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May 23 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of magnolia blossoms perfuming the atmosphere in a shady spot, taken at her home in Winterville on May 1.


Thursday, May 23, 2019


Food distributions

■ 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 pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

■ The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. Call 689-6590.

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.

Senior council

The Farmville Senior Council’s 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 this free meeting where summer trip ideas will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged. For more information, call 252-714-5930.

Writing workshop

Creative Mindz is hosting a writing program from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the book lounge, 3870B S. Main St., Farmville. Supplies will be provided. To register, call 347-574-9700 or email info@creativemindzbooklounge.com. Space is limited.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. 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 www.toastmasters.org or http://gville.toastmastersclubs.org.

Embroidery workshop

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will offer a free “Art Is Good Medicine” workshop on “Embroidery” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop is free to those affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members older than 16. Advance registration is helpful, but not required. Visit www.emergegallery.com/education/classes/art-is-good-medicine or call 551-6947.

Coming up

Gyotaku painting

River Park North will sponsor a Gyotaku painting session from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants will learn why this ancient form of Japanese fish painting was created and will make their own Gyotaku paintings. All paints are washable. This event is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for non-residents. Supplies are limited, so registration is encouraged by calling 252-329-4560.

Food distribution

SMRCO Inc. of the St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will hold its monthly food distribution from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 1251 Fleming School Road. For more information, contact Larry Chance at 252-327-8208.

Memorial Day ceremony

The Pitt County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony from 10:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m. on Monday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The public is invited to help pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who died in the service of this nation. The event will include a wreath-laying by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans, remarks by Mayor P.J. Connelly and state Rep. Greg Murphy, music by New Horizons and the posting of colors by the Color Guard. Contact Col. Scott Barker at scott.barker@suddenlink.net or Pittcountyveterans@gmail.com.

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 in Winterville.