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June 16 Community News


Teresa Surratt of Greenville shared this photo of a fragrant Southern magnolia bloom from her garden.


Sunday, June 16, 2019


Father's Day breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will sponsor a Father's Day breakfast from 9-10 a.m. at Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. All are welcome to this event.

Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 524-0190 or visit the Grifton Museum on Facebook.

Well armed woman

The Well Armed Woman DownEast Greenville Chapter meets at 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at Paradise Outdoors Target Range, 4061 Bill Adams Road, Grimesland. The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at the Pitt County Wildlife Club in the Bill Brown classroom, 3029 N.C. 222. Open to women age 18 and older. For more information, email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com.

Sunday in the Park 

A Sunday in the Park event sponsored by Greenville Parks and Recreation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. today in the Town Common, 105 E. First St. This event will feature live music from the East Coast Rhythm and Blues band. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on for this free event. For more information, visit www.grpd.info or call 252-329-4567.

Coming up 

Umbrella market

An Umbrella Market event sponsored by Uptown Greenville will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of West Fifth Street and Evans. This open-aired market will feature live music, frehs produce, seafood, artisan cheese, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, local brew and more. For more information, visit www.uptowngreenville.com or call 252-561-8400.

Council on Aging events 

■ The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. Monday at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. The speaker will be Teresa Ball from Pitt County Veteran Services, who will present information of veteran benefits. Register for this free event at 252-752-1717, ext. 201. 

■ Affordable Hearing will offer a free hearing screening from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. For more information, call 252-752-1717. 

■ The Council on Aging will sponsor a trip to Boston and Maine, Sept. 9-14. The trip includes a tour of Boston, a lobster boat tour, a visit to Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, a vintage steam train ride, outlet shopping and more. Cost is $865 double occupancy, deposit of $100 due by July 1. For more information, call 752-1717. 

Bug Hunt

River Park North will sponsor a bug hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants will examine the Park’s bug collection under microscopes. The cost is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for non-residents. For more information, call 252-329-4560.

Juneteenth celebration 

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Thomas Foreman Park, 400 Nash St. The celebration will feature a music bounce house, health screenings, free food and community resources. For more information, visit www.con2007.org or call 252-717-9600.

Shirt drive

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) will be running a long-sleeve shirt drive to support the migrant farmworker community in Eastern NC through July 5th. Farmworkers often face occupational hazards from extreme heat and overexposure to the sun, making long sleeve shirts a necessity. Gently used long sleeve shirts of any material and size can be dropped off from 9-5 Monday through Friday at AMEXCAN's central office, 261 Belvoir Hwy. Donation boxes can also be delivered to organizations and picked up when the program ends. For more information, contact AMEXCAN at 252-258-9967 or amexcan@amexcannc.org.

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