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Thursday, May 16, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in May. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor,  at 758-7110.

Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590 for more information.

Back-n-Time book club

Grifton Museum’s Back-n-Time book club meets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The club is designed to motivate youth and adults to celebrate the power of words. Stories are read every hour at the museum, 437A Creekshore Drive, Grifton. For more information, call 253-0767 or 414-0428.

Kayak demo

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host an evening kayaking demonstration from 5-7 p.m. Ages 5 and older (with an adult) can test kayaks for free. Call 329-4560.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Memphis at 6:30 p.m. today and Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com.

Democratic women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. in the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The meeting will feature presentations about the recent teacher’s rally in Raleigh and how to effectively support teachers and public schools. For more information, call  329-0999.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Covenant Church, House No. 3, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Winterville’s Market on the Square will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the corner of Main and Church streets. The event includes entertainment along with sales of fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and baked goods. Call 215-2360.

Coming Up

Movie in the park 

A Movie in the Park event sponsored by the City of Greenville will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to watch this movie under the stars. For more information, call 752-4101.

Business expo 

A business expo sponsored by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This annual expo will give attendees an opportunity to interact with local businesses and organizations and will feature door prizes, food samples and seminars. For more information, call 481-5828.

Pitt youth 

A free event for male Pitt County Schools students between the ages of 11 and 18 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The mission of this event is to enlighten young men about government, politics and the right to vote. Call 355-7981.

Third Street dinner 

A dinner will be provided by Third Street Education Center, 600 W. Third St., from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $50 a person and include a full barbecue dinner and a silent auction. The featured guest of the event will be Bob Garner, a TV personality and “barbecue connoisseur.” For tickets, tables or more information, visit www.thirdsteetec.org.

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