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May 22 Community News


John Steadman found this leopard frog hanging out in the koi pond in his backyard on May 1.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Retired schoolworkers

The N.C. Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the South Greenville Recreation Center, 851 Howell St. This will be a general meeting and is open to all retired school personnel in the county. Contact Sheila Mendoza at 714-6027.

Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market is open every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. through Aug. 28 in Five Points Plaza at the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. The market features fresh produce, meats, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, homemade bath products, baked goods, wine, local craft brew and more. Call 561-8400.

Town common concert

Concert on the Common will be held from 5-8 p.m. at 105 E. First St. and will feature the Legacy Motown Revue. Guests should bring blankets or chairs. The event will be held on May 25 if it is rained out. Call 329-4567.

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. 

Grief Share Ministry

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will host GriefShare from 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday through June 19 at Parker’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2241 Old Pactolus Road. 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

Exploring Goats

The May Museum, 3802 S. Main St., Farmville, will host Exploring Goats at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Miriam Lewis will present the educational program. Contact Lindsay Annis, museum director, at 753-6725 or email lannis@farmvillenc.gov.

Splash park

Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1700 Chestnut St., will be open Saturday-Monday for Memorial Day weekend. After that, the park will be open weekends only until June 10. Hours will be noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Call 329-4563 or 329-4041.

Free fishing

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will have free fishing from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. State permits are required for ages 16 and older. Call 329-4560.

National Trails Day 

River Park North will sponsor a volunteer session for National Trails Day from 8-10 a.m. on June 1 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants who help remove debris, trash and invasive plants from the park for at least an hour will receive a free pass for a 30-minute pedal boat rental or free admission to the nature center. Volunteers should bring gloves, water and long pants. Call 252-329-4560.

Youth incarceration prevention 

Sheriff Paula Dance will speak at an event focused on preventing youth incarceration at noon on June 1 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2921 Briery Swamp Road in Stokes. There will be door prizes for bringing young people to the meeting: $125 for the most, $75 for the second most and $50 for the third most. For more information, call Eddie Godley at 341-7546.

March for babies 

A “March For Babies” sponsored by the March of Dimes will be held at 10 a.m. on June 1 at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Registration for this event will begin at 8:30 a.m. before the beginning of the three-mile walk. This event is held to help raise awareness for and prevent premature births and to expand programs to educate medical professionals. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org.

Military retirees 

A local group of military retirees will meet at 8 a.m. on June 1 at Golden Corral, 504 Greenville Blvd. This meeting is open to all interested military retirees in the area. For more information, contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net.

Republican debate

The two Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Greg Murphy and Joan Perry, will participate in a debate at 6:30 p.m. on June 3 in the Walter & Marie Williams Building, Room 111, at Pitt Community College, 2105 Warren Drive, Winterville.