issues including poverty, anti-Semitism, gun violence and climate change.

GriefShare Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road, hosts GriefShare from 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday through June 19. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group. Anyone who is experiencing grief can attend the program on any or all Wednesdays. For more information, contact the church at 752-4179.

Coming up

Gala fundraiser

Daughters of Worth will hold the Glam & Glitter Gala from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S. W. Greenville Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Ainee Lynnette Taylor, former WITN journalist. The event will include a dinner, cash bar and silent auction. Scholarships will be awarded. Tickets are $45 and are available through www.eventbrite.com or by calling 295-7517.

Disaster volunteer training

An event to inform interested community members about becoming an American Red Cross disaster volunteer will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Red Cross office, 700-A Cromwell Drive. This event is a daylong workshop informing participants about the role of the Red Cross during disasters and how to work alongside first responders and other partners to assist community members during their time of need. To sign up for this event, contact Mace Robinson at mace.robinson@redcross.org or 933-7386.

Plant Sale

The Pitt County Master Gardeners will host its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle. A variety of plants from the arboretum and from the Master Gardeners’ collections will be on sale. A plant swap will take place at 11 a.m. where customers may trade their own plants for others to take home. Proceeds will benefit the Pitt County Arboretum. For more information, contact Jeanette Debs at 850-225-3832.

Pets in the Park

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina and Curtis Media Group will sponsor a “Pets in the Park” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Dogs and their families are welcome at this free event featuring an “adopt-a-thon,” pet contests, a dog wedding, giveaways and music. All dogs must remain on leashes. For more information, call 634-2042.

Chorus presentation

The Carolina Chord Connection men's barbershop chorus and Sassy Southern Sound women's barbershop chorus will present their annual show at 7 p.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church, 2810 E. 14th St., Greenville. The special guest ensemble is "Up All Night," a women's barbershop quartet from the Washington DC area. Profits will benefit Aces for Autism. Tickets are $15 at the door or on the website www.carolinachordconnection.com.