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Nov. 10 Community News

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Marian Swinker sent in this photo of an Eastern bluebird fledgling, taken at her home in Winterville.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Today

Gift of Life celebration

Vidant Transplant Services and Eastern N.C. Donor Impact Project will celebrate National Donor Sabbath at 10 a.m. 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, at 744-3638.

Canine Crawl

The Humane Society of Eastern N.C. will hold its 19th Annual Canine Crawl from 1-5 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The community event draws crowds of animal lovers and their furry friends from all over to support the Humane Society. Visit https://www.hsecarolina.org/canine-crawl for more information.

Coming up

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 betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

Farmville Senior Council Trip

The Farmville Senior Council (age 60 and older) will depart at 11 a.m. on Tuesday from the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St. Lunch will be at The Seahorse Restaurant in Greenville and the movie will be at the AMC movie theatre. Everyone pays for his or her own lunch and $5.35 each for the “Playing with Fire” movie. For a reservation or more information, call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930 or Sue Dudley at 558-7788. There is limited seating on the van. Deadline to register is Monday.

Historical society fall dinner

The Pitt County Historical Society Fall Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. “The 1733 Moseley Map: The History & Preservation of an Eastern North Carolina Treasure” will be presented by Lawrence Houston, book and paper conservator for ECU. It will include the map’s history, how it shaped the colony and ECU’s preservation efforts. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at pittcountyhistorical society.com or by mailing a check, payable to PCHS or Pitt County Historical Society, to 202 Churchill Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. Call 327-8859 for more information.

Celebration of Life service

Vidant Health will hold its annual memorial service for honoring loved ones who are deceased at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. Those who would like their loved one’s name included in the program should call 847-2000. To sponsor a memorial luminary, at $5 each, send check to Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville 27834. The deadline is Thursday. Note “luminary” on the check along with the name of the person being honored, which program and a contact phone number.

Newcomers Club

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 newcomersclubgnc@yahoo.com. The reservation deadline is Sunday.

Flu shots

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.

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