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Oct. 19 Community News


Teresa Surratt of Greenville shared this photo of pollinators loving some late blooming swamp sunflowers in her garden Oct. 11.


Saturday, October 19, 2019


Greenway celebration

The Friends of the Greenville Greenways will hold a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vincent and Ann Bellis at 1 p.m. at the FROGGS Shade Garden across from the dog park on the South Tar River Greenway. The group will recognize the couple for a lifetime of civic engagement and celebrate a donation to FROGGS in honor of Vince Bellis, who has been a leader in the greenway establishment and growth.

Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, will offer a Halloween card decorating activity from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in addition to regular offerings. The market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Craft fair

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 37 will host a Craft and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive.

Holiday shopping

Jingle Bells & Bows, a shopping extravaganza to benefit local teacher scholarships, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wintergreen Primary School, 4710 County Home Road.

Masquerade Ball

Daughters of Worth, an organization that supports teenage girls, will sponsor a Masquerade Ball from 6-8:30 p.m. at C.M. Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St., for girls in sixth through 12th grades. Visit www.daughtersof worth.org.

Board game marathon

The Board Gaming and Table Top Society at East Carolina University will host its Fourth Annual Extra Life 24-hour board gaming marathon starting at noon at the Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd. Visit www.extra-life.org/team/BGSwarriors.

Harvest giveaway

New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St., will host its annual Harvest Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will include shoes, clothes, coats, furnishings, sweaters and jackets. The event also includes free fish sandwiches and beverages.

Coming up

Fellowship Breakfast

Interfaith Clergy will host a Community Fellowship Breakfast at JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., from 8-9 a.m. on Sunday.

Bridge lessons

Free bridge lessons will be offered to students from 2-4 p.m. starting on Sunday in Meeting Room B of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The lessons are for students in grades 5-12 and will include beginning and intermediate levels. Call Ellen Pauling at 752-5129 or register on site.

Habitat fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity is selling $10 tickets that can be exchanged for chicken, barbecue, two sides and a drink Monday through Friday at Moore’s Old Tyme Barbeque & Seafood, 2043 Central Park Drive. Tickets are available now at the Habitat for Humanity office, 210 E. 14th St. Eat in or take out. Call 758-2947 for more information.

Latino Business Forum

The first Latino Business Forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Third Floor Gallery of Greenville City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. This joint endeavor between AMEXCAN and the Minority and Women Business Enterprise seeks to offer business owners the opportunity to discuss challenges and receive feedback from members from the Small Business Center, Trade Capital, East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, the City of Greenville and small businesses. Use of the Five Points Plaza parking lot and spaces along First Street is encouraged. Contact George J. Hendrix, 757-3916, ghendrix@amexcannc.org.

Affirmation Series

“Affirming Ourselves” will be the first of four sessions in an “Affirmation Series” presented by The Center for Family Violence Prevention and held at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. This first session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday followed by Affirming Families on Nov. 12; Affirming Healthy Relationships on Dec. 10; and Affirming Community Resilience on Jan. 21. For more information call 758-4400.

Contact Bobby Burns at baburns@reflector.com and 329.9572.