Nov. 8 Community News
Friday, November 8, 2019
The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767.
The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking’s 19 Days Campaign and BRACE’s No Shame book club will host a discussion of the book, “The Body Keeps the Score,” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, at noon today at McAlister’s Deli, 740 S.E. Greenville Blvd., and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Great Harvest Bread Company, 2803 Evans St. The book is about how trauma reshapes both body and brain. The discussions raise awareness about child abuse and violence against children, as well as offering community activities that provide prevention tools.
The Winterville Kiwanis Club will provide pancake dinner plates from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria at South Central High School, 570 Forlines Road. All proceeds will go to the South Central High School Key Club.
Tickets for the 18th Annual Christmas Homes Tour & Bazaar sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church go on sale today at the church office, 401 E. Fourth St., and at Coffman’s, It’s Sew Wright, Jefferson’s, the Hair Gallery and Lauteres Jewelers. The price is $25 per ticket. The day of the tour, Dec. 7, tickets will be available at the bazaar, the stores and at the homes for $30. Admission to the bazaar is free and box lunches for the tour will be available for $8. All proceeds will benefit the church’s outreach ministry programs. Call 752-3482 for more information.
Eastern N.C. Jack and Jill will sponsor a Mental Health & Wellness Fair from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the South Greenville Recreation Center, 851 Howell St. Topics and activities will include new information about Medicaid reform, access to local mental health agencies and voter registration. The Level Up Game Truck, a mobile gaming entertainment center, and Kona Ice also will be available.
Gift of Life celebration
Vidant Transplant Services and Eastern N.C. Donor Impact Project will celebrate National Donor Sabbath at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. A reception at noon will follow at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The events celebrate tissue and organ donation with recipients, donor families and living donors. Contact Barbara Lee, transplant social worker, 744-3638.
Board of Health meeting
The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Eugene James Auditorium at the Pitt County Office Complex, 1717 W. Fifth St. For more information, contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd., for a social time followed by a buffet lunch served at noon. The program will be presented by Britny Sanchez, who will talk about caretaking, fall prevention, exercises for older adults and more. Lunch is $17 payable at the door and reservations may be sent to email@example.com. The reservation deadline is Sunday.
Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church Health Ministry, in partnership with Walgreens, will offer flu shots from 8-11 a.m. on Nov. 23 in the church multipurpose building, 2673 W. Virginia St., Simpson. Anyone interested in receiving a vaccine should sign up by contacting Valarie Gatlin Walker, chairwoman, at 550-2897. The church must have 25 people sign up for the event to take place.