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Oct. 17 Community News


Cotton blooms in a field near Ayden in October of 2019.


Thursday, October 17, 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. Call 902-1724 or follow the market on Facebook.

Ceramics, bookmobile

A three-session class on beginning ceramics will begin from 9 a.m.-noon at the Pitt County Council on Aging Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. The class is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Instructor will be Jaci Salisbury. The Pitt County Bookmobile will also be at the Senior Center from 10:30-11 a.m. The bookmobile is provided by Pitt County and Sheppard Memorial Library. Call 752-1717.

Free closets

The Keeping God’s Children Warm clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays starting today at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 Sixth St. Free clothing for all ages will be available in the fellowship hall.

The Community Crossroads Center, 207 Manhattan Ave., holds Free Closet events with gently used clothing, toys and household goods from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The center accepts donations of items Monday through Friday. Volunteers are also needed. Call 752-0829.

Fire Safety

Greenville Fire/Rescue will hold “Fire Safety Stations” events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Children will be able to explore five different fire safety games and they will learn how to call 911, what a smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if there is a fire at their house. The events are being held in observance of Fire Prevention Month.

Second chance

The Pitt County Second Chance Alliance will host a Chapter Launch Party from 1-3 p.m. at the Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. The event will include music, food and resources. The Second Chance Alliance is a group that advocates for education and a job for the success of citizens who are returning to the workplace after being incarcerated. Contact rodneycon2007@gmail.com.

Breast cancer bunco

The Greenville Women’s League will host its annual Bunco for Breast Cancer at Rock Springs Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. with bunco from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or a table for eight for $320. The event benefits the Gardeners for Hope Cancer Fund. For tickets, call 412-5525, email gwlbunco@gmail.com, visit www.greenvillewomensleague.net or stop by Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists, 990 Johns Hopkins Drive.

History Speaks lecture

Larry E. Tise, author of “Circa 1903: North Carolina’s Outer Banks at the Dawn of Flight,” will be the featured speaker from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Eagles School at the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum, 4570 County Home Road. The event is part of the History Speaks Lecture Series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($20) and signing. Visit www.easterncarolinavillage.org or call 355-6550.

Cancer Society benefit

Lifting for Life will host a silent auction at 6 p.m. at Tie Breakers Sports Bar and Grill, 1920 Smythewyck Drive. The event, held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It will feature music by Pamela and JB, along with an appearance by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Delaney McCloud. Visit facebook.com/HYGLiftingforLife.

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The program will feature presentations by candidates for the upcoming municipal election. The meeting is open to all interested persons. For more information contact Rebecca Powers, president, at 252-414-6737 or email democraticwomenpittcounty@gmail.com.

Coming Up

Fellowship Breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will host a Community Fellowship Breakfast at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., from 8-9 a.m. on Sunday and Nov. 17. There will be no breakfast in December.